My school has recently committed to purchasing interactive whiteboards for middle school mathematics classrooms to help improve math achievement scores. Unfortunately there appears to be little large scale empirical evidence to support any claims that interactive white boards will be effective in improving student achievement. Additionally, a common thread with respect to criticisms of interactive whiteboards is that they tend to promote teacher centered learning. I can appreciate this criticism however I would argue that many teachers still employ teacher centered practices in their classrooms and one of the allures of the interactive whiteboard is its ability to facilitate teacher centered learning making the approach more effective. I am also intrigued by interactive whiteboard accessories such as the SMART Airliner wireless slate. In theory these devices, which allow students or groups of students to interact with the whiteboard from anywhere in the room, should help promote the integration of interactive whiteboard technology with student centered learning. The technology is relatively new, hence I have been unable to find much literature outside of commercial testimonials to attest to the benefits or potential pitfalls of the wireless slates. Has anyone had experience with using this technology or know of any recent research that I might access.