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General Chat Thread, Cleaning whiteboards in General; no one cleans them here as far as i know. I hate whiteboard neglect. I'd have to clean the boards ...
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    no one cleans them here as far as i know.
    I hate whiteboard neglect. I'd have to clean the boards every few days to keep in line with my OCD if I was a teacher using them.

    I plan on cleaning the smartboards over the next couple of weeks if I get a chance. I hate to see a dirty board especially if your projecting onto it.

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    If there in an IT Room I may clean them as they annoy me when they are more black than white but its not on my job list but if ive cleaned the IWB and desks and PCs might as well give the dry wipe a quick once over with the industrial cleaner and its sparkling white again

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    Not related but I’ve used whiteboard cleaning fluid to remove Biro scribble from monitor screens and it does a great job.

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    We suffered from a grey palimpsest like effect that we believe to have been caused by cleaners using the local tap water on rags to clean boards. We are on chalk, with very hard water. We think that this was leaving a deposit on the boards that made them very hard to clean properly.

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    Slightly related. What can be used to clean interactive SMARTBoards?

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    They recommend glass cleaner

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-IT View Post
    Slightly related. What can be used to clean interactive SMARTBoards?
    The head bought some of this Rahmqvist Interactive Board Cleaning System and gave it to me. Apparently, it's quite expensive and thought the cleaners would apply it too liberally if they used it.

    Edit: Regarding Dry wipe boards - I used to clean the board in our ICT suite once every couple of weeks as teachers come in, write a few things then leave it. Now I tend not to bother. As far as I'm concerned, if you write on a shared board, you wipe before you leave the room. If there is no space, the teachers can clean it themselves.
    Last edited by StevieM; 6th November 2013 at 01:34 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaceZ4 View Post
    I did take to printing out labels that couldn't be pealed off with "DO NOT WRITE ON THIS BOARD" written on and stuck them to the tops of all the IWBs in the school...
    They got the hint when I'd taken to hiding their marker pens... or gutting the ones that they thought they'd hidden well from me..!
    After the languages dept here borrowed one of our rooms and wrote on the projector screen in French I made some "n'ecrivez pas sur cet ecran" stickers. I think they got the message.

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    I think no-one. We have a room we sometimes put up a temporary projector in and project onto the whiteboard. I always have to clean it first as it is gross.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-IT View Post
    Slightly related. What can be used to clean interactive SMARTBoards?
    WD 40 works really well for cleaning whiteboards and getting permanent marker off them as well (dont ask it happens more then I care to think about here) you only need a little but you have to make sure you wipe it all down properly when done.

    Oh and as for the poll no one really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-IT View Post
    What can be used to clean interactive SMARTBoards?
    I've found a combination of Brasso and Wet Wipes will clean just about anything - first wipe the area with a wad of Brasso cotton, then wipe it all off again with wet wipes.

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    For any type of board use CIF the spray type and then give a light coating of a good polish like pledge to seal it again.
    But here the teachers do it themselves, it's the only thing they can without help.
    Last edited by Lftek55; 6th November 2013 at 09:23 PM.

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    Smartboards, I use NP-9 (from the caretaker), or..oh, I forget the name of the latest solution I'm using, but it's good...IWB, Screen and keyboards.

    Also finding Tesco Value babywipes to be excellent for it all - removes foundation from keys and all sorts - there's a 96 pack in my desk.

    Non interactive whiteboards (objectives boards) - in theory the cleaners or staff, but at the end of the week I do it, as a dirty board in MY rooms annoys me. I even wipe round the audio controls and wall panels, as they get dirty. And don't go there with marks on the touch-plasmas. Leaves me somewhat incandescent when they've marked those.

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    We do it here. Haven't seen teachers do it.

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