School: Adlai Stevenson High School
I am interested in creating an environment where cooperative learning is more easily accomplished. It is difficult for a group of students to collaborate with each other when looking at a piece of paper or small white board, which is why I would like to purchase a set of Jumbo Magnetic Portable White boards ($150-$200 each) to share, allowing groups of 4 to 6 students to share ideas and communicate freely. Additionally, as a science teacher I would like to get giant magnetic manipulatives for biology, chemistry, and environmental science classes (prices vary by topic) to attach to the boards. Using these magnetic white boards with accessories would allow all the students to see and participate. Many colleges have adopted work areas for the students with entire walls of white boards, so incorporating magnetic white boards into the classroom would also be helping students be prepared for the future.