In this tutorial, we have collected some **teaching suggestions for using the WeSchool Board**. In addition to using it as a ‘traditional’ whiteboard, you can carry out activities to **involve all learners** and **cooperate in real time** through WeSchool, both in person and remotely.

For example, with the Board you can:

- easily
**insert formulas and graphs**for a STEM class **engage**the Group members with**an interactive exercise**- plan a
**coding lesson**, practicing with different coding languages **lead a brainstorming session**, during a Debate or a Project-based Learning Activity

### Inserting formulas and graphs

The Board helps you during a lecture or exercise on the study function; first, it** makes writing mathematic and scientific symbols and formulas easier **thanks to the Equations Tool. Click on Formula Mode to add them:

- by clicking on the
**keys at the top**of the editor, you can insert common mathematical symbols, such as the square root or the infinity symbol - you can also use
**shortcuts directly from the keyboard**, such as the “/” key for a fraction line, or the “^” key for the exponent - finally, the LaTex language is here to support you, so you can add any type of mathematical and scientific symbol. Click hereto read a summary of the symbols you can insert in LaTex

You can easily insert an **empty Cartesian plane**, on which learners can draw the function step by step. You will find a Cartesian plane to complete **among the ready-made math resources**, by clicking Insert Resource on the commands bar.

Lastly, you can also quickly generate a graph from a function through the Equations command. Click on **Graph Mode **and type any function:

### Engaging the class with interactive exercises

You can quickly create **interactive exercises** by taking the opportunity to add images to the Board. This kind of activity is **ideal as a warm-up at the beginning of class** to capture the learners’ attention and introduce a new topic.

For example, you can **transform the whiteboard into a blank map** where to identify the place of a battle or the location of a capital city or ask to **match names or definitions to one or more of the images**:

You can also **lock the image** so that the learners will not be able to move or edit it. Select the image and **click on the lock icon** on the menu that will pop up:

### A Coding lesson

The Board enables you to use a code editor and experience how **the most popular programming languages work**. This can help you introduce **Python, Javascript, and HTML** and highlight each language's differences and practical uses.

You can also **write the first lines of code together** by asking the learners to put into practice what they have learned:

### Leading a brainstorming session

The Board is also a solution for **gathering ideas, opinions, and insight from your learners on a topic**:

- a brainstorming session is the ideal starting point for a
**Debate**. You can gather the first impressions on a topic and invite learners to express them on the Board. Then you can merge the proposals into macro-areas, simply by moving around what you have already written as if it were post-it notes, to best highlight what’s most important - if you have designed a
**Project-based**activity, the Board can help teams work together. To do so, you can reserve a Board Tab for each team and monitor their progress and give feedback and suggestions.

Once the brainstorming session is over, you can save the Board content and upload it in a Module; that way it can always be available to the entire Group.