In each group seating room, you will find a rack of individual whiteboards, pens, cleaning cloths and cleaner for student use. The pens are refillable, please do not throw them away. In some cases, there may be enough boards for every student to have one, in other cases, student may have to share in pairs or groups.
There are a variety of purposes!
- To allow student responses to be large enough for you to read quickly as you go around the room.
- For students to write responses that they can hold up for you and/or the rest of the class to see.
- For one student to record responses or information that the group is supposed to be creating or gathering together.
- When doing something sequential, like solving a math equation or discussing a linear process, you can have one student write the equation or a starting point, then pass the board off to another student who provides the first step, then passes off to someone else who then provides the second step, and so on. If a student is passed the board and feels that there has been an error in a prior step, they can make a change instead of adding a step.