Why Makerspaces Are Key to the Future of Education

Now, more than ever, educators realize that their students need to be kept engaged and involved in order to learn effectively. Having hands-on experiences helps students gain a better grasp of new concepts and retain information. That’s why so many teachers are strong advocates of having collaborative spaces in schools where students can work hands-on with one another to apply the concepts they’ve learned. And a considerable number are turning to makerspaces as a solution.

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A Response to “Challenging Traditional Assumptions and Rethinking Learning Spaces” from the Book Learning Spaces

The idea that environments themselves significantly impact learning is a relatively new concept. Previously, discussions on how to improve classroom activity focused primarily on methods of teaching. The book Learning Spaces by Diana B. Oblinger challenges these old ideas and ways of thinking by shifting the focus away from simply what teachers and students are doing in the classroom and stepping back and examining the classroom as a whole. We are encouraged to consider how the design and composition of learning environments impact students, classroom culture, and the learning process.
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Advantages of Flexible Seating for School Libraries

Evolutions in technology and pedagogy have created a demand for new types of learning spaces. Educators are finding that students work and learn best in environments that are fun, engaging, and collaborative. For this reason, school libraries are beginning to change and evolve to include more flexible seating options.
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Crowd Sourced Library Design

Here at Supple we’re passionate about library design and what is going to make libraries sustainable into the future.  So, we’re always on the lookout for new libraries that are leading the way into the future.  The first library we designed and built library furniture for, the Council Tree Branch in Fort Collins, CO within the Poudre River Library District, was one of these forward thinking libraries. Read More

Industrial Design Served

Industrial Design Served features top work in categories such as product design and industrial design. The Served curation team chooses projects that move creativity forward in their respective industries, among a host of other top-secret but not-that-difficult-to-guess selection criteria.

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Houzz is the internets largest gallery of interior and commercial design inspiration. It provides us beautiful photos of spaces of all styles.

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The Cool Hunter

The Cool Hunter selects and celebrates what is beautiful and enduring from all that is sought-after in architecture, design, gadgets, lifestyle, urban living, fashion, travel and pop culture. They stay ahead of and outside of trends and fads — the fickle shifts in taste and style. They constantly serve as a point of inspiration to both our designs and our imaginations.

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The Business of Fun

The Business of Fun is dedicated to helping people turn their passions into their jobs through events and our online community. Happy people with good jobs make a better world… Meet the happy people and learn how they built their lives.

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