...that individually represent the fundamentals of what we, at Copernicus, expect from our products. And together, these words act as a mantra. We are not about developing the latest shiny thing or cool gadget. It is about listening and acting on what is really needed, really important and really effective in elementary classrooms. In essence, our products have to have real purpose, in the real world and be available at realistic prices.
Products are only developed based on identified classroom needs and in conjunction with our Idea Lab Educator Advisors.
Products are tested in real classrooms over an extended period of time (sometimes over 6 months).
After testing, the feedback from teachers and students is used to further refine the design. The testing loop begins again until we are all satisfied with every detail.
What will schools need as they reopen?
As schools reopen around the globe, different test models are being used. Some are opting for staggered schedules, smaller class sizes or a mix of remote and in-person classrooms.
New hygiene protocols are also being implemented to prevent the spread of germs. Aside from daily school sanitizing required by school custodians, students and staff will need products that make it easier for routine cleaning of their hands and classroom tools. They will also need products to help reduce the sharing of items, to disinfect devices and physical barriers.
There’s no one-size-fits-all approach, so we’ve designed a wide variety of products to help reduce the spread of germs and keep schools safe. Download these free printable hand sanitizing instructions your school.
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With modified layouts to support physical distancing and the diversity of activities happening outdoors, flexible furniture plays a role in making it easier for teachers and students to be productive and enjoy their time together.
These products help manage devices and other classroom tools, aid in remote learning and many can be easily moved outside to help create a similar experience as an indoor classroom or Phys Ed class. Plus, with a little planning, the storage options will help reduce trips back into the school.
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It makes us happy when we hear teachers refer to our easels as “The Command Central of the Classroom” and now with our new Outdoor/Indoor Learning Center, we have an easel for the outdoor classroom!
In conjunction with our Idea Lab Educator Advisory Team, we have loaded these easels up with teacher-driven features that work all day long in classrooms around the world; rounding up materials, fostering collaboration and communication, displaying daily lessons and schedules, all in one compact footprint.
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Who wants to see oversized dull grey tech storage carts when you can have bright and cheerful ones - just like your students!
Lock. Charge. Go. The Tech Tub2® family offers an affordable, flexible and mobile solution for locking up, charging and storing devices used in PreK-8 classrooms. They charge and store iPads® and 11” Chromebooks™ or a combination of both all in one tub. See how Tech Tub can be placed around the classroom to ease deployment bottlenecks.
See how Tech Tub supports smaller class sizes, encourages physical distancing and future remote learning deployments.
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Here you will find our iRover2® Carts and Easel for Interactive Flat Panels, robotics storage solutions as well as our Tech Tub2® family of device storage and charging solutions.
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Developing a brand new space, retrofitting a library or creating a dedicated corner of a classroom? Check out these layouts to see how we can help transform your space. Support design thinking by creating your own pop-up STEM/STEAM lab with our mobile STEM Maker Station and 3D Printer Cart. Load them up, move throughout a school and keep tools at everyone’s fingertips while amazing creations are being dreamed up. Click here to see more ways to keep your high tech and low tech tools and materials organized.
Transform your Makerspace
A place for everything and everything in its place.
In many classrooms and makerspaces, that may sound like a dream-come-true, particularly at the end of a busy day, but there’s hope! The first step in improving organization is finding the right storage solution. We have many flexible and mobile options to make clean up time a breeze by aiding in color coding and different tub combinations and sizes to hold all sorts of “stuff”.
Our durable Tubs are the heart of our storage family of products; they can hold up to 10 pounds of just about anything (and we mean anything). Once they are placed in a Library on Wheels Cart or Leveled Reading Book Browser Cart, they are an organizational force to be reckoned with!
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Let imaginations run wild! When a child paints they learn how to express themselves without words, explore color and their senses.
Hands-on play is important for healthy social and emotional development. The downside can be the end of the day and it’s time to clean up. Teachers are pleasantly surprised by all the built-in features of the Double Sided Art Easel, particularly the ones that help put everything back in order ready for the next round.
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From an early age, children are engaged by direct sensory experiences. We have developed a range of products that include specifically designed easels for primary grades and the Sand and Water Sensory Center that engages and entertains in equal measures. Also available is our new, more affordable, Single Sided Bamboo Teaching Easel, designed to bring natural elements into the classroom.
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We are pledging to formally eliminate between 90-100% of the non-compostable materials from our packaging and shipping process by July 2020.
Most Copernicus Storage tubs are made from 25% recycled material.
Curious about where our products are designed, manufactured and packaged? Take a look at our Country of Origins guides for our Traditional Classroom Products and our Tech Products.
EMC is Canada’s largest manufacturing consortium and has been a non-profit organization dedicated to helping manufacturers grow and stay competitive for over 25 years. As members, we support our manufacturing community by participating in strategic interest groups, the development of manufacturing best practices including health and safety and training for our employees. To learn more visit www.emccanada.org