Keep Your Makerspace Free from Power Cords with These Three Changes

Makerspaces don’t have to be dangerous. But, by their very nature, there are a lot of hazardous tools, sharp equipment, and potential trip hazards around the room. This is just as true in a community-hosted makerspace as in a STEM classroom. While you can’t remove every potential danger without completely emptying out the room, you can design the space to remove one of the most prevalent tripping hazards: power cords.

Here are three tools that can help your makerspace be as cord-free as possible:

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Think Outside the Box with Flexible Seating

They’re in every classroom: squirmy sitters, kids who find traditional, rigid chairs painful or constricting. The struggle to find a comfortable position can hinder their concentration and even distract others. Physical activity is essential for children’s minds to thrive, but it can be difficult to translate healthy movement from the court to the classroom.

Ergo Ergo Wobble Stool
Ergo Ergo Wobble Stools

The solution might be as simple as swapping out the hard seating for something a little more flexible.

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Is Your School Equipped For Collaboration in the Classroom?

Whether you manage the supplies for an elementary school or a high school, a lot of equipment requests are going to be focusing on an increasingly popular theme: collaboration. Common Core has a hefty focus on students’ ability to complete interdisciplinary group projects, and so do most state-based programs.

3-Sided Collaborative Desks by Marco Group

But the wrong desks can get in the way. The next time you need to order desks to replace broken inventory or to expand your district, look for desks with these three elements:

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