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White Paper: Technology-Empowered Learning: Six Spatial Insights

This design research study was conducted to evaluate the spatial implications of technology on learning spaces. The authors report six major findings:

  • Person-to-person connections remain essential for successful learning
  • Technology is supporting richer face-to-face interactions and higher-level cognitive learning
  • Integrating technology into classrooms mandates flexibility and activity-based space planning
  • Spatial boundaries are loosening
  • Spaces must be designed to capture and stream information
  • High-tech and low-tech will coexist

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Advice: Vision First, Facilities Second

Many educators are redesigning their physical spaces alongside their instructional approaches. New physical space designs should be driven,...

Trailblazer's Team-Based Flexible Learning Spaces

Students self-select and move between learning spaces based on their learning preferences and needs.

Pleasant View's Flexible Use of Space

Pleasant View Elementary uses both classroom and central common spaces to match learning to task and accommodate different needs.

California Department of Education Brief: School Facilities and Technology Integration
California Department of Education Brief: School Facilities and Technology Integration
Video: Making Sure the Facilities and Furniture Support Your Educational Model
Video: Making Sure the Facilities and Furniture Support Your Educational Model
Trailblazer 4th Grade Rotation Menu

Trailblazer Elementary School

Trailblazer 4th Grade Rotation Menu
Flexible Use of Space at Pleasant View

Pleasant View Elementary School

Flexible Use of Space at Pleasant View
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