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Multimedia Tables- New Product Spotlight

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Your GoToMeeting with an abroad client is starting in five minutes and you’re still trying to find a suitable area for everyone in your office to gather and participate.

You have divided your classroom into groups to work on a media rich project and the student desks just aren’t cooperating with everyone’s laptop needs.

You want to present your latest architectural designs to a client and their contractor and it’s just awkward with everyone huddled around your desktop computer.

Do any of these scenarios sound familiar?

Interchange Multimedia Table by Smith System

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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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Valentine’s Giveaway- Win a Free Flavors Stool

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Study Carrels Return in an Age of Distraction

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Study carrels have a long history when you consider they go back to 13th century London and Westminster Abbey. Study CarrelWith Encyclopedia Britannica telling us they went back even further in cathedrals of the era, you can see the original purpose of the carrel. Back then, they were meant for serious religious study, which denotes that even in the 13th century, distractions were possible.

Today, distractions are everywhere, especially in schools. When a student needs to concentrate on a project, many classrooms have collaborative setups as a way to use distractions as a benefit. But when it comes to learning on a computer, a student may have to work on his or own. With so much demand on our new generation to learn new technology, a study carrel may be necessary in every classroom to sort through the perplexity.

Just what makes a perfect study carrel?

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