August 1, 2018
Quick tip for your next class: Lightboard!
Part chalkboard and part projection screen
When the glass is written on using a fluorescent marker, the ink will glow and become plainly visible
Camera on the other side of the glass records the video while reversing the frames to make the text readable
From the teacher’s point of view, they’re writing on a surface similar to a chalkboard while facing a camera. From the student’s point of view, the teacher makes eye contact while writing in midair.
All size classes
Usually for flipped classroom as short videos to watch prior to class
Can include visual aids like graphics or photos, but probably easiest to just start with text
Math, chemistry, etc
Equations; formulas, calculations, diagrams and very little text
Using it before class to explain complex topics that would take up significant class time
Would need to find studio with it or make your own (often at library or other media areas at University)
Need to make the lighted board and have video recording available
Video can be shared via youtube, vimeo, or on your instruction platform such as Canvas or Blackboard
Often before class
Students can control the pace
Students can view it over and over as needed
Great study tool
Try to keep it short to increase engagement and keep attention
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