While it's fashionable to decry the use of computer labs, still they continue to exist in many schools. If you have, or are thinking of having, a computer lab, what ought it to look like?
It's crucial to have room for collaboration. Photo by Nick Karvounis
It's better to start by considering function rather than design. That is to say, think about how you'd like pupils and teachers to use the room.
The following are my ideal features.
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Terry Freedman is an independent educational ICT consultant with over 35 years of experience in education. He publishes the ICT in Education website and the newsletter “Digital Education."