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SMART Notebook™ 2014

The newest version of SMART Notebook™ is on it’s way. Due to be released in April, there are a few subtle changes to look forward to: New Pen Tools This version of the software sees the introduction of the ‘Text Pen’. A new, and improved handwriting recognition tool.  Now, it does more than just recognise […]

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Activ Inspire V1.8 is with us!

If you open up your copy of Activ Inspire you should be prompted to update to the latest version – 1.8.  The latest version of the software seems to have geared its improvements around the questioning tools and in expanding it multi touch capabilities. Of course, the number of touch points you get will now […]

A Mountain Lion Ate my Pens

I took the plunge… I updated my Lion (OS) to a Mountain Lion (OS)…. It took nearly two hours (My Mac book is 18 months old)  Was it worth it? Mountain Lions Think Promethean Connectivity is Very Tasty.   UPDATE: 24/08/2012 – Promethean have released a beta driver to fix the below problem… see comments below!  The […]

Microsoft’s Tablet ‘Surfaces’ to Battle iPad

When I heard that there was to be a big launch of Windows Surface with Windows 8 I wasn’t surprised.  Windows 8, with its touch centric interface would suit what I had seen of the “surface” in the past.  I was surprised however to consider that windows 8 was designed for something so expensive.  Last […]

Microsoft’s Tablet ‘Surfaces’ to Battle iPad

When I heard that there was to be a big launch of Windows Surface with Windows 8 I wasn’t surprised.  Windows 8, with its touch centric interface would suit what I had seen of the “surface” in the past.  I was surprised however to consider that windows 8 was designed for something so expensive.  Last […]

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SMART Notebook™ 11

The long anticipated update to  SMART Notebook™ was released recently.  You can get your update here if you’ve already got yourself a license.  It’s always interesting to see what new features each company adds in their latest releases. This post aims at providing you with a brief overview of the changes we’re seeing and some advice […]

Easiteach for MAC (1.1.5) Upgrade – Review

For a long while now I’ve actually been advising that users of Easiteach stay away from the MAC version.  To be honest, up until recently, it was very restricted and therefore highly frustrating.  There were so many features missing that it was pointless downloading files from easilearn as if they contained effects you’d never be able to […]

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SMART Mixed Reality

Thanks to Electroboard SA I’ve now had the opportunity to play with the SMART Mixed reality cube.  I recently ran a session on SMART’s Mixed Reality system for CEGSA and was quite surprised by what I saw. As you know, I am quite at home with Augmented Reality and I have already had a play […]

RM Easirespond

In the wake of so many other classroom response or “voting” tools that are out there in the market it’s no surprise that RM have introduced their own solution to the market place.  In the last few weeks RM EasiRespond has become available for purchase through RM resellers. I was lucky enough to be lent […]

Easiteach Next Generation 1.3

PC VERSION REVIEW – MAC COMING SOON… The first thing you’ll notice when you open your upgraded version of Easiteach Next Generation is the addition of some rather swanky looking tabs at the bottom of the welcome screen.  From here, the team at RM, have added some nifty new features that will really help out […]