Whiteboards are a versatile tool in the classroom, and are great at engaging students. TeachHub blogger Laura Candler says “nothing beats a classroom whiteboard” for keeping students engaged in every lesson.
Along with their ability to keep students involved, Candler notes that whiteboards keep on working – no technology challenges or glitches to worry about.
She offers seven reasons to use a whiteboard in a classroom, including:
Candler also offers some ideas for using whiteboards as part of effective teaching methods. Her advice includes strategies for determining readiness, reviewing concepts, guided practice, targeted help, daily quick checks, and more.
Jim Muth is general manager of EVERWhite, a US manufacturer and seller of whiteboards and tack boards used for teaching, coaching, planning, collaboration and tracking. Along with his expertise in the use of whiteboards, Jim excels in leadership, new product development, business operations, lean manufacturing, continuous improvement and product marketing. He holds a bachelor of science degree in Industrial Technology, with a focus on Product Development and Design, from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.