A Revolution in Education
Notebook 11 is in the works. There are some cool features like embedding widgets web pages directly into Notebook. Danny Nicholson wrote about this on his web page at http://www.whiteboardblog.co.uk/2012/01/smart-notebook-11-announced/ Check it out.
What features, ideas, suggestions would you like to see in the next version of Notebook? I would love to see being able to record audio directly to a page which is listed as a feature...:)
Please, please, eliminate the digital ink layer.
I've seen a couple of videos about the new digital ink layer. I don't know what I can say about it, but it is very cool!
Done! When the new release of SMART Notebook 11 is available you will see changes in how inking occurs outside of the SMART Notebook application. I anticipate you will be very pleased with the new SMART Ink that will be available.
I'd like to see Notebook 11 bring a video widget to enable you to embed YouTube, Teacher Tube and other videos within a Notebook document (rather than linking a video file or downloading/converting to flv and then inserting a video). If this were possible it would mean that teachers would not have to ask for copy right permission to download video clips. Under the current copy right act (Aust), videos can legally be embedded without breaching copy right. However, in order to download videos from YouTube/Teacher Tube permission from the person who posted the original video file needs to be granted in order to meet copy right requirements. Just an idea.
I am looking forward to the embedded web browser. I've seen this before and looks highly functional. I've viewed other software which allows you to view YouTube from a web browser within smartboard software but the advertising remains visible. Embedding enables you to eliminate the associated advertising.
With the embedded web browser, you can open a video in youtube inside the browser and save it into your document. Unfortunately we cannot remove the advertising or download the contents of the video itself. You'll be able to play the video from within Notebook with any internet-enabled computer. It even supports full-screen YouTube.
Great! Do you know when Notebook 11 will actually be released?
Sometime this Spring from what I read online but I don't know the exact date.
Any chance they will make the screen shade in a different color? That's a super popular question by many end users.
I'd just like to see Mac OS X 10.7 Lion compatibility! Simple as that! Really unimpressed with their inability to make 10 compatible. I know teachers who have bought Windows PC's just for that reason!
All I can do is imagine what SMARt notebook could be like if it had some talented programmers working with a good project management team.
HTML 5 object suport would be good as well with perhaps a move away from Flash reliance!
Just thought of another idea.
It would be good if it were possible to play flv files through the SMART video player or alternatively, embed a different video format into Notebook. The reason why this would be good is that if you download videos to embed into Notebook they need to be in flv format and with the SMART video player you can only play avi, asx, asf, wmv, and mov files. So, if you want to play the same video (that you originally downloaded to embed) through the SMART video player (ie when creating a playlist) you need to convert the file to a different file format. This can easily be done but it would be great if this step wasn’t needed.
I work with Pre-K teachers and one feature we would like to see is some type of cropping tool, similar to what you find in Word, to complement the screen capture tools provided. We create class books using the SMART Document Camera and when teachers want to use only part of an image they do use the screen capture free-draw tool to re-capture only the part they want, but many have mentioned it would be nice to just crop the images like in other programs which would be fewer steps. It would also be great to see image dice added that will eject the image much like the text dice do. Very happy to hear about the feature of being able to record audio directly into SMART Notebook!