Smart To Update Classroom Response System in July


Education technology developer Smart Technologies this week announced a new version of its Senteo interactive response system, Senteo 2.0. The free upgrade is expected to be available in July.

According to Smart, Senteo 2.0 adds features that allow it to integrate with Smart's Notebook collaborative learning software and that simplify the process of adding questions to lesson plans. Other new features include:

  • Enhanced tracking functions;
  • A "full-featured" gradebook;
  • Support for meta tags associated with student names; and
  • Various improvements to reporting and analysis features.

The new version also provides access to "thousands" of pre-generated, state-aligned question sets through the company's education solutions Web site.

Senteo 2.0 is expected to be available in July. Current users will be able to upgrade to the new version free. The base educational price for the system is $1,599 with 24 remotes, $1,999 with 32 remotes. Upgrades will be available for download at Smart's support site here.

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