January 27, 2023

Updating your SMART Board has by no means been simpler

We’re very excited to announce iQ 3.12 is on its strategy to SMART interactive shows with iQ, together with a software program replace to Android 11 for SMART 6000S-V3 and MX-V3 sequence. Unsure which show you could have in your classroom? You’ll find this in your ‘settings’ or test the Find My SMART Board Wizard. The replace will start rolling out starting in early November 2022.

We’re dedicated to repeatedly growing and innovating our merchandise and supporting you with the instruments you could higher studying experiences for college students. With automatic over-the-air updates, your know-how funding will proceed to fulfill the wants of all lecturers and lecture rooms and supply the flexibleness and sustainability you want.

 

What’s new in iQ 3.12?

To make sure your show is safe, environment friendly and updated, we’ve included platform patches and upgrades, plus thrilling new options to your SMART apps in our newest over-the-air software program improve. You possibly can belief that your know-how will last more and might sustain with the altering classroom.

 

OTA updates to Android 11, present:​

  • Higher safety. Privateness and safety are on the core of SMART’s product design. Android 11 additional protects your trainer and scholar knowledge by offering secured storage and higher app permission dealing with. As know-how advances, it’s essential that privateness and safety requirements advance with it.  ​
  • Higher performance. Android 11 supplies a greater expertise, with dependable ongoing help for third social gathering apps now and sooner or later. ​The chances are limitless with improved performance and expertise. 
  • 64-bit app help. As of Aug 2021 – All new apps and any updates to present apps on the Google Play Retailer should help 64-bit variations, with 64-bit solely cellular gadgets more likely to enter the market in 2023. With 64-bit apps, you possibly can entry extra reminiscence extra successfully. This may present higher and extra secure app efficiency as nicely. 
  • Higher longevity. Computerized over-the-air updates to your system’s software program are essential to extending the lifetime of interactive shows. SMART {hardware} is constructed to final and we constantly replace our software program to maintain up. Relatively than affected by deliberate obsolescence, over-the-air updates ensure you maximize your show’s full lifespan as a substitute of sending it to the landfill early. Relatively than changing your present {hardware} tech, over-the-air updates allow you to spend your EdTech finances on what issues. 

 

Main the best way with scholar machine integration

Display mirroring is a wonderful approach for college students to take part in studying and sharing however is it actually strong sufficient for lively lecture rooms? The newest version of the iQ whiteboard presents partaking collaboration options to help higher interplay and scholar engagement. iQ 3.12 provides content material attribution to the collaborative whiteboard so lecturers can see what particular person college students add and edit utilizing ink and textual content; an effective way to test on and consider scholar participation. 

Encourage each scholar to take part with iQ 3.12. We’ve made it simpler for lecturers to attach college students to their studying in any community atmosphere, whether or not they’re within the class or at house. ​

  • Strong scholar collaboration instruments. Join scholar gadgets to help lively studying in solely two clicks. Solely SMART shows with iQ enable a complete class to work immediately within the embedded whiteboard – with out scholar logins –  so lecturers don’t must interrupt the lesson to get college students signed right into a separate instrument. ​
  • Much less time wasted within the classroom. With out the necessity for particular person scholar logins, lecturers can deal with what actually issues in a lesson; studying! Lecturers are capable of transfer seamlessly between instruments with out separate scholar logins.
  • Attribute scholar work in collaborative workouts. Simply see which college students added and edited content material in a collaborative whiteboard for better perception to studying. (New in iQ 3.12) ​

 

Much more content material to ramp up scholar engagement on the fly

The great thing about SMART is that irrespective of your stage of tech data, you possibly can at all times really feel assured about scholar engagement. Any trainer can instantly and simply profit from iQ 3.12, irrespective of their tech experience or stage of lesson prep. We’ve added 9 new, actions to our nice, free, built-in content material, starting from assessments to collaborative actions, to assist lecturers get perception to studying by way of formative evaluation.

Interact college students on their very own gadgets with these new iQ actions centered on activating prior data, questioning and reflection:

Shout it Out:​
  • 3 facts-2 questions-1 opinion​
  • Clarify what you realize concerning the subject​
  • Clarify what you discovered concerning the subject​
  • KWLQ (know-want to know-learned-questions)​
  • Plus-Minus-Fascinating​
  • What do you need to know concerning the subject​
Evaluation:​
  • Do you agree or disagree?​
  • How do you are feeling concerning the subject?​
  • Is the assertion true or false

 

We design for the longer term. With industry-leading upgradability and product lifespan, SMART displays with iQ maximize your know-how funding. We’re proud to construct it proper and regularly improve it to fulfill and exceed your expectations. 

So, are you as excited as we’re? This superior over-the-air replace begins on November third, 2022, and continues with a phased strategy all through the remainder of the month. Maintain your eyes (and arms) on your SMART displays for these new options and actions, coming quickly!