DMV or Starbucks – 21st Century Learning Spaces
#TeachDifferent Reading Roundup
Five handpicked articles and posts from my virtual PLN about 21st Century Learning Spaces – inspiring innovation in education.
Why the 21st Century Classroom May Remind You of Starbucks–A great look at classroom redesign inspired by: "As I sat in our local Starbucks this past summer, I looked around and thought—why can’t my classroom look like this?" EdSurge
5-Minute Film Festival: Classroom Makeovers to Engage Learners–An inspiring and informative collection of short videos and an excellent collection of links to more resources on learning spaces. Edutopia
Welcome to the Unclassroom of the Future–Great examples and advice for schools that are looking to create classrooms that inspire learning. Getting Smart
A ‘Starbucks’ Classroom for Kids: Legacy Elementary uses Flexible Seating–"What we're trying to create here is a place with a warm feeling, it's not institutionalized, It's like when people go to Caribou or Starbucks." www.westfargopioneer.com
Innovate My School – How to create an exciting learning space–"The main achievement is for the pupils to really want to use the area and for it to be flexible in support of a myriad of lessons and activities. And, most importantly, for it to be exciting!" - Sam Stevens www.innovatemyschool.com