Cognitive mapping research has shown that the physical process of writing and diagramming helps people learn and recall information. because writing on a chalkboard or whiteboard surface is both kinesthetic and visual. The act of writing and drawing engages the user physically and mentally, and that boosts learning. People are 20% more likely to remember something if it’s displayed on a wall.
Making proper use of vertical space with whiteboards and chalkboards can facilitate group work, reinforce linguistic development, increase engagement, foster innovation and make thinking visible. Incorporating writing surfaces into project rooms, training rooms or classrooms can allow individuals to brainstorm, communicate their thoughts and share ideas with others.
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Although technology is prevalent throughout almost all work environments and modern classrooms, the static writing board is, and will remain, an important tool. While whiteboards are now very widely used, chalkboards are still used in classrooms around the world.