The ChalkboardBased on excerpts from The Expert Educator (Jones, et al. , 1994)
Summary LayoutThings to DO Intro What is a chalkboard? Activity Round Robin Brainstorming List advantages and limitations of the use of chalkboard to classroom teaching STWT Students and Teacher Working Together Categorize the advantages and limitations of the use of chalkboard to classroom teaching Discussion on the Categorized Advantages and Limitations of Discussion Chalkboard and its Application Synthesis Summarize the discussion
Chalkboard Emphasizing essential information and developing ideas as the class progresses • A smooth hard panel, usually green or black, for writing on with chalk; a blackboard. (http://www.answers.com/topic/chalkboard) • This medium includes a large writing area, a writing substance (usually chalk), and an eraser. Allow students to use the chalkboard to become involved in their own learning.
Round Robin BrainstormingTake. Listen. Think. Write. Pass. Listen. Write. Listen. Continue. Finalize. ACTIVITY TIME T- Chart Study. Categorize. Finalize.
Advantages of a Chalkboard It is the most available instructional material which can be used in presenting the lesson Availability. Most areas assigned for instruction are equipped with chalkboards. Also, if more board space is needed, portable boards of various types and styles are handy.
Advantages of a Chalkboard The chalkboard is inexpensive, especially when the usable life of the board is considered.
Advantages of a Chalkboard It is flexible in use in the sense that instructors may use it, learners may use it and changes can be easily made through erasure. You can easily add or erase if you committed error or you forgot to write about the topic.
Advantages of a Chalkboard Space. Lots of writing space is usually provided. In showing solutions of the different mathematical problems , chalkboard is very useful to show it systematically.
As a teacher uses the chalkboard in discussing the lesson, itAdvantages of a Chalkboard enables the students to follow and understand more the explained topic especially for those students who have hearing disorder. The chalkboard can be used to present more formally prepared lessons, or for informal, spontaneous sessions.
By using the chalkboard, the teacher can write theAdvantages of a Chalkboard important information about the topic Ideas can be dealt with at all levels from facts to concepts, from cognitive to affective learning.
Advantages of a Chalkboard Various colored chalk or pens can be used to develop the topic, show parts or build associations
Advantages of a Chalkboard A point-by-point outline of a presentation can be made on the spot with diagrams, charts, and other accentuation drawn at the appropriate moment. The teacher can illustrate/ draw figures and highlight these drawings by using colored chalks.
Advantages of a Chalkboard The visual communication of the chalkboard directs attention of the class to the purposes of the lecture or discussion. Through chalkboard, the students can improve or develop their thinking ability and visualize their own ideas.
Advantages of a Chalkboard Ideas or topics suggested in discussion can be listed on the board, reorganized, deleted, added to, and put in final form. You can easily add or erase if you committed error or you forgot to write about the topic.
Advantages of a Chalkboard Test or discussion questions can be put on the board and covered up before the class assembles, then revealed at the appropriate time. This can save on time and cost of duplication materials. You can write important events such as holidays, assignments and other information that serve as reminder for students
Advantages of a Chalkboard A number of learners can do practice or drill work on the board at one time, allowing the instructor to give feedback immediately. Using chalkboard, the students can improve their handwriting/ penmanship
The chalkboard carries with it a “temporariness.” Material putDisadvantages of a Chalkboard on the board cannot be saved or made permanent. You cannot save the writings/ visual materials posted on the board.
Disadvantages of a Chalkboard Teachers with a short height may not be able to use the chalkboard in a maximum way. Chalkboards are often fixed in such a way that they are not always at a comfortable height for all potential users.
Disadvantages of a Chalkboard Chalkboard is not applicable in dark areas and is not appropriate for students having visual impairments. Being fixed, chalkboards can put restrictions on the use of classroom space and classroom activities as learners need to be placed when they can see the boards.
Disadvantages of a Chalkboard With age, use of certain types of chalk, and/or improper cleaning practices, boards can become cloudy as they retain chalk dust.
Disadvantages of a Chalkboard Some instructors are psyched- out of using the board because they feel a lack of artistic ability.
Disadvantages of a Chalkboard Motion cannot easily be shown. It cannot show motion to discuss a process.
Disadvantages of a Chalkboard It can cause misconception or misunderstanding if it is not used properly. Chalkboard work can be messy. A teacher’s handwriting or spelling deficiencies are most obvious when using the chalkboard.
Be prepared. See that the chalkboard and erasers are properlycleaned and maintained.Ensure that chalk isavailable in sufficientquantity; learners getvery tired of watchinginstructors searchconstantly during classfor a piece of chalk (oreraser). APPL ICATIO N
Plan what you are going to write on the board: keep writing to a minimum by using key words or conceptual diagrams; anddevelop topics by using the board from left to rightand top to bottom. APPL ICATIO N
Keep writing-A. neat:B. large, heavy and high enough to be visible by all;C. brief; andD. specific. APPL ICATIO N
Practice writing and/or printing in a straight line. APPL ICATIO N
Use yellow chalk on a green board, white on a black board, etc. APPL ICATIO N
If your chalk squeaks, simply break the piecein half. APPL ICATIO N
Learn to stand and/or move around so you do not block the view of learners as you use the board. N APPL ICATIOAvoidwriting and"talkinginto" theboard at thesame time.
Put the chalk down when you are through writing. This reduces the chances fordistraction caused by playing with the chalk. N APPL ICATIO
N APPL ICATIOUse the eraser to remove errors or makechanges. Using your hands only smears thechalk and may deposit oil on the board, whichcan serve as a dust collector.
In erasing the writings on the board, use a down-sweep erasing motion. Erasing theboard with a side-to-side motion only enables N APPL ICATIO the learners to observe (from a most unflattering angle) the instructor doing something resembling the "Twist." It also causes chalk- dust particles to fly into the air instead of into the collector tray..
When you are through with the material, erase itcompletely so that it will not serve as adistraction while the next topic is beingconsidered. N APPL ICATIO
N APPL ICATIOIntersperse writing on the board withquestions or verbal emphasis. Keep the classaware of what is being put on the board andwhy.
If important drawings or maps are neededon the board, a instructor is wise to savetime by: N APPL ICATIO•doing them before class, and•copying a projection on the board (from afilmstrip, slide, or opaque projector) ratherthan "free-handing" it.
Chalkboard etiquette: if someone will beusing the board after you, please dont leaveit for him/her to erase. Its nice to clean theeraser against the board as well. N APPL ICATIO
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