My first attempt at whiteboarding…without the whiteboards

Love! Love! Love this! Gotta find me some neon whiteboard markers.


I’ve got a flurry of firsts going on here! I love it.

I’ve been inspired to go beyond my normal routine lately by quite a few of the members of my PLN on Twitter. Last week I tried a ‘modeling’ discussion with my MYP Chemistry class. This week I tried whiteboarding. This was, again, inspired by the folks doing modeling and sharing ideas on #modchem. There was only one catch: I don’t have whiteboards. Yet. So what’s a guy to do?

Ask his PLN for ideas!

I did that quite a while ago and @dragan39 suggested I use neon whiteboard markers on a lab table. The funny thing is they don’t erase very well from the white board. But with a damp paper towel, they erase just fine from the lab table.

For my DP chemistry class, we’re working on Topic 1, Quantitative Chemistry. Some of my students had me…

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About J Martens

Educator living in Vancouver and working in SD37 Delta. Supporting Numeracy while learning how formative assessment, literacy, inquiry, and technology serve to improve learning and increase engagement (for teachers & students).
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2 Responses to My first attempt at whiteboarding…without the whiteboards

  1. Thanks so much for the reblog. I’ll be checking out your work next week to get some ideas. Assessment and feedback are points of focus for my professional growth this year. Good stuff!

    • J Martens says:

      Really liked your idea — elegant in its simplicity. Made me think of the US space pen versus the Soviet pencil. Sorry for the long delay in replying — my evenings are full and I’m discouraged from using social media during the work day:(

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