The SMART Table was announced in October 2008 as the first multi-user, multi-touch table for elementary school children. It provides a learner-centric experience that allows small groups of students to use the table’s interactive surface to select or move objects, draw or write on the screen simultaneously and work together to find answers to preset questions. The SDK includes a comprehensive manual that outlines usability guidelines, application packaging, application types and additional useful information. SMART will also host a website to showcase some of the best applications created by third-party developers for the table. The website will provide visibility for developers creating applications for the table and easy access for educators looking for table content.
At a recent technology show, I actually got my hands (and I mean both hands) on one of these. Yes it is small, yes the application was very basic and yes, it is very cool! Wondering if there is a “big kid” version in the works? –GB