When I heard about the handheld dry erase paddles from KleenSlate Concepts I really wanted to check them out because we had used some large erasable whiteboards before but not hand held ones.
These are really neat too. They have rectangular and circular ones. I wish we had some of the circular ones back when I was in grade school.
My mom tried to help me learn math by putting equations on note cards and drilling me with them. It would have been a lot more fun if we had these white boards. She could have wrote the question on one and I could have the answer on the other and just erase and reuse!
These would be great for larger classes too….the kids could just hold up the whiteboards instead of waving their hands.
They can be used for writing practice too. There are different writing surfaces…one looks like writing paper, one is for graphs, and there is even one for music! And of course the plain white one can be used for drawing. The paddles are small enough for pre-schoolers to handle easily.
And if the surface on your paddle gets torn or otherwise messed up…you can just put a new sheet on it! The actual paddles can last for a long time.
There are markers that come with them too. In all different colors and they have the erasers on the ends. I like that because it makes it harder to lose the eraser.
The paddles come in 8 different colors. The markers come in 9 colors and are low-odor and non-toxic. The also have points that don’t push in.
These paddles won a Teachers Choice award for “Best In Classroom Tools” back in 2008.