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Multiple Display Boards/Screens


Multiple display spaces promote collaboration by allowing groups to share information easily as they work. As often part of a flexible learning space, having multiple displays or devices allows students to more easily engage in inquiry-based and project-based assignments.

Use It in the Classroom

Watch how this teacher shares their desktop to individual tablets so that each student can create their own annotations and participate.

  • Teachers can mirror their tablet or computer on multiple screens in the classroom so all students can easily see and engage with the content. This interactive instructional technique captures student Attention and also gives teachers the ability to support students who may need a device closer to them due to Vision or Hearing needs.
  • Design It into Your Product

    Videos are chosen as examples of strategies in action. These choices are not endorsements of the products or evidence of use of research to develop the feature.

    See how multi-boarding from SMART Board promotes collaborative group work in a work setting. This collaborative tool can also be used in a classroom where, by providing three conjoined screens, groups can seamlessly share and visualize each other's work.

  • Designing interfaces that can display and be manipulated on multiple screens promotes collaborative learning and communication. Integrating cooperative learning tasks, such as drawing and team games, supports teachers in having frequent, meaningful collaboration in their classrooms.
  • Factors Supported by this Strategy