A few weeks ago, EdTech brought the lightboard to the Graduate School!
Faculty, staff, and students were able to stop by York Commons to check it out, take a look at how it worked, and try it out for themselves.
Many excited students came by to play with the board and chat about some great ideas for implementing the board in their schools and counseling centers. Along with having the chance to write on the board with our colorful neon markers, students were also able to see how the lightboard effectively functioned in a classroom.
We pointed a camera towards the lightboard and showed the camera’s image on the TV in York Commons. Since people on the other side of the lightboard would see the writing backwards, the TV acted as a way to see what was being written on the board. The image on the TV was flipped horizontally, and those watching the lightboard during lectures could watch the TV, or a projector screen, to see both the person behind the lightboard, as well as the writing.
Students also had a chance to watch some recorded lightboard lectures created by Lewis and Clark College faculty. Recordings have become one of the lightboard's primary functions, allowing instructors to cover content outside of class in an interesting and interactive way, and then provide the recordings to the class for homework or study material. Some members of the LC community have recorded lectures in our TV Studio and shared them with their classes with much success.
As graduate students think about using the lightboard in their own classrooms and counseling spaces, we hope this success will continue to grow!
The TV Studio will be available for lightboard lecture recording over the week of March 26th - March 30th.
If you would like more information about the lightboard, or would like to schedule a time to record a lightboard lecture, please contact EdTech, at email@example.com