October 7


Wow – now I have them, I wonder how I ever managed without them!  Well, actually I can remember life before mini-whiteboards quite clearly and to be honest, it wasn’t all that bad!

Mini-whiteboards are another one of those resources which you can use over and over again for a variety of different activities.  They’re cheap (pieces of white paper laminated), easy to clean and environmentally friendly.  I made a set of four, so that students can use them individually, in pairs or in groups of three depending on my class size and I’ve used them A LOT so far…

With VYLs, we used them to practise writing numbers.  I said the number, and they had to write it – simple.

With YLS, we did a spelling race of the new vocabulary we’d learnt.

With teens, we played Las Vegas Grammar and they wrote their answers on there.

With adults, we did a Word Transformation activity (which you can find in the Vocab section here) and teams had to write the correct word as quickly as possible.

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Posted October 7, 2010 by Teresa Bestwick in category Resources

7 thoughts on “Mini-Whiteboards!

  1. ktenkely

    I have used these for years and was thrilled when they came out with whiteboard paper, it is cheap, easy to replace, and fits nicely in a students desk!

  2. Beccie

    I love mini-whiteboards, as a primary teacher you can never use them enough!!! Spelling, maths, sentences… and like Michelle said, the younger learners love it!

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    Very informative and helpful. I was searching for this information but there are very limited resources. Thank you for providing this information.

  4. James Green

    Mini-whiteboards are now part of my classroom toolbox. I have been using them in the EFL teaching environment for four years in Turkey, where I reside. I also deliver workshops on their usage to increase learner motivation through active participation. Please feel free to contact me for tips.

    1. Teresa Bestwick (Post author)

      Thanks for stopping by, James. It would be great to hear how you use them in class as I think they’re a very motivating tool and add a new dimension to the class – I’m always looking for new things to try out 🙂


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