Is It Time To Update Your School’s Furniture?

With summer winding down, it’s back to school season again which means ensuring you have the right resources and a prepared learning environment for a productive school year.  Safety, comfort, and a welcoming atmosphere are paramount for academic institutions so updating your school furniture accordingly can definitely help.  Here are several ways to determine if it’s time to pull the trigger on new furniture.

The first obvious sign is furniture that is cracked, chipped, or has other physical damage. Keep a running list of questionable chairs, fixtures, tables, etc. so you can assess what needs to be replaced immediately based on your school’s budget.  The last thing any school needs is to create any unnecessary liabilities.

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Eliminate New Office Downtime with Office Suites

Whether you’re a small business setting up your first office or an established company opening a temporary or satellite office, your top priority is to minimize employee downtime and maintain productivity during the transition.  Regardless if your stay is three months or three years, there will be more than enough time to choose custom furnishings that will define and represent your professional brand. In the meantime, a prepackaged office suite allows your team to hit the ground running with desks and workstations so you can continue to provide products and services to your clients.

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Staying on top of your business is more important than choosing furniture, decorating, and waiting for movers. Most businesses have an active online presence and generate revenue by providing specialized products and services and support to their customers. Even if you allocated several days to move into your office, getting those computers up and running are critical to business operations. While it may be inspiring and dramatic in the movies, the idea of doing business with laptops on boxes is unnecessary and impractical. Prepackaged office suites save you the hassle of having to carefully choose desks and chairs for every team member by offering office furnishing sets already selected for their efficiency and synergy.

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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.

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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.

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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