Throw Away Your Whiteboard! A journey to digital whiteboards using iPad, Keynote and Apple Pencil


Throw Away Your Whiteboard Book Cover
Throw Away Your Whiteboard - Apple Book Cover

This is my story of how I threw away my whiteboard in favour of an iPad and Keynote - including some of the amazing success I have had with this! I became frustrated with my students taking a picture of my whiteboard and the image being low quality and getting lost in a camera roll.


Book extract that reads "What if you could look back at any whiteboard, from any lesson?"


Book extract - Keynote changed my teaching

This is when I discovered the power of Keynote as a digital whiteboard. This tool has become invaluable during remote learning due to the pandemic and many teachers at Portsmouth College are now using this technique both in class as well as online. I still use this technique every day in my lessons and it has transformed my teaching as well as the way my students learn.


Example mind map from Media Studies using Keynote as a digital whiteboard

I hope you enjoyed this brief outline of my journey and it inspires you too.

You can download the book for free here on Apple Books


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Posted on August 28, 2022

Hi Chris, thank you for sharing your personal growth with Keynote. I love that Keynote offers so many varied options for learners with various learning styles. Sounds like your experiences and ideas are resonating with future educators as well. Thank you again for sharing😀

Posted on August 30, 2022

Thanks Kip! Such a big personal growth with the project and really harnessed some of the power of Keynote!

Posted on August 28, 2022

Such a big fan of your ideas, this book and the story you tell through it, Chris!

Amazing work! 🤩

Posted on August 30, 2022

Couldn't have done it without your support Eoin.

Posted on August 28, 2022

This is great! Definitely going to try this soon with my High School kiddos!

Posted on August 30, 2022

Amazing! Let me know how you get on with it! Reach out if you need help or guidance.

Posted on August 30, 2022

This is such a great resource for any classroom and what a great time of year to share. I love how this approach can connect to so many content areas.  Maybe an added tag for literacy could help with visibility? Thanks for creating and sharing! 🙏🏻

Posted on August 30, 2022

This reminds me of year ago when I was teaching with mini whiteboards and everyone had to show their whiteboard to each other, not Apple Classroom is great for this!

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