Am i required to use the smartboard? It will be my first year teaching and I am not familiar with using a smart board at all. The school I student taught at had them and the first grade I was in, the teacher used it for her math lessons to write on and that was it. The 2nd class, the teacher used it once. Both classes though did not use the chalk board at all and instead used tiny white boards daily to do all their lessons on which I sorta found ineffective to use, especially with the 2nd grade class I was in. I used the smartboard once though to project a literacy lesson that my supervisor observed. I feel most comfortable using the chalk board. The class I will teaching in has one huge blackboard positioned to the side of the students and another one in the front of the room. The only thing is, the smartboatd is bolted to the middle of the board. So, what would I use, the chalkboard to the side of them? Should I face their desks that way then. The principal seems pretty laid back and never really went over the curriculum or how I should teach it during the interview so I'm not sure if she will care how much I use it or not, nor did she ask how much experience I have using one. Would you just use the chalkboard?