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Mobile Tablet Arm Chairs 

New and improved designs of mobile tablet arm chairs with casters help to facilitate collaborative learning in many different types of learning spaces.  In my opinion, this is the most versatile seating desk system for 1st -12th grade students.

I've now researched and tested four different brands of mobile tablet arm chairs over the past several years and Haskell Ethos is my current favorite. 

What I like about the Haskell Ethos series is that currently they are the only manufacturer of a mobile tablet arm chair that starts at 1st grade with the 14" and moves through the elementary, middle, and high school with the 16" and 18'. All other manufacturers of this style chair only have a 18" option. 

The 18" with the quad base is fantastic for many middle school and high school students through adults. In my last teaching assignment at Mission Bay High School in San Diego, I had many high school students openly telling me how much they loved this style of chair. It was the first time I had ever heard high school students talking positively about school furniture and I was listening.

"More than a chair, Haskell's Ethos doubles as an active learning platform for twenty-first century students. Built with an agile quad base and a classic seat shell, Ethos blends flexibility (like 360-degree swiveling capability and an ambidextrous tablet arm) with mobility and personal storage. Haskell’s seating design anticipates the needs of today’s vibrant classroom—a classroom that transitions seamlessly from lectures to discussions and interactive groups.

Combo Desk

What we used to call, Combination or Combo Desks have a long and rich history in American classrooms. The great feature of the lightweight combo desk is it's space saving one-piece form that can be easily moved from its original position. The design of the desk-chair allow students to move out of a single file row and into smaller group work. However, the factory-row type of seating using the combo desk still remains the norm even today in many secondary and higher ed classrooms where direct instruction is the stand and deliver model. 

Let's move this old furniture out and get some new mobile and modular furniture like the Ethos, and what I like to call, "mobimod" solutions!

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