SOURCE: Zeratas

August 24, 2005 09:30 ET

New Teaching Tools Help Improve Learning and Retention

BAKERSFIELD, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 24, 2005 -- New ergonomically designed tools for teachers that simplify whiteboard presentations and help improve student learning and retention are now available from school and office products manufacturer Zeratas.

Teachers, especially math and science, who spend much of their day using whiteboards will immediately grasp the benefits of these products from ease-of-use alone. And their students will learn more when course material is presented in color.

Pentiva® was designed to facilitate using multiple colors with ease. Research has shown the following benefits from using color:

--  Improves readers' attention spans and recall by 82%
--  Increases comprehension by as much as 73%
--  Learning and retention improves by 78%
The complete system consists of a Pentiva® dry-erase marker manager that holds four different pen colors and an EraserRedi™ high-quality whiteboard eraser with integrated NuRiva™ professional strength spray cleaner.

Both products may be securely stored on a whiteboard using the included mounting clip ensuring that pens, eraser, and spray cleaner are always organized and ready for use. The interchangeable storage clips are easily installed without tools using peel-and-stick adhesive.

Since narrow pen trays are no longer used, the possibility of whiteboard accessories being accidentally knocked off is eliminated. These products are excellent for use with easel, flip, or moveable whiteboards or whiteboards without pen trays.

A high-quality, precision EraserTop™ is included for each marker. These reusable mini-erasers are conveniently located at the end of each pen just like a pencil eraser. Besides saving time, using an EraserTop™ looks more professional than using a finger and helps prevent ink-stained hands.

"I love it! It is really perfect for a teacher. I think people would be really surprised to know how much time is saved by not having to put caps on and off. I love having the eraser right on the end of the pen because it always seems that when I need to erase something my erasers are both at the other end of the room," said school teacher Sharon Handschumacher.

Pentiva® and EraserRedi™ are sold on-line at or for $14.95 and $9.95 respectively.

About Zeratas

Zeratas designs, manufactures, and sells school and office products. Our mission is to develop innovative products that save time and help organize.

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