I’ve seen this idea floating around and I love it! I think there are so many possibilities for thing you can put in the page protector and I think the kids will be so engaged when they can use white board markers instead of pencil and paper. I also think it will change a lot of what I do as far as assessment. Instead of turning in papers, I will be able to walk around and see what students are working on and change my teaching accordingly. I also plan to use graph paper for graphing equations and slope.
So here’s what I did:
Step 1: Take page protector and put a piece of white card stock inside. I did this because I wanted students to be able to hold their answers up when needed and it gives the whiteboards a little more stability.
Step 2: Cut off the 3 hole punch edge.
Step 3: Cut a length of fun duck tape (Yes, I know the old school silver stuff is Duct Tape, but the fun colored kind is actually Duck Tape). I went with pink zebra stripes, blue jeans, and mustaches. I folded the tape around the bottom edge first, then did the same for the sides. I left the top open so I can slide different papers in there.
This was the point when I realized that it might take a lot longer than I thought… But it really wasn’t too bad once I got a system.
The finished product:
All 3 designs: