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Competition winner at The Education Show

Visitors were invited to suggest an innovative use of Magic Whiteboard.

Well done to Philippa Tomlinson, Deputy Head at Lidget Green Primary School in Bradford. Philippa had the idea of using Magic Whiteboard to teach and improve hand writing for children in classes.

Model handwriting would be put on the interactive writeboard then a sheet of Magic Whiteboard put over the top (a bit like tracing paper). The children would then be asked to trace the model handwriting, if any mistakes were made these can be rubbed out and corrected.

The most popular suggestion was to use Magic Whiteboard to complement the use of the interactive whiteboard. A sheet of Magic Whiteboard can be used to quickly capture learning or to emphasise a point. This can then be stuck to the interactive whiteboard when it was not being used. The teacher can quickly take in down when they wanted to switch back to the interactive whiteboard. Magic Whiteboard is great for this because it leaves no marks and will not damage the interactive whiteboard.

Other ideas suggested by teachers:
• to teach music - 5 bars can be drawn on the Magic Whiteboard. Notes can then be drawn and rubbed out as necessary.
• to teach mapping (geography) - the grid makes it great for co-ordinates and Ordinance Survey mapping.
• remote working in traveller communities - sheets can be stuck to the outside of caravans and lessons with children can be held outside
• use for group work on desks - rather than using small boards Magic Whiteboard can be used to teach spelling.
• for group work and sharing learning - Sheets can be given to groups working on tables, students then generate ideas and solutions.
• Magic Whiteboard sheets can be stuck around the classroom and on windows allowing everyone to see everyone else's work.
• maths teaching - the grid is good for co-ordinates and for drawing charts and graphs.
• french teaching - the squares make it perfect for teaching french.


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