3F.38 High-tech AL Classroom

3F.38 is Dawson’s second 1st generation high-tech Active Learning Classroom.

3F.36 panorama copy

It was built in 2013 and refines some of the features from 3F.37.

Design Layout (for more about the design features of this room click here)

  • 6 student oval-like tables with 6-7 chairs (on casters) per table for a total room capacity of up to 42 students;
  • Tables are in a “petal” shape with coloured flooring to help delineate this arrangement. This design affords a large open space in the middle of the classroom that is useful for orchestrating whole-class discussions;
  • A small teacher podium on casters that holds the teacher’s wireless keyboards and mice and has room for books and notes.

Technology, Lighting & Sound 

  • 7 wall-mounted SMART Boards (one per student table + one for the teacher) around the perimeter of the room, each with a networked computer PC (mounted just below each SMART Board) and wireless keyboards and mouse on each table. For an introduction on how to use SMART Boards click here;
  • A digital switching system for broadcasting any SMART Board around the room. For details on how to use the digital switcher click here;
  • Flexible lighting that includes dimmable direct lighting over each student table as well as pod lights around the perimeter of the room and lighting in the centre of the room – all on separate switches; For details on how to use the lighting click here;
  • A sound system with speakers in the ceiling that can broadcast sound from the teacher SMART Board. For details on how to use the sound system click here.


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Last Modified: March 9, 2019