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Educator Training adds new resources for teachers!

by Jun 19, 2014Ag Leader, SMS™ Software, Training & Support

Summer is here and that means the 2014 Educators Training Event is right around the corner.  August 5th, 6th and 7th we will be holding our 5th annual training event tailored towards educators at the high school, community college, and university level.  This year we have some exciting news to share regarding the Educational Solutions Package.  We are placing the final touches on the Online Educational Curriculum that was briefly introduced at last year’s training event.  This online platform provides resources, materials, a discussion board, along with other various items that will make teaching precision ag and SMS software topics much easier.

Above: The main curriculum screen in the new online education portal

We have grouped the various lessons into chapters; these chapters are organized by topic within the SMS Advanced software. For example, importing data, printing maps, analyzing data, and exporting are topics discussed in detail that contain real world examples.  These chapters then contain the specific lessons associated with the chapter and the corresponding video tutorial making it more efficient to access specific precision ag topics. In addition to the lessons, the online platform has a discussion board feature.  This will allow communication between educators, directly within the portal, and provide a place to share ideas and stay current with fellow peers.   Here is a preview of the portal itself:

Above: A look at one of the specific chapters. Shown here is “Importing Data into SMS”.

Above: A look at how the specific lessons appear.

In addition to the new online portal, the training event will cover new features and products, a discussion panel with representatives from the precision ag industry as well as hardware and software training workshops.  Educators wanting to register or learn more about this year’s event please contact our Educational Solutions Team at or call 515-232-5363 ext 4428. Educators currently enrolled in our Educational Lab Program are eligible for one free seat. Additional seats or educators not enrolled can also reserve a seat by contacting our Educational Solutions Team. We look forward to seeing all of our educators!