I got a Smart Board this school year, and I absolutely HATE it! I hate writing on it because it's just awkward, and I have a slow computer, so it always screws up, or takes a while to write. I think it is more of pain than it is a tool. I also have an airliner and I have tried getting the hang of writing on it, but after a few hours of messing with it, I have given it up. The only thing I like about it is that you can find a few things on line. The idea of the whole interactivity thing is nice, but how interactive is it when only ONE kid can come up and "interact" with it at a time? To me, it's a waste, but maybe I haven't seen that "aha!" trick yet. I have had to go to these workshops to go over how to use the various components of the smart board, and they all sound cool, but they take too much time to get them up and running. The "instant" questions aren't so instant because it takes time to set it up, so what are the kids doing while you set up the question or pushing the buttons? I am going in on Monday and reinstalling my overhead projector screen so that I can use my overhead.