Faded White Boards
February 23, 2005
In my school we have white boards in every classroom, and it’s great. I like to decorate my board with pictures and write in colors. I found myself rewriting things over the course of the day either because it would rub off when a student accidentally touched it or because I would want to add information or changes as I taught. This meant I would have to rewrite the information every class period. What a waste of time! By the end of the day the colors were faded, and I was worn out.
If you have this same problem here’s a solution. Use regular permanent Vis-A-Vis markers! They stay bright all day. You can write notes or statements on the board and make class-by-class corrections in erasable markers. Simply erase the corrections every hour and the Vis-A-Vis stay on the board. It is easy to get the writing off at the end of the day with ordinary glass cleaner.
It is a little messy but well worth the effort. Kids love the boards, you cut the work, and all is well!