Classroom Layout and Hand-Held Whiteboards

Posted: May 21, 2011 in Classroom Environment
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The physical setup of the classroom helps to define the classroom culture. Ideally, furniture should be arranged to allow for student-to-student interaction. The following diagram shows one classroom layout that facilitates student interaction and group work.This setup also facilitates the student use of hand-held whiteboards. These whiteboards make it easy to display student work for presentation and discussion. Although small whiteboards may be purchased commercially, they can also be hand-crafted from large sheets of the whiteboard material purchase at a local hardware store. A sketch of sample whiteboard is shown in the following figure.

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