Schools of the 21st Century Product Profiles Learning ToolsTools at Schools Tools at Schools, a partnership between Bernhardt Design, creative consultancy Aruliden, and The School at Columbia University, introduced design into the school's eighth-grade curriculum by challenging 45 students to create the classroom of the future. While not yet available, there is discussion about bringing the line, including chairs, desks, and lockers, into production.bernhardtdesign.comPhoto © Connor & James SteinkampLearning ToolsKalwall Translucent Curtain WallDLR Group extensively used Kalwall's translucent panels in the Metea Valley High School in Aurora, Illinois, to bring glare-free lighting into the stairwells, gymnasium, lunchroom, natatorium, media center (above), and other spaces. In addition to the regular rectangular panel, DLR Group chose Verti-Kal, a design variation of the system's standard shoji or square grid layouts.kalwall.comPhoto © Connor & James SteinkampLearning ToolsSoundSoak BafflesThe installation of Armstrong's SoundSoak Baffles in reverberant spaces such as auditoriums, gymnasiums, music rooms, and other areas, can significantly reduce background noise and reverberation time. Ideal for new construction or retrofits, the baffles provide greater sound absorption than a continuous ceiling of the same surface area because sound is absorbed into both the front and back surfaces.armstrong.com/bafflesPhoto © Connor & James SteinkampLearning ToolsT16-L Siding Panels Metal Sales provided custom T16-L horizontal and curved horizontal siding panels to the 98,000-square-foot William R. Anton Elementary School in Los Angeles. Built on 3.2 acres of uneven land, the site's severely sloped topography required that the campus be designed vertically. 1,260 square feet of 20-gauge ribbed panels (in Kynar 500 Champagne Gold) were used on the facade, and 10,240 square feet of matching panels cover the external stair enclosure.metalsales.us.comPhoto © Connor & James SteinkampLearning ToolsT16-L Siding Panels Claimed to provide greater capacity than other art room sinks on the market, this stainless-steel, seamless, welded Art Room Sink from Just Manufacturing features a nonporous, hand-blended finish that is easy to clean and resistant to wear and tear. The underside features a full coating that insulates for sound and reduces condensation.justmfg.comPhoto © Connor & James Steinkamp January 1, 1900 Products for Learning Products that help K–12 grade students see, hear, create, and make the most of their learning environments. Share This Story Post a comment to this article Name* E-mail (will not be displayed)* Subject Comment* Report Abusive Comment Thank you for helping us to improve our forums. Is this comment offensive? Please tell us why.