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New desks could be future of classrooms

Node chairs, each comes equipped with a backpack and an iPad holder, swiveling seat, moveable tray and wheels. They have been installed in four classrooms at Westlake High School in Austin, Texas.

By Sara Phillips, Westlake HS, Austin, Texas

October 1, 2013

Four classrooms are piloting a new wave of futuristic desks as part of a plan to innovate the district. Called Node chairs, each comes equipped with a backpack and an iPad holder, swiveling seat, moveable tray and wheels. They improve student comfort and allow for a flexible learning environment in th...