This paper turns any flat surface into a chalkboard


#1

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#2

My concern is the size. I cannot discern the width of the sheet, and according to the specs it may be 1-dimensional!

Chalkboard length: 6.5 feet


#3

Darn.

I was looking for paper that would turn any blackboard into a surface. :frowning:


#4

Who’s gonna bang out the erasers?


#5

This is actually pretty cool - one of my family members has a large chalkboard on a panel in their kitchen they use to write out menus on when guests come over (or write out their weekly menu plans when it’s just them). Fun!


#6

I have a whole classroom slate in my garage. It’s fantastically useful.


#7

I make lists including grocery lists, but they don’t do me any good unless I can take them to the store.


#8

Back in day, the solution would have been to just copy the list down on a piece of paper.

Nowadays, it would be to take a picture of the “chalkboard” with your phone.


#9

I was just at a phone store, and rather than giving me a piece of paper with my acct # on it, which I asked for, the sales guy asked me to take a picture of his screen with the # on it. Then he printed me a receipt. Le Sigh.


#10

Wait, doesn’t black construction paper turn any flat surface into a chalkboard? But it’s not as cool.


#11

I’d have declined his request and repeated mine for a written copy.

No, it’s surface is way porous and reacts differently to chalk than surfaces that are slate-like.

I’d imagine there’s difference in thickness as well.


#12

I’ve used chalkboard paint a number of times, turns any surface of any size into a chalkboard. They even sell magnetic chalkboard paint, and chalkboard paints in colors other than slate black or green.

i’ve also helped apply the chalkboard wall decals which come in a number of shapes and can be removed non-destructively.

i’ve never tried chalkboard contact paper, but i assume the end results are somewhat similar.


#13

I have learned through trial and error that technology and apps don’t make everything better. The only way I can make a schedule of appointments and not miss any is to put it in an actual, physical daily planner. It’s horribly old fashioned but it works.


#14

there is a notebook brand which I’ve seen here on BB before, their motto is “I’m not writing it down to remember it later, i’m writing it down to remember it now” :slight_smile:


#15

I don’t think that’s the brand I use, but that’s definitely the reason. It’s also the reason I took notes in college that I almost never looked at again later.


#16

Actually I use an app to take notes on the phone.


#17

If you want to freak someone out, ask to borrow a pen, write the info down, crumple up the paper and toss it in the bin, and hand back the pen.


#18

In my third year of a physics degree, I stopped taking notes altogether. While others were busily scribbling, I made sure that I understood the derivation being presented in real time. I became known by the profs as the kid who asked questions, and appreciated by my classmates as the guy who gave notetskers a chance to catch up. And I was one of the few who walked away from class not just having attended … but as actually having understood the gory details.

Note, this was quite specific to the often painful way physics/math was taught 30 years ago. I’m not making an argument against note taking in general.


#19

Different people learn best in different ways. Mostly, I learn best through reading, so, if I could get away with it, I wouldn’t even go to class except for exams. But taking notes, or even just doodling, helps me remember stuff.


#20

Chalk is dusty and abrasive. How is this more appealing than dry erase markers, which have bolder colors are easier to read, and don’t shrink as you use them?