Students don't need to copy notes for all classes any more. Teachers with smart boards can simply save their files as pdfs, and then email them to theisr students. Sample physics file downloaded and distributed to students using a smartboard. Alternatively, students can take photos of the blackboard or white board with their cell phones, and then distribute them to their peers via email.
Digital Image of chalkboards in a UCSB Engineering class (Photo credit: John Herr)
- Image of high school physics board: Mr. Choi, Los Angeles Baptist High School