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  1. We really need a 64 bit version for linux on Notebook 16. More and more schools are turning to Linux over OSX as a cost savings measure. You should show a commitment to offering newer versions of notebook on at least Debian-based distros even if they're a "limited support" version.

    2 votes
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  2. Here are some favorite flash animation items used by our teachers. It would be great to have replacement options in place for these: Random group picker (image/text) and Random word chooser.

    27 votes
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  3. It would be great to be able to use the timer, buzzer, dice, spinning wheel, and hat pick independent of a SMART lab activity. For example, teachers may want to use the hat pick to randomly select a student for a different in-class activity unrelated to SMART lab. Perhaps these tools could be placed in the Gallery for easy access. These options would help alleviate the dependence some teachers have on Flash animations such as Random word chooser.

    29 votes
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  4. The widgets (timer, dice, pull tap, ..) are very helpful tools for the classroom. But I still miss further widgets to replace the "old" interactive flash animations especially the scoreboard, the random group generator and the random word chooser.

    19 votes
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  5. It would be great to search the gallery from LAB.

    11 votes
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  6. I'd love to be able to randomly draw cards from a deck. Just like I can spin dice, I'd like to be able to randomly draw cards.

    6 votes
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  7. I would love to see more lab activities that can have students in groups and that look like monster quiz though. My students are highly engaged in this and it really allows us to focus on big emphasis areas in our curriculum of communication and collaboration.

    7 votes
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  8. The addition of an equation editor will be MUCH appreciated by teachers and students! I look forward to digging into it deeper.

    6 votes
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  9. When I moved from NB15 to NB16, I noticed that the minimum line thickness that I can choose when writing by hand appears thicker than before. I have also heard from a collegue that she does not like using the iwb for writing a lot of text because she has to write large letter because of the line thickness and therefore cannot get enough onto one visible page. So she constantly reverts back to the chalk board. I don't, but I would still like to write smaller letters. So I would appreciate the minimum for the normal pen tool to…

    5 votes
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  10. I often work with text or text inserted as a picture and then highlight certain phrases in our discussion on class. I then share the boardwork with my class via our VLE. Since I updated to 16.2, however, the highlighting bars cover the text completely so that you cannot read anymore what's underneath. With text I can get around it by moving the text to the foreground, with picture it is not possible. Please correct this. Up until 16.1 that was not a problem.

    5 votes
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  11. It would be great if when you add any writing to the LAB activity on the original page, it gets pushed out to devices that same way. I added letter-sound distinguishers on a Super Sort for two different sounds for /oo/, but when it pushed it out to the student computers, they had to look at the SMARTBoard to see which category to choose. The different lines I had drawn over the /oo/s, did not go to their computers with the page.

    3 votes
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  12. Working in 16.2 takes hours! It took me two minutes to open the "saving" window. Also the "camera capture" feature didn't open for minutes...

    3 votes
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  13. I would like the equation editor to insert the equation where I am currently on the page rather than always at the top left corner of the page. I'd also like to set the default font size smaller.

    3 votes
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  14. Compliment for the new Equation Editor and the big variety. Could you add a calculator feature to solve certain equations immediately within the tool?

    4 votes
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  15. I like the new SMART lab activities with the different templates but hope that there will be added further templates where you can choose your own picture as a background. The pictures of current templates are especially for primary students so I hope you will add also templates for secondary students. I appreciate that you can create categories for Shout it out. But it is possible to add texts and photos at the same time to a Shout it out session?

    4 votes
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  16. It would be nice to have a 10 sides dice that you could modify the numbers. Missing a way to have the number generator. Also would love to have the LAB components be able to add to a Notebook page (i.e. hat picker, timer, spinner ....) I appreciate that my old flash items take me out to a web page. We use the thermometer daily.

    5 votes
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  17. 3 votes
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  18. I can't connect my iPad with my Laptop, I don't see my iPad... I am in the same wifi and I did it several times before, so I should know how to do it...

    2 votes
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  19. It would be great if the shout-it-out-window would be resizable, so that can put a Youtube.video beside.

    2 votes
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  20. I can't open the older files generated with the activity toolkit. There is just a black box.
    The second problem is that i can't use the recorder to make a movie. All the time the Quicktime-Player opens immediately.

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