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3 Lockers Your School Needs

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Students need lockers to store textbooks and protect their personal belongings while they’re in school for the day. New lockers may seem like a hefty investment, however, updating your school’s lockers can refresh the building and deliver more efficient upkeep, both for students and for janitorial staff.

Lockers have a long shelf life and with some of these new locker options, your investment now will be bring benefits to your campus for years to come.

3 Lockers Your School Needs

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Wheelchair Accessible School Furniture

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All school furniture does not provide access for a wheelchair, but there are some easy ways to accommodate these students. Ask the parents if the student can manipulate the wheelchair without assistance. Make sure the doorway is free from obstacles that may get in their way to ensure easy access to the classroom. Try to anticipate their needs to avoid mishaps. ADA Wheelchair Accessible School Desk

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Play Assembly Required

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A Psychologist at The University of Derby, Dr Miles Richardson, is conducting experiments that study children as they build a series of models using LEGO play bricks.  Factors such as number of bricks needed, the shape of each brick, and spare bricks can be related to the same effects that adults feel with assembling furniture, such as lockers.   Dr Richardson’s work aims at improving math and science development in children through construction tasks and will publishing his study in an upcoming edition of Applied Cognitive Psychology.

This research is of interest to educators and developmental psychologists as construction play provides an excellent opportunity to help identify children who might struggle academically, enabling measures to be taken in intervening years. He said: “Our research shows that exactly the same challenges that affect adults during the construction also affect children, just to a different level.  ”Greater understanding of the characteristics of construction tasks, and how children’s ability is mediated by cognitive factors can inform curriculum development.”

Read this complete article at: http://www.derby.ac.uk/news/is-model-making-really-childs-play

Worthington Direct Launches New Website Packed with Advanced Features

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School furniture shopping has never been easier now that Worthington Direct has released the latest version of their website that includes an instant freight calculator, live chat and a PDF version of their catalog.

Worthington Direct (www.worthingtondirect.com), a supplier of school, church and early childhood furniture and equipment for over 11 years has launched a new version of their website that will make online institutional furniture shopping a snap. School purchasers, church committee members and daycare owners will save time, and as always save money, when they purchase their facility furniture online with Worthington Direct.

One major upgrade is real-time freight calculator that offers instant shipping rates for almost every item on the specialty furniture website. Worthington Direct’s technology director, Brian Heiland, says, "Today’s online shoppers are becoming more savvy and are expecting interactive websites with advanced features, like instant freight calculations. School procurement offices can now simply click to view their shipping rates and use that information to complete their requisitions in seconds flat."

Freight can be calculated on each item detail page for individual shipping rates, or multiple items can be added to a shopping cart and then rated for a combined shipping amount. Unlike some of the other school furniture sites, Worthington Direct does not hide any shipping fees inside their product costs. Some companies base their shipping costs on a percentage of the purchase total, but that is not an accurate amount for an item that is small with a high price tag, such as technology products.  This results in having some of the lowest costs in the industry and avoids the customer from paying an inflated shipping amount. Gas prices are steadily rising so every effort is being made to keep shipping rates accurate and to a minimum.

Another great feature found the Worthington Direct website is the ability to participate in live chat sessions with trained school and church furniture experts.  Although anyone that calls during business hours will never encounter an automated recording, some people just like the option to type over dialing. Live chat is a great way to get fast responses for questions that arise while shopping for school furniture. A full version of their printed catalog can also be viewed in PDF form on the web now.  Customers can view and print single pages or a range of pages that can be used in last minute committee meetings or to attach to their purchase requisition.

Some other upgrades to the institutional furniture website are larger images and a faster checkout process. Worthington Direct continues to focus on website improvements and to maintain their quality customer service from its origins as a direct mail catalog company. With all of the new and advanced features found on their online store, customers are still always to welcome to pick up their traditional catalog and call for fast friendly service. 

About Worthington Direct: Worthington Direct has been in operation for 11 years with an employee average of 13 years experience in the school supply, church and equipment industry, and knows what is important – selection, service, price and timing.

Our goal is to make your purchasing job easier. With competitive pricing, knowledgeable sales associates, and "In Stock" products for quick, efficient shipping, Worthington Direct is committed to be your furniture resource. Schools and churches look to Worthington Direct for competitive pricing for school furniture, church furniture, preschool furniture, early childhood furniture, student desks, classroom chairs, folding chairs, folding tables, seminar tables, AV carts, projector carts, science tables, stools, padded stack chairs, library furniture, desks, wholesale furniture, computer furniture, classroom furniture, dry erase boards, markerboards, chalkboards, office furniture, room dividers, partitions, cubbie units, storage cabinets, file cabinets, bookcases, lockers, classroom carpets, booktrucks, easels, display cases, cafeteria tables, activity tables, classroom desks, computer tables, desk chairs, lecterns, literature racks, office desks and risers among its large stock. Worthington Direct Launches New Website Packed with Advanced Features

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