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help finding whiteboard or dry-wipe paint

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Found 19th Aug 2010
Hi, I know it is late, but I was hoping someone on here would be able to help me find some whiteboard paint or something to allow me to make a wooden surface use-able with dry-wipe pens. I am training to be a teacher and had the idea to convert table-tennis bats to blackboard one side and whiteboard the other. I have found blackboard paint, but I can not remember where I saw the other! I have found suppliers in the USA, and one very expensive one in the UK, but I am looking to save money as dry-wipe boards are around £8 each for A4 size and I need 30+ :s
Many thanks for any help anyone can offer.

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"dry-wipe boards are around £8 each for A4 size"

Are you sure? School suppliers will offer these much cheaper and a lot of schools have these already. I'd check with the school you are practising in before you make more work for yourself.

Just found these... DRY WIPE BOARD + PEN
Edited by: "jonb2412" 19th Aug 2010

I know someone has said this already, but surely the school will pay? I'm a teacher and would certainly expect my school to pay for any school supplies.

Original Poster

Thank you for all the comments and advice. Schools do allow budgets for classroom equipment, but I am currently doing the PGCE. I would like a set of my own so that for planned lessons I am not reliant on what a class does or does not have. I would like a dry-wipe or blackboard option, or I was also thinking of having a green and red side so I can get quick class response in a yes/no, agree/disagree situation. I also want a set so that for coming interviews, I can bring all my own resources. Thank you for pointing out the sites. A lot of the ones on ebay are cardboard backed and don't last and also wouldn't apply for the idea I would like to try.
In a lot of classes I have observed, the mini whiteboards are not used as effectively as I feel they could be. The children often saw them as just another version of their books. I am trying to play with ideas to both make my life easier from a teaching perspective through getting more than one use out of something as simple as this item. In turn, if I can make it more fun to use and in a sense more interactive, then my hope is that this will further aid learning and provide extra tools for expression and communication, with a differentiation element as well
Thank you Greg, I have actually been in contact with the lady who started that idea and she is sending me a couple of free samples and some paint to try

Original Poster

I clicked the like button for everyone, as I appreciate you taking the time to make contact
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