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Topic: yellow calculators
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Westendorf, Neal

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Registered: 12/3/04
RE: yellow calculators
Posted: Apr 10, 2013 10:02 PM
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How about purchasing non-yellow covers? Can TI or a reseller help out? We switched to Nspires a few years ago and have quite a few of the ez spot units that we don't know what to do with. If you spray painted them, they would then be student colored. I used Krylon paint which stuck well to the plastic on my 84's to do what you described before the yellow ones. Great idea to try to put them to another use!

Taconic Hills
From: [] on behalf of sherry johnson []
Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 7:27 PM
Subject: Re: yellow calculators

If students are checking these out, then they should treat the calculators more responsibility. My students are putting colorful duct tape around the edges of their calculators. It seems to be lasting but they put it on, not the school.

On Apr 10, 2013, at 6:34 PM, Grayson, Brian wrote:

I buy a paint marker (gold or silver) and go around the outer edge of the screen. It?s pretty visible and takes just a few seconds to do.

From:<> [] On Behalf Of Meg Clemens
Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 4:43 PM
Subject: yellow calculators

We are replacing some classroom EX-Spot TI-84s and want to convert the current classroom yellow calculators into student calculators (students check them out of the LRC). I am looking for ideas of how to mark up/disguise the EZ-Spot calculators so they will be easily identifiable as student use calculators, not classroom only use.

A long time ago, I spray painted covers of black TI-83s so they could be easily identified as school property. Unfortunately, it didn?t take long for students to scratch the paint (sometimes w/ bad words, imagine that) so that the calculators looked awful. I?m looking for alternatives. Any ideas?

Meg Clemens
Canton NY

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