My new smartboard is finally all set up and ready to go. Even using it for simple instruction in place of the whiteboard yields huge dividends. The students get so excited by it, and it works as a management tool too. If they get out of hand or aren't paying attention I can just threaten to turn off the smartboard. Of course that will become less effective the more I use it, but for now I'm enjoying the power of the smartboard. I'm working to find more and more ways to incorporate the board into my lessons. I'm excited to see what I can come up with and how I can use it to better engage the students.