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SMART Notebook Alternatives

SMART Notebook is described as 'collaborative learning software enable teachers bring interactivity to their classroom and engage their students. The SMART Notebook collaborative learning software is part of our family of interactive learning products for the classroom' and is a Whiteboard in the education & reference category. There are more than 10 alternatives to SMART Notebook for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Windows, iPad, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is OpenBoard, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like SMART Notebook are Gynzy, Microsoft Whiteboard, Conceptboard and Lorien.

SMART Notebook alternatives are mainly Whiteboards but may also be Presentation Makers or Slideshow Makers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of SMART Notebook.
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  1. OpenBoard is a cross-platform (Linux / Windows / macOS) interactive whiteboard application. It is currently maintained by the Education Department (DIP) of the Canton of Geneva in Switzerland.

    ⚫︎ Handwritten NotesOpenBoard supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in OpenBoard simultaneously.
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    Almost everyone thinks OpenBoard is a great alternative to SMART Notebook.

    Well developed and maintained. It has many of the most important features of SMART Notebook but it's a lot less buggy.

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    I will try it and feedback you

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    Works as it should, and doesn't cost $150!

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  2. Gynzy is the all-in-one teaching software that combines standards-aligned lessons, bite-sized games & activities, and class management tools to unlock the potential of your Interactive Whiteboard.

    ⚫︎ Text to SpeechGynzy allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
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    Ready made standards-aligned instruction lessons.
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    Almost everyone thinks Gynzy is a great alternative to SMART Notebook.
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    Gynzy is a better alternative to smart notebook then the other ones because it has interactive lessons and all of those things and is not just another version of microsoft whiteboard.

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    Gynzy is very user friendly, and SMART is ancient compared to it.

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    Gynzy works very intuitive and offers a lot of strong educational content. In addition, Gynzy excels in thinking along with its users in the development of its product.

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    Intuitive, helpful and best of all- I can modify any existing lesson to meet my classroom needs!

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    Gynzy is very usefull for your daily class routine. You can create great lessons, you can use allready made lessons, you can find a lot of games and tools you can use on your smart board. Also, their service is great.

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    Gynzy is the perfect digital environment to create your everyday lessons. It contains a lot of beautiful, funny and useful tools that will keep your students involved.

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    hannahhacquebord

    It's interactive, has lots of tools and options, with many useful things for teachers and for their classes. As a teacher myself, I really love working with it!

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    Microsoft Whiteboard

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Android
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    Meet the freeform digital canvas where ideas, content, and people come together.

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Microsoft Whiteboard simultaneously.
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    Microsoft whiteboard is a whiteboard. And Nothing more. All it does is you can type and draw on it.

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    No extras like timers, counting chips, etc.

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  4. Conceptboard goes beyond the idea of online whiteboards and adds realtime collaboration, document sharing, visual feedback, task management, live meetings and more.

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Conceptboard simultaneously.
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    Lorien

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Lorien is an infinite canvas drawing/note-taking app that is focused on performance, small savefiles and simplicity.

    ⚫︎ Pressure SensitivityLorien can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
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    Open Sankoré

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    The Sankoré software is an interactive white board software. Certainly one of the most exciting projects related to open education. It offers the opportunity to teach differently while using current teaching tools.

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    Discontinued

    The project is no longer developed. Last version, 2.5.1, released in May 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website. OpenBoard icon OpenBoard is a fork of this project

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    Most users think Open Sankoré is a great alternative to SMART Notebook.
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    ActivInspire

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    ActivInspire interactive whiteboard software is a classroom teaching software from Promethean for easy, interactive lesson planning and delivery.

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    Widely used in UK schools

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  8. Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design, screencasting, and interactive whiteboard tool that lets you annotate, animate, narrate, import, and export almost anything to and from almost anywhere.

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Explain Everything simultaneously.
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    It's been the leader in interactive whiteboard software solutions for classroom around the world.

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    Flowboard

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • iPad

    Flowboard is a storytelling and presentation app that allows anyone to make side-scrolling publications with images, text, videos, links, and photo galleries.

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    Annotate.net

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Chrome OS

    iOS + Android Screen Mirroring, Digital Mobile Interactive Whiteboard, Real time Student Response System, Remote Desktop Control, Presentation creation, Screen Cast recording, and Student collaboration come together in this cloud based feature rich application.

    ⚫︎ AirPlay SupportAnnotate.net can stream or share content to your Mac, Apple TV, or compatible smart TV.
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