If you are an experienced user of interactive whiteboards, then you probably know about using layers in your interactive whiteboard flipcharts. However if you are reading this and you are still thinking what on Earth are layers? then read on and watch the video:
I have used Smartboard software in this example, but I used to work with Promethean’s ActivStudio and the principle is the same: what you add first to your drawing board goes to the back and every successive addition goes on top of it. If you learn to use this to your advantage, you will be able to create more exciting activities for your pupils.
In the video, I used white, black and grey because it seems to be the theme going on here at BoxOfTricks.net, but, needless to say, you can customise the shapes and colours to suit your own taste. A word of warning though: be careful which colours you use, something that looks good on your computer screen might not transfer so nicely to the interactive whiteboard.
I hope this helps and please let me know if you found this video useful.
You can see the second part of this tutorial if you click here.