The internationally recognised educational consultant, Dr Dylan Wiliam has acclaimed student whiteboards as the most important development in educational technology since the slate 200 years ago!
In a world of technological advancement Dr Wiliam advocates drywipe boards and template pockets as a valuable assessment tool in his book ‘Embedded Formative Assessment’.
‘Whiteboards are powerful tools in that the teacher can quickly frame a question and get an answer from the whole class’ says Dr Wiliam. The teacher can then easily assess how well the concepts have been grasped.
A flexible alternative is the template pocket. In this way the teacher can preprint different images on the inserts for specific lessons i.e. graph paper for Maths or a map for Geography. The same assessment logic follows through as with the whiteboards.
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