White Boarding: Communicating Scientific Ideas
School: Rochester Adams High School
Group learning is a major component of my classroom and I have found whiteboarding to be a wonderful strategy to help my students communicate ideas, record their thinking, and to build collaboration. By having groups of 3-4 students working together on a single white board, it has allowed for deeper discussions, higher levels of thinking, and is a way to engage all members of the class. Students use the boars to complete tasks, answer questions and to find solutions to a problem. My students would benefit from having more than one class set to allow for continued discussions and to grow their thinking over multiple days instead of having to recreate their boards each day because of continual use throughout my different classes.