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Live and Online!: Tips, Techniques, and Ready-to-Use Activities for the Virtual Classroom by Jennifer Hofmann

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Chapter 4. Whiteboard Exercises and Techniques

Some variation of the whiteboard tool is found in virtually every synchronous classroom platform. Roughly the synchronous equivalent of a traditional flip chart, whiteboards allow trainers and participants to post ideas on a shared space. Images and content can be placed on prepared whiteboards (often in the form of PowerPoint slides) and then marked up ("annotated") using a variety of drawing tools.

It's a mistake to think of the whiteboard simply as a flip chart, however. That is truly minimizing the potential of the tool. When thoughtfully designed, whiteboard exercises can be truly interactive and collaborative.

Collaborative whiteboard exercises can make the program seem to move more quickly for ...

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