Despite having no shortage of technological advances in the 21st century, today’s students still utilize the tried & true desk. Unfortunately, classic desks are becoming obsolete and a growing hindrance since lesson plans often involve student collaboration, on-demand technology usage, and impromptu group work. In order to minimize difficulties and to streamline classroom organization, many schools are starting to utilize training tables as an alternative. Training Tables add teaching flexibility and help promote a cohesive relationship between students, teachers, and technology.
Here are several reasons why they would provide a more efficient learning solution:
Training Tables Allow for Movement
Whether it’s a group project or a team-based lesson plan, more and more studies are indicating that physical movement helps keep students engaged. Training tables such as the Echo Series Dry Erase Rectangle Training Table by Haskell let students join different groups and rotate throughout the classroom while allowing teachers to incorporate organized moving into lesson plans.
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.
Considering the speed at which technology advances, it’s not uncommon for schools and businesses to utilize technology refresh programs to keep their I.T. hardware & software relevant and up to date. However, a natural question arises which is would new technology be practical in a dilapidated learning environment?
Fortunately, Worthington Direct offers something for everyone which means you can upgrade or refresh some or all of your entire learning environment based on your academic needs and budget. We carry a full line of computer desks and tables, carts, storage centers, stand-up desks, A/V equipment, and multimedia tables.
Despite the computer becoming a virtual necessity in our personal, academic, and business lives, the advent of the iPad in 2010 was the turning point for the rise of of tablet computer adoption. Many school budgets and grants financed these devices in an effort to enhance the the educational environment and teachers were excited about the idea of a new era of technological advances in the classroom. However, the reality of academic learning has compelled many schools to reexamine their learning infrastructure and return to traditional laptop computers.
There are many reasons for the decision to downgrade but the biggest issue is how students perceive these devices. Tablets are considered more for entertainment, to use for gaming and connecting on social media. Students were excited to use these devices (despite being told they’re for educational projects) but still had the perception the devices were for recreation.