Among the many critical skills that students must develop at an early age are motor, cognitive, and social skills. The earlier children develop these skills, the better it helps them perform in future classes as well as their professional careers. Learning tools such as Easels can help develop these critical skills while also providing a flexible visual teaching aid for multiple classroom subjects and multiple grade levels. Integrating easels in your classroom helps students develop their cognitive skills by visualizing their creative ideas, understand different artistic perspectives, and allows them to express themselves thus boosting their self esteem and confidence.
When looking for an easel for your learning environment, there are several factors below that can help guide your search:
Art Station Easels
Finger painting, shapes drawing, and imaginations run wild with Art Easels. Designed for early school grades such as Kindergarten, art easels allow children to draw fun ideas and visualize how they see the world. Many art easels also include storage cubbies and drawers for an all-inclusive drawing solution with ample space for multiple students to express their ideas. The 4 Station Art Easel by Jonti-Craft provides a practical solution while offering ample storage, drawing space, and accessories to accommodate multiple teaching scenarios.
Dry erase boards have been around for decades, being utilized in academic learning environments as well as being a staple in company conference rooms. However, modern innovations have improved the concept of “dry erase” to make group learning more efficient and accommodate changing situations for better productivity. Having dry erase boards that complement each other ensures students can collaborate and visualize their ideas while allowing teachers to customize and adapt lesson plans for both group and individualized learning.
Here are several dry erase solutions to help guide in picking what’s right for your learning environment:
Wall-Mounted Dry Erase 2.0
While traditional dry erase whiteboards have eclipsed old chalkboards (which date back to the 19th century), there have been many recent advancements that make these boards better and better. Some of these innovations include a frameless design to help utilize extra board space while providing an attractive and elegant appearance. Materials such as porcelain-coated steel with aluminum help with mounting on a curved wall while minimizing dry erase ghosting after repeated use. The Elemental Frameless Dry Erase Board by Best-Rite offers a wall-mounted dry erase board that also doubles as a projection screen that contributes to a seamless transition between lesson plans.