There are surfaces all over school buildings – walls, tables, floors, etc. – and they are often underutilized for their potential to impact learning. Making learning visible can be an important ingredient in authentic collaboration.
Seeing surfaces as opportunities for creative, interactive, collaborative learning generates boundless possibilities for learners of all ages. Whether it’s whiteboard tabletops, writable glass, touchscreens, or more, writable surfaces enliven and maximize learning spaces.
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- Case Study: Eden Park Elementary School
Eden Park went all-in with writable surfaces: tables, walls, small locker facings; and it has been a huge success!
- A Simple Guide to Writable Walls
This article describes some different types of writable walls and the reasons for choosing each one.
- The Multilayered Benefits of Writable Surfaces
Nathan Strenge discusses what it was like to teach in a room of floor-to-ceiling writable surfaces.
- 40-second Video on Writable Surfaces
Watch this short clip in our Design Patterns video series.