Fasteners for the Classroom
An Educator's Guide to Setting Up and Organizing a Classroom
In many ways, being an educator is all about the art of keeping it together. Whether you’re working with students, parents, or administrators, you’re probably focusing every day on the art of making sure everything stays in place—so you should take the opportunity to make it easier on yourself in whatever ways you can.
At FASTENation, we’re experts in keeping it together. Any job is easier with the right tools, and we’re happy to give educators a wide range of tapes, fasteners, hooks, and other tools for creating a better classroom. Here are five practical products that can help keep your classroom organized and functioning smoothly so that you can focus on doing what you do best. Whether you’re teaching math, literature, art, music, or anything else, and whatever grade level you’re at, there’s something here that can help you create greatness.
5 Great Products for Educators
1. Glue Dots®
Craft Glue Dots are an incredibly quick and versatile adhesive solution. They’re an easy to use and non-messy handheld adhesive material that sticks to just about anything, including walls, papers, laminate posts, and much more. Use them right out of the box for crafts like creating beautiful bedazzled jewelry or, for extra convenience, load a roll of these into the DOT SHOT™ Dispenser and pop them out right when you need them.
2. FASTENfoam® Adhesive Foam Tape
Keeping signs and posters in place is a concern for many educators—you don’t want things falling down and causing a distraction. FASTENfoam® Adhesive Foam Tape is a quick and easy way to hang posters and signs. It’s pressure-sensitive, peel-and-stick design makes it incredibly easy to use, and its powerful hold means you won’t have to worry about things coming loose. Try FASTENfoam® II double-sided tape which features two sides of removable adhesive for versatility and powerful bond.
3. VELCRO® Brand Mated Circles on a Roll
VELCRO® Brand Hook and Loop Fasteners have almost limitless applications in a classroom, and VELCRO® Brand Mated Circles on a Roll make it incredibly easy to get started. Each hook circle comes mated with its loop counterpart, so you don’t have to worry about remembering to buy both. Create interactive displays to track attendance, make a matching game with shapes and colors for younger children, or use them to create movable parts for diagramming sentences and equations for older students.
For more advanced student art projects, you need serious adhesives, and 3M™ Low VOC Spray Adhesives are a great choice. These adhesives minimize levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the adhesives without compromising bonding power. They’re great for bonding many different project materials, including foams, fabrics, wood, metal, and many others. Don’t forget to pick up a can of 3M™ Adhesive Remover while you’re at it!
4. VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® Straps
Today’s classroom is more digitally connected and plugged in than ever, which means that cable management has become tremendously important. Help keep cables out of your way and your students’ way by wrapping your cables up with VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP®
Straps. These colorful and reusable straps are perfect for bundling IT cables in the classroom, and they come in a variety of types that are designed for different needs. VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® Die-Cut Straps are great for everyday cable bundling, while VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® Cord Straps are perfect for securing devices that need to stay plugged in, such as science lab equipment.
5. VELCRO® Brand Hook and Loop Tape
Versatility is the name of the game in the classroom, and VELCRO® Brand Hook and Loop Tape is among the most versatile of them all. It’s cost-effective, can be cut to the length you need it, and has a powerful hold that you can trust. Use it for everything from hanging student art to mounting posters or attach it to classroom tools and create a mounting strip to keep them in an easy-to-find central location.
Being an educator isn’t an easy job, but it’s a tremendously important one. That’s why, at FASTENation, we’re proud to help our customers in education by giving them the best tools for classroom organization and activities. Want to find out more about how we help create awesome classrooms? Call us at 1 (800) 876-9922 or contact us online for quotes, custom fabrication, and more.