Let’s face it – teachers waste a lot of paper.
But let’s not be too hard on ourselves. We want to be eco-friendly and we’re doing our best! I’m always looking for ways to pitch in for Mother Earth. I don’t want to be wasteful!
One big paper waster in my classroom was flipcharts.
You want to save your anchor charts but the paper is so flimsy and fragile…it’s hard to do anything with regular flip chart paper once it’s off the easel.
It ends up in the trash or recycle bin every time!
Thankfully, there’s a new flipchart that solves this problem.
I’d like to introduce you to the Wipebook Flipchart:
The Wipebook Flipchart is an erasable and reusable flipchart!
You no longer need to toss an entire sheet of paper when you make a single mistake creating an anchor chart!
The Wipebook Flipchart is basically 10 thin & flexible white boards. Each one is double sided – one side is blank and the other side has hash marks for graphing. Perfect for the Coordinate Plane!
I thought of a really cool way to use this with anchor charts. After you finish creating your chart, use the Wipebook App to upload an image of your finished chart and then use that image to create a handout for your class.
It’s the same size as a normal flipchart, so it will fit in the easel you already have, and Wipebook has their own easel too if you don’t have one!
But this is much more than just a flipchart.
There are TONS of uses for this thing. I don’t really even think of it as a flipchart. Think of it as a pack of 10 large flexible mobile whiteboards.
You could post these around the room creating whiteboard stations for your class.
You could also lay them on tables or at your desk clumps for your students to use for working out problems. They can work more collaboratively on a large erasable workspace.
I’ve seen some very lucky teachers who actually have whiteboard desks – you can use a Wipebook Flipchart to create your own inexpensive version of whiteboard desks!
If you’re a teacher faced with the challenge of not having a whiteboard at all, the Wipebook could be a blessing!
You can dramatically increase the whiteboard space in your room at a fraction of the cost of a traditional whiteboard.
I put just four Wipebook pages together (and remember, each pack comes with 10 pages) and it made a whiteboard big enough for most classrooms! If you put all 10 together your whiteboard could wrap halfway around your room or cover an entire wall!
If you use flipcharts or anchor charts in your class, I highly recommend that you get a Wipebook Flipchart.
It’s very inexpensive when you consider that you’re getting TEN whiteboards in one package!
Wipeboard makes a bunch of other cool stuff too. Notebooks, workbooks, mini pocket notebooks…I WANT IT ALL!
Read more about the Wipebook Flipchart here or just visit wipebook.com to see all their awesome stuff.
What else can you do with a Wipebook Flipchart?
There are so many creative teachers out there – give me your ideas! Leave a comment below and tell me how you would use this flipchart in your classroom!
Did you buy the regular ones or the heavy duty?? They come in these two versions.
Which did you use?
At the time of writing this, I believe they only had one product.
How do these hold up with regular use?
They will hold up just fine. The biggest thing is erasing them when you’re done. The longer you leave markings on the board, the harder they are to erase.
How do you mount them to the wall?
Where did you get the graph paper wipebook?