How It’s Made- Dry Erase Boards

They hang on your wall, they roll around on portable frames and sometimes they hold all the answers- they’re your ever helpful dry erase board! You may take the largest communication tool you use on a regular basis for granted.  But have you ever wondered, how is a dry erase board made?

The Science Channel’s binge worthy TV series “How It’s Made”, recently filmed at the Best-Rite whiteboard factory. If you’ve ever shopped for dry erase boards on the Worthington Direct website, you’ve probably seen Best-Rite boards. You might even have one hanging on a wall near you.

Watch the “How It’s Made” segment to watch dry erase boards being rolled out, hot off the press!

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3 Fun Fall Bulletin Board Ideas for Early Childhood Classrooms

The fall season is virtually upon us which means descending leaves, crisp air, and being surrounded by pumpkin spice everything.  Add display flair and décor for your classroom to help your students get into the full swing of the changing weather.  A solid bulletin board not only conveys classroom information but it can also create a warm and welcoming ambiance for the fall season.

Here are several bulletin board ideas that can add a refreshing theme to your classroom:

We’re Nuts About Fall Board

Looking to upgrade or replace a worn-out or torn bulletin board? Then the Wrapped Edge Fab-Tak Bulletin Board by Best-Rite is the board for you! Featuring a washable and tackable surface, this bulletin board panel allows you to turn a wall into a bulletin board area while being available in multiple sizes and colors.  It can be easily cleaned and turned to match the fall season by utilizing the “We’re Nuts About Fall” conversion: Use brown construction paper for the ground and make a tree out of crumpled paper grocery bags. Add different multi-colored leaves, some falling to the ground. Print off a template of a squirrel for each child, let them color it and put their name on it. Place the squirrels with a few acorns under the tree and add the caption, “We’re Nuts About Fall.”

Wrapped Edge Fab Tak Bulletin Board by Best-Rite

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Fun and Functional Back-to-School Bulletin Board Ideas

As we start another school year, one ongoing task that is forever paramount is how to make students feel welcome.  Whether it’s veteran students coming back into the academic grind from the relaxing summer break to the new kids on the block who feel a little apprehensive about starting at a new school, finding a way to help everyone settle in makes the transition easier.  Utilizing bulletin boards is an excellent way to break the ice as well as helping students feel welcome and excited about starting the new school year.

Here are several ideas that can help make the transition easier:

Creative Decorations

Create name cards so that every student who enters your classroom feels a sense of belonging and makes the introduction process smoother.  Name cards are a great opportunity for students to learn names and get to know each other with activities that teach communication and collaboration.  The Fab-Tek Bulletin Board by Best-Rite features a tackable surface, available in standard or Hook-n-Loop Velcro compatible fabric, and is completely washable.  Fab-tek Bulletin Board by Best-Rite Continue reading

Bulletin Boards: Digital Isn’t Always Better

We all know that our ever-growing digital society will continue to become more digital.  Whether it’s being greeted at your hotel by a reservation computer screen or buying your food at an automated checkout machine, digital signage is here to stay.  However, don’t count traditional bulletin boards as obsolete yet.  Utilizing traditional bulletin and display boards are an excellent way to advertise and positively contribute to expenditures, operations, and Marketing.  Here are several instances where traditional bulletin sign and directory boards are still the way to go:

Solid Branding

Whether if it’s hung over the front window or right outside the entrance, any owner of a sandwich shop, diner, or coffee bar establishment knows that traditional signs do a better job of attracting large amounts of foot traffic.  Chalk it up to traditional marketing efforts but there’s something about seeing creative, hand-written “Lunch Specials” that makes the establishment more intriguing.  The Black Dry Erase Display Easel by Best-Rite provides a catchy and hard-to-miss visual for both frequent and prospective customers.

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