Effective learning laboratories use all the space available for teaching, learning, and inquiry. While some wall displays are produced by instructional specialists to share information or motivate students, others are created by students to share the results of their information inquiries. Some wall boards are collaborative areas where many students contribute their ideas.
The following examples demonstrates how wall displays facilitate the learning experiences of the student information scientist.
Each year the group participates in the Journey North project. This global study involves students in sharing their field observations with others across North America. They view the progress of the project on the Journey North Monarch Butterfly website and trace the migration on a wall map in the learning laboratory where others can share the experience. The visual below shows a map from the website. Click the map to learn more about this project.
Explore Samantha's investigation for more detail.