whiteboarding Recommendations

3 Recommendations are tagged with "whiteboarding"

How can I fulfill “writing across the curriculum” requirements in a physics class?

July 11, 2019 by Leslie Atkins Elliott

Many universities require a "writing across the curriculum" (WAC) course, where students receive focused instruction on writing in their discipline. Informal writing is integral to how physicists do physics. By explicitly attending to informal writing, you can address many WAC goals and support the effective use of research-based methods in physics.

writing,  lab notebooks,  whiteboarding


Best practices for whiteboarding in the physics classroom

September 22, 2017 by Sam McKagan and Daryl McPadden

Whiteboards are an indispensable tool that physicists use to work out ideas individually and collaboratively, and to present those ideas, both for public discussion and critique of tentative ideas and for communication of more fully formed ideas. In this recommendation, we offer guidance for how to use whiteboarding effectively in your classroom.

whiteboarding,  best practices,  SCALE-UP,  Modeling Instruction


What kind of whiteboards should I use?

September 22, 2017 by Sam McKagan, PhysPort director

Whiteboards are a great tool for students to work out ideas individually and collaboratively, and to present those ideas. Based on reports from expert educators, this recommendation discusses the questions you should ask when choosing whiteboards, and the advantages and disadvantages of each type of whiteboard, product suggestions, and the advantages of whiteboards over other collaboration tools.

whiteboarding,  best practices,  SCALE-UP,  Modeling Instruction