Classroom Arrangement Template

This is a Classroom Arrangement template that can be used as a seating chart for the students. The template is customizable with a few drags and drops in MyDraw.

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Classroom Arrangement

What is the Classroom Arrangement?

The classroom seating arrangement is vital for the success of the learners' engagement. The perfect desk configuration that fits your teaching style, your students, and your classroom space is crucial for the lessons to go smoothly.

A lot of factors contribute to determining the most effective classroom seating arrangement. It is important to have a configuration that can be flexible to accommodate classroom variety.

5 Facts that can influence the classroom configurations

  • Classroom Size and Shape
  • Distractions
  • Student Age and Size
  • Teaching Style and Objectives

What influences the classroom’s arrangement?

Teacher-Centered Class- If your class is going to be a lecture- and presentation it is best to use a configuration where all students can see the lecturer.

Learner-Centered Class- The focus here is student discussions and group work. Therefore configuration of the room should inspire interaction between students.

Both: The classroom’s seating chart has to be flexible and functional to have a balance.

How is the class' interacting

Minimal- flows from the teacher to the student. Tests and individual work are dominant in the class.

Small Groups- inspires interaction in pairs and group discussions/projects.

Large Groups- engagement flows in group discussions and lessons with most of the students presenting opinions and facts.

What are the learning objectives?

Knowledge- Students will learn and understand the content of the coursework. Use configurations that support independent activity and emphasize focus on content.

Skill Growth- Students develop a certain set of skills during this course. For skills that rely on cooperation, communication, teamwork, reflection, etc., layouts that encourage group work and discussion are preferred. For more independent skills like troubleshooting, analysis, listening, etc., look for configurations that support independent work and minimize distractions.

How to create a Classroom Arrangement chart in MyDraw?

  1. Edit the ready-made template or Open a “Blank Drawing” file to create your own.
  2. From Library Gallery> ClipArt select the respective folder you would like to use.
  3. From Library Gallery use the search library to find more shapes, suitable for your template.
  4. Once you have checked and marked the shapes they will be loaded on the left side of your drawing panel.
  5. Drag and drop the shapes you would like to use into the drawing.
  6. Use the connector tools to arrange your diagram or go to the Ribbon and click on the Arrange tab.
  7. You can also use the Drawing scale to set coordinates and the actual length of the object.
  8. To add fill you can edit the Geometry Fill and Stroke from the Ribbon.
  9. In the Ribbon, you can select the Design tab to choose from a variety of shape styles and theme colors.
  10. Save the document in one of MyDraw’s native formats or export it in a preferred file format( PDF, SVG, EMF, VSDX, etc.).
  11. You can also export the document as a raster image.