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After winning a quirky paint job, iSchool students deck the halls

In October, we reported that students at the iSchool had won a contest to have the surfaces of their school — walls, halls, and even tables — turned into interactive whiteboards.

Now, the glossy white paint is up, and the company that ran the contest, IdeaPaint, documented the process in this video.

Here’s how a teacher told us the paint job would influence learning at the school:

Christina Jenkins, an iSchool teacher who bought IdeaPaint for her classroom with donations last year, said the temporary nature of whiteboard writing encourages ideas to flow more readily. For students who might worry about making mistakes, “paper can be more intimidating,” she said, pointing to a wall in her room where students had jotted down ideas for their senior projects.

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