Smartboard users will be interested to hear that SMART have announced the release of the beta of a web version of Smart Notebook Web. This was previously known as Smart Notebook Express.
Now called SMART Notebook Web, this allows you to access Smart Notebook via your web browser with no need for any software to be installed.
It’s currently in beta, and so is optimised for Google Chrome and Safari 6. SMART promise that soon it will also run on Safari for iOS, Google Chrome for Android, Mozilla Firefox for Windows, Macintosh and Linux. The fact it will soon run on Android and Apple tablets is very interesting.
The beta only allows files to be opened, there’s no Save facility just yet, but it would let teachers and students interact with ready-made Smart Notebook files.
The interface resembles a cut down SMART 11. There is a pen, highlight, shapes, and eraser. No text tool just yet, which seems a bit of an omission, even for a beta.
Having a full-featured version of Notebook online would mean that students could be given Smart files produced in a lesson to work on/revise from at home, or they could collaborate to produce their own Smart Notebook files as a class or homework task.
You can take a look for yourself now at : http://smartnotebook.com/