Many classrooms across the country are being equipped with interactive whiteboards, though educators are still divided over the devices' effectiveness. Teachers can use the boards to project maps and other visual images during classroom lessons or test questions during a quiz. High-school physics teacher Frank Noschese, who initially was a strong supporter of the devices, says he believes they reinforce outmoded, lecture-style teaching. "I think the teaching style has a lot more impact on the kids than a piece of equipment," he said.

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