Mobile Classroom Storage: Cut Down on Clutter with these Innovative Solutions

In a learning environment where space is at a premium, one of the biggest challenges facing teachers across all grade levels is classroom storage. As supplies and materials multiply , how are you supposed to stay organized?

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How Project Based Learning Puts Students in the Driver’s Seat

With Project Based Learning, an innovative pedagogy gaining steam right now, the conventional definition and goal of the...

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Is it Really Just a Game? How Classroom Gamification Supports 21st Century Learning

Today, more Americans than ever before--58 percent--consider themselves to be gamers, primarily for fun. But, what if...

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Mobile Classroom Furniture: Enhancing 21st Century Learning; Fostering Collaboration

While traditional classroom furniture and teaching models are still popular, many school districts are making the shift...

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Infographic: The Science of Classroom Layout and Design

The Rossier School of Education at the University of California created an insightful infographic to illustrate the...

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How Makerspaces in Schools Lead to Student Success

Given their experimental and innovative nature, Makerspaces in schools present an opportunity for teachers “breathe...

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Starting a Makerspace? Your Beginner’s Guide

The thought of starting your very own School Makerspace can be daunting. You’ve read about Makerspaces and seen their...

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Edutopia: Improving Schools Through Design Thinking

A growing number of schools around the world are utilizing design thinking in classrooms. The question is then, how does...

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The School Makerspace Revolution: What is it?

Library and classroom environments are being transformed into new spaces for students to create, expand their...

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Active Sitting: Creating Comfort and Concentration for Fidgety Students

Many schools around the country are radically changing their approach to classroom design to include active seating,...

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STEM VS. STEAM: Why Some Schools Are Adding the Arts

While they differ in philosophy, both STEAM and STEM programs have the same basic goal—to improve an education system...

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How Classroom Furnishings Can Delineate Learning Zones

Recently, Sean and his BRPH colleague, Barry Sallas, along with Steve, presented “Impacting Student Outcomes through...

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Computer Labs: Dead or Just Dying for Modern Makeover?

Most schools have two choices when it comes to computer labs. Denounce them as dead (or dying) or turn a drab lab into...

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STEM’s Influence On Classroom Design

Next, get a sense of the type of STEM (or STEAM) program your school will implement initially. Or, if you already have a...

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How to Launch a Charter School

Two of us teachers started doing Genius Hour in our classrooms. Genius Hour is inspired by Google's 20% projects where...

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Kids Are Crazy for Coding

Whoever thought coding – and the people who do it – would be, well, cool? Clearly, it’s time to redefine...

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A Standing Ovation for Stand-Up Learning

“When I first started talking about standing desks two years ago, people were shocked. But when I describe the...

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Classroom Technology: Too Much or Not Enough?

The million-dollar question is how much is too much, or in some cases, when is a greater technology presence needed? The...

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Maker’s Mark – How “Making” Is Influencing STEM Education

To understand the global impact of The Maker Movement, look no further than The Home Depot. In August, the world’s...

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Teaching Students to Collaborate

The history of Microsoft offers proof of the powers of collaboration. Bill Gates (age 12) and Paul Allen (age 14) first...

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How Seating Ergonomics Affect Learning

Students sit in thousands of different positions. Upright, slouched, twisted, tilted, straddling their seats. They...

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How Classroom Design Affects Student Learning

Truth be told, the title of this post is a bit deceiving. Student learning, and more specifically, setting the right...

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Buying Student Desks? Skip the Gimmicks. Invest in Future-Proofing.

Let’s just say it. Kids give desks a beating. Year after year, these classroom workhorses must accommodate every type...

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Empowering Students with Accessible Power

The I~O Post™ recharges devices issued to students in One-to-One programs.

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