Magnetic word cards are game changers for making interactive tables and charts on your classroom whiteboard. It is a good idea to have magnetic cards in different sizes and colors to make graphic organizers that have word cards that you can easily move around into different headings. Bigger cards can be used alongside smaller ones when creating bubble maps or sequencing stories on the whiteboard with your students. It is best to use magnetic cards that are not too thick, but have enough magnetism to hold them in place. Cards must also be large enough to be easily seen from across the room. With dry erase magnetic cards, you can use them on your magnetic whiteboard and other metal surfaces that are magnetic like your metal filing cabinet, metal cupboards, and metal classroom door.
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Uses for Magnetic Word Cards in the Classroom
Magnetic dry-erase word cards are typically used for site words, sequencing activities, whiteboard headings, whiteboard flashcards, mini student whiteboards, and interactive tables and charts on the classroom whiteboard.
Magnetic Word Cards for Classroom Whiteboards
- Multicolor Magnet Whiteboard Strips: These are 75 magnetic pads in 5 colors that can be used on magnetic whiteboards. You can write on them with a whiteboard marker, and wipe them off again. You can also cut some of them into arrows or other shapes for diagrams. They can be stacked up on each other in neat heaps, right on a corner of your whiteboard, when you are done with them. This is a good way to keep them nearby for the next time you need to use them.
- Use printable magnetic sheets to make DIY word cards: There are white, dry erase magnetic sheets that you can print words on and cut them out for your word wall. I should mention that the sheets are thinner than they look so they can be printable, but they stay on well. After printing, just peel off the backing to place the cards on your whiteboard.
- Use jumbo magnetic dry-erase magnetic cards for headings: These reusable magnetic dry-erase cards are great for moving around large headings or words on the tables or charts on your whiteboard. They have different colors for borders so that you can use them for color-coded sorting as well.
- Write spelling words with guide lines: For these dry-erase cards, the teacher uses a permanent marker for the handwriting lines, and a dry-erase marker for the words. The lines make it easier to write the words.
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