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Tuesday, November 01, 2011

ALL-IN-ONE Board (Magnetic, VELCRO® brand, Dry Erase)

All-in-One board, dry erase/magnetic side All-in-One board, Velcro side
APH's ALL-IN-ONE Board (Magnetic, VELCRO® brand, Dry Erase) is intended for classroom use with students of all ages. This multi-platform, easily-adjustable board can be used in combination with either hook-VELCRO® brand accessories or magnetic pieces (homemade, obtained from APH, or purchased commercially), as well as with dry erase markers to facilitate a variety of learning activities. The ALL-IN-ONE Board can be positioned at a variety of angles, from nearly flat to fully upright. Target populations include young children, students, and adults with visual impairments, as well as parents and teachers working with these populations.
The ALL-IN-ONE Board can be stored and carried in the included carrying-case. A starter package of dry erase markers is included, as well as a Product Information Sheet and recommended Cleaning/Care Instructions, in both print and braille.

Catalog Number: 1-08836-00
Click this link to purchase an ALL-IN-ONE Board.

All-In-One Board: Student Model (Magnetic, VELCRO® brand, Dry Erase)

A noticeably smaller version of APH's popular All-In-One Board!
Sometimes called the "smAll-In-One Board," this multi-platform adjustable board can be used in combination with either hook-VELCRO® brand accessories or magnetic pieces (homemade, obtained from APH, or purchased commercially), as well as with dry erase markers to facilitate a variety of learning activities. The reduced size accommodates portability and desktop use by an individual student with visual impairment and blindness.
Includes
  • All-In-One Board: Student Model
  • Starter package of dry erase markers
  • Product information sheet and cleaning/care instructions, print and braille
  • Protective storage and carrying case
Surface of board measures approx. 13.5 x 10.75 inches.

Catalog Number: 1-08833-00
Click this link to purchase the All-In-One Board: Student Model.

Textured Sorting Circles and Shapes

Textured Sorting Circles and Shapes Textured Sorting Circles and Shapes is an assortment of magnetic shapes (circles, squares, triangles, and stars) and sorting circles. The shapes are provided in a variety of textures (smooth, rough, and bumpy), sizes (large, medium, and small), and colors (red, yellow, and blue). The accompanying sorting circles are also provided in a variety of colors and textures.
All of these shapes and circles have a magnetic backing and are ready for use on a metal surface (e.g., APH's ALL-IN-ONE Board). However, if the teacher would rather use them in combination with a WELCRO® brand-compatible board, VELCOIN® brand are provided.
Textured Sorting Circles and Shapes is intended to facilitate a variety of matching, counting, patterning, sorting, and graphing activities such as:
  • Identify pieces by shape, texture, size, or color.
  • Match or sort pieces by shape, texture, size, or color,
  • Sequence the pieces by size (i.e., small, medium, large).
  • Identify, repeat, extend, or create patterns.
  • Organize, classify, represent, and interpret data using Venn diagrams.
Recommended ages: 5 years and up.
WARNING: Choking Hazard -- Small Parts. Not intended for children ages 5 and under without adult supervision.

Textured Sorting Circles and Shapes
Catalog Number: 1-08834-00
Click this link to purchase Textured Sorting Circles and Shapes from APH.
APH would like to hear about your creative uses of the ALL-IN-ONE Board for educational and recreational purposes. What are some classroom activities for which you have found the board useful? What ages of students do you usually use the board with? Are there supplemental materials that you would recommend for APH to provide to increase the usefulness of the product (e.g., types of magnetic materials)? Please forward your comments and ideas to Karen J. Poppe, Tactile Graphics Project Leader, at kpoppe@aph.org

American Printing House for the Blind, Inc.
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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 6085
Louisville, Kentucky 40206-0085
Toll Free: 800-223-1839
Phone: 502-895-2405
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VELCRO®, VELTEX®, and VELCOIN® are registered trademarks of VELCRO Industries B.V.

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