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Monday, September 7, 2015

Educational Equipment Trends

With schools back in session, educators are finding new ways make classrooms more productive and engaging for students. Although all kids learn differently, new technology and equipment is adaptable to different learning styles and can be the perfect fit for nearly any classroom. Adult learners in both the classroom and company setting can also take advantage of new educational equipment advancements.

Interactive Devices
Technology has taken center stage in the classroom with a special emphasis on mobile and interactive devices. Being able to connect, share and display ideas are important components of these electronics:

  • Tablets
  • Laptops
  • Touch screen monitors
  • Whiteboards

Alternative Furniture
Rows of individual desks facing a blackboard are no longer the norm for learning environments as comfort, accessibility and interaction tend to benefit students and teachers more.

  • Furniture on wheels: Being able to move from place to place with ease in a classroom setting is a huge benefit, especially when it comes to group work.
  • Improved ergonomics: Minimizing stress on the body increases comfort in the present and decreases the chance of health and wellness complications in the future.
  • Smaller learning stations: Skip the individual desks and opt for pods of 3-5 students using tables or desks that can easily piece together.

3D Printing
3D printers aren’t just for science labs. Integrating these machines into the classroom allows students to better explore and understand certain designs and materials in a hands-on way. According to 3D Printing Systems, the technology can be used for creating things like product prototypes, topography, robot parts, molecule diagrams, organ cross-sections or models of artifacts.

Collaborative Spaces
Having areas designed specifically for group projects is becoming more and more popular in the classroom setting. Examples of this would be a circular “brainstorm corner,” multi-user technology station or kidney-shaped tables surrounding a center console that features science equipment, art subjects or architectural diagram.

New equipment gives more opportunity for students to engage and interact with one another, making the classroom academically and socially friendly. Thinking of ways your classroom could benefit from an equipment upgrade? Contact us today and we can discuss educational equipment leasing options to fit your needs and your budget.

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