In addition to being named one of only 25 SMART Elite Schools, Cranbrook Schools has been named the 2012 SMART Showcase School of the Year.
This recognition is awarded annually by SMART Technologies to a school in North America.
Adopted by Cranbrook Schools over a decade ago (1998), SMART Board interactive whiteboards are fast becoming the standard for in-classroom educational technology: both in Southeastern Michigan and around the world. Combining the simplicity of a whiteboard with the power of a computer, the SMART Board interactive whiteboard lets teachers deliver dynamic lessons, write notes in digital ink, and save their work – all with the simple touch of a finger.
Cranbrook has two SMART certified trainers on staff, and two faculty members have been recognized as SMART Exemplary Educators (SEEs).
In November of 2011, Cranbrook Schools hosted Michigan’s first ever SMART Content Creation Seminar. The seminar, which featured SMART Exemplary Educators from around the country, was open to educators who were selected through an application process.
SMART is the world’s leading provider of interactive whiteboards. The company introduced the world’s first interactive whiteboard in 1991 and remains the global product category leader, providing easy-to-use, integrated products and services that improve the way the world works and learns. They help educators achieve better results with technology products that support student-centered learning. More than 1.6 million SMART Board interactive whiteboards are used by over 40 million people in classrooms and offices around the world. SMART products can be found in every Canadian province, every U.S. state, every Local Authority in the UK and more than 175 countries worldwide.