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Whiteboards Presentation by Aman Sandhar PIDP 3250 Instructional Strategies


Contents 1) What is a whiteboard 2)History of a whiteboard 3)How does this strategy work best 4)Limitations 5)Advantages 6)Best practices 7)Role of the educator 8)Role of the learner 9)Ethical, Cultural and or gender implications 10)Summary 11)References


History Invented by Martin Hept Idea was for having a wall to take down messages on In the early 1990s there was a concern over allergies caused by the chalk so blackboards were replaced by whiteboards.

What is a whiteboard?:

What is a whiteboard? A board that can be wiped and used for teaching purposes where information can be exchanged Usually located in front of the classroom Can be used for giving important concepts to the students

How does this strategy work best?:

How does this strategy work best? Collaborative learning environment Group contribution Group setting Highlights an important concept


Limitations Can be visually impairing Clarity of the writing Visual Space Lighting in the room Writing too fast Physical location


Advantages Easy to erase Can use different ink colors Information can stay on the board until its erased by someone Great for visual learners Can be interactive Get students physically moving Good for the disabled students

Best Practices:

Best Practices Gives a clear picture of the important concepts Creates ideas Engages students

Role of the educator:

Role of the educator To provide the idea Encourage participation Engage the audience Facilitate the lesson

Role of the learner:

Role of the learner Participate Contribute ideas Interact

Ethical /cultural and gender implications:

Ethical /cultural and gender implications Cost involved Student participation is encouraged


Summary Whiteboards an effective strategy for teaching main concepts Easy to use Engages students


Reference Turel , Yain Kilic : Johnson, Tristan E. Teachers Beliefs and use of Interactive Whiteboards for Teaching and Learning. Journal of Educational Technology & Society. Jan 2012, Vol 15 Issue 1, p.381-394, 14p. Rimes, Ben. (2012). Creative Ways to use Your Interactive Whiteboard. Retrieved on 11 Oct 2012 from www.neamb.com/professional -resources/using-interactive-whiteboard.htm#

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