Breathing New Life into Message Boards

Hello teachers!

In my opinion, our message boards are one of our most underutilized tools. Rather than a place to store resources, the message board is really an extension of your virtual classroom, a place to build community and inspire learning.

Think of your message boards as the bulletin boards in traditional classrooms. Would you only post lessons and modifications on your bulletin board? I doubt it! You would have inspirational posters, examples of student work, and content posters (ex. the solar system, the writing process, etc.). 

With it being a new semester, I thought this would be a great time to share what some of our educators are doing with their message boards.

Ed Lawrence shared how he sets up his main landing page and encourages student interaction through discussion threads. 

 Ed's Landing Page

Ed's Landing Page

 Discussion thread for student interaction

Discussion thread for student interaction

 

Lisa Dolder shared how she uses secure Google Sites.

 standard message board

standard message board

 modification message board

modification message board

Brock Shelley shared how Susan George's message board inspired him to create a more visual display. 

 susan's Message Board

susan's Message Board

 Brock's message board

Brock's message board

CCA teachers: Please contact me for the recording! 

Thanks for stopping by!

~Ashly