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Ms. K. from New York NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Whiteboarding in Physics Classrooms

The cost of whie boards and markers is $874, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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Many people look back on their experiences with physics and recall a sense of general defeat. "It was so hard" or "I just didn't get it" are common responses given by many adults when recalling their first (and sometimes only) encounter with physics. Luckily, educators are hearing these cries. In turn, physics education is changing very quickly. There are many new teaching methods exclusive to the science of physics that have been presented to teachers like myself over the past few years. The most successful methods incorporate groupwork, hands-on experience and laboratories, and inquiry-based investigations. Although many of the changes that physics classrooms have undergone are pedagogical, some are physical. For example, to facilitate group work, my lecture and laboratory classrooms are arranged in the same way. Students are then able to become comfortable in a year-long group for all activities such as classwork, homework, projects, and laboratories. A method that has been used in university and high school physics classrooms alike is called "whiteboarding". For many years, teachers have found this to be an effective method for groups to communicate among individual members and to the larger classroom. I would like to provide my students with whiteboards and markers so that group members can communicate ideas, formulas, and problem solving methods more easily to other students within a group. Also, it is important that any and all group members can re-communicate their ideas and process to others, namely the entire classroom, for further discussion. These tools will be useful in my classrooms and laboratories, and approximately 75+ students per semester will benefit on a weekly basis. Ideally, groups should be small and with the expectation that the physics program at High School for Environmental Studies will grow, I expect our need to be approximately 50 36" x 24" whiteboards, 100 dry-erase markers of various colors, and as many small erasers. With your help, I could implement whiteboarding into my classroom and provide students with a tried and tested pedagogical approach to physics education.

Ms. K.
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
EXPO MARKAWAY 3 1-ERASER 3-MARKERS, BLACK, BLUE, RED -- Sanford Expo Dry Erase Erasers; Eraser & Marker Set • Quill Corporation $7.73 50 $386.50
Lap-Size White Board (11"x16") • Delta Education $4.95 50 $247.50

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