TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: Blackboards vs. Whiteboards

Re: Blackboards vs. Whiteboards

Dale Farmer (
Wed, 30 Mar 2005 22:51:51 GMT wrote:

> I heard my school district will modernize and replace the classic
> "blackboard" (or greenboard) with modern 'whiteboards'. I can't help
> but wonder if this is a dumb idea.

> AFAIK, blackboards last forever. Lots of old schools still have their
> original ones. In contrast, whiteboards seem sensitve to nicks and
> scrapes.

> I believe black/greenboards cost less than whiteboards.

> But most significantly is the chalk vs. marker.

> Chalk is much cheaper than markers. Markers always run out quickly.
> Someone forgets and uses the wrong kind permanently staining the
> whiteboard.

> Lastly, markers have that weird chemical smell.

> Seems to me there's nothing wrong with blackboards and nothing to be
> gained by whiteboards.

> Thoughts anyone?

That this has nothing to do with telecom. So I'll leave it at that.


Post Followup Article Use your browser's quoting feature to quote article into reply
Go to Next message: DevilsPGD: "Re: Blackboards vs. Whiteboards"
Go to Previous message: Chris Farrar: "Re: Blackboards vrs. Whiteboards"
May be in reply to: "Blackboards vs. Whiteboards"
Next in thread: DevilsPGD: "Re: Blackboards vs. Whiteboards"
TELECOM Digest: Home Page