SMART Technologies unveiled the latest version of its SMART Board software, which offers several new capabilities intended to enhance the classroom use of interactive whiteboards, SMART said. New features in version 9.0 include support for wireless and mobile devices, improved content management, more drawing tools, and an intuitive, flexible interface that boosts accessibility for younger and special-needs students. The company also announced the availability of $64 million in SMARTer Kids Grants for SMART products for the 2004-2005 school year. Available to all accredited, nonprofit education institutions, museums, libraries, and home schools in the United States and Canada, these grants are worth from 20 percent to 70 percent of the suggested list price of SMART Board interactive whiteboards, Sympodium interactive pen displays, Expression multimedia cabinets, and SMART software. Schools can apply for an unlimited number of grants. Applications must be received by September 30, 2005..
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