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1/ Hey #MedEd and #MedTwitter! We are back with a brand-new edition.

For this week’s #TweetorialTuesday from the #MedEdTwagTeam we are going to talk about #VirtualWhiteboards

#VirtualLearningEnvironment, #VirtualLearning, #Zoom (@zoom_us)
2/ Here is the series of #tweetorials that @JenniferSpicer4 from @EmoryDeptofMed and I have been bringing you every Tuesday.

Welcome to Week 5! Make sure to go back and check out our previous threads if they are of interest.
3/ Last week, @JenniferSpicer4 dropped some knowledge on improving the #learningclimate & interaction.

One of my favorite ways to increase interaction when I am teaching IRL is a #chalktalk

🙏 to @a_steverson for her #chalktalk on “troponinemia”

👀 the @gradydoctor #shoutout!
4/ Do y’all know that #Zoom has a #whiteboard function?

You turn it on when you share your screen. Peep the photos below:
5/ But I don’t know why I just showed this to you, because using the whiteboard like this is 🗑️.

Did you ever play with MS Paint back in the day? The @zoom_us #whiteboard (when used through a laptop) is like an old version of that, but worse.
6/ However! If you have a #tablet, the @zoom_us #whiteboard becomes a useful tool and acts a lot like a real whiteboard.

You have to sign into #Zoom on both your computer and tablet. Here you can see I am signed in on two devices (my laptop and iPad Pro).
7/ 🔑: When signing in using the tablet, don’t use the camera, or the audio. ESPECIALLY don’t use the audio on the tablet. If you have audio input from both the computer and tablet, it’s gonna get real nasty real quick (feedback between devices).
8/ Once you’re signed into #Zoom with both your computer and tablet, you want to share your screen from the tablet.

After you tap ”share screen” you will want to choose the ”whiteboard” option.

Then you are off and running.
9/ You will notice at the bottom of the screen, you have the option to change color of marker, use an eraser, change to typing, etc.
10/ This can be a super useful tool!

Here is a screenshot of a #virtualwhiteboard talk I gave to a learner on how to give #effectivewhiteboard talks, and then used it for this #tweetorial on #virtualwhiteboards as an example of #effectivevirtualwhiteboard talks. Got that? 🤯
11/ But Geoff, I don’t have a tablet.

Fear not!

There is an ingenious work around. It is a mix of high-tech and low-tech.

All it requires is your phone, a piece of paper, some markers, and some creativity.
12/ Make a stand for your phone. You can use a phone tripod if you have one. I used a cardboard box with a hole in it, and parts of two walls removed.
13/ Then sign into #Zoom from your phone (again, NO AUDIO to avoid feedback), and use your stand to point the camera of the phone at a piece of paper. Check the photos below to see what I am talking about.
14/ Now you can write all over your piece of paper like it is a #whiteboard. It's kinda like when teachers used transparencies and overhead projectors. #shoutout to Ms. Mayne, high school pre-calc!

🔑: Use Markers! 🖊️ & ✏️ just don’t write with a thick enough line to be legible.
15/ And that is that! A high-tech and low-tech way of introducing a #whiteboard element into your #Zoom teaching.

I hope you learned something. Anyone have other ideas of how to whiteboard over Zoom? Please, leave thoughts or questions in the comments. Feedback always welcome.
16/ Come back next week for another installment of #TweetorialTuesday with the #MedEdTwagTeam. Next up is @JenniferSpicer4 bringing the 🔥 on encouraging active learning and interactive tools for the #VirtualLearningEnvironment. See you on 7/14!
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