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Screens are prevalent in schools, and for a good reason. Technology use in the classroom has many advantages, but sometimes kids can get "screened" out. Using whiteboards in school is the perfect way to mix it up.
Using whiteboards can increase student engagement, they're versatile and provide a unique way for students to collaborate. Some of my 8th graders even use the word "fun" to describe what it's like to work with them.
Here are some resources to help start using whiteboards in the classroom.
- This is the article I stumbled upon that sparked my whiteboard use. I even made my own whiteboards.
- Using Whiteboards and Dry Erase Markers in the Elementary Classroom
- 7 Great Ways to Use Whiteboards in the Classroom
- Explore how whiteboards stimulate student learning.
- Read some research on the effectiveness of using whiteboards in the classroom.
- Explore why using whiteboards in the classroom is beneficial. There are also examples of how to use them in math, writing, spelling, handwriting, reading, and art.
- Here are some resources for increasing student engagement with whiteboards in science class.
- 5 Tips for Organizing and Managing WhiteBoards
- Here are some ways to incorporate whiteboards into history lessons.
- Check out 35 Whiteboard Hacks Every Teacher Can Really Use - These are more for the large teacher whiteboards.
- Set of 25 Mini Dry Erase Boards*
- Colorful 40 Pack of Magnetic White Board Erasers*
- Assorted Low Odor Dry Erase Markers - 36 Count
- Even though it's a bit spendy, Whiteboard Liquid Cleaner* really does the job well. I don't use it all of the time, but periodically it helps revive the look of the boards.