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Making BYOD Work in Schools – Three School Districts That Have Figured it Out | Emerging Education Technology

Making BYOD Work in Schools – Three School Districts That Have Figured it Out | Emerging Education Technology | 21st Century Learning Environments | Scoop.it
"Since I wrote the controversial post, “5 Reasons Why BYOD is a Bad Idea” over the summer, and received such strong push back the concerns I noted, I’ve been looking forward to learning about sharing ways in which schools have addressed some of these potential issues. This week, guest writer Caroline Ross introduces us to several schools that have tackled these challenges."
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Making BYOD Work in Schools – Three School Districts That Have Figured it Out | Emerging Education Technology

Making BYOD Work in Schools – Three School Districts That Have Figured it Out | Emerging Education Technology | 21st Century Learning Environments | Scoop.it
"Since I wrote the controversial post, “5 Reasons Why BYOD is a Bad Idea” over the summer, and received such strong push back the concerns I noted, I’ve been looking forward to learning about sharing ways in which schools have addressed some of these potential issues. This week, guest writer Caroline Ross introduces us to several schools that have tackled these challenges."
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Learning Spaces All Over Campus | 360 Research | Resources | Steelcase

Learning Spaces All Over Campus | 360 Research | Resources | Steelcase | 21st Century Learning Environments | Scoop.it
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Now, places outside the classroom are more useful than ever as learning spaces, for two reasons. first, portable technology means you don’t have to be near a power outlet to work and wi-fi brings online access to the remotest corner of campus. Second, college work now involves a lot of group projects. More assignments reflect and teach real-world knowledge economy skills: collaborating in pairs, small groups, and teams.

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Now, places outside the classroom are more useful than ever as learning spaces, for two reasons. first, portable technology means you don’t have to be near a power outlet to work and wi-fi brings online access to the remotest corner of campus. Second, college work now involves a lot of group projects. More assignments reflect and teach real-world knowledge economy skills: collaborating in pairs, small groups, and teams.

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Steelcase_TexasTech_CustomerStory_jan20121.pdf

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“It’s about students working together, from on campus, across campus, across the state—wherever the group members may be.”

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Collaborative Furniture for Education Environments

Collaborative Furniture for Education Environments | 21st Century Learning Environments | Scoop.it
As teaching and learning styles evolve, the furniture found in classrooms adapts to keep up.
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Using Our Heads and Our Hands to Give Information Physical Form | 360 Research | Resources | Steelcase

Using Our Heads and Our Hands to Give Information Physical Form | 360 Research | Resources | Steelcase | 21st Century Learning Environments | Scoop.it

So, sitting in a lecture, the regions of the brain that handle listening and language are engaged and the brain stores information in memory. Unfortunately, it isn’t very discriminating about how it does this. In fact, important information and trivia are handled exactly the same way (which helps explain why you can remember the words to the 30-year-old song “Safety Dance,” but can’t remember where you put your car keys 30 seconds ago).

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Wisconsin must brace for higher classroom standards, expert says - JSOnline

Wisconsin must brace for higher classroom standards, expert says - JSOnline | 21st Century Learning Environments | Scoop.it
Wisconsin will soon raise the bar for what students should know and be able to do in core academic subjects on the annual state test, and educators and policy-makers will have to work together to help more students reach those higher standards, the...
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The Flipped Classroom: Turning the Traditional Classroom on its Head

Many educators are experimenting with the idea of a flipped classroom model. Find out what it is and why everyone's talking about it.
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A New Learning Curve

A New Learning Curve | 21st Century Learning Environments | Scoop.it

Ideas on planning and designing learning spaces from Lennie Scott-Webber, Ph.D., director of education environments for Steelcase Education Solutions

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Designing the 21st Century K-12 Classroom

Designing the 21st Century K-12 Classroom | 21st Century Learning Environments | Scoop.it
It's not enough to take a traditional K-12 classroom and fill it with technology.
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Roofing: Strategic Advantages of Green Roofs on Campus

Roofing: Strategic Advantages of Green Roofs on Campus | 21st Century Learning Environments | Scoop.it

By now, many American educational campuses have had their first green roof installed. The ability of a green roof to reduce high summer rooftop temperatures, absorb rain storm water and to improve the life cycle of the waterproof roofing itself has convinced institutions to accept a change to the sort of low-slope roofs that they had installed for decades.

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MSOE opens new industrial engineering laboratory - BizTimes

MSOE opens new industrial engineering laboratory - BizTimes | 21st Century Learning Environments | Scoop.it

The Milwaukee School of Engineering recently opened a new state-of-the-art laboratory for its industrial engineering students. Portions of the laboratory were donated by Racine-based Ruud Lighting and Forrer Business Interiors of Milwaukee.

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Six Cost-Effective Trends for Educational Facilities

Six Cost-Effective Trends for Educational Facilities | 21st Century Learning Environments | Scoop.it
Six cost-effective trends and tips to help educational facilities meet and exceed goals.
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Rethinking Furniture – Use of Media:scape in High School Setting

Rethinking Furniture – Use of Media:scape in High School Setting | 21st Century Learning Environments | Scoop.it
Over a year ago, when we were planning for our newly renovated high school space, we had the opportunity to test Steelcase’s new Media:scapes, a collaborative workstation that easily allows for 4-6 users to connect their computers, iPads, or netbooks to a “puck”. Pressing on the puck, one can easily project their screen to a flat screen display that all of the users can see.
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Steelcase_mediascape_moments_Virginia-Commonwealth-University2.pdf

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Colleges and universities are under increasing pressure to better prepare students for the knowledge economy, so they are transforming their teaching methods, reconsidering how they use technology, and rethinking how the classroom can best support learning.

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360Magazine-Issue64-UsingOurHeadsandOurHandstoGiveInformationPhysicalForm.pdf

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When students write with markers on a whiteboard, they evoke the physical and cognitive processes that help them recall important information or cognitive mapping.

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Northview High School | 360 Research | Resources | Steelcase

Northview High School | 360 Research | Resources | Steelcase | 21st Century Learning Environments | Scoop.it
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Amidst a variety of changes in education, both educators and designers of learning spaces are rethinking the classroom, looking for a comprehensive space that incorporates userfriendly technology, flexible
furniture, and other tools that support active learning.

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Future Focused | 360 Research | Resources | Steelcase

Future Focused | 360 Research | Resources | Steelcase | 21st Century Learning Environments | Scoop.it

The right balance of space can help build community and inspire group flow. One key principle is to help teams reach common ground by creating spaces with standing-height worksurfaces that encourage democratic participation, or designing spaces that allow for working side-by-side.

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New Edge for Education

New Edge for Education | 21st Century Learning Environments | Scoop.it
The use of new technology in the classroom has added a whole new dynamic to the learning process for educators.
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How Technology is Changing Conferencing Rooms, Work Spaces and Classrooms

How Technology is Changing Conferencing Rooms, Work Spaces and Classrooms | 21st Century Learning Environments | Scoop.it
The technologies of tomorrow promise to revolutionize how we collaborate, power our devices and navigate our world, but innovative designers are already changing these tasks with the technology of today.
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Exploring the Edge

Today’s students want to create and learn at the same time. They want to put content to use immediately. How can you enable them to do so?

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Classrooms for Active Learning

Classrooms for Active Learning | 21st Century Learning Environments | Scoop.it

How do you make a classroom more engaging for both the student and the instructor? No learning space is more in need of fresh design thinking than the classroom. Everyone agrees it’s time to reconsider a new classroom paradigm where technology and the physical space are integrated to support pedagogy and create a more active and engaging experience for instructors and students.

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Urban Green in Wisconsin

Urban Green in Wisconsin | 21st Century Learning Environments | Scoop.it

I wasn't expecting much for my trip to the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. My trips to neighboring states had left me feeling the Midwest had lost its way to a green tomorrow that would standout from more famouse leading regions. Instead I found exhilarating optimism and application of green solutions everywhere I looked.

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University of Wisconsin-Madison Education Building: A New Benchmark for Sustainability | HGA

University of Wisconsin-Madison Education Building: A New Benchmark for Sustainability | HGA | 21st Century Learning Environments | Scoop.it
HGA Architects and Engineers is an integrated architecture, engineering and master planning firm serving the building needs of healthcare, health care, corporate, education, university, performing arts, cultural institutions, community, and houses...
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Technology a ‘game changer’ in classrooms

Technology a ‘game changer’ in classrooms | 21st Century Learning Environments | Scoop.it
Angry Birds, a slingshot video game played on iPads and smartphones, has found a place in Kaneland High School.
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Next-Gen Classrooms: Aces of Space -- Campus Technology

Next-Gen Classrooms: Aces of Space -- Campus Technology | 21st Century Learning Environments | Scoop.it
Four schools use cutting-edge design principles and technology to create next-gen learning spaces, with a focus on collaboration and student engagement.
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