SmartBox

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This is No Ordinary Box!

SmartBox solves 6 challenges faced by schools in developing countries:


  1. No Internet - RACHEL server provides students a vast collection of curated content sent wirelessly to the laptops.
  2. Limited Electricity - Runs on battery power the entire school day.
  3. Textbook Shortage - Students have access to an amazing selection of books and learning resources.
  4. Lack of Teachers - Students can learn even in the absence of a qualified teacher, and it is a great learning resource for teachers.
  5. Messy Wiring Runs - Gone are the days of the traditional computer lab with its tangle of cords. 
  6. Security - Can be securely locked and stored each evening.

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A Look Inside the SmartBox

  • 20 Chromebook (or Windows) laptops
  • 20 headsets - can be shared by 40 students
  • RACHEL server/router with extensive educational resources including Wikipedia, Khan Academy, Fantastic Phonics, textbooks, encyclopedias, beginning readers, and more!
  • Can easily add own content and curriculum
  • Can be configured in English, Spanish, or French
  • Portable waterproof, shockproof case with wheels
  • Over/under voltage protection
  • Over $1 million invested in Research & Development

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It Works!

Case Study: Liberia


In three years the SmartBox helped take Sinoe County from #11 to #1 on the West African Examination Council (WAEC) exam. In 2014, Sinoe 12th graders had a 23% passing rate. In 2017, they jumped to 88% to top all 15 counties in Liberia. The SmartBox is currently being used in 16 Liberian schools in six counties. Several thousand students have learned to use the computer, and have gained proficiency in math, the sciences, and other subject areas.

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Instant Wireless Classroom!

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SmartBox in Post-War Liberia

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Getting Started With the SmartBox

What Others are Saying

Teachers Are Impressed

Teachers Are Impressed

Teachers Are Impressed

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“Normally in Liberia … our students are afraid of mathematics … but this technology is making it very, very simple!" - Teacher

Students Love It!

Teachers Are Impressed

Teachers Are Impressed

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“You know, the math that was in my classroom ... the teacher was not really teaching it to our understanding, so most of us had a difficult year. But this year, you can go to the lab and do some math right there and use your brain, fresh!” 

"We Have No Textbooks"

Teachers Are Impressed

"We Have No Textbooks"

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“The  students use the computers and now their grades are improving. It helps the students to do research on their own because actually there are no textbooks." - Teacher

"End to Mass Failure"

Onsite Teacher Resource

"We Have No Textbooks"

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“With the SmartBox, I think mass failure will definitely reduce … and we can get our students to another level.” - Teacher

Onsite Teacher Resource

Onsite Teacher Resource

Onsite Teacher Resource

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“The  computer program  [KA-Lite] has immensely helped me to do mathematics. If I have a problem with a particular topic I go there and the online instructor demonstrates, and it becomes part of me. And I can give that to the students in return." 

FAQs

Onsite Teacher Resource

Onsite Teacher Resource

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Where has the SmartBox been deployed?

Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Haiti, Philippines, South Africa, Vietnam, Sierra Leone, and USA

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 Is it for K-12 schools only?   

Post-secondary schools, orphanages, trade schools, and community centers can all benefit from the SmartBox

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What options are available?
Chromebooks or Windows 10 laptops

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What languages are available?
English, Spanish, and French

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Can we add our own content?

Yes! There is plenty of space and it's easy to add custom content  

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How much does the SmartBox weigh?

90 lbs (40 kg)

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How much does it cost?

Please contact us for pricing

Contact Us

For More Information

SmartBox by Innovative Education International

6412 Tree Top Trail, Fort Wayne, IN 46845

Phone: 260.446.3242 Email: info@iei3c.org Website: www.thesmartbox.net IEI Website: www.iei3c.org