Smart Technologies, Choose2Matter Partner to Foster Classroom Collaboration Worldwide
In an effort to help K–12 students work together to unlock their learning potential, Smart Technologies is donating its software, hardware and services to various classrooms.
The company has partnered with Choose2Matter, a nonprofit organization, to host various events around the world, at select school districts, that taught students to use the Smart Learning Suite. The education suite combines lessons, assessment, students collaboration and game-based learning to foster collaboration. Students at participating schools used the tools to attempt to solve real-world issues like bullying and inequality.
Such efforts are in line with the Choose2Matter philosophy, which “supports and explores students’ passions and guides them in how to be effective learners and citizens by drawing connections to what they do in school to the broader community,” according to a prepared statement.
A teacher at Manteca Unified School District in CA has illustrated the impact that the Choose2Matter philosophy has had on her fifth grade classroom in a three-part blog series. Part one is available here.
Further information is available on the Smart Technologies site.