Meeting the needs of 21st century learners involves more than just thoughtful, engaging lessons and impeccable classroom management. Today’s students are learning to problem-solve while working collaboratively. This aids in preparing them for the challenges of the future. Having a learning space that mirrors the workplace of tomorrow will provide students with the opportunity to share ideas with classmates.
It also helps them move around freely in an environment that offers them the flexibility they need to feel comfortable and be productive. The unique needs of an ever-growing, diverse student population can be met with classroom furniture that allows for a variety of seating arrangements.
Science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics education, or STEAM, is an important topic in the education community. STEAM programs teach your kids essential skills beyond robotics and high-level math. A STEAM enriched K12 education teaches children and teenagers how to work in teams, manage projects, and research anything.
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: