Whiteboard Challenge 1

Jess McCulloch asked me to develop some whiteboard challenges for project she is working on. The whole challenge site will be launching on August 11th – so if you want to take part visit the Whiteboard Challenge Wiki and see what you need to do.

This is the first of my Whiteboard Challenges. The infinite cloner is a Smartboard feature, but you can clone objects in Promethean software, or stack a pile of shapes over each other. You can read more about the challenge on its wiki page.


Whiteboard Challenge – Cloning from Danny Nicholson on Vimeo.

The challenge is to investigate how you could use cloning in a lesson resource, and then try it out with a class

How can you use this? Try some of these out.

  • dragging symbols onto weather maps / regular maps
  • Shapes and tessellations – have a square and a triangle – how many different shapes can you make?
  • Dragging labels onto diagrams
  • Fridge Magnet Poetry – clone an array of connecting words
  • counters on board games

There are other uses too, see if you can think of any

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Author: Danny Nicholson

Danny is an author, Science teacher, ICT Consultant, PGCE lecturer and computing / interactive whiteboard trainer. He has delivered training courses across the UK, in Europe, and in Canada. Please get in touch with your training requests.

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  1. Hi Danny

    Love the blog, it really is bursting with useful advice and tips. I think the Whiteboard Challenge is a great idea, for experienced and new IWB users alike. I am featuring it on my new Topmarks Blog and hope that it will remain active for longer than the 14 weeks. With many teachers still in holiday mode some may be take longer to complete the challenge. Well done. I hope we can have more of the same!

  2. I can’t speak for Jess, who set it up, but I get the impression it will stay up for a while so teachers can begin it when they can and work through the 7 challenges.

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