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An approach to learning based on insights into today’s learners.

Based on generational needs like seeking and exchanging information and receiving feedback from one another, social learning can take place anywhere students gather. So some educators choose to locate social chairs and social desks in a high traffic area, a corridor, for instance. Benching stations create effective social learning opportunities by uniting students with technology. Finally, study lounges also enable social learning.

What makes a social desk better for social learning?

It’s more the application than the design that makes a desk a social desk. In a benching station, the desk not only supports the students’ work, provides connectivity for their computers, and possibly support a dedicated computer workstation for video editing, it also helps define the work space, which gives students a subtle social cue for how loud or softly they should talk. For technology-integrated social learning, be sure consider social desks available with available cable and wire management and accessories like the Smith System I~0™ Post for connectivity.

For casual social learning situations, social desks may be replaced by tables, that function either as work tables, or lower tables that function like coffee tables would in a home environment.

How do social chairs encourage engagement and interaction?

Comfortable chairs, chairs that students can relax in, make the best social chairs. In a student lounge environment, the Smith System Chat™ Chair stands out. It was expressly designed to marry the proportions of lounge seating with the durability of classroom seating. It also offers mobility through its integrated casters, and extensibility.

In benching environments, mobile chairs are very popular because they allow students to face the desktop or their computer monitors while working individually, but to easily to turn around so two or more can face each other to exchange information or direction or provide feedback. Every seating line offered by Smith System offers at least one option for mobility.

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Planner Makerspace Table
Planner Makerspace Table
Sit Stand Lectern
Sit Stand Lectern
Interchange Crescent Table
Interchange Crescent Table
Sit Stand Student Desk
Sit Stand Student Desk
Interchange Engage Multimedia Table
Interchange Engage Multimedia Table
Interchange™ Squiggle Table
Interchange™ Squiggle Table
Planner Makerspace Giant Table - 48" Deep
Planner Makerspace Giant Table - 48" Deep
Cafe Table Square Top, Criss-Cross base
Cafe Table Square Top, Criss-Cross base
Cafe Table Round Top, Criss-Cross base
Cafe Table Round Top, Criss-Cross base
Interchange™ Half Boat Multimedia Table
Interchange™ Half Boat Multimedia Table
Flavors Stack Chair
Flavors Stack Chair
Intuit Stack Chair
Intuit Stack Chair
Plato Stack Chair
Plato Stack Chair
Interchange Rectangle Multi-Media Table
Interchange Rectangle Multi-Media Table
Interchange Medium Sized Multimedia Table
Interchange Medium Sized Multimedia Table
Interchange Sequence™ Desk
Interchange Sequence™ Desk
UXL Diamond, Mini-Diamond Desk
UXL Diamond, Mini-Diamond Desk
UXL Crescent Table
UXL Crescent Table
Interchange 3-2-1 Table
Interchange 3-2-1 Table
Arc-8 Flex Desk
Arc-8 Flex Desk
UXL Two-Student Diamond Desk
UXL Two-Student Diamond Desk
Interchange™ Curve Desk
Interchange™ Curve Desk
UXL Nest and Fold Table - Half Round
UXL Nest and Fold Table - Half Round
UXL Rectangle Table - 30"D
UXL Rectangle Table - 30"D
UXL Curve Desk
UXL Curve Desk
UXL Rectangle Table - 24"D
UXL Rectangle Table - 24"D
UXL Adjustable Nest and Fold - Half Round
UXL Adjustable Nest and Fold - Half Round
UXL Adjustable Nest and Fold - Rectangle
UXL Adjustable Nest and Fold - Rectangle
UXL Nest and Fold Table - Rectangle
UXL Nest and Fold Table - Rectangle
UXL Power Bar
UXL Power Bar
Interchange Multimedia Table
Interchange Multimedia Table
Planner Rectangle Activity Table - 42" Deep
Planner Rectangle Activity Table - 42" Deep
Planner Rectangle Activity Table - 36" Deep
Planner Rectangle Activity Table - 36" Deep
Planner Rectangle Activity Table - 24" Deep
Planner Rectangle Activity Table - 24" Deep
Planner Rectangle Activity Table - 20" Deep
Planner Rectangle Activity Table - 20" Deep
Chat Coffee and Side Tables
Chat Coffee and Side Tables
Interchange Rectangle Activity Table - 48" Deep
Interchange Rectangle Activity Table - 48" Deep
Interchange Rectangle Activity Table - 42" Deep
Interchange Rectangle Activity Table - 42" Deep
Interchange Rectangle Activity Table - 36" Deep
Interchange Rectangle Activity Table - 36" Deep
Interchange Rectangle Activity Table - 30" Deep
Interchange Rectangle Activity Table - 30" Deep
Husky Rectangle Activity Tables - 30" Deep
Husky Rectangle Activity Tables - 30" Deep
Flavors Mobile Stack Chair
Flavors Mobile Stack Chair
Cascade Mega-Case
Cascade Mega-Case
Cascade Mini-Case
Cascade Mini-Case
Cascade Cubby
Cascade Cubby
Cascade Teacher Desk - Single Pedestal
Cascade Teacher Desk - Single Pedestal
Cascade Teacher Desk - Single Pedestal, Single Bullet
Cascade Teacher Desk - Single Pedestal, Single Bullet
Cascade Teacher Desk - Double Pedestal
Cascade Teacher Desk - Double Pedestal
Acrobat Crescent Desk
Acrobat Crescent Desk
Flavors Noodle Chair
Flavors Noodle Chair
Interchange Rectangle Activity Table - 20" Deep
Interchange Rectangle Activity Table - 20" Deep
Interchange Flower Activity Table
Interchange Flower Activity Table
UXL Mobile Stack Chair
UXL Mobile Stack Chair
UXL Round Table
UXL Round Table
UXL Table 3/4" Round End Cap
UXL Table 3/4" Round End Cap
UXL Square Table
UXL Square Table
UXL Trapezoid Table
UXL Trapezoid Table
Interchange Science Table - 24" Deep
Interchange Science Table - 24" Deep
UXL Two-Student Open Front Desk
UXL Two-Student Open Front Desk
UXL Adjustable Chair
UXL Adjustable Chair
UXL Adjustable Stool
UXL Adjustable Stool
UXL Stack Chair
UXL Stack Chair
Planner Breakaway Conference Table
Planner Breakaway Conference Table
Booktruck, Six Sloping Shelf
Booktruck, Six Sloping Shelf
Flavors Fixed-Height Stool
Flavors Fixed-Height Stool
Husky Square Activity Table
Husky Square Activity Table
Flavors Adjustable Chair
Flavors Adjustable Chair
Flavors Adjustable Stool
Flavors Adjustable Stool
Interchange Rectangle Activity Table - 24" Deep
Interchange Rectangle Activity Table - 24" Deep
Interchange Square Activity Table
Interchange Square Activity Table
Interchange Round Table
Interchange Round Table
Standard Clover Activity Table
Standard Clover Activity Table
Intuit Adjustable Stool
Intuit Adjustable Stool
Plato Adjustable Chair
Plato Adjustable Chair
Interchange™ SW Tote Storage
Interchange™ SW Tote Storage
Plato Sled Chair
Plato Sled Chair
UXL Three-Student Desks
UXL Three-Student Desks
UXL 48" Half Round End Cap
UXL 48" Half Round End Cap
UXL 48" Corner Table
UXL 48" Corner Table
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