April 13, 2009

Scriptoria Blog

Easy to transport whiteboards - a magic idea for development workers

Development whiteboardLast year a client asked me if I knew of a light-weight whiteboard that they could easily carry around with them when working in the field in Africa. I ummed and ahhhed a bit, but couldn’t suggest anything lighter than a foldaway aluminum one - which isn’t ideal. This isn’t the first time I’ve been asked this question strangely enough - it’s come up a few times in training courses. So, I was really pleased to stumble across the new magic whiteboard recently.

This very light option comes on a roll of statically charged sheets - just tear one off and stick it to whatever surface is in front of you (as in the picture).  And each sheet is wipe-clean and can be re-used 20 times. So, it looks like this could be a really good solution for trainers working in either the developed or the developing world who don’t want to lug heavy materials around. It’s certainly cheaper than paying the excess baggage to take a whiteboard out with you. The website is http://www.magicwhiteboard.co.uk and they’re for sale on the UK high street in Rymans, which is where I saw them (see http://www.ryman.co.uk/Magic-Whiteboard-0351010170.asp#).

All the best,

Jim

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