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I love you….Whiteboard!

DSC_0055.JPG A man can love a a piece of office equipment, can’t he? I mean guys have a favorite chair, an old calculator, a pen, right? Well, my secret love (I guess it’s not so secret now.) is my whiteboard.

I installed a new one today in my home office. And, at the risk of sounding like a recovering alcoholic, My name is Keith and it’s been 3 years since my last whiteboard. “Hi, Keith.” When I opened my office in April 2006, I decided not to install a whiteboard. I had used one in my office since I began my career in 1995. I was always more comfortable standing and writing on my board than scribbling on a notepad at the desk. I’m such a more visual person when explaining something, that it was a natural fit.

To be honest, I don’t remember why I didn’t put one up. Maybe I thought I had graduated from it. I was an “independant advisor” now and growns up don’t us whiteboards. I guess I didn’t realize how wrong I was. If I need to explain something to a client I use a notepad, but write so freaking big on the paper that I look like a 1st grader. I’m over compensating for my lack of a whiteboard, I know that now. (The first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem.)

While I still don’t have one at my office, it’s a safe bet that after falling off the wagon, one will be installed this week.

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  • if you love them so much you should consider a promethean board or starboard like we use at my school- you can write on your computer and have it display on the board or you can write with the wand using different colors, etc. they are really cool and we are getting more for teachers next year- i work in the computer lab/library and we have one too-


    March 10, 2009

  • Cool idea. I will look into it. It may marry my two loves for whiteboards and technology.


    March 11, 2009

  • if you do decide, let me know if you need a place to start- our district got into an “issue” with one company b/c their stuff didn’t work well with apple stuff- they eventually figured out some things and one of the companies is now working on/has more compatible software

    if i think of it, ill email you some pics of it in action!



    March 14, 2009

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