The greenest, techiest classroom

When I was growing up, we only had computers in the library and technology was only slightly integrated with the classroom curriculum. Most of our learning was done in the traditional way, with all the little desks facing towards a whiteboard on which the teacher wrote out the lessons while we sat there writing in our little notebooks. Nowadays, schools are taking advantage of technology and collaborative learning techniques to make school more exciting. We recently worked with local architecture firm Touzet Studio on a prototype for an eco-friendly, technology driven classroom at St. Thomas Episcopal School in Coral Gables. We built new sustainable furniture using formaldehyde free, low voc materials. We decided to use laminate so it could stand up to the wear and tear of the busy classroom.…
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