Updated: Jun 19
Teachers, presenters, I think you’ll agree with me when I say:
It’s REALLY hard to create an engaging and interactive class when everyone could only communicate through the screen.
Don’t you wish you could utilise the huge whiteboard in your class where you could scribble a bunch of text and annotate freely and naturally? Isn’t it even better if you could get students to participate on the whiteboard just like how you would do in class?
Well, here’s a simple trick that you could do with the Kiap Kiap! to keep that interactive whiteboard experience remotely! The best part is that you do not have to spend hundreds of dollars on expensive software plans which don’t provide you with that physical experience.
If that sounds exciting for you, let’s get right into it!
Idea: DIY Home Whiteboard With Kiap Kiap!
There are 3 simples steps below for us to take to transform your desk into an engaging whiteboard presentation:
1. Gears required
2. Set up Kiap Kiap!
3. Set up whiteboard and present!
Step 1. Getting the right gears
With every great set-up comes a great set of gears! Here are 3 simple items we need to set up an exciting whiteboard lesson from our home desk!
1. A Laptop or a iPad
In the 21st Century today, most of us should have access to either a laptop or an iPad at our homes, so what better way to save up than to use the items that we already have? There is no need to get a specifically high spec product to make this work, just grab whatever you have on your desk and you are ready to go!
(We 3D printed our own blue stand stand as seen in the photo!)
2. MoBlocks Kiap Kiap!
After having a proper base to run your virtual classes, the next thing to get is the Kiap Kiap! The Kiap Kiap! is specially designed and customised to fit your devices and provide you with the most optimal experience! It comes with 3 different colours which helps to beautify your set-up as well.
The Kiap Kiap! is also set at a competitively low price as an initiative to help teachers and presenters enhance their virtual lesson plans this pandemic without having to worry about spending a fortune.
Get yours here:
3. Whiteboard + Whiteboard Markers
Finally, how could we have a whiteboard class without a whiteboard right? All you have to do is to get a simple whiteboard from a local convenient store like popular and some whiteboard markers and you are set to go!
Here’s a rule of thumb when choosing a whiteboard to help create the best experience.
For laptop users, find a whiteboard that could cover the base of your laptop nicely. Make sure it is sturdy and not too flimsy so that it lays nicely over your keypad, protecting your keys in the process. This would provide a nice full writing area as shown in the example below.
For iPad users, a rectangle whiteboard that has a width equal or greater than your iPad would help to create the best experience.
(We 3D printed our own blue tablet stand as seen in the photo!)
Double-Sided A4 Compact Whiteboard ($1)
In the above example, we used a simple A4 whiteboard that is not only versatile but can be found at as cheap as $1. Here’s a link if you hope to purchase one of them to create your virtual DIY home whiteboard desk from our friendly partner, OneDollarOnly.com.sg
Step 2. Set up the Kiap Kiap!
After getting all your gear ready, it’s time to set up your desktop or iPad with the Kiap Kiap!
If you are new to the Kiap Kiap, fret not as here are some of the guides we have set up especially for you to make the experience an easy one:
Kiap Kiap! Guide (Zoom iPad)
Kiap Kiap! Guide (Google Meet iPad)
Kiap Kiap! Guide (Skype iPad)
Kiap Kiap! Guide (Cisco Webex iPad)
Kiap Kiap! Guide (Zoom Laptops)
Kiap Kiap! Guide (Google Meet Laptops)
Kiap Kiap! Guide (Skype Laptops)
Kiap Kiap! Guide (Cisco Webex Laptops)
Here are just some examples of the more common web conference applications like Zoom and Google Meet that we know most of you used. If there is a specific application that you hope to set up the Kiap Kiap! and would hope to see a tutorial, do let us know.
Step 3. Set up whiteboard & ready for your lesson!
We hope these simple examples help to improve the learning experience for you remotely. This is just one of many ways we could create an interactive classroom from our home desks! We may not be able to have physical classes right now, but we can still make the best of the situation we have.
If you found this example useful, we would really appreciate it if you share this to help others with their remote lessons! You can also find laptop and tablet guides here!
We want to hear from you. How has the Kiap Kiap! enhanced your lessons/presentation experience? What other features would you hope to see? Feel free to tag us on our social media 😊