A well-accessorized whiteboard will help you stay organized and teach more efficiently. There is an array of magnetic whiteboard accessories such as dry erase board magnets, marker trays, hooks, hangers, tape, holders, and many more items that will help you to keep your whiteboard organized and save space.
If you want to make the most out of every inch of your space, consider using whiteboard magnets. There is a wide selection of different magnets you can use on dry erase boards, whiteboard sheets, magnetic flip charts, or other steel surfaces. These classroom organization essentials will introduce neatness and structure to your teaching presentations. You can display photos, notes, or any document on the whiteboard without scratching it.
Types of Whiteboard Magnets
One of the things that teachers love most about quality whiteboard magnets is that they can help them get organized and be more productive. These classroom essentials help you set things up in a way that makes things fun for the kids. Magnets neatly secure loose papers and important notes and greatly increase the information you can show. Available in different colours, shapes, and sizes, magnets are great way to add some visual appeal to your whiteboards. There are different types of magnets to suit any board and surface type. Office magnets, magnetic tapes, sheets and frames, raw magnets, coated neodymium magnets, etc.
The properties of magnets differ greatly based on their size and shape as well as the type of material used. When looking to buy a magnet for your board, it’s important to look at its thickness as well. Regular magnetic whiteboards can use just about any of the magnets out there. For glass whiteboards, you need extra strong glass board magnets since the standard ones are not strong enough for this type of whiteboard.
Now, let’s take a closer look at some of the most commonly used dry erase magnets
Magnetic Indicators and Symbols
Magnetic indicators and symbols are thick ceramic magnets with plastic caps used for displaying status or holding charts and papers in place. These high-strength magnets are available in a variety of colours and shapes. Circles, triangles, squares, stars, and arrows, you will find lots of funky shapes and styles to accessorize your whiteboard. The visual indicators are not only fun to use but also give a clean and professional look to your whiteboard. You can use them to number, letter,s and write on your whiteboard surface. Basically, you can use these molded colourful magnetic symbols to highlight any item on your whiteboard.
Memo magnets are high-power magnets for whiteboards available in various sizes and colours. You can cling them securely to your whiteboard surface to organize your work. These powerful magnets can keep your charts, maps, forms, memos, and notes arranged. They feature a colour plastic covering so can also be used as status indicators differentiating by colour. Memo magnets are typically available in two styles to best fit your application, namely round and rectangular magnets.
Raw Neodymium Magnets
If you want something simple and discreet then consider using raw neodymium magnets. These magnets are available in different designs, from spheres to cubes to rods. They are easy to grab and move without much effort. Raw magnets are especially suitable for documents or any thin paper, therefore, you can securely attach up to 20 A4 sheets to the whiteboard. Though this is the strongest magnet that currently exists, rest assured the magnet cannot damage the fragile surface of the whiteboard.
Other Magnetic Accessories
Besides dry-erase magnets, there is an array of magnetic whiteboard accessories that extend the usefulness of every board, including hooks, hangers, tape, and more. These items will help you organize your work and save space. Also, a very interesting idea is to use self-adhesive magnetic sheets if you want to attach a postcard or photograph.
Magnetic hooks are generally made from neodymium that has a super-strong magnetic field. They are both decorative and functional for your whiteboard and other surfaces where magnets attach. The small and compact magnetic hooks feature a ring instead of a traditional C hook which makes it easy to add hanging items to your metal whiteboard surface. These strong, sturdy, and reliable hooks are perfect for neat freaks, making it easier to organize their things. You can hang pictures, keys, scissors, and other similar school supplies.
Magnetic Tapes and Sheets
Magnetic tape sheets are flexible magnetic papers with strong self-adhesives that stick great to any metal whiteboard surface. Magnetic sheets and tape can be cut to any size, for any project easily with scissors. You can cut out your own signs or symbols to use on the whiteboard for a brainstorming session, for example. You can customise notes and display them on your whiteboard. You can hang up a picture or a postcard. The uses are simply endless.