Is Your Church Furniture Due for an Upgrade?

Tradition is one theme that has often been associated with church culture.  Many contemporary places of worship get their inspiration from older religious institutions and adopt similar hymns, liturgies, interior designs, and in many cases, it’s not uncommon to see church building shaped like a cross.

Full Pedestal Wood Lectern

Eventually, there comes a time when most church interiors need to be refreshed. Although this step isn’t one to be taken lightly, there is evidence that to suggest it’s not something to be overlooked:

If your church building is over 15 years old, it is probably a growth-restricting obstacle…While nice facilities won’t cause your church to grow, poor facilities can prevent it from growing (CT).

Whether your church is considering a full remodel or just sprucing things up a bit, the time may be right for you to upgrade your church furniture.

Continue reading

STEM and STEAM Education Explored to Include Project Based Learning

There are so many acronyms in education today; we may forget or not know exactly what they represent. We hear a lot about STEM and STEAM as well as PBL. Here we can explore these educational buzz words and better understand them and how they’re changing the world of academia.

Let’s start by defining STEM, which is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. In the acronym STEAM, the “A” refers to Art. Special grants are given to schools to fund these programs. Most professionals who work in the STEM arena hold higher education degrees in the field so these grants are essential to students who need the educational qualifications to pursue a career in STEM.

Diversified Woodcrafts Workstation

Continue reading

Leverage the Power of Video Communication!

Make no mistake: the use of video in business isn’t just a fad. While video communication used to be limited to designated rooms that have computer lab desks, it’s now a dominant force in business communication at the individual and group level.  As more seasoned veterans decide to transition to this technology, the up-and-comers consider video communication a part of everyday life. They probably wonder how we ever got along without it!

Balt Multimedia Table

Continue reading

The Most Efficient Way to Charge Your Classroom Devices

With technology continuing to accelerate its advancement, there’s no shortage of solutions that can enhance student learning.  Everything from Multimedia Computer Cabinets to Computer Lab Desks, Information Technology is taking us towards a paperless society.  However, while it’s debatable whether or not to allow students to use their own devices, classroom devices are continuing to grow in popularity. From networked ‘clickers’ to packs of Nexus 7’s, charging them individually on a power strip is both impractical and a safety hazard. Instead of dealing with a rat’s nest of tangled power cords, it might be time to consider a classroom charging station.

48-Device Tablet Cart

One Classroom

If you have incorporated tablets into your lesson plans and find yourself tied up teaching all day, it can be difficult to keep shared devices charged up without an efficient system. Any hour that you’re not teaching, you probably want your devices to be ‘topping-off’. A charging cart, perhaps placed near the door where students can come in and pick up and drop off on their way out, is a fantastic solution. By integrating a tidy charging solution, you can minimize classroom interruptions due to technical difficulties. Continue reading