Tips for Keeping that SMARTBoard (or any other interactive whiteboard) Clean
1. Make sure your hands are clean!!! Not only does this keep your whiteboard clean, but it prevents the spread of germs.
2. Students should use clean hands as well. That nacho cheese from lunch will affect the smooth operation of the board. Some elementary teachers keep finger cots on hand for their students to use. You can also use a pointer with a soft end to operate the board.
3. If someone makes the mistake of using a regular whiteboard eraseable marker on the SMARTBoard, don't panic. Try using the whiteboard cleaner for dry erase markers. If it's permanent marker, try the age-old trick of tracing over the permanent marker with a dry erase marker, then erase.
4. Use a soft cloth for daily cleaning or dusting.