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

Furniture Sets: Big Purchases Made Easy

If you need furniture for your school, church, or office, you’ve come to the right place!  Worthington Direct offers tables and chairs of different sizes, shapes, and uses. Buying in bulk is easy, quick, and more affordable than one or two at a time.

School Desk Sets

Our classroom desk and chair sets offer a variety of seating and desk solutions. First, choose between single or double Apex desks. The singles come in multiples of 8 or 20. The two-student desks come in multiples of 4 or 10. These options include chairs for the number of students that can fit. Then select the desk’s top, leg, and chair colors. We have many options available, so if this isn’t what you’re looking for, check out our school desk section.

Collaborative Classroom Desk Set

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Add Flexible Seating to your Student Desks and watch them achieve more!

Teachers work hard at creating an environment that is conducive to student learning. Flexible seating is becoming increasingly popular and for good reason. You may wonder, what do you mean different types of seating?

In a classroom with flexible seating you will see kids laying on the floor, kids in beanbag chairs, kids on their knees at a table, kids in traditional desks and kids in standing desks. Having all of these options allow kids to wiggle, move and absorb the learning experience more naturally. Here is a more in depth look at why teachers and students and are loving flexible seating and their standing desks.

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Spring Bulletin Board for Preschool

Here is a fresh new bulletin board idea for math and reading readiness in your Pre-K classroom. For very young children, ages three to five, interactive bulletin boards are more likely to catch their interest and contribute to their learning.

Encourage beginning math and reading skills through a fun matching activity. Matching helps children understand one to one correspondence, same and different, and promotes memory skills, all necessary to both math and reading readiness. 

Spring Babies

Create this activity on a bulletin board placed low enough for children to easily reach. Our 4′ portable freestanding dividers work well to define spaces without blocking the teacher’s view and can serve as an easy to reach display board. It can also be easily folded accordian style and stowed away on casters when not in use. 

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