Classroom Whiteboards undoubtedly provide huge benefits in the classroom. They are now a standard piece of classroom equipment. Your children can use whiteboards for schools in countless ways. You can simply write answers to a question or demonstrate maths calculations. You can even use them to play learning games to consolidate understanding.
Whiteboards encourage whole class participation. Where a child is reticent to raise their hand, they can write their answer down instead. This helps to build confidence and participation in class. They also help teachers spot any child who is struggling with the task or has mis-understood the instruction. A teacher can quickly spot where a child is struggling and intervene. This can be done without disrupting the learning of the rest of the class or having to identify the child to their peers.
Whiteboards allow for increased interest in learning. Drawing or writing on a whiteboard is much more fun than simply using paper! Anxiety levels in children are reduced because any mistakes they make can simply be wiped clean.
Whiteboards are an ideal resource for developing literacy. Younger children can use whiteboards for developing letter formation, writing and reading basic words. Older children also benefit from whiteboards. They use them for practising spellings, extended writing and correct punctuation. Whiteboards equally support numeracy learning as they are perfect for children to work together to solve calculations.
Using whiteboards in the classroom also stimulates creativity. They allow children to experiment with pen control, drawing and colouring.
Which Type of Whiteboard Is Best For Me?
There are many different types of whiteboards to choose from. Lap boards are perfect for children to use at their desks. The Wedge Whiteboard is ideal for small, targeted group learning and engagement either in the classroom or away from it. The larger magnetic, mobile and non-magnetic whiteboards are the perfect solution for front of class teaching. Our range of Youngstart easels are usable and adaptable and come with a 25 year guarantee.
So, whether you are looking for a basic whiteboard or a vitreous enamel steel surfaced whiteboard we are bound to have a whiteboard to suit your educational setting.