Surely you’ve heard the not-so-funny joke that if Rip Van Winkle were to wake up today he’d recognize only one thing: the classroom, with its cookie-cutter rows of desks and a blackboard and teacher up front. But we all know that mobile devices allow digital learning to take place anywhere—on a bus, a beach, a bed, or at a ball game. That’s why some districts are turning their libraries, unused closets, and classrooms into open, collaborative spaces that better reflect the open, collaborative learning of today.
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Across the country schools are rethinking how to design learning spaces. In this article it’s not just libraries that are the target. Districts, like Elizabeth Forward near Pittsburgh, have created game design spaces, maker spaces in former technology education rooms, and immersive learning in a former classroom.