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.

 

 

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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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.