Keep the Lights On! New EU Requirements Impacting Lighting

The EU has proposed the new Eco-Design Working Plan 2016-2019, requiring stage lighting to adhere to the same energy efficiency requirements as residential and office lighting systems. This change in energy usage can be catastrophic for the stage industry, as many theatres’ lighting systems are very demanding and complex, and require a lot of energy Read more »

High-End Drones on the Rise

Drones have been steadily increasing in popularity and technological sophistication over the last few years. Drones from next to nothing to thousands of dollars make up an incredibly varied market for a wide range of consumers. This varied market has given high-end drone manufacturers the ability to greatly increase the quality and technology of their Read more »

SMART Tutorial #5: Locked Objects

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Interaction is a great way to engage our students with classroom activities. However, every time a student is on the board interacting with objects, there is a strong chance that he/she might accidentally move, rotate, or even delete an object. To prevent such mistakes, we have the option to lock objects in SMART Notebook software. Read more »

SMART Tutorial #4: Infinite Cloner

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With the Infinite Cloner we can create multiple duplicates of an object. The infinite cloner is a particularly effective tool for building interactive activities that require the repeated use of the same object. A simple gesture of selecting and dragging is all is needed to create another instance of the object we wish to duplicate. Read more »

SMART Tutorial #3: The Screen Capture Toolbar

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The screen capture tool is your best friend for importing online materials or existing documents into the SMART Notebook fast. Also, the screen capture tool can be used for storing your annotated SMART documents. This way, you can share your class notes with others or refresh your memory when you will have to teach the Read more »

SMART Tutorial #2: Customizing the Toolbar

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SMART Tutorial #2: Customizing the Toolbar By default, the SMART Notebook application starts up with a very clean and minimal interface with an easy to use toolbar. Everything is well thought out and organized to best assist the user with creating teaching materials as well as with navigating around the software easily. And while simplicity Read more »