Classroom Spotlight: Student Standing Desks
- School: Belle Terre Elementary
- Location: Flagler County School District, FL
- Class: 22–24 students, 4th grade
- Configuration: 360-classroom, Apple iPads, 70" large displays, projector, document camera, LearnFit
Effortless Classroom Reconfiguration
Belle Terre Elementary School in Florida established a goal to increase student achievement with collaborative learning environments. To that end, they created a classroom they call RISE to introduce 360-classroom instruction. However, children were hampered by their traditional sitting desks, having to crane their necks or turn chairs to learn at a new wall.
To address this issue, in spring of 2014 the school outfitted this classroom of fourth-graders with LearnFit® Standing Desks, which allowed changing collaborative configurations as well as healthy physical movement throughout the day.
Observations from teachers, students & parents
Copyright Ergotron 2014
- Effortless reconfiguration of the classroom brought new dimensions to teaching and curriculum. Students move quickly to form various formations without wasting precious lesson time.
- Maintaining student attention was no longer a challenge. The adjustability of desks addressed students inclination to move (a.k.a. fidget) during class in a natural yet nondisruptive way.
- Students reported being more attentive and alert if standing. A more positive attitude was expressed towards year-end standardized tests.