Mainly for use in flipped classrooms especially for STEAM topics, the lightboard easily allows you to film your lectures and share the content. Students view the presentation on their own time and come to class prepared to discuss and work on the material.
Lightboard is an open-source educational resource that all educators have access to. While this equipment is most commonly used in higher education classrooms today, its many benefits and applications are becoming better known at the K-12 level and for other purposes. It is clearly more cost-effective to build your own Lightboard, but why would you need to order a kit? A typical Lightboard is assembled with a steel frame, caster-style wheels, glass mounting hardware, lighting and other elements. Many of these materials must be perfectly sized for easy assembly.
Generally, you can order a kit that conveniently has all of the parts needed to complete the do-it-yourself project. In many Lightboard kits, most or all of these parts are already trimmed down to size. Essentially, you can save yourself a considerable amount of time and stress trying to locate and order all of the correct parts for the size and style of Lightboard that you want to build.