Flip charts come in a variety of different writing surfaces and marker types are dependent upon the surface type. For paper flip charts, you can use permanent markers. For laminated flip boards, use a white board marker or washable marker so you can easily clean and reuse the board. Use a bullet tip marker on white board flip boards to avoid squeaks and allow for easy removal.
Flip charts are an active form of information management and can be used at the office as well as in the classroom. In the office, flip charts are great for brainstorming ideas, and since they are low tech the focus is on the topics. In the classroom, flip charts allow teachers to demonstrate topics in a clear manner as well as encourage students to participate and ask questions.
Most flip chart stands are foldable and can be stored underneath furniture or flat against wall surfaces. Other flip charts are designed to attach directly to the wall via an adhesive strip. Easels can be chosen to match existing furniture for a seamless look.