As an educator, I feel it is very important to reach as many learning modalities as possible in every lesson I teach. The Smart Board allows me to give my students a tactile experience in learning. Students can get up, move to the board, manipulate information and learn by doing.
There are many applications that Smart Board has which will enhance classroom learning. One that I really like is the ability to "take a picture" of the day's notes. The notes then can be uploaded to google docs or a shared class website and students have 24/7 access to the information gathered in class. I have heard reports of this being very effective in math and science classes where the examples and sample problems are worked out during classs and then posted for students to access while completing thier homework.
The possibilities for interaction and presentation using Smart technology is endless. But like all technology it is only as good as the user and I will need to become proficient with this operation system. I do look forward to using the Smart Board on a daily basis in my classroom. I am not too sure how teachers managed without it. And I will admit I am happy that I won't be covered in chalk dust at the end of every day. I think Mrs. Gano, my grade two teacher, would have been happy to use this technology, mainly because it still uses a large eraser. She had a nasty habit of throwing the chalkboard brush at students in her class that weren't paying attention! While the 21st Century learner would be aghast, the behaviour issues in her class were short lived.