Smartboard have really interesting tools. We also use it in my school in Armilla, Spain. Children really improve their learning with it, the feedback is great. We use it in all the subjects. However Promethean also works quite good. I have been visiting the website about Brainpop, really great!. Nice to share this experience with Classroom 2.0
I love showing videos on my smartboard. Its great for notetaking and then printing the notes for students. I also use the games and activities and also make my own. It makes the class interactive and engaging!
I use my Smartboard a lot. My third grade students love it. They're motivated to learn and love that it's interactive. In math the students are learning rounding. I use a rounding rodeo interactive lesson the children adore. It has all the bells and whistles. When I teach fractions, there's a lesson where the students come up to the board to manipulate parts of a whole. My school also has a subscription to the Greg Tang math website. I put a game up on the board called Kakooma. The children practice math facts. It's challenging and fun. In social studies, I made an interactive Jeopardy lesson using a template that I found on the internet. The children know the game from TV and they enjoying playing. I also teach the continents and oceans in geography. There's a lesson I use where the students have label the continents and oceans and another where they manipulate them and move them to the correction location.
There are so many smartboard lessons available. The students are highly motivated when using it. It's a great tool to improve learning.