SMART announced in May that an iPad app would be available for purchase in the US beginning this summer.
With the SMART Notebook app on their iPad, students can use many of the software tools typically used on the SMART Board® interactive whiteboard. They can open any SMART Notebook file from an e-mail or file-sharing website and can write, erase, add text, move objects and insert images. Additionally, students can use the iPad camera roll and can drop images into SMART Notebook software pages. These features will enable students to use their iPad to review material and complete activities that can then be saved and e-mailed back to the teacher for evaluation. Student material can also be displayed on the SMART Board interactive whiteboard for whole-class learning by wirelessly streaming the iPad content using AirPlay with an Apple TV. By using the SMART Notebook app for iPad, students and teachers can stay on track and save time by being able to work with the same material on both interactive displays and iPad at school or at home. For more information on the SMART Notebook app for iPad, visit smarttech.com/notebookapp.
The pricing will be around $6.99, which seems a bit high as compared to other apps. So, we'll have to wait and see how well it works before recommending it to our teachers. I've been waiting for this app for a long time. I hope it proves to be worth the wait! Read the entire press release here.