If you’re not going to go with smart board technology, the coolest thing I’ve seen installed in a school recently is a glass dry-erase board.
It’s mounted to the wall with 1” spacers so that you can hang things down behind to use as templates or semi-permanent additions to whatever you’re working with on the board surface.
1) hanging lined tag board behind the glass so the teacher doesn’t have to keep redrawing the guide lines for handwriting demonstrations; or
(2) hanging a map behind the glass so the teacher or students can draw or make notes on the surface without damaging the map.
~Dan Nicola, Oregon Conference Associate Superintendent