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Cloud 9 Desks – New Product Spotlight

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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.

Cloud 9 Collaborative 21st Century Classroom by Balt

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Collaborative Desks Encourage 21st Century Learning

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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.

Collaborative Desks

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Koi Collaborative Desks – New Product Spotlight

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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.

Koi Collaborative Student Desk by Paragon

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Student Desks Are Still Taking from the Past and Developing for the Future

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Student desks have evolved considerably since first created in recognizable form back in the late 19th century. Vintage Open Front School Desk

But it seems many pieces of office and school furniture have been taking from the past in recent years with designers bringing them full circle. Those designs might be slightly competing with much more modern designs that don’t yet seem to fit into the mainstream.

Let’s take a look at school desks being sold today here at Worthington Direct that borrow elements from many decades ago. However, will those someday give way to a very 21st century school desk that was already introduced several years ago?

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