SMART Technologies Inc. has joined a select group of Google partners as part of the Google for Education Partner Program. Google's Education Technology Partner program is for partners that extend the reach and functionality of Google for the Education Platform by providing the best educational content, tools, and technologies available and for partners that have optimized their solutions for Google's platforms and devices. This move comes as a result of integration between Google Classroom, part of Google Apps for Education, and SMART amp® collaborative learning software.
Designed for teachers to share files with students and better administer their classes, Google Classroom offers an integration point for SMART amp, which allows students to co-create both inside and outside the classroom on any connected device, including Chromebooks. SMART amp integrates with Google Classroom classes and rosters, making it easier for students and teachers to collaborate in amp workspaces.