Rather than post images on your whiteboard / interactive whiteboard why not try this strategy?
Picture walk works like this:
Stick a number of images related to your content area around the classroom and have your learners walk around the classroom studying the pictures.
I have used this strategy in a number of ways including:
- During a unit on World War 1 poetry, I posted several images around the room and my learners had to match the image to a line in the poem.
- When investigating descriptive writing, I have posted several images around the room that learners have to describe or that learners have to match certain vocabulary / phrases to.
- When studying Science, I have posted several images around the room related to the topic we were investigating (Cells, forces, sound waves) and learners had to match the picture to a vocabulary item.
It is a good idea to include some form of matching activity for your learners to complete when doing a picture walk rather than just have them walk around the classroom. These activities could be activities such as:
- Matching vocabulary
- Matching phrases
- Matching sentences
- Matching paragraphs
After a picture walk you can return to the pictures and learners could discuss them with each other in pairs or small groups and then with the whole class.