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Now Available – Smart Response™ VE For Internet-Enabled Devices

Full Line of SMART Response Interactive Student Response Systems Available From Advanced Education.

Today, many students and teachers have internet-enabled devices such as iPhones, iPads, Blackberry’s and other devices in the classrooms.  Advanced Education understands that these devices combined with educational hardware and software can be a useful tool in helping educate students.

Advanced Education’s partner SMART Technologies, announces the SMART Response VE interactive response system, part of the growing SMART Response product line. It enables students to login to assessments from any Internet-enabled device.  This includes tablets such as Apple iPad and Blackberry® Playbook, smartphones including iPhone and BlackBerrys, iPod Touch, and home computer or laptops. Students can access teacher-created assessments, respond to questions and receive immediate feedback using SMART Response VE.

As with all models in the SMART Response product line, Advanced Education sees SMART Response VE student response system integrating seamlessly with SMART Notebook collaborative learning software, consolidating lesson creation, delivery and assessment within one application.

The SMART Response product line now provides a range of models and options to support a variety of learning environments, including early education through to secondary classrooms, distance learning and any location where students have access to Internet-enabled mobile devices. All SMART Response interactive response systems enable teachers to create quizzes and tests for formative and summative assessment and to ask spontaneous questions to gain ongoing insight into student comprehension.

Advanced Education knows that future-proof solutions are top of mind and with the SMART Response VE , educators have a solution for interactive assessment which can lower the total cost of ownership and give them a higher return on investment. Students can use any Internet-enabled mobile device to complete interactive assessments, allowing educators the flexibility to invest in a variety of mobile devices while continuing to use SMART Response VE.

SMART Response VE Features

  • Support for Internet-enabled devices
  • Support for multiple question types
  • Multiple assessment options
  • Support for multiple file formats
  • Easy-to-view results
  • Content
  • Multiple print
  • Export assessment results
  • Intuitive on-screen
  • Anonymous
  • Comprehensive gradebook
  • Privacy setting
  • Weighted marking
  • Tagging
  • Teacher Tools
  • SMART Notebook software integration

For more information on the new SMART Response VE interactive student response system , SMART products or software contact an Advanced Education consultant at 1-800-502-0035 or info@advanced-education.com.

About Advanced Education

Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Advanced Education (http://www.advanced-education.com) is the leader in providing audiovisual classroom technology to Ontario schools.  With experience working with over 60 school districts in Ontario, Advanced has demonstrated they possess the skills and experience to turn any classroom, lecture hall or computer lab into an effective, efficient presentation environments.

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Grand Erie District School Board Puts Technology Center Stage

SMART Boards at Forefront of Districts Technology Investment


Advanced Education, a leader in educational technology solutions, is proud to be part of Grand Erie District School Board’s implementation of SMART Boards and related technology across their district.  This first year of a five-year plan will see the implementation of new technology across Grand Erie District School Board and will bring interactive technology into the classrooms of local area high schools and other classrooms across the region.

Valley Heights Secondary School will be the first school to see the addition of three SMART Boards for its math classrooms in addition nine other classrooms to be outfitted with SMART Boards.

SMART Boards take the traditional white board and bring them into the digital age by allowing teachers and students to interact with each through an  interactive medium and provides the ability to save classroom notes and have these sent wirelessly to student or teacher computers.

To increase participation, Grand Erie District will also implement SMART Response clickers that are designed to further involve students in the learning process through remote handsets or “clickers”.  These clicker provide teachers with instant feedback allowing them to make sound instructional decisions in real time.
For more information on SMART Board or to schedule a SMART Response product demonstration, visit www.advanced-eduction.com,  email us at info@advanced-education.com or call us at 1-800-502-0035.

About Advanced – Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Advanced has trained more than 5,000 educators on SMART Board classroom applications and is proud to be the first company in the world to offer SMART Professional Development courses on a one-to-one approach – one board and one laptop per attendee.

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Be Ready For Any Emergency With A Voice Evacuation System

Advanced announces solutions to help you communicate effectively with your facilities and employees should a disaster strike

Mass notification systems or MNS will soon be required for commercial buildings across Canada – is your facility ready.  A MNS system will improve the safety, confidence, and wellbeing of employees and patrons should an emergency arise by providing clear and concise information and instructions throughout a disaster.  The system will aid in the execution of emergency plans, procedures, and communication protocols to everyone in the building or outdoor space, helping to maintain order and prevent injury or loss of life.

A MNS system will work in conjunction with existing PA system and will be able to communicate live or pre-recorded critical information.  Advanced (www.advanced-inc.com) recommends that a MNS system should also include a form of distributing information to recipients which could include cell phones, SMS/text messaging, pagers, personal emails, hand held radios, instant messaging and/or computer pop-up messages.

The Advanced engineering and design team recommend the following items for an internal MNS systems:

  • A PA/ Intercom system
  • Life Safety System
  • Fire voice system
  • Network PC’s
  • CCTV systems
  • Flat panel or LED displays
  • Phone systems

For wide area MNS systems, which consist of outdoor public spaces, Advanced recommends the following elements that should encompass the MNS system:

  • Giant voice speaker systems
  • Sirens and strobes
  • Electronic signage
  • Emergency call stations
  • CCTV systems

Advanced has experience designing MNS systems and can work with facilities to determine their objectives and answer important questions in order to design a system that fits a particular application.

For more information on Advanced MNS solutions, contact us at info@advanced-inc.com or 1-800-436-6239.

About Advanced
Advanced is a Canadian leader in audiovisual communication technology, providing comprehensive solution and services for specialized AV installation, control rooms, digital systems, retail, food & beverage, corporate lobbies, hotels, government, and education.  Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Advanced has highly trained experienced and certified system engineers throughout Canada that can meet the needs of the most demanding AV project.  For more information, visit Advanced online at www.advanced-inc.com.

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Advanced announces new London office and SMART training facility

Advanced’s newest facility provides SMART training close to home.  The new training centre will enhance our service offering for both corporate and education clients in Western Ontario.

Based in London, this recently opened office – like its affiliates in Mississauga, Ottawa and Sudbury – combines state-of-the-art technology with a personal approach to instruction to promote a positive, productive environment.  Specifically, those who take part in the centre’s SMART Professional Development sessions will enjoy:

 Multiple SMART Board™ interactive whiteboards for a hands-on learning experience

  • Small group instruction lead by experienced instructors
  • A technology-rich classroom with current equipment
  • Access to the entire suite of SMART software
  • More than 30 course offerings

In addition to convenience for Western Ontario clients, this new office also recognizes the growing popularity and importance of SMART technology.  The SMART Board interactive whiteboard, for example, is used to teach over 18 million students in more than 600,000 classrooms in more than 175 countries worldwide.   Over the past few years, SMART has sold more interactive whiteboards than all other manufacturers combined.

Advanced Education’s London training facility is located at 343 Dundas Street and is exclusively focused on the latest SMART solutions for business and education.

For more information including available courses and schedules:

 

About Advanced – Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Advanced has trained more than 5,000 educators on SMART Board classroom applications and is proud to be the first company in the world to offer SMART Professional Development courses on a one-to-one approach – one board and one laptop per attendee. 

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Advanced partner SMART Joins Microsoft Technology Solutions (MTC) Alliance Program

Microsoft Embraces SMART by Installing 16 SMART Boards in Their Technology Centers across the US.

Advanced Presentation Products is please to announce that their solutions partner SMART Technologies has joined the Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) Alliances program.  Following a 2010 installation of SMART hardware and software products at the MTC in Irvine, California, SMART was invited to join the Alliances program as their innovative products were recognized as offering interactive capabilities for improved collaboration and business decision making.

The SMART Board 8070i interactive display, SMART Board 885ix interactive whiteboard system and SMART Meeting Pro software have since been installed in an additional ten U.S. and five international centers. As a member of the Alliance program, SMART business solutions are now installed in all 11 U.S. MTC locations. With SMART products included in these MTCs, thousands of Microsoft business customers can learn about the features and benefits of SMART business solutions.

The MTC Alliances program is a global initiative that includes industry leaders in hardware, software and services. The MTCs provide business customers access to innovative technologies and industry expertise, and offer strategy briefings, architecture design sessions and proof-of-concept workshops to help business customers determine which solutions will best meet their needs.

Advanced is proud to be working with Microsoft in Canada in various facility upgrade projects across Canada.

For more information on SMART business solutions, including the 8070i, the 885ix and SMART Meeting Pro software, contact us at info@advanced-inc.com or 1-800-436-6239.

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See how Microsoft is using SMART business solutions at its MTCs in this video.

See the SMART Board 885ix interactive whiteboard system and SMART Board 8070i interactive display in action by watching this video.

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About Advanced

Advanced is a Canadian leader in audiovisual communication technology, providing comprehensive solution and services for specialized AV installation, control rooms, digital systems, retail, food & beverage, corporate lobbies, hotels, government, and education.  Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Advanced has highly trained experienced and certified system engineers throughout Canada that can meet the needs of the most demanding AV project.  For more information, visit Advanced online at www.advanced-inc.com .

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Come see the SMART Board 480iv in action at Advanced Education’s Mississauga and London Offices

 

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SMART Interactive Whiteboard Winner Announced

Advanced Education announces the winners of prize draws held at ECOO 2011

Mississauga, ON – After an overwhelming successful event held at the Educational Computing Organization of Ontario (ECOO) 2011 tradeshow, Advanced Education is pleased to announce the winners of prize draws held on October 20 and 21 2011.

ECOO attendees who obtained a free passport from Advanced Education and travelled to each of the Advanced booths collecting  stamps at each location where able to submit their passport for a chance to win one of four great prizes.  The passport locations included:

Advanced Education Booth – Offering demonstrations on educational software and hardware including SMART interactive whiteboards, document cameras, SMART table, SMART Response and Front Row audio systems.

Professional Development Booth – Providing in-depth information on professional development training course and certification programs on SMART solutions ranging from SMART boards to SMART software.  Demonstrations were also conducted on the interactive online SMART training solution Blossom Learning.

Document Camera Experts BoothDocument Camera Experts are specialised supplier of document cameras, visualizers and digital presenters.  Experts were on hand to demonstrate new document cameras from AVerMedia, SMART, Samsung and others.

Digital Signage Solutions Booth – Partnering with Samsung, digital signage solution experts were at ECOO showcasing different products available to educators and how these solutions can positively impact any school or school district.

Advanced Education would like to thank all of those that came to our booths and is pleased to announce the following winners from our random draws held at ECOO 2011.

Grand Prize Winner of a SMART Board:

- Marco, The Sterling Hall School

Grand Prize Winner of a AVerMedia Document Camera:

- Sheila, Kortright Hills PS

Grand Prize Winner of a SMART Slate:

- Diane, Halton Catholic DSB

Grand Prize Winner of Samsung Galaxy Tablet:

- Lorne, Huron Perth DSB

Secondary Prize Winners of a subscription to Blossom Learning:

- Tina, Waterloo Region DSB

- Marianne, Waterloo Region DSB

- Alfanzo, Rehoboth Christian School

- Eric, HDCH

- Mavis, York Region DSB

- Michael, York Region DSB

- Andrew, Bruce Grey Cathlolic DSB

- Jacqueline, Peel DSB

- Jinny, Peel DSB

- Terry, Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic DSB

- Camela, Upper Canada DSB

- Debra, Halton Catholic DSB

- Barb, Upper Grand DSB

About Advanced Education
Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Advanced Education is the leader in providing audiovisual classroom technology to Ontario schools.  With experience working with over 60 school districts in Ontario, Advanced has demonstrated they possess the skills and experience to turn any classroom, lecture hall or computer lab into an effective, efficient presentation environments.

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