How many of you are currently using interactive white boards or wireless tablets? Is one better than the other or are they both equally as useful in the classroom? It seems like there is a big effort in many schools to improve technology by incorporating interactive white boards but I feel as though there are some cheaper alternatives to the whiteboards that may be more cost effective. I have only had the opportunity to play with an interactive tablet for a few minutes but I thoroughly enjoyed every second of it and think I could make some good use of one in my classroom. I feel the same way about interactive whiteboards but when I think logically about funding the tablet seems more realistic.
Do any of you out there who use either the whiteboards or tablets use them in creative ways or do you feel they have significantly changed your teaching style or improved student learning? My big question is are there any one who uses both and prefers one over the other?
What creative things are you doing with these interactive tools to improve student learning?