Hi all – this is Mrs. Harris again. Last time I visited Charity, I talked about turning windows into whiteboards. I find whiteboards a valuable resource in my classroom, so today I have three tips about whiteboards.
Tip #1 – Get ’em cheap!
Like many people, I stocked up on cheap whiteboards by getting white panelboard cut into smaller pieces at my local big box home improvement store.
Tip #2 – Add to their Erasability!
I heard others have had difficulty erasing from these DIY’ed boards, so I primed each whiteboard with a good rub down of WD-40. This makes traditional whiteboards easier to clean too!
Tip # 3 – Add Velcro!
The best thing I did is add permanent adhesive backed velcro to each of the six small whiteboards.
The six boards are up on the walls around my classroom. Students can pull the boards off the wall to complete group work, and then stick the board back up on the wall to show off their work. There are so many instructional uses for this whiteboard/velcro combination. How would you use velcro-backed whiteboards in your classroom?
P.S. Not to toot my own horn, but you can find more awesome teaching ideas at Mrs. Harris Teaches Science.