14th December 2009
Face it –
there isn’t a great deal that you can do with a chalkboard, other than write on
it and erase it. While there are many reasons why businesses and schools are
now opting for white boards instead, one reason is that it is very difficult to
customize a black board – and very easy to customize a white board. Here are
the various ways that you can customize a whiteboard with grids.
easily highlight any rows or columns that you want to highlight with a
whiteboard. Highlighting isn’t possible at all with a traditional black
board. Highlighting on a white board is done with the use of whiteboard
tape. There are few tape options available for black boards, and the
options that do exist aren’t very good.
Traditional Chalkboard – With a whiteboard, you can easily use white board
tape or adhesive lettering – or even magnetic lettering – to create column
headings or row information. This looks much neater, and more
professional, than trying to achieve the same thing with chalk on a
traditional black board.
– Whiteboard tape and magnets, along with adhesive lettering, can easily
be used for any type of on-the-fly customization that you desire on a
white board. Again, this isn’t really possible with a black board, as you
are severely limited by what you can do with coloured chalk and a ruler
for the most part. Again, you can greatly enhance your professional image
more with a white board.
than on a Traditional Chalkboard – As mentioned, if you want rows and
columns on a traditional blackboard, you are fairly limited to what you
can accomplish with chalk and a ruler. Even the different coloured chalk
that you can use doesn’t offer much in the way of separating between the
spaces that you create in the information that you write in them. This is
all very easily accomplished with a white board.
of Colour Options Without Dusty Chalk – While coloured chalk does exist,
there is a much larger selection of colours available with dry erase
markers. There is also a wide selection of tip sizes for the markers, and
while there are different chalk sizes, in the end, those different sizes
don’t make much difference at all really – as chalk is used it degrades,
forever changing the tip that is used for writing. You also won’t have
chalk dust when you use dry erase markers.
As you can see, whiteboards are superior to a
chalkboard in every way imaginable. The reason that many educational
institutions have switched to whiteboards is because of allergies that are
affected by chalk dust. This is a growing problem in businesses as well, and a
white board offers you a much more viable, professional option in the long run,
with a greater level of flexibility in how the board is used as well. If you
were considering a black board – you might want to rethink your options.