Managing any work or learning environment can be expensive and time-consuming when it comes resources.
In this article we are going to look at the modern day alternatives to chalkboards and paper: lined dry erase boards (large). We will look at how they can improve the productivity in your environment and how they can support you in living a greener life, whilst saving you time and money.
At the end we will provide you with direct links to an in-depth product review.
What Are Lined Dry Erase Boards?
Whiteboards are a hard, often white surface which are used to make marking of the non permanent nature. They have a much smoother surface which allows teachers (and pupils) to create and erase making at a more rapid rate.
Lined dry erase boards have permanent lines which promote neater handwriting and presentation. This in turn makes it easier for the audience to read what has been written down.
Erase boards have a similar function to tradition blackboards, however they are more commonly found in today’s classrooms, offices, meeting rooms and other working environments. They differ to interactive whiteboards which are of an electronic nature.
Improve Organization and Productivity
Erase boards improve teaching and working because they are easier to use, they come in a wide variety of sizes, are versatile and practical.
As a teacher I often had difficulties using chalk boards – the board was often dirty and needed a thorough clean, my duster was old and smudged chalk around instead of cleaning it, the chalks were often broken when I came to use them and I had to write at a certain angle in order for my writing to be eligible.
Then there were the boards with the large pads of paper. These were useful if you wanted to prepare a few different pages to use throughout a session, but flicking between the pages is a waste of time and paper.
In contrast, the smooth surface and simple design makes erase boards easier to use. You simply take the lid off, write and then wipe clean when you are done!
They are faster to write on. This provides people with more time – who doesn’t like the sound of that? Whether you are working in an office, teaching a class of students of revising for an exam… time is useful. What would you do with more time?
Erase boards come in a variety of different sizes. Small ones can be used by individual pupils on the carpet. Medium sized ones are perfect for small group meetings and training environments. Large ones can be used for whole class scenarios with 10+ people.
The Green Benefits
Unlike most alternatives, once these boards have been produced and purchased, they can be used time and time again. They are made from durable materials and have a long shelf life.
Anything that lasts a long time is good for our environment as it reduces our use of the worlds natural resources. Here at About Going Green as we strongly believe in preserving our planets natural resources.
The most common alternative to dry erase boards in paper. Paper is made from trees. It seems that we are cutting trees down faster than we are planting them. Yes we can buy recycled paper, however many professionals such as teachers are on tight budgets and simply cannot afford this luxury.
Yes they may get a little dirty over time, but these smudges can easily be removed with and all-purpose vinegar based cleaning product.
Saving You Time and Money
Buying erase boards, lined or unlined, is an investment. It will cost you more money up front but it is likely to save you time and money in the future.
You will save money on the purchase of paper, which can be expensive, especially if you are funding a class, a school or even a cohort.
Where To Buy
There are many places that stock these great resources and everybody will have their own shopping preferences.
I like to do my research before shopping. Be sure to check out my article review on the best erase board here n a couple of days time.
A Few Final Notes
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