Spaces that are structured, organized, and clean provide increased room for collaboration and active learning. While it is useful to have student work, word walls, and anchor charts displayed in the classroom, having too much clutter can distract students and impact their Attention. Decreasing visual stimuli and disorder also supports learners who have difficulty regulating sensory input and allows all learners to concentrate on classwork.
Starting at 2:32, watch this high school teacher give a tour of her uncluttered classroom, sharing how the design of her classroom impacts student learning.
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See how Kahoot!, a mobile polling product, has a very simple interface that allows learners to focus on consistent shapes and colors with few distracting visual stimuli.
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