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low tech pencil sharpeners


From: Alix Peshette (apeshet_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Dec 17 2003 - 20:00:16 PST

I know there have been a lot of recommendations from people on this list
about different expensive electric pencil sharpeners. I used to buy
progressively more expensive electric ones each year and each one got
wrecked more quickly than the last.

Someone on the list suggested going the low tech route instead. It was
recommended that I buy some good metal handheld pencil sharpeners. I found
some at Office Depot and Staples for around $2.50 each. I used to put them
out in little margarine tubs so that kids could sharpen and catch the
shavings. I seldom had one of these little ones taken.
It worked out very well for me.

Just my 2 cents worth


Alix E. Peshette
Technology Training Specialist
Davis Joint Unified School District
Davis, CA

-----Original Message-----
From: Jon Hartman []
Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2003 8:39 AM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Just need alittle advise

I am having problems finding a good Electric Pencil Sharpener. I have a
lot of students that use it. They just tend to get the moter burnt up.
It is only a 1/2 year old. Are there and suggestions of good heavy duty

Jonathan Hartman
Dassel-Cokato High School
Art Teacher
(320) 286-4100 ext.1832