Math PK-2

Multiple Display Boards/Screens


Multiple display spaces help develop oral language skills as well as Social Awareness & Relationship Skills by allowing groups to share information easily as they work. Standing and working on vertical surfaces, such as whiteboards, blackboards, or windows, also makes the work visible to teachers, so they can can monitor progress without intruding, and other groups, so they can get ideas from other groups to develop their own thinking.

Use It in the Classroom

Watch how this elementary school uses smart wall paint to allow students to write on the walls and tables with dry erase markers. By painting multiple surfaces, students have easy access to fun writing surfaces that can also be used collaboratively.

  • 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 could be especially beneficial during collaborative problem solving or for graphic organizers. 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

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    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 collaborative tasks, such as drawing and team games, supports teachers in having frequent, meaningful collaboration in their classrooms.
  • Factors Supported by this Strategy

    Numeracy and Mathematics