SMART has just released the new SMART Notebook 11 software and it’s going to offer schools more creative power and flexibility than ever before. The software is now easier to use and has a host of new features that will help to make lessons even more interactive and dynamic.
The first thing you’ll notice about SMART Notebook 11 is that it is incredibly intuitive. New icons are easy to define and the adaptive menu changes depending on the tool you’re using so you don’t have to search through lots of options to find what you want. The tools have also moved too, and are now in exactly the place you’d expect them to be.
One of the most exciting new features is the activity builder. This is a completely customisable tool that lets you develop interactive sorting activities with as much complexity as you wish. Whether you want primary children to sort fruit and veg pictures into baskets or your A level students to arrange WWII events by date, the activity builder takes classroom interactivity to a new level.
SMART Notebook 11 brings a wealth of new content to your SMART board. An embedded web browser means you can open websites within the board so you can view your notes and the web screen simultaneously. And the web page isn’t static, either – you can write over it with digital ink, resize it and interact with it – and of course all the action is recorded so you can reuse it or share it later.
You also have access to the SMART Exchange website. This exciting website has over 50,000 learning resources including lesson plans and widgets like calculators and dictionaries that add a whole new layer of interactivity to your lessons. And the SMART Gallery has over 7,000 learning objects that will further enhance your lessons, such as images, backgrounds, Flash animations, video and audio content.
If you’ve recently upgraded your SMART Board to the 800 series the new Notebook 11 software is fully compatible with the new multitouch function, which allows to people to use the board independently at the same time. You can also use gestures to zoom in, or flick and rotate objects on the board. And Notebook 11 also allows you to integrate other SMART products such as the SMART Response interactive response systems and SMART Document Camera.
SMART Notebook 11 is available now, and the iPad version will follow in the summer. Contact us on 0118 336 0010 if you would like to find out more about it. And if you haven’t yet experienced the new 800 series, now is a very good time to upgrade your SMART Board: click here to find out all about the 800 Series and an “exclusive to schools” cashback offer when you purchase a minimum of five 800 series SMART boards.