[Smt-talk] Smart Board

Paul Lombardi lombardi at unm.edu
Fri Sep 23 10:24:35 PDT 2011

Dear Steve,

My department does not have any SmartBoards, but I used them while 
teaching summer school at another institution. I asked SmartTech if they 
had plans to make an iPad driver, and they did not respond. I read on a 
forum that SmartTech probably considers Apple to be a threat.

You can buy an adapter and software to connect an iPad to a projector. 
It is common for classrooms to already have projectors.

iPad, $300
adapter, $30
software, $10


SmartBoard, $8,000

Furthermore, last year I read that the technology to project an iPad 
wirelessly would be coming in less than a year. I haven't looked to see 
if it's available now.


Paul Lombardi, Ph.D.
Lecturer III
Department of Music
University of New Mexico

On 9/21/2011 2:32 PM, Heinemann, Stephen wrote:
> My department is considering the purchase of one or more Smart Boards.  If
> you have used this technology in the theory classroom, please take a minute
> to share your evaluation with me off-list (or on-, of course).  If there is
> sufficient interest, I'll assemble a description of pros and cons for
> smt-talk members.
> All best,
> Steve Heinemann
> Bradley University

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