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Welcome to the Idea Factory where you can create visuals, manipulatives and more to enhance your lesson plans and teaching.
Eligible users include:
- Students and Faculty in the Reich College of Education
- Present your AppCard
- Per semester supply limits are posted in the Idea Factory
- Teachers employed in North Carolina public school districts
The Idea Factory is housed in room 031 of the Instructional Materials Center (lower level of Belk Library).
Look for Fred! He's located right outside the Idea Factory.
Make an appointment
The Idea Factory will operate by appointment only until further notice. Please contact Thomas Main (firstname.lastname@example.org) for appointment availability.
Supply limits run for the entire academic year.
- Paper - 25 sheets
- Laminate - 25 pouches
- Prints - 25 (each side)
- Body Shapes - 5
- Fabric/Foam/Felt - 10 sheets
- Comb Binder - 10 combs
Hot and Cold laminators are available to preserve your projects.
Hot Laminators can handle materials up to 11.5x17
Cold Laminators can handle longer materials.
The Idea Factory has many types of paper available for you.
- Construction Paper
- Patterned Paper
- Felt Sheets
- Foam Sheets
- Poster Board
- Chalkboard Paper
- Butcher Paper
A comb binder is available to bind projects together with a plastic comb and covers.
Craft Tools & Supplies
The Idea Factory has a variety of craft tools and supplies including:
- Colored Pencils
- Pipe Cleaners
- Index Cards
The Idea Factory houses over 800 Ellison Diecuts; including 7 different letter options and diecuts for every subject/occasion.
Other tools available in the Idea Factory include:
- a color printer
- desktop computer
- paper cutters
- hole punch/3 hole punch
- label printer