Using the SmartBoard is so much fun! It packs a visual punch and provides tactile interest as well! An easy way to get used to using the SmartBoard is to start off by doing an internet lesson you might normally show on a tv. It is easy to become familiar with the board, navigating the page by touching the links right on the board.
From there, you can move onto other high interest/high impact lessons like PowerPoint Jeopardy. The SmartBoard comes with many helpful templates and a gallery full of pictures. The SmartNotebook allows you to write on the board with your finger or the SB pens. SmartIdeas is a visual diagramming application which is bundled with the SB software - and which has had good reviews from teachers.