We have almost a dozen SmartBoards on our campus. The care and feeding of them are really in a limbo here. The IT department installs them. Since they’re IT equipment, I don’t think our Facilities department touches them. I was thinking of the approaching cold & flu season. (Winter is coming!) and wondered if it was possible to wipe them down with some antibacterial wipes, or if that would somehow break the board.
So I went searching on how to disinfect the SmartBoard. Instead of sending off an e-mail to their support, I first checked their online help pages. They were surprisingly helpful! Of course this is a question that teachers of small children have asked before. The answer resides here: Disinfecting Your SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard.
“To disinfect your SMART Board
Wet a clean cloth with a solution of 10% bleach and 90% water (or with household cleaners such as Fantastik, Formula 409, Windex with Ammonia-D or Mr. Clean), and then wipe the display surface, pen tray and any other surfaces that you want to disinfect. Repeat as necessary.”
This is good to know!