Whiteboards remain a very effective and useful tool for teaching – and actually may be the best choice for classroom presentations, according to a blog at Surprisingly More™.
“Not only are they far more budget friendly, but you’ll never have to worry about technology failing at a critical moment with a dry-wipe whiteboard,” the author writes.
School district administrators, principles and facilities managers can appreciate the budget friendly aspect of whiteboards as compared to technology-based boards. And teachers can relate to the frustrations of touchy technology and the situation where technology gets in the way of learning.
Whiteboards are great for getting students involved. The author notes: “Get pupils involved by asking them to come up to the front of the class and write or draw on the board. A whiteboard is far more than just a simple support tool, it is a way to engage students in lessons and encourage class participation.”
To use a whiteboard most effectively in lesson teaching, follow these practices:
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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.