As we continue on our distance learning journey, one of the greatest struggles I hear from teachers is the inability to write or draw on a whiteboard, particularly for subject areas like Math. Obviously, as a former math teacher, that definitely strikes home for me!
Years ago, I flipped my classroom and it was one of the best things I have ever done. However, it would take forever to write out the math, especially for complicated Math problems. As an example, try to accurate explain how to solve an equation like 3(x+4) – 6(x+2) = 7x – 5 without writing it out. It would take forever and it wasn’t as easy for kids to visualize.
At the time, I didn’t own a touchscreen device so I purchased a drawing tablet and it quickly became one of my favorite tools. All I had to do was plug it into my computer and I could write on my screen! More importantly, purchasing a decent drawing tablet only costs between $40 to $80. Obviously this is way more affordable than purchasing a new laptop for over $1,000. Our site purchased the XP-Pen Deco 01 V2 for our Math teachers and I have already heard great feedback from them!
In the video below, I will share how to set up your drawing tablet and use it with Google Jamboard and Screencastify: