SMART releases SMART Notebook Express
Software allows users to access files even with no internet connection
SMART Technologies has released its SMART Notebook Express web application globally.
The software is a lightweight version of the SMART Notebook collaborative learning software and is designed to enable educators to open, edit, save and share .notebook files from anywhere anywhere, even without internet access.
"Educators around the world use SMART Notebook lessons in their day-to-day classroom instruction to increase engagement and improve learning outcomes," says Nancy Knowlton, SMART's CEO. "By providing a version of SMART Notebook Express that can be accessed from anywhere, at any time, without the need for an Internet connection, we are ensuring that teachers, students and parents can experience the tremendous benefits of using SMART Notebook lessons, whether in the classroom, the library, at home or elsewhere."
Users can either access SMART Notebook Express online by visiting express.smarttech.com or offline by downloading SMART Notebook Express to their desktops. Both the online and offline versions use the same user interface.
According to SMART, educators who do not have access to SMART Notebook software will now be able to use SMART Notebook Express to open and use SMART Notebook lessons in their classrooms and share them with colleagues, students and parents.
SMART Notebook Express works with Microsoft Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems and with a range of devices, including interactive whiteboards, interactive pen displays, laptops and tablet computers.
With the new Notebook Express, users do not need to enter log-in information, so they have access to SMART Notebook files and can edit the text, open website links and write over .notebook files using digital ink, meaning lessons can be customised.
The new SMART Notebook 10.7 collaborative learning software, which will be released in March 2011, will support the interactive whiteboard common file format (.iwb).
SMART Notebook features a page sorting application, where you can view pages in thumbnail format and reorder them by dragging and dropping.
The SMART Notebook Express is now available in US and UK English, Spanish, French, German and Italian.