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Hook and loop
Hook and loop boards are similar to flannel/felt boards. The material used to
cover the board is a nylon loop material. The material used to cover the back
of the objects to stick to the board is a nylon hook material. Objects used on
a hook and loop board may be larger, heavier, or have dimension to them
because of the strength in the grip of the hook and loop material. This board
is used for displays, storytelling, and teaching.
Figure 5-8 shows an enlargement of hook and loop material.
Figure 5-8. Hook-and-loop
board and backing.
Marker boards are slick surfaced boards that are usually white. Use an
erasable marker to write or draw on the surface of these boards. Make sure
you use the correct type of marker on this board, as common markers will
ruin it. Some marker boards will accept magnets which make them more
versatile than flannel boards or hook and loop boards. Marker boards are
gaining popularity as status boards, in displays, for teaching, and as a
spontaneous briefing tool.
Chalkboards are becoming rare with the advent of the marker board, but they
are still found in classrooms and briefing theaters for storytelling, teaching,
and briefing. Only chalk will mark the slightly abrasive surface of a
chalkboard. Chalk is available in many colors, and chalkboards are available
in green, grey, or black.
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