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Workshop: Whiteboard Solutions for the Digital Classroom (March 15th, 2-3 pm)

GOAL: Introduce and compare different methods of remote whiteboarding


DESCRIPTION: We will discuss many different methods for doing what would normally be done on a classroom chalkboard. We will describe in detail the best way to carry out each method, as well as both necessary and optional software/hardware needed for each method.  The methods discussed will range from low tech (filming yourself at a physical whiteboard, filming a piece of paper as you write on it, using a zoom/blackboard digital white board) to higher tech (using collaborative digital whiteboards, using an infinite space whiteboard, using a wacom).


TAKEAWAYS: Attendees will leave with a better understanding of the many different options for compensating for a lack of chalkboards, as well as how to best perform each.



  • Monday, March 15th.
  • 2:00 – 3:00 PM


FACILITATOR BIOS: Jason Block is a Carnegie Educational Technology Fellow and mathematics PhD student at the CUNY Graduate Center. His research area is computability theory, a branch of mathematical logic that examines the complexity of functions, sets, and other mathematical objects. He is a co-organizer and founder of the CUNY Student Logic Seminar. Since 2018, he has been an adjunct in the mathematics department at Brooklyn College. Both as an instructor and as a Carnegie Fellow, he tries to create instructional methods that are accessible to all students, especially those facing difficult circumstances.

John Zayac is a Carnegie Educational Technology Fellow and Ph.D. candidate in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Program. His dissertation research combines field and analytical methods to decipher the triggering mechanisms and eruptive history of highly explosive volcanoes in northwestern Nicaragua. Following the completion of his B.S. at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and his M.S. at the University of California, Santa Barbara, John worked as community college geology professor in Los Angeles. John has taught lecture, laboratory, and independent project-driven courses at UC Santa Barbara, Los Angeles Pierce College, Queens College, and Vassar. John is broadly focused on the development of resources to support STEM instruction and the expansion of foundational quantitative and scientific literacy throughout the CUNY student population.

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