Teaching Tips

Whiteboarding Tip 3: The Presentation Method

Groups of students stand in front of the class and present the information on their whiteboards. The whiteboards are displayed such that everybody can see the content; students present and explain their thinking and the drawings, graphs, data tables and any other info on their whiteboards. Students in the classroom, as well as the teacher, have the chance to ask questions and request more explanations if needed.

This method works well when you want groups to present and defend their ideas in detail, e.g. when they discuss their design of an experiment, their model of a concept, or their solution to a physics problem.

Reference: Henry, D., Henry, J., & Riddoch, S. (2006). Whiteboarding your way to great student discussions. Science Scope, 29 (7), 50-53.

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