SMART Software to empower student creativity and collaboration through 3D printing

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Friday, January 31, 2014

SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT) (TSX: SMA), a leading global provider of interactive displays and an innovator in collaborative education software announces a plan to integrate SMART amp and SMART Notebook collaborative learning software with 3D printing technologies to unlock new ways to engage students. The company will also work with leading educators around the world to extend creativity and collaboration by bridging the gap between digital and physical learning materials.

“There is something tremendously powerful about enabling students to move between the virtual and physical world,” says Warren Barkley, Chief Technology Officer for SMART Technologies. “We are doubling down on our efforts in this area and making it possible for students to work together to turn their creativity into tangible objects. What student, no matter their age, wouldn’t want to create a 3D design and bring it to life?”

For many years, SMART has supported the progression of 3D learning tools, including various features in SMART Notebook collaborative learning software, SMART Document Cameras and SMART projectors.

About SMART amp collaborative learning software

SMART amp is a revolutionary, cloud-based education software platform that enables students and teachers to work seamlessly between interactive displays, smartphones, laptops and tablets, and will be available for commercial release in April 2014. For continuing updates on the evolution of SMART amp, including 3D printing and other groundbreaking educational content, visit