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3 Key Factors in Designing Sustainable Buildings
27 Apr

3 Key Factors in Designing Sustainable Buildings

3 Key Factors in Designing Sustainable Buildings When creating new schools and workplaces of the future, designing sustainable buildings should be a top consideration for architects, designers, and building planners. Sustainable design emphasizes the needs of infrastructure, efficient energy consumption, durability, and air quality to ensure environmental sustainability and the health of those who use...
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How to Build and Fund Gaming and eSports Facilities at K-12 Schools, Community Colleges and Universities
11 Apr

How to Build and Fund Gaming and eSports Facilities at K-12 Schools, Community Colleges and Universities

How to Build and Fund Gaming and eSports Facilities at K-12 Schools, Community Colleges and Universities Author: Martin Fritzen The idea to build gaming and esports programs and facilities at educational institutions can come from different sources. Any stakeholder can ask for it: students, school leaders, local community, or influencers. The research phase No matter...
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4 Benefits of Flexible Seating: From Floor Learning to Standing Desks
22 Feb

4 Benefits of Flexible Seating: From Floor Learning to Standing Desks

4 Benefits of Flexible Seating: From Floor Learning to Standing Desks Author: Dr. Christina Counts Traditional classroom seating was created with traditional learning in mind, but with many schools transitioning to modern, flexible, and active learning practices, classroom design must also transition to support new ways of learning. And while traditional seating approaches still have...
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Integrating Tray Storage Systems into Your Classroom Ecosystem
20 Sep

Integrating Tray Storage Systems into Your Classroom Ecosystem

Integrating Tray Storage Systems into Your Classroom Ecosystem Research has found that if a teacher creates a positive learning environment, they also develop an efficient classroom setting alongside an emotional setting that boosts student performance (Bailey, Beasley, & Swafford, 2014). Designing positive learning spaces takes a combination of several furniture and design elements that affect...
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3 Reasons Why University Libraries Still Matter
02 Sep

3 Reasons Why University Libraries Still Matter

3 Reasons Why University Libraries Still Matter Author: Dr. Christina Counts Universities have had to innovate to meet student expectations and school needs, and university libraries and learning spaces play a central role. Librarians have been at the forefront of a shift in the usage of university libraries, reimagining libraries to accommodate new technologies, expanded...
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4 Reasons Why School Libraries Still Matter
02 Sep

4 Reasons Why School Libraries Still Matter

4 Reasons Why School Libraries Still Matter Author: Dr. Christina Counts From K-12 to higher ed, a shift in school needs and technology has led school libraries to reimagine how they support students and educators in their learning communities. Schools are implementing new learning standards, and many have integrated technology-enabled instruction into their daily curriculum....
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5 Steps to Establish a Collaborative Learning Environment When Designing New Learning Facilities
27 Jul

5 Steps to Establish a Collaborative Learning Environment When Designing New Learning Facilities

5 Steps to Establish a Collaborative Learning Environment When Designing New Learning Facilities Not all schools have designated spaces for collaborative learning, so sometimes student collaboration must take place in the hallway, cafeteria, or other makeshift spaces. While finding multiple ways to use a learning space can be great for space efficiency, designing intentional collaborative...
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