How technology has changed the classroom

on Monday, January 25, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Alright, you know you are officially old when you start saying, “I remember when…” Well, I am about to do that and it pains me! Anyway… back when I was in school, technology was just starting to make its way into the schools. I remember the excitement of computer labs being built and how great it was to even go to the computer lab for one class. Otherwise the technology presence in a simple classroom was pretty much nonexistent.

However, nowadays schools are requiring kids have their own tablets or laptops to do their school work. I can only imagine that in a few years the school supply lists will look quite a bit different. You will no longer need pens, pencils, and paper, but rather electronics and software. With the ever-changing technology in the classrooms, the old school tip up desks just won’t suffice any longer. It’s not just that you no longer need storage for writing utensils and folders anymore, but you will now need to add access to power and Ethernet connections for various devices.

As technology continues to evolve and become the standard in so many of our lives, so it should in classrooms and learning facilities. There are numerous white papers and reports out in the world that have proven that outdated learning environments truly do not produce the same results as those with updated and technology-influenced ones. So, as these schools, universities, community centers, and other learning centers upgrade their electronic devices and software, they should also be updating their furniture to compliment these changes.

Well, guess what? I am sure you have guessed it by now…here at Kendall Howard we have a full line of furniture that is perfect for this evolving technology. Our Advanced Classroom Training Tables are perfect for everything from an everyday classroom to a fortune 500 training facility. We even have a full line of technical benches (Performance Series®) that will compliment science and other technical lab environments. To check out all the benefits and features of these lines be sure to go online or give us a call, and we would be more than happy to help design and build your technology advanced facility with you!