Redesigning Learning Spaces

By Digital Learning | A collection of some of the more innovative ways that schools are redesigning learning spaces for 21st century students.

3 Ways Mobile Technology Is Transforming Learning Spaces

Smart Classroom Technologies<p>To support creativity and collaborative learning with digital tools, schools are creating flexible environments that give …

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How Emerging Technology in Education Is Enhancing the Classroom Experience

In the 2016 K-12 Horizon Report, the New Media Consortium (NMC) and the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) explore short- and long-term trends …

An Idea To Help Develop Innovative Spaces In Your Schools

A very close friend of mine, were talking about “innovative spaces” in schools, and the thought of bringing someone in to talk more about it. My …

3 Unused Teaching Tools: The Furniture, Floors, and Walls

I was nervous about how the ninth-grade students would react. All the tables were either against the walls or used to create the sides of a tour bus. …

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Back to the Future...For Real! | Canadian Education Association (CEA)

One thing that is often overlooked in education is the learning space. We need to look at our schools and ask, "Is this classroom flexible, open, …

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We’re designing schools of the future with tools of the past—and it’s hurting our education

The way we learn has changed dramatically over the past few decades—so it makes sense that the places where we learn should change dramatically as well. Continuing to create concrete boxes with fixed walls and rigid classroom spaces makes as much sense as investing in floppy disks.<p>It’s been a few …

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Interactive lecture halls enhance higher ed

Active learning in the large classroomAuthor: Sherrie NegreaUniversity Business, October 2016Students enrolled in media ethics at The University of …

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A Must-Have Free Resource for Educators

At the recent Tots and Technology Conference in Frisco, I was surprised to see how many educators are still not familiar with the wonderful world of …

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Reimagining the Modern Classroom

The seats, space, and stuff that idyllic learning environments are made of<p><i>This is the fifth installment in our series about school in a perfect world. Read previous entries on calendars, content, homework, and teachers.</i><p>We asked prominent voices in education—from policy makers and teachers to …

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The Most Important Part of the Learning Environment

Over my summer travels, I have heard this quote several times (attributed to Haim Ginott but may have been adapted from Goethe):“I’ve come to a …

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Inside ‘Room 21C’: This Iowa Classroom’s Redesign Inspired Seven Other Districts

Put on your student glasses: the “shift” around the nation to personalized learning has begun. But that’s easier said than done. Luckily, in Iowa, …

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From the Classroom: Reimagining Learning Spaces—The Third Teacher

<i>By Tricia Ebarvia</i><p>A few years ago, I started to rethink my classroom space. I wondered, <i>What does this room say about me as a teacher, or my students</i> …

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What's Your Classroom Inviting Students to Do? 4 Configurations to Consider.

<b></b><br>• Would your classroom be set up for group collaboration?<br>• Would your classroom be traditional, with students in rows, ready to consume information and …

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Exploring the Science of Effective Classroom Design [Infographic]

How much of a difference does classroom design make to what gets accomplished in the room itself? A lot, as it turns out. The fact is classrooms with …

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Cheap (Yet Valuable) Learning Space Redesign

Eric SheningerLearning EnvironmentsRethink classroom and campus spaces, recycle and upcycle materials, tap student ingenuity, attract charitable …

Design Thinking and the Deskless Classroom

Tracy EvansLearning EnvironmentsUse design thinking (brainstorming, prototyping, testing, building, and reflecting) to co-create your classroom …

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Decrease Classroom Clutter to Increase Creativity

Erin KleinLearning EnvironmentsSince light, space, and room layout impact physical and physiological well-being, enhance the quality of learning by …

Flexible Seating and Student-Centered Classroom Redesign

Photo credit: Kayla DelzerKayla DelzerLearning EnvironmentsFlexible classroom seating invites collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical …

Standing Desks Get Students to Move their Feet and Brains

By Jacquelyn BengfortGrade schools pin high hopes on standing desks and mobile classroom design.

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Creating cooperative learning spaces - Innovation: Education

A visualization exercise for changing classrooms<p>It’s not your imagination. It really is the time of year when everyone gets a little <i>wiggly</i>. (Or a …

4 Ways Furnishings Can Enhance the 21st Century Classroom

Classroom Design<p>Page 3 of 3<p>In preparation for the school's opening in August 2015, the school's designers contacted a local office supply company in …

Infographic: Design engaging learning spaces

If you want evidence that educators care about the physical setup of their classrooms, look no further than Pinterest, where you’ll find thousands of …

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Visualizing 21st-Century Classroom Design

Photo credit: Bonnie Brown via flickr (CC BY 2.0)Mary WadeEducation TrendsThese five steps are essential in creating a 21st-century classroom: …

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Architecture, Psychology... and Furniture?

Photo credit: Lisa Yokana and Fallon PlunkettFallon Plunkett & Lisa YokanaDesign ThinkingFollow the process as psychology and architecture classes …

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Twitter Rules Out Long Tweets, Sticking to 140-Character Limit

Two months ago, Twitter’s most dedicated fans threw a fit when news of a potentially major change in the service came to light: the 140-character limit, long one of Twitter’s defining characteristics, might be going away.<p>Keep calm and tweet on, Twitter loyalists. The limit is here to stay.<p>Jack …

Learning Environments Are About Space(s) and Time

Having a panel discussion with the topic of “learning spaces” being one of the topics (check out some awesome spaces on the #LearningSpaces hashtag …

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