If you use mini-whiteboards in your classroom, please feel welcome to share your experiences via the Discussion tab above this text box. I will include any responses with acknowledgement of the source in the text below.

Practical uses for me include:
  • Using small whiteboards to number up the axes of large-scale graphs
  • As labels for 'whole class' Venn Diagrams & Carroll Diagrams
  • Mental arithmetic questions..."Show me your answer" allows me to quickly scan the entire class' response
  • Drawing reflections from a mirror of multi-link cube model

I have also found mini-whiteboards engage some kids for who find 'getting an answer wrong' is an issue. They are prepared to take a risk if they know they can 'fix it up' in-the-moment.

A very useful resource that documents many other ways is available. the full URL is: www.eriding.net/resources/maths/040818_rray_maths_ks3_using_mini_white_boards.doc

This document is also downloadable -->

From Andrew Field:
  • Literacy activities - "What does chronology mean?" - write it down - 30 secs.
  • Chronology Activities - "I've got six dates on the board (mixture of AD / BC) - which is the earliest?" - write it down - 10 seconds.
  • Group Voting - source activity - read four sources. "Which one do you feel most accurately reflects the viewpoint...." - write A, B, C or D on your whiteboard. 10 secs - I'll then ask one of you to explain.
  • 'Involvement encouragement' - everyone has to write their opinion down. Look at two sources - why are they helpful to the historian studying... Hold your board up when you've finished...
  • Drawing - who can remember what we did last lesson? Draw a quick sketch
  • How accurate is this statement - ".... " write down your opinion - 30 seconds....