Why Teachers Are Switching to the FigJam Whiteboard

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Traditional slide decks for hosting content in live videoconferences have the major drawback that the content is static and fixed ahead of time. Students can only watch passively and respond through the chat box on the side, and their comments are easy to miss if the teacher is focused on the slide. By contrast, whiteboards blend fixed content with student interactions by allowing participants to post to the videoconference page itself. They’re also a great way for students to organize team projects and for teachers to track those projects. As whiteboards are a common way for hosting team brainstorming sessions in business, giving students experience with a whiteboard will also better prepare them for the workforce.

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