Bring Your Dry Erase Markers Back to life
I love and hate dry erase markers. They make it so easy for kids to write something down and quickly fix and retry. Whenever we’re composing or writing out rhythms the dry erase markers make the process so much simpler than if I had to hand out pencils, sharpen pencils, hand out paper, fix eraser problems, give out a hard surface to write on, etc.
However, dry erase markers are not without some problems. Inevitably a student will come up to you in the middle of the lesson with a marker that “doesn’t work.” Maybe the tip is dried out, the tip is pushed up into the maker, the cap has been stepped on, or it’s running out of ink. Here are a couple standard dry erase issues and some quick and easy solutions to get you up and running again.
Problem: Dried out Marker Tip
Problem: Broken Cap
Problem: Marker Tip Pushed in too far
Problem: No Erasers