Active Learning Requires Power
Without Power, Students + Educators Sacrifice Learning and Connections
- 70% of students are taking notes on laptops instead of paper as schools are implementing BYOD initiatives.
- 95% of post-secondary establishments allow mobile devices in their classroom.
- 46% of K-12 schools allow mobile devices in their classroom.
- 20% of college students say it’s difficult to charge their devices on campus.
- Steelcase ethnographic research revealed that without power, students and educators sacrifice learning and connections.
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of post-secondary schools allow mobile devices in classrooms
of K-12 schools allow mobile devices in classrooms
The Power Challenge
Students Need Technology
As mobile devices multiply, power needs escalate. Consequently, students sacrifice comfort and control as the need for power forces students and educators to work, study, and learn in places that weren’t designed for those activities. Choice and “active” learning are often negated when students are tethered to their power source.
Technology Needs Power
Active learning is all about mobility. Classrooms lose mobility are tethered to perimeter power, tangling students in a web of extension cords. Even more. when students laptops die or poes run out of power, it can interrupt “flow,” critical moments of learning and concentration.
Power isn’t Always Easy
Core drilling and trenching are expensive, and damage architecture. Raised floor provides more flexibility, but isn’t applicable to all spaces.
Power Made Simple: Introducing Thread
Thread’s ultra thin design lays underneath the carpet. At a height of just 3/16″, Thread power track seamlessly integrates into a space, providing power to furniture and users, without impacting foot traffic.
Thread’s simple kit of parts provides power to any space — whether a classroom, library or in-between space.
Installing Thread is as easy as laying carpet, with modularity that makes it easy to reconfigure. Power can be easily added to new construction or retrofitted into existing spaces.