Collaborative desk makers are definitely having fun designing new shapes to better allow 21st century students to work in pods and then again, individually. Balt’s latest design concept, Cloud 9, rounds out this week’s new product spotlight.
Tag: 21st-century classroom
You’re far into the school year and thought you finally had your classroom organized; but now the math manipulatives you ordered back in December are starting to arrive. You’re excited to begin teaching with them, but first, you need to find storage room for the learning materials and make them easily accessible to you, your students and other teachers. Worthington Direct has a variety of portable storage carts that are easy to share with other classrooms, easy to move within your own classroom and roomy enough to hold all your manipulatives.
Schools around the country are embracing collaborative learning in the classroom. Schools located in Naperville, Illinois, and Ann Arbor, Michigan are embracing 21st century education by creating a learning environment that encourages collaboration.
Hundreds of elementary schools across the country are moving away from the lecture-style desk layout of ordered rows to grouped seating. Collaborative desks are used to form pods, which allow groups of up to eight students the ability to gather together and work as a team.
In regards to Feng Shui, the water element is said to enhance the ability to go with the flow. The Koi fish on the other hand are known for their strength and ability to swim upstream, through waterfalls and other obstacles reach their destination. The new Koi collaborative desk from Paragon is just that, durable classroom furniture that can power through various streams of curriculum throughout the workday.