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The Importance of a Maker Culture in Schools

Part 5 of a 5-part blog series exploring the topic of makerspaces in education. Click here to read part 1, Makerspaces: An Important Component of 21st Century Education part 2, Creating a Makerspace in Schools and part 3 Using Makerspaces to Promote a STEAM Curriculum, and part 4, Preparing Students for Successful Careers with Makerspaces. As we’ve covered in […]

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Scores Suggest Personalized Learning Pays

In one math class at John S. Martinez Sea & Sky STEM School, students no longer sit in neat, orderly rows. On new four-wheeled desks, they swivel around the classroom without a seating chart. Moving the old desks around caused a raucous break from the classwork. The new desks glide as quietly as a whisper. […]

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Preparing Students for Successful Careers with Makerspaces

Part 4 of a 5-part blog series exploring the topic of makerspaces in education. Click here to read part 1, Makerspaces: An Important Component of 21st Century Education part 2, Creating a Makerspace in Schools and part 3 Using Makerspaces to Promote a STEAM Curriculum According to a U.S. Department of Labor report, “65% of today’s 2nd graders […]

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Using Makerspaces to Promote a STEAM Curriculum

Part 3 of a 5-part blog series exploring the topic of makerspaces in education. Click here to read part 1, Makerspaces: An Important Component of 21st Century Education and part 2, Creating a Makerspace in Schools As STEAM curriculum’s pick-up steam (pun intended), so do the popularity of makerspaces in schools. It is natural for […]

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2018 Georgia Chapter of the Association for Learning Environment’s Summer Conference

At our booth at the Georgia Chapter of the Association for Learning Environments summer conference, the Haskell team got to speak with a number of facilities and procurement attendees about their concerns and future plans. Again and again we discussed the construction, safety and modernization of their districts and how furniture built for active learning […]

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Creating a Makerspace in Schools

Part 2 of a 5-part blog series exploring the topic of makerspaces in education. Click here to read part 1 Makerspaces: An Important Component of 21st Century Education Our first blog post in this series covered the history and benefits of makerspaces in education. But, even if you’re bought into the idea, successfully launching a […]

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Meet West Street School, The Haskell Classroom Makeover Contest Winners

“Winning the Incredible Classroom Makeover Contest is more than just a new set of desks and chairs for our classroom” said Justine Mackinnon, Teacher and Contest Winner. “By providing us with modern and flexible seating, Haskell Office is providing us with opportunities to learn and grow in ways not possible with the limited seating we […]

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Makerspaces: An Important Component of 21st Century Education

Part 1 of a 5-part blog series exploring the topic of makerspaces in education A Brief History of Makerspaces Over 20 years ago in Germany, the concept called a hackerspace began. The first independent one (called C-Base) was a place where programmers could meet, work and share ideas. While these types of spaces had existed […]

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Classroom Makeover Contest Makes a Big Impact at West Street School

“Thank you again for hosting the Incredible Classroom Makeover Contest. The students are absolutely in love with the desks and chairs! They love the flexibility of the furniture and they constantly mention how comfortable they are.” – Justine Mackinnon, 4th Grade Teacher, West Street School

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