Education, Curiosity, and Happiness
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What roles can curiosity and happiness play in learning?
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Whiteboard Desks: Low tech can be really fun!

Whiteboard Desks: Low tech can be really fun! | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
Somehow by the luck of the draw, I ended up with the worst desks in our entire school when I joined this staff in 2013. Not only are the desk legs loose, and I’m constantly tightening them with a wrench, but also they are peeling and carved up. One even says “I hate this class” in big letters across the front. Let’s not even get into the gum artwork under the desks...


It finally came to a point where I was fed up. These desks have been through a lot, and they aren’t serving my kids’ needs. I can’t exactly go out and buy new desks. Solution: do some DIY and make whiteboard desks.

Via John Evans, Marco Pozzi, Suvi Salo, Ivon Prefontaine, PhD, Mike Kelly
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:
At the beginning of the school year I put butcher paper on tables and laid out markers. The students enjoyed it for a few days. This would be better, as they could erase and it would remain fresh.
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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, April 11, 2017 5:50 PM

Low tech-translate into lots of fun (and learning).. 

magnus sandberg's curator insight, April 12, 2017 3:47 AM
A simple and ingenious idea 
Character Minutes's curator insight, May 5, 2017 12:29 PM
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Visualizing 21st-Century Classroom Design

Visualizing 21st-Century Classroom Design | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
These five steps are essential in creating a 21st-century classroom: establishing zones, ensuring resource accessibility, encouraging mobility, igniting inspiration, and fostering respect.

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I used tables and let students spread out as needed.
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