This week, we had to design a classroom within the dimensions of a 40 by 8 feet shipping container. Since these dimensions offer a very long container instead of wide, we had to really think about what we find important in our desired classroom while also offering a productive work space.
I wanted my classroom to be able to fit as many students as possible, and to also have a space to relax. Additionally, I wanted to have technology and a lot of windows.
I like the layout of a classic classroom, where every student has their own space as well as the teacher. Since fitting a lot of students into these dimensions was important to me, I wanted to figure out the layout of the desks first. After some trial and error, I decided upon this layout that fits 10 students.
Next, I had to find comfy seating that could fit in the rest of room. After that I added windows, televisions, carpets, chairs, a white board, hooks, shelves, and paintings. I was happy with the end result because it was what I had envisioned in my head. I think my design offers a comfortable setting for learning that is conducive to the small size of the area.