Having a designated study space at home for students to do their schoolwork is important. Students need to have a place to be free of distractions so they can focus on their assignments. Here are some fun ideas for how to make a study space that is full of extra educational inspiration.
Light up your study space with globe light fixtures
When students need to look up maps of different countries they usually do an online search to find maps online. This might mean that the old spinning globe isn’t getting very much use. One way to put an old globe to better use is to turn it into a lamp. You can cut the globe in half and hang them as two pendant lamps. You can also place a light bulb inside of the globe if it is made from a thin enough material that will allow the light to shine through. The next time you need to look up a country you might remember to glance at your globe lamp before going straight for the computer.
Decorate your study space with home made ruler frames
Making a frame out of rulers is a simple and easy craft for kids. You can make photo frames or a frame for a chalkboard. Looking at the measurements on the ruler helps kids get more familiar with estimating the length and size of objects. Plus, the ruler frames will make your study space look extra special.
Get useful mouse pads for your desk
There are companies that will print just about anything on the surface of a mouse pad. You can print photos of your family or your pets, or you can get a mouse pad that contains useful information. You could have the periodic table of the elements on a mouse pad or a multiplication table chart for students to refer to. Depending on the age of the student you can customize your mouse pad so that it can be a useful study aid.
Hang a chalkboard with daily vocabulary words or inspirational quotes
One way to expand your vocabulary is to focus on a new word every day. You can use a vocabulary list from school or from an SAT study guide. Each day write the vocabulary word and the definition on the chalkboard so you can see it during the day. The chalkboard can also be used for writing inspirational quotes.
Decorate your study space with informational posters and world maps
Transform your study space with interesting posters that are full of information. You should hang educational posters in your study space and save hanging posters of your favorite bands and cute kittens for your bedroom. There are a variety of posters available such as world maps, stars and planets, anatomy diagrams and scientific classification charts of plants and animals. If you are interested in a specific field of study, chances are you can find some posters related to that topic.
Regardless of how big your study space is you can use some of these ideas to make it a special place for learning. If you have more ideas of how to create an extra educational study space please share your ideas in the comments section.