We are living in the modern life. There are more and more teaching aids which are used in the classroom such as computer, video, music, toys, chalkboard, poster… using chalkboard is a good way in teaching. We can use chalkboard as visual aids.
Firstly, we can use chalkboard to write the information and give some example which relates the lesson. When students see the topic on the board, it is more memorable than just hearing it. Sometime, the voice of teacher is not audible in some words or sentences. Writing on the board will help students to see better.
Secondly, chalkboard is used to draw. When teacher want to explain or show students some examples which relate to the lesson, teacher can draw them on the board. For example, teacher explains meaning of some words such as tree, house and cat. Teacher draws all of them on the chalkboard and asks students to guess their meaning. Besides, drawing charts, graphs… help students easy to look and study. Teacher can ask students to draw on the board. It is an interesting activity.
Thirdly, teacher can use chalkboard to play game. Games are important factor to make a successful lesson. Only chalkboard, we can organize many interesting games such as who is faster, slap the board, matching game… this is a good way to lead students to the lesson. And help them relax.
Lastly, we can use chalkboard to review the class. Chalkboard is the centre of the class. When teacher write something, all students can see them. Therefore, in classroom management, teacher evaluates their discussion on the board. Students will realize the result of their group and try to do a good job.
Chalkboard is an interesting teaching aid. Using chalkboard is both easy and useful.