Classrooms

Title Abstract Publication Date
Designing the 21st Century K-12 Classroom Describes six design elements that should be incorporated into the 21st Century classroom: desks and furniture that support collaboration; ample electrical outlets; a smart teacher lectern; lighting... 01/17/2012
Designing the Classroom of the Future. Explores different K-6 classroom designs that address the changing learning space needs of students. The hexagonal modular design is described as one answer to a classroom that is flexible as well as... 04/30/1999
Designing the Electronic Classroom: Applying Learning Theory and Ergonomic Design Principles This article applies learning theory and ergonomic principles to the design of effective learning environments for library instruction. It discusses features of electronic classroom ergonomics,... 02/28/2001
Designing the School Around the Student Case study of a Minnesota high school's planning team that started from scratch and created a 21st century facility that turns the traditional classroom model inside out. Instead of waiting for... 02/21/2012
Display Technology: Picture This! From interactive whiteboards to handheld tablets, from digital projectors to newfangled video-editing systems, these products are grabbing student attention. Statistics indicate that kids prefer to... 10/31/2006
Distraction, Privacy, and Classroom Design. Examines the effect of elementary classroom environment on distraction and sense of privacy among teachers and students. Teacher adjustments to curriculum to prevent distraction, the effect of... 06/30/1984
Do Seating Arrangements and Assignments=Classroom Management? Explores comments from classroom management experts and experienced educators about decisions teachers make on whether students will be allowed to select their own seats and about the impact on... 04/03/2001
Don't Skimp on Classroom Size. Recommends classrooms of at least 900 square feet, in order to provide sufficient space for current teaching modalities. 06/30/2008
Dr. Fred Jones's Tools for Teaching: More Time on Task, Less Goofing Off A classroom management specialist shares his ideas on ways to arrange classrooms and work the crowd to create more time on task and cut down on goofing off. Jones includes diagrams of arrangements... 08/17/2003
Ecosystems in the Learning Environment. Explores the emulation of natural ecosystems in the learning environment, illustrated with examples of cooperative, adaptive, and self-organized behavior. The implications for digital and classroom... 12/31/2010
Educated Walls. Discusses the advantages for educational facilities of using movable walls, including flexibility, reusability, environmental responsibility, and improved features. 12/31/2002
Educational Specifications: Milton J. Brecht Elementary School. Manheim Township School District.[Pennsylvania] Presents recommended facility specifications for the Milton J. Brecht Elementary School in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, which are intended advance children's learning through theories relating to... 09/24/1998
Electronic Classroom. Discusses the conversion of a limited-use auditorium at Middletown, New York's Memorial Elementary School into an electronic classroom to be used as a flexible instructional space. 12/31/1965
Facility Guidelines for General Classroom Design. Advises on classroom design, covering current educational theories, and then presenting two chapters that cover educational and architectural components for all classrooms, K-12. Individual chapters... 12/31/2004
Factors Affecting Perception of and Responses to Crowded Classroom Environments. The effects of density and other situational factors on perceptions of and responses to crowding in classroom learning environments were examined in three separate and concurrent investigations. The... 07/31/1977
Feng Shui for the Classroom: 101 Easy-to-Use Ideas. Translates ancient Chinese interior decoration concepts to the school, providing teachers with strategies and suggestions for improving harmony and positive energy in their classrooms. The text gives... 12/31/2003
Finding a Place To Stand: Negotiating the Spatial Configuration of the Networked Computer Classroom Theorizes the spatial dynamics of both traditional and Internet-networked classrooms to reveal that both exhibit indeterminate spatial characteristics, but that network connectivity renders this... 12/31/1997
Fitting New Technologies into Traditional Classrooms: Two Case Studies in the Design of Improved Learning Facilities Examines research on the influence of classroom design on student learning attitudes and behavior and presents two case studies on the remodeling of five classrooms in two high schools to accommodate... 06/30/1996
Flexible Spaces that Work: Renovating Today for Tomorrow's Needs. Discusses one architectural design firm's answer to designing educational facilities that can grow and change with the times using technology and space planning. Design ideas for libraries/media... 12/31/1998
Flexing with the Times. Explains how schools can be designed to meet the changing needs in education, such as changes in classroom function, educational technology, curriculum, and enrollment. Ideas for creating interior... 07/31/1997
Flip this Classrom. Describes how three classroom at a New York elementary school were flipped with a week-long replacement of furniture, carpet, lighting, and learning technology. No new construction was involved, and... 04/30/2010
Flip This Classroom. Learning Environments Matter. In the spirit of the ABC television series Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, this describes how three Westchester County, New York, classrooms were completely redone from the walls to the windows, and... 12/31/2007
Forming Playscapes: What Schools Can Learn from Playgrounds When designing classrooms, designers should look at spaces that welcome interaction with the environment and encourage the free reign of energy and imagination--the playground. Describes numerous... 03/06/2012
Four Fantastic Floor Plans for Elementary Schools. Examines four elementary school floor plans designed for efficient and flexible delivery of educational programs while limiting operational problems. Plans examined are the cluster approach, the... 03/31/1998
Freeing Students to Succeed by Changing Classroom Space. This article describes a no-cost, evidenced-based best practice to raise student achievement and engagement in the elementary grades based on the results from a randomized-controlled experiment. The... 06/30/2009

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