The two days of training last week with the group of teachers who are testing out the SMART AirLiner slates with notebook software this school year was terrific. The group for the most part were eager participants who took responsibility for their learning and did an outstanding job with the new technology. Our district does not have SMART boards, this is our first attempt to incorporate this technology. The AirLiner slates are connected through bluetooth to the teacher laptop, they receive a locking cart, projector and speakers with the slate to use throughout the year. All levels are represented K-12 in 8 of 11 buildings. Teachers saw the value in using notebook software immediately and had no trouble incorporating the use in all content areas. As part of their participation they are responsible for creating lessons to begin a district database for others to use and modify as they see fit moving forward. By the end of the day on Friday we had a sharing session with everyone showing at least one lesson they had developed in the two day training. Our database in two days had a total of 28 lessons, which exceeded my expectations. I look foward to working with this group throughout the year and believe we will all be successful implementing the airliners as a teaching tool.