March 05, 2003
Individual white boards can be used for obtaining feedback from students. You can make inexpensive individual white boards by using Formica sheets available from home improvement or hardware stores. Cut the large sheets of Formica into 9-inch by 12-inch or 12-inch by 18-inch sheets. In the classroom, these sheets can be written on with erasable markers to get feedback from students. They can be used to close a lesson or to monitor student understanding of what you have taught. They save paper, and are a way in which the students can have a new way to express ideas.