Summer Classroom Renovations are Expensive – Whiteboard in a Box is Not

Students Will Return to Shiny and New Environment

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Numerous studies show that student performance is enhanced when classrooms and other school facilities are upgraded. An analysis by Penn State University concluded that “improving the quality of school facilities is an expensive undertaking. However, when the positive impacts of facility improvement on teachers and students are translated into dollar figures, the rewards of such investments far outstrip the cost of the investments.”

Another University of Washington study concluded “scientific studies reveal the unexpected importance of a classroom’s symbolic features, such as objects and wall décor, in influencing student learning and achievement…”

Whiteboards have become an integral part of today’s classroom. Not only large boards on the wall, but smaller, individual boards have proven their value permitting students to work independently. Flat dry erase surfaces on table tops allow groups of students to collaborate on projects.

Imagine the cost of replacing all those items in a classroom, and then 7-markersimagine the cost in many classrooms. Yikes!

Now imagine being able to re-surface all those whiteboards with one easy to use, neat, self-stick product: Whiteboard in a Box. Classrooms will look shiny and new when students come back from their summer breaks and the cost is small compared to buying new boards.

Whiteboard in a Box comes in rolls ranging in size from 4’ by 5’ up to 4’ by 75’ and several in between. The large roll could conceivably cover several classrooms depending on the layout.

Visit us online www.godryerase.com or call us at 941-474-1991 and we’ll be happy to answer any questions.

 

 

The Hardest Job Interview in the World

Computer Coders Have to Prove Their Skills in Blue and White

Coding InterviewJob interviews are tough, there is no doubt about that. With most jobs, however, the interview is just an opportunity for the employer to get a feel for what kind of personality the applicant has. They usually don’t involve grueling technical questions with time limits and several people observing you.

Computer coding interviews are different.

Imagine being handed a dry erase marker and being given a complicated problem to solve on a whiteboard in front of 3 to 10 people. That’s the way an interview in the tech industry often goes. And if there’s one thing you don’t want if you’re the one taking the test, it’s to run out of space!

Often the interviewers aren’t as concerned about the applicant getting the correct answer, as they are about watching how the person thinks. Remember back in school how math teachers would want you to “show your work” when solving a problem? It’s kind of the same situation.

You can probably guess that some of our best customers are math teachers and tech companies where they write a lot of code!

self stick dry eraseWhiteboard in a Box is perfect for these situations because it is a self-stick adhesive roll of brilliant white dry-erase film that can be placed on almost any flat surface. When the time comes to remove Whiteboard in a Box, it comes down easily and without harming the underlying surface.

The product comes in 48” wide or 60” wide and variety of lengths and cut to a desired size.

Don’t forget to order a bottle of our Dry Erase Board Cleaner!

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Tips for Sales Presentations

Dry Erase Boards Can Help You Tell and Sell

Sales presentations can be pretty dull. “Product A does this and that. Buy Product A.”

When you’re making a sales presentation, you should be telling a story.

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People relate to stories, which is why we read novels and watch movies. Tell a story about how Product A changed someone’s life, and then you’ll have the attention of your audience. Tell a story about how Product A made someone a lot of money and you have their total focus!

Important: If you have any printed materials to hand out, try to wait until the end. Those can distract from your message.

Walt Disney said “Animation offers a medium of storytelling and visual entertainment which can bring pleasure and information to people of all ages everywhere in the world.”

Now, you may not be a trained animator, but when you use a visual aid like a dry-erase board, you can use color and your imagination to tell your story. Draw a picture of your product or of something to represent your service. It doesn’t have to be perfect, in fact a bad picture might lighten things up. Use colors, shapes and movement to build on your message as you speak. Find ways to convert your message into pictorial and imagery formats.

Ask your audience for assistance. See if they have ideas about other uses for what you’re selling. An interactive group makes the whole experience more enjoyable.

Reveal information as you talk through your presentation as opposed to present all the visual information at once. Retain control of a document or brochure by turning the pages as you speak, as opposed to handing the document to the buyer.

There are two things every person who gives presentations should carry with them:

  • Whiteboard-in-a-Box: A self-stick adhesive dry erase surface that is ready anytime and anywhere to place on a flat surface. It can be cut to any size, it’s easily removed, and it won’t hurt a wall or table that it is adhered to.
  • A set of “Attitude” dry erase markers. These markers are bold and bright, and they’re made in the USA. They last longer than the leading brands and they glide smoothly across the board. Easy to clean, too.

It’s a good idea to practice your sales presentation with friends before the actual event. This can reduce stress and help you feel 100% prepared.

You can order all our dry erase products by visiting www.godryerase.com

Dry Erase Boards in the Math Classroom

Clean, Colorful Markers and Other Products Make Learning Fun

What is your greatest fear? According to new studies the greatest fear for adults is spiders. After that comes snakes, heights, and crowded spaces.

WBTableChildren should be carefree and not have fears, but for decades one thing that has paralyzed kids in the classroom is the thought of being called to the board to solve a math problem. The thought of all my fellow students watching me try to solve a multiplication problem still makes me shudder.

Fortunately methods have evolved and kids aren’t placed in high-stress situations. Rather than a giant, intimidating board that spans a whole wall, there are several smaller options today.

Small tables can be covered with a dry-erase surface so small groups or even individual students can sit and work on math problems. Self-stick adhesive white board rolls are available and can be cut to fit any number of existing surfaces. We know one teacher who found some old clip-boards and rather than throw them out, she covered them with our Whiteboard-in-a-Box product, creating individual work surfaces.

Another option that teachers love is our dry erase pockets product. Teachers can insert a sheet of paper into the pocket, and students use dry erase markers to work on them. Paper isn’t wasted, and it’s an effective and fun way to teach.

Here are some of the benefits of using dry erase rather than paper and pencil:

  • Every child can be engaged in every single lesson.Small Whiteboard
  • It’s easy to see who’s grasping the concepts and who’s not.
  • Students love them because they’re fun. Mistakes made during guided practice can be easily brushed away.
  • Using dry erase boards will save paper.
  • Dry erase boards can be used in whole group instruction, small guided groups, and learning centers.

GoDryErase.com has been working with schools and math teachers for many years, listening and responding to what works best. Our markers are superior in quality to most of the leading brands because the ink is better, and fresher. We also sell a very effective cleaner that is non-toxic and doesn’t smear. We’re always available to speak with you about how we can help.

Using Dry Erase Markers in Your Presentation

A Whiteboard Display Can Compliment a PowerPoint Show

Presentation_Oct_24If you have ever created a PowerPoint presentation to display at an important meeting, you know that you go over it again and again to make sure it’s perfect. A polished performance can mean clinching the sale, winning a contract, or getting a big promotion so content is critical.

I have prepared dozens of PowerPoint shows and rehearsed the actual presentation in front of friends, a mirror, and once for my dog to make sure I didn’t leave anything out. Then, when the time came for the actual live performance, I realized I should have included this or that, or I should have used a different picture, or a fact pops into my head that would be perfect. Darn!

This is why we like to have as a compliment to any PowerPoint presentation, a whiteboard!

A whiteboard gives you the flexibility to break the monotony of clicking through slides and have some fun. You can even hand a marker to an audience member and ask them to get involved. Let’s say your presentation includes demographics who might be interested in the product you’re selling. You might follow up with your list by asking an audience member to come up and write some idea on the board.

Maybe you can use the whiteboard to write down suggestions from the audience for future discussions, or have some fun by drawing pictures. A whiteboard allows the presenter and the audience to express themselves in a creative way, and can turn a boring lecture into a memorable event.

Now, whiteboards aren’t always available, and even if you make prior arrangements there is no guarantee everything will be arranged as you wish. Whiteboard-in-a-Box is a self-stick adhesive whiteboard surface that unrolls to the size you need. It’s ready to go up on a wall pretty much anywhere you need it to, so you will always be prepared to express yourself.

GoDryErase.com also sells the best dry erase markers available. ATTITUDE markers come in wide and narrow styles and plenty of vivid colors. Visit our website to browse and buy today, so you’re ready to pull of the presentation everyone will be talking about!

Dry Erase Cleaner that Really Works – and it’s Non-Toxic

Have you ever marked up a dry-erase board with tons of brilliant ideas and clever concepts when you realize it’s time to let it go. Time to erase.

Where’s the eraser? A dry paper towel? Your shirt? Some water will work with the kitchen sponge. Nope, that made a huge mess!

Let’s fix this situation now! Attitude Dry Erase Board Cleaner and DryEraseCleanerRestorer.

Removes shadow tracings, ghosting and hard to remove markings with out toxic fumes

A light mist is all it takes to remove even the oldest marks and tracings

Here are a few of the benefits:

– Safe for the classroom
– Non – toxic
– Biodgradable
– User friendly
– Non – adrasive
– Environmentally safe
– No toxic fumes
– Soy based
– Made in the USA
– Refillable spray bottle.
Clean with ATTITUDE! Dry erase board clean is concentrated, use a light mist to clean and restore your whiteboard and give it a new ATTITUDE! Tough on the job. Easy on the Earth.

Click Here to shop now for all your dry erase supplies.

How to Keep Your Dry Erase Markers in One Place!

Every time you have a brilliant idea and want to put it on the dry-erase board, the marker is missing! Or you can find the black one, but not the red one! How do you eliminate this problem? Please see the video below and then visit www.godryerase for all your dry erase supplies!

Resurface vs Replace Your Dry Erase Boards – How Much Will You Save?

Let’s see if it makes sense to buy a new dry-erase whiteboard when your old one has become stained and discolored over time.

resurface dry erase boardA 48″ by 60″ (4 ft by 5 ft) new whiteboard from a big box store, described on their website as: Best-Rite Dura-Rite Dry-Erase Board, Laminate, 4′ x 5′, ABC Trim, Aluminum Frame is listed for $362.99

Taking down the old board and putting up a new one involves labor, materials, and disposal of the old worn-out board.

A new 4 ft by 5 ft WhiteBoard-in-a-Box is $49.99, it installs easily over the old surface in minutes, and comes with 4 free dry-erase markers!

Now, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that WhiteBoard-in-a-Box will save you time and money, not to mention it’s better for the environment – less waste at the landfill.

Resurface your old dry-erase boards and save even more when you order large quantities.

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Please visit www.whiteboardinabox.com

 

 

 

 

$6000 for a Whiteboard? This one is Different

Today’s office is evolving fast. You rarely see a fax machine, and many offices have gone totally paperless.

jamboard-collaboration-560Computers are smaller and don’t require as much storage space because everything is “in the cloud.” More and more employees are working on tablets and smart phones rather than desktops, so the average office is leaner, cleaner, and more streamlined. Meetings are virtual much of the time, so colleagues and co-workers are all over the world looking at a shared screen.

But nothing can replace an in-person gathering of people when personal interaction is necessary to collaborate on a project, and this is where the whiteboard comes in.

Whiteboards have been a fixture in office conference rooms for years, and they’re great for creating and sharing ideas, posting results, and just being creative. There is something about that beautiful open white space that makes you want to pick up a red marker and just draw!

Now, technology is trying to improve on the whiteboard and Google has entered the arena with “Jamboard” a 55-inch screen that integrates with other Google apps like Google Docs to make the whiteboard better. The price: $6,000.

Microsoft also has introduced a digital whiteboard in different sizes and prices from $5,000 to $21,000.

We think a digital whiteboard is fine if you can afford it, but there are some drawbacks. For one thing, you can’t heft a big-screen whiteboard from room to room, and carrying it across town or on board a plane might prove to be a challenge.

We introduced Whiteboard-in-a-Box, a self stick dry erase roll.  You can cut it to any size you need, stick it to a wall or other flat surface, and then remove it. It’s also perfect for re-surfacing existing whiteboards instead of replacing them, which saves a lot of money!

Obviously Whiteboard-in-a-Box is significantly less expensive than the digital versions and that’s a very big consideration. Ordering is easy at www.godryerase.com or www.whiteboardinabox.com.

So, Who’s the Genius That Invented the Dry Erase Board?

Don’t you wish it was you?

Many of the best great ideas and inventions happen when you’re not even looking for it. The dry-erase board, also known as a whiteboard, and a dry-wipe board was invented in the 1950’s by a photographer named Martin Heit. Apparently he was developing some film in a darkroom and decided to catalog the negatives by writing on them with a marker.

wbiab_sales_presentationLater, he noticed that the writing from the marker wiped off very easily, and voila (sound of light clicking on here) – he got an idea.

Heit created some material similar to photographic negatives, but made them white. He patented the idea and eventually sold it to a company named Dri-Mark, hopefully for a lot of money.

For a long time the white surface was attached to steel plates, which made them very heavy. Later they were stuck to particle board which lightened their weight, but they would wear out in about a year.

Whiteboards didn’t become widely used until several years later when the surfaces were improved and marker ink was developed to be removed with a special eraser.

In the 1990’s schools became very interested in whiteboards because of the concern over allergies to chalk dust. Businesses who employ a lot of creative talent love whiteboards because of the many colors that can be used to illustrate new ideas and concepts.

As you can see, the products has been consistently improved, but like every manufactured item, the dry-erase board has a life-expectancy. The is why Whiteboard-in-a-Box is so ingenious. When a common whiteboard, attached to wood or particle board starts to lose it’s shiny finish, it’s expensive to replace the whole board. Whiteboard-in-a-Box is a great alternative because it allows you to easily re-surface the worn board, at a fraction of the cost of a new board.

Whiteboard-in-a-Box is easy to size and cut, and it simply adheres to the old whiteboard, and looks shiny and new. Several seamless sizes are available at www.whiteboardinabox.com or www.godryerase.com

Markers, erasers, and marker clips are also available.