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Bright Ideas Blog

Our blog is a great resource for anyone looking to get new ideas for school furniture and school equipment we sell. Many schools, colleges, and universities purchase products from us but set them up differently for their unique needs.  Browse our posts below and let us know if we can help you with a design session or your school has a specific need that you’d like to get a consultation for.

Smith System

Take the Class Outside with Flowform™ Outdoor from Smith System

Outdoor Classroom furnished with products from the Flowform™ Outdoor line

As temperatures rise and more sunny days are upon us, teachers are pushing to create spaces for outdoor classrooms.

It’s important to furnish these spaces with pieces that are both durable and comfortable, so that students can focus on the lessons rather than worry about where and how to get comfortable.

Smith System’s new Flowform™ Outdoor line of furniture offers pieces to do just that – check out our favorites!

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Diversified Woodcrafts

Diversified Woodcrafts – Quality Products for Furnishing the Modern School

Classroom Furnished with Diversified Woodcrafts Products

With the rise of makerspaces and collaborative classrooms, the need for innovative furniture solutions is greater than ever.

Diversified Woodcrafts make fitting the modern classroom a breeze. They provide schools across the U.S. with innovative tables, casework, desks and other high-quality furniture.

With plenty of options for customization, their products can work in virutally all school environments!

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Interior Concepts

Media Technologies: For All K-12 Furniture Needs

Media Technologies offers furniture options for many areas of schools, including classrooms, makerspaces, and libraries. They consistently anticipate the changing needs of educators and work to customize their offerings to meet them.

With three unique collections, Media Technologies helps schools utilize the space they have to their best ability.

They are the go-to manufacturer for school architects and interior designers.

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FomCore Seating

Distant, Yet Collaborative Classroom Furniture For 2021

Collaborative Classroom with Flexible Seating

The way students young and old will learn in the classroom will be very different in the coming year. Because of this, classroom set-ups need to be adjusted.

Educators have a difficult task ahead of them. They must comply with socially-distant regulations and recommendations while still promoting collaboration and a sense of community among students.

Read up on ideas for a distant, yet collaborative classroom furniture set up for 2021.

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Interior Concepts

STEM Lab & Classroom Makerspace Carts

Makerspace fitted with carts from Interior Concepts

STEM curriculum is not a novel concept in the United States education system.  However, with a workforce landscape that is evolving each year, and an increased need for people with complex problem-solving skills, the importance of STEM disciplines continues to grow. 

In fact, the U.S Department of Education released a five-year plan in late 2018 that focuses on providing all schools with the resources and tools necessary to offer STEM programming at a high level.  It has become very clear that the skills and knowledge gained from this type of educational curriculum remain top priority and importance moving forward.

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AT Equipment Repairs

Gymnasium Inspections for a Safe Classroom Alternative

School Gymnasium in New York

The year 2020 has proven difficult for everyone. Quite possibly, the education industry has been the hardest hit in terms of the need for completely restructuring the existing system and daily operations.

Schools are not only having to decide whether to offer virtual or blended learning. If they choose to bring students and staff back in the building, they must also rethink the traditional classroom set up to be able to provide a safe space for learning.

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AT Equipment

Stage Curtains For Schools: A 2020-2021 Buying Guide

School Auditorium with Red Stage Curtains

School auditoriums come in a range of shapes and sizes, so measuring for curtains can be difficult. In addition, there are a multitude of curtain styles, finishes and fabric choices. Lastly, budgets for the arts in education are constantly shrinking, adding an extra level of difficulty when making selections.

Furnishing your auditorium with new curtains can add so much to the aesthetics and overall atmosphere, so we have tried to make all these choices easier. We will walk you through how to pick the best curtain for your school stage, going over the types of curtains, fabric selection and how to determine size requirements.

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