SMART Technologies Inc. has created a new online resource center for educators, called Leaders in Learning. More than just a marketing gimmick, this free information center supplies useful content for educators, organized into seven sections: Ideas and Advice, Classroom Results, Grants, Tech Planning, Ask Ed, Quizzes, and Related Sites. The Ideas and Advice section combines information on improving everyday teaching practices with suggestions, educators’ comments, and best-practice solutions for easy technology integration. The Classroom Results page is another best-practice venue that explores some of the most effective methods for improving classroom achievement by way of technology. Another feature, Grants, helps educators research the best ways to secure financial assistance for their schools. Visitors can browse the 10 most common grant-writing mistakes and read comments from selected funding gurus about how write a successful grant proposal. The Tech Planning page lets educators explore the pros and cons of new technology options, including up-to-date information on the wireless trend, plus suggestions for traditional hard-wired solutions. The new resource center also enables educators to pose questions about tech support and test their technology knowledge through a set of online quizzes.

http://www.smarttech.com/leaders