These days, classrooms are indoors, outdoors and at home, and more than ever, the products that support learning need to be flexible. We thank our Idea Lab Educator Advisors for their unwavering support and guidance over the past year. You have helped us develop and test our new products under unusual circumstances this year, ensuring they are ready for classrooms wherever they may be.
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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These new products support teaching students remotely or in-person and can be customized with optional add-ons to suit grade level, subject and tech being used. The Mobile Tech Station premium model makes switching between programs and devices while teaching quick and seamless. The base model and new Dewey with a ring light can be used by teachers or students for creating and streaming videos.
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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 collection of outdoor easels, lessons can take place anywhere!
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!
The Tech Tub2® family now provides a complete device charging, storing and disinfecting solution! Tech Tub is an affordable, flexible and mobile solution for locking up, charging and storing devices used in 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.
Check out the NEW UV Tech Tub. In one minute, disinfect devices, robotics, headphones, toys and more to a 99.99% kill*.
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Making technology mobile matters: We polled our Idea Lab Educator Advisory and they told us teachers rearrange their classrooms A LOT! 50% said they rearrange their classrooms monthly and many rearrange their classrooms bimonthly!
The iRover2® family of carts allow your flat panels to be mobile, so the front of the classroom is anywhere! The new Mobile Tech Station manages all the tech used for teaching in-class or remotely seamless.
Read our blog to learn more about how technology and early adoption of hybrid learning helped regions around the world to quickly adapt.
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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!
See our NEW outdoor stroage solutions to help make teaching outdoors easier!
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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. Our NEW Clear Panting Easel provides lots of space for artistic expression!
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 more affordable, Single Sided Bamboo Teaching Easel, designed to bring natural elements into the classroom.
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Children with the wiggles need to move! Our NEW Self-Regulation Classroom Cruiser is designed for fit, riding comfort and safety for students grades PreK-6! It is ideal for inclusive environments and helps kinesthetic learners and any student who needs to get the wiggles out so they can refocus and engage in learning. In just a ten minute ride, students can become more engaged and ready to learn.
Read the case study: Elementary school principal, Bryan Cinti, shares his story of how the use of bikes transformed both the students and the classroom environment.
We have removed plastic packaging from 90% of our product line and are still working to eliminate more.
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
*Kill rate based on third-party Biological lab testing (BSL-2 certified facility). A 99.99% kill is achieved on Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA or staph infection), Escherichia coli ATCC 25922 (E. coli), Streptococcus pyogenes (strep infection) and Coxsackievirus (hand, foot and mouth). Please note, on H1N1 (influenza A), a 99.9% kill rate is achieved..