Logistics with Technology can Improve Classroom Operations

While incorporating technology such as iPads, laptop computers, and portable LCD projectors have revolutionized classroom learning, there is still a fundamental lesson that can help make these technological marvels more efficient.  One of the best ways to keep your classroom running smooth while teaching discipline and responsibility is to empower students with organizational tasks.  Establishing technology procedural policy is a practical way for your classroom’s Audio and Visual Multimedia Furniture and Laptop and Tablet Storage Carts to be secured, charged, and ready to deploy at a moment’s notice.  Below are several examples:

Establish a Centralized Cart Area

Charging carts are designed for  classroom visibility.  A dedicated space means easy device access and charging while also being able to monitor devices. Most carts have safety measures such as inside cable management reducing the likelihood of a rat’s nest of cables while other carts have a lock feature to keep devices secure.  The Oklahoma Sound TCSC Tablet Charging Cart combines ample access with solid cable management as well as security.  Having one designated area ensures everyone knows the go-to place for electronic classroom devices.

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Cafe Churches: Enjoying Java with Jesus

Is your church part of the growing trend of incorporating the cafe shop concept with religious worship?  Are you looking to expand your denomination’s social efforts to better communicate with the community?  Either way, a coffee shop with the right furniture can be a rewarding ministry that serves your community, brings church members closer together, and raises money for your institution or other charities.  Incorporating a cafe inside a church can be challenging so choosing the right Church Furniture contributes to a successful and productive congregation.

Here are a few tips to make sure you have an inviting atmosphere for coffee and worship:

Optimal Furniture for Optimal Worship

Visibility and convenience are the elements for choosing the right cafe furniture.  You want people to know they feel welcome to the cafe when passing by for church events.  One example is the Arched Based Cafe Table & Four Cafe Chairs by KFI.

Arched Base Cafe Table with Four Cafe Chairs by KFI

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Enable Preschool Learning with Colorful Rugs

When deciding what learning tools a preschool classroom should have, it’s important to utilize age and size-appropriate items.  This includes basics such as desks and lockers and when children are comfortable in a fun and encouraging environment, they are more likely to participate.  Considering preschool students are at an age where their developing brains absorb stimuli and information like a sponge, incorporating a good Learning Carpet is critical to helping them excel in their future endeavors.

Here are several categories to help you navigate through our vast selection of learning carpets and narrow down what you’re looking for:

Shapes & Activity Rugs

These rugs teach students on multiple levels.  Many of these rugs teach a combination of colors, shapes, numbers, letters, and animals.  A perfect example is the ABC And 123 Animals Carpet by Flagship Carpets.  This carpet is a great choice for covering several learning topics at once. Have the children pick a number or animal to sit on and read stories, talk, practice nice words, and foster connection.

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How to Make a Paper Snowflake

Gather your classmates, co-workers and community family and host a paper snowflake craft event. (If you are like us and live in a warmer climate zone like Texas, then your only chance for snow might just be by making paper snowflakes.)

Collect colorful construction paper, scraps of holiday wrapping paper, and paper bags.  Provide scissors, paint or markers, and if you’re really brave- glue and glitter. Have a contest for the best paper snowflake and then offer to decorate a local nursing home, homeless shelter, fire station or other organization with all of the snowflakes created. Print, share and be merry!

No two snowflakes are alike, but here’s a template to get your beautiful winter wonderland started!

How to Make a Paper Snowflake

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