The role of children’s standing desks

Standing desks can improve learning. A new study in the International Journal of health promotion and education found that students who use standing desks can improve their ability to complete tasks in a class by 12%, which is equivalent to 7 minutes of teaching time per hour [1]. The use of a standing desk improves students’ neurocognitive function, which is related to the significant improvement of students’ memory function and helps students to be more focused on learning. In a study of nearly 300 children from grade two to grade four in a school year, Benden and his team found that compared with the children in the traditional classroom, the children in the standing classroom showed 12% higher participation in “completing tasks”. moreover, overweight and obese children showed greater attention improvement than normal-weight children [2].

Covid-19 Expands the Trend of Online Learning

As a response to the COVID-19 crisis, many countries around the world closed schools, colleges and universities to halt the spread of the virus. According to data from UNESCO, the peak in school closures was registered at the beginning of April 2020, when around 1.6 billion learners were affected across 194 countries, accounting for more than 90% of total enrolled learners [3].

However, online learning has solved this problem, and great changes have taken place in education. To meet the large demand, many online learning platforms provide free services, including online tutoring platforms such as BYJU’s in Bangalore, lark providing one-stop service for teachers and students, DingTalk, a distance learning software of Alibaba, and media organizations such as the BBC are also promoting virtual learning.

 

Advantages and disadvantages of online learning

For advantages, online learning offers teachers an efficient way to deliver lessons to students. Online learning has some tools such as videos, PDFs, podcasts, and teachers can use all these tools as part of their lesson plans. By extending the lesson plan beyond traditional textbooks to include online resources, teachers can become more efficient educators.

For disadvantages, one of the biggest challenges of online learning is the struggle with focusing on the screen for long periods. With online learning, there is also a greater chance for students to be easily distracted by social media or other sites. Therefore, the teachers must keep their online classes crisp, engaging, and interactive to help students stay focused on the lesson.

Students’ online lessons at home provide opportunities for standing up of learning

Standing desk is not popular in every school, so under the Covid-19, if there is a lift desk at home, it will be a good attempt for children’s learning. In the process of learning at home, children go out less and exercise less. Standing desk can increase children’s physical consumption to a certain extent and help children keep healthy at home. And a big disadvantage of online learning is that it will lead to students’ distraction, but standing desk can improve students’ attention and learning effect, so children’s online learning through the lifting desk may weaken this disadvantage.

What can Furniture Distributors, Wholesalers and Indoor Decoration Contractors do

  1. The combination of safety and beauty of the desk. For example, LoctekMotion’s Classic study desk model: CD101, which provides a rounded shape design to provide edge protection for children. The non-reflection surface protects little eyes from glare and harmful reflections. Meanwhile, pink and blue themed desks and chairs cater to children’s different personalities and room styles.
  1. Meet the needs of children at different stages. LoctekMotion study desk provides electric/crank height adjustment to grow with the children and meet the needs of children to use a standing desk.

 

 

Reference:

  • DeNisco, A. (2021). Study: Standing desks strengthen student concentration. Retrieved 6 January 2021, from

https://districtadministration.com/study-standing-desks-strengthen-student-concentration/

  • Mehta, R. (2021). Letting kids stand more in the classroom could help them learn. Retrieved 7 January 2021, from

https://theconversation.com/letting-kids-stand-more-in-the-classroom-could-help-them-learn-53606

[3] Education: From disruption to recovery. (2021). Retrieved 7 January 2021, from https://en.unesco.org/covid19/educationresponse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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