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Chalkboard Paint

Any surface can become a chalkboard... making it easier to create and share content more broadly in a classroom or on portable materials

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Chalkboard paint may not be easily available in developing contexts, but you can make your own. They mention an easy way to also make the paint magnetic!

Perhaps a business could be built upon making and selling this paint? Or perhaps this paint can be used with masonite or other portable board to create individual, reusable slates for kids? Desk surfaces? Display walls?


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I really latched onto this as a great way to get younger kids resources and supplies that are easier and more durable to maintain. I added to it with my concept for creating a local industry around the consumable items and lesson plans. A local vendor could also create specialized surfaces from readily available or recycled materials. I keep coming back to the volume gallon of paint takes up in a cargo container versus a ream of paper. they seem pretty similar, yet the paint can provide so much more surface, especially when you maintain it.

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