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This stuff is FANTASTIC! It really is. With this paint, you can turn tables and walls into dry erase boards. Imagine doing math right on the table! Drawing a graph and doing calculations right on the table's surface? What about actually having a word wall that's a real wall?
I know, "Marvin, this is wicked awesome, but how is it assistive technology?"
I think about students who are physically not able to access a regular white board or blackboard (yes, there are still a few of those out there). By painting a table with this material, they can write or draw on it.
Recently, I was working with a teacher who was teaching her students about graphing coordinate systems and lines. You know, that (X,Y) stuff. We discussed options for her students with physical disabilities that keep them from being able to use the whiteboards in the classroom or the SMARTBoard in the front of the room to do graphing with the rest of the class. We looked at the idea of making one of the tables in the room a white board table by
You can check out their website at http://www.ideapaint.com/.
So if you're looking for a vertical whiteboard alternative, try some IdeaPaint and get horizontal!