Reflection: Student Ownership Metallic and Covalent Bonds- Formation and Naming - Section 4: Elaborate


I use whiteboards throughout my lessons as a way to quickly check for understanding. 

Whiteboards are great for a number of reasons including:

  1. Students are engaged in the practice (vs. just completing a workhseet)
  2. Students work with a partner to help each other with the content (on 1 of me and 32 of them)
  3. Students get instant feedback for their answers
  4. If students perform the question incorrectly they have another chance to try.
  5. I can quickly go over common mistakes with students.

This video shows how this works in one of my classes. Some of the things to notice include:

  1. I first show the problem to students
  2. Students show me their answers and I give a thumbs up or nod of my head and they then wait for the next problem. 
  3. Some students get incorrect answers and I have them try again.
  4. I go over the answer once most students have tried/gotten the correct answer.

  Student Ownership: Covalent Whiteboards
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Metallic and Covalent Bonds- Formation and Naming

Unit 3: Unit 3: Bonding & Periodic Table Trends
Lesson 6 of 9

Objective: Student will be able to explain the characteristics of metallic and covalent bonds including how to name covalent compounds through taking notes, doing whiteboards, and performing practice questions.

Big Idea: Metallic bonds involve delocalized electrons among metals while covalent bonds involve nonmetals which share electrons in molecular orbitals.

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