— Jon Orr (@MrOrr_geek) December 4, 2015
I’ve had students use small personal whiteboards at their desks before, but I couldn’t believe the change in active engagement and cooperation once they were standing. The discussions they were having about the math was much more insightful and meaningful.
Our whiteboard uses usually started as soon as the bell rang. In their random pairs they would put up a few homework questions from the previous day. I could see students looking around verifying their work with their peers. They were self assessing.
— Jon Orr (@MrOrr_geek) September 23, 2015
We continued to make use of the boards while we worked through our new challenges. Students had no problem leaving their space to go and talk to another group to gain some insight on new strategies. I can easily circulate the room to engage students in conversations and challenge their reasoning.
So….if you can, get some writeable surfaces on those walls of yours. This will be your next My Favourite post!
I found some stick on whiteboards from http://writeyboards.com
I also bought some boards that lean against the wall from Home Depot