Create Flexible Spaces

Create flexible spaces with movable, counter height, butcher block tables .

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The pics for this space show a room that was transitioned from a traditional arrangement to a flexible space that has power reels in the ceiling, Wall Talkers, counter height butcher block tables that can be moved, and flooring material that is easy to clean and heat and stain resistant.     

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1. Potential for Impact: Imagine this solution had near perfect implementation. To what extent would this solution bring about a culture of innovation within a school or classroom?

A lot! This solution would greatly bring about a culture of innovation in schools or classrooms. - 100%

Somewhat. This solution would somewhat bring about a culture of innovation in schools or classrooms. - 0%

Not much. This solution might help with other things, but I don't see it really bringing about a culture of innovation within schools or classrooms. - 0%

2. Feasibility and Fit: To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement: If this solution were available to me right now, I would be able to use it with relatively low investment. (i.e. money, time, or skills).

Strongly agree (this solution strongly aligns to my/my school's current capacities). - 100%

Agree. - 0%

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Strongly disagree (this solution would take a big lift in resources to pull off). - 0%

3. Adaptability: I could imagine this solution working well in a variety of school and classroom contexts across a diverse set of needs.

Absolutely! I could see this working for a variety of schools and classrooms with different or unique needs. - 100%

Somewhat. I could see this working for many schools and classrooms, but it might need some adjusting to fit a broad diversity of contexts. - 0%

Not a lot. This seems like it might be better suited to only a few contexts. - 0%

4. Scalability: To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement: This idea could be adopted by an ever-growing number of teachers or students without requiring significant changes.

Strongly agree (this solution could easily scale without any significant changes). - 100%

Agree. - 0%

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Disagree. - 0%

Strongly disagree (this solution would require significant changes in order to properly scale). - 0%

5. Desirability: Do you wish this solution were available to you right now?

1 - Not a lot. There's not a big need for this right now and/or we use something already that fulfills a similar purpose in my school or classroom. - 0%

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5 - A lot! There's nothing like this already and I'd love to have it in my school or classroom. - 100%

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Agreed!
The space should definitely be dynamic! I feel that the tables should have:
wheels
adjustable heights
nest away to create open floor space when needed

Rolling desks, like the Steelcase Node chair, should have the ability to come together to form a table but they should invent away they can snap together magnetically when students are collaborating.

The teacher (learning engineer) should have the ability to control the content of the room from a dashboard in a central location. The engineer should be able to display their own work and the students work at the flick of a wrist. Like Foto Swipe but swiping to monitors, projectors, and other devices. Maybe finally we will see Chromecast 2.0 for Education? http://www.androidcentral.com/fotoswipe-android-takes-photo-sharing-whole-new-level

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