for EDUCATION, HOME & BUSINESS
The Desk that becomes a Workstation
This practical, rugged, feature-filled model converts instantly from a
student desk to a mobile computer workstation. The electrically powered
monitor lift provides a desk top that is instantly power adjustable to
fit a student of literally any size. Keyboard tray is also height adjustable
and is designed to accomodate left or right-handed students. This
logical, ergonomic solution is ideal for for class
rooms, computer labs, library and home use.
Shown above Model K-4.
Model K-4A is a Grow-With-Me style.
Older students/adults See Model LS-512.
patented product of
The Summerland Group
Animation:- K-4 model
believes that interfacing very young students with computers; giving
them access to the Internet, and teaching them to use the computer
as a major part of day-to-day educational instruction, is the most
efficient method for obtaining exemplary educational results - -
at the lowest cost.
- The LEARNING STATION
presents a patented product and facilitating system program which permits
integration of student use computers into classroom and home environments.
Because The Learning Station brand development is dependent upon both public
and private sector support and acceptance, particular attention has been given
to our being able to anticipate and accommodate requests and responses from
educators, regulatory agencies and public interest groups. Our strategic plan
is to provide economically justified computer workstation desks; designed
to aid both school and home decision makers with their need to responsibly
acquire and manage education use computers, and to be able to communicate
solutions to their cost and use concerns.
ESPECIALLY CRITICAL IN CLASSROOMS
From kindergarten to college and on into
adulthood, computer users come in all shapes and sizes.
The Learning Station adjusts to meet specialized requirements of
growing students from K-12 and beyond.
Learning Station provides what's needed for each of them, regardless of
age or height, to work safely, and ergonomically.
It helps eliminate functional obstacles so that students
can devote their attention to learning.
Look closely at the photos at right.
Do it with a critical eye. This is representative of typical computer
installations in elementary, secondary, and university classrooms throughout
the country. Assess the height variation between students. Evaluate
eye-angle, typing angle, note excessive distance from screen, and in some
cases, forearms forced against table edge for long periods of time.
Yesterday's typical "drop it on the desk" method of installing
computers in schools and training facilities has created a widespread
ergonomic problem that can be quickly and easily solved with The Learning
used a button to adjust a seat in an automobile. It's exactly that easy
to adjust The Learning Station for comfortable computer operation.
Double-duty school furniture
Student desk and Computer workstation
responsible, fully height adjustable
AT LEFT: Model K-4, designed specifically for
The electrically powered
monitor/CPU platform allows each student's monitor viewing and keyboard
working height to be precisely adjusted (desk top height is fully adjustable
too). When done computing, the computer & monitor are securely
stowed out of harm's way.
on photo to see K-4 model in use
K-4 is Also Available with Optional Sliding Desktop:
ACCESSIBLE & ERGONOMICALLY ADJUSTABLE
at left) for kindergarten through 4th
Also ideal for Little People of America
sized for 4th grade through university students. Measures
28" wide and 24" deep. Slide forward desktop is standard
on the LS-512 model, corners are rounded for safety on school
Optional design for The Learning
Station has below-desk monitor mount with glass viewing port
. Adjustable height monitor, keyboard tray and desktop.
Measures 28" wide and 24" deep. The first and only
adjustable "paralax" style desk.
Measures 28" wide and 24"
deep. Slide forward desktop is standard. Fine-furniture
finish, with cabinet doors.
LS-Models with stowable computer system for Business, Industry,
Training, Telecommuting - View
|A space and
desk/enclosure layout optimizing placement of the monitor, its controlling
keyboard and mouse.
- Critical considerations
for The Learning Station are: Positioning of the display relative
to work surface; providing mechanical protection of the monitor and
CPU from damage; sizing and arrangement of the work station desk top
to allow adequate space for regular use of height adjustable desktop.
- During computing, student
performance is enhanced and fatigue reduced because monitor height
and view angle changes can readily be adjusted at regular intervals.
|The infinite adjustabilty of the LS-512 and K-4
models of The Learning Station offers a particularly significant
advantage over below-desk monitor desking systems. Recessed
monitor viewing, (monitors affixed at a 45 degree angle below
the desk surface, often separated from the viewer by a thick glass
screen), with monitor located significantly further from the
eyes, can be enormously useful to those for whom they were originally
designed. (i.e. - bifocal wearers), but for the majority
of computer users, and their workplace-safety conscious employers,
and particularly for growing school children, this style
of monitor viewing has the potential to create serious problems.
Read comments on staff
feedback by a representative of Michigan's Northville District
Library (mirrored here for faster loading).
NOTE: Summerland has now
patented the the only ADJUSTABLE & CONVERTIBLE
below-desk monitor mount computer desk, the Learning Station
for installations where use of the recommended desking system, (the
height-adjustable, natural viewing style) is not an option.
An added benefit to that new, height adjustable, and
monitor viewing angle adjustable, below-desk monitor mount
model, is that it can be converted back to a natural viewing
style if desired. (There is an optional conversion kit which will
allow the purchaser to switch the LS-512P back to an LS-512
Ergonomics is the science that seeks to fit
the job or task to the individual rather than expecting the individual
to conform to the job or task.
It seeks to adapt work or working conditions to suit the worker.
Recommended Working Posture
1.Sit with your lower back against the chair and
your feet flat on the floor or on a foot rest.
2.Adjust your table and chair
so that your elbows are bent at right angles and your forearms are
approximately parallel to the floor.
3.Keep your wrist neutral (straight) by using a wrist rest that
is the same height as the keyboard.
4.Place your mouse on a surface close to and at the same height
as your keyboard.
5.Position your monitor directly in front
of you, approximately an arm's length away, with the top of the
screen slightly below eye level. Tip the monitor back at an angle
similar to that used when reading a book.
6.Use a document holder to position work at eye level.
7.Adjust your lighting and monitor to prevent
glare or use an anti-glare filter.
8.Use adjustable tables and chairs to correctly
position the keyboard or monitor.
assisted learning, melded with The Learning Station's functional workspace,
is a practical system solution for education and training.
The LEARNING STATION FOR STUDENTS
One of the eight National
Education Goals for the U.S
"...by the year 2000, the United States will be first in the world in
mathematics and science achievement."
Every citizen of the US, and of the world, recognizes the vital impact
of maximizing quality of student training to national and individual
student development. The ability of schools to develop future leaders
is based on every citizen having complete confidence that responsible
utilization of technology is a functional part of education's' operational
protocols. Each component of Summerland's educational products, and
systems for their use, must be structured to earn and honor that trust.
Our program accommodates a wide range of resource use planning action
SELECT TOPIC AT LEFT FOR DETAILS
||Computer Assisted Teaching
||The need for a workstation
that grows as the child grows
||The Learning Station replaces
||The Learning Station at home
||In classroom, computer laboratory and
||Summerland's Learning Station
||The Master Program Specification
||A five-part phased plan
||Action Steps & Timetable
||Design Details & FAQs
Governments, academia, private
corporations, communities and individual citizen groups have commenced
initiatives to improve quality of public education in the U.S.. In
part, these initiatives have grown out of public outrage over published
studies showing for example: that today's U.S. college graduates possess
basic knowledge levels equivalent to high school graduates in other
countries; that 34% of 1998 U.S. high school graduates would not be
able to successfully pass GED requirements and, The Third International
Mathematics and Science Study results which defined severe US K-12
student learning shortcomings in mathematics and science.
student computer use to determine habits, practices and attitudes
of computer-using student, teachers and administrators. We listened
to parents, their children and educators. We learned how critical
school cost factors were - - and, discovered a way to assist
school personnel and faculty to rapidly implement an affordable practical
US and international programs are in place to
stimulate expanding use of computers in schools, and for students
use at home. US Funding (federal) to establish internet
links to every school and (state and local) programs
for provision of in-class room computers facilitate implementation
of new computer teaching protocols. Summerland's approach is to
assist decision makers to reach workable decisions - - making
certain that computer use is programmed with broad consideration
of economic and educational options.
The Learning Station
is # 1
Analysis of student use of computers,
interviews and tests of a broad range of potential solutions yielded data from
which we developed initial designs. We prototyped, and tested, taking into consideration
what we had learned in development of The OFFICE
monitor concealment and Lift and Roll units. The
result was ...
The Learning Station
An important product solution for home and classroom education.
PARENTS & TEACHERS:
WHEN IT COMES TO PRODUCT SELECTIONS FOR LITTLE KIDS...
Get your money's worth.
BELOW: Young Explorer
Age Group: Pre-schoolers only.
Equip: Built-in IBM computer.
Dim: 43" wide x 47" tall x 34"d.
The Learning Station
Age Group: Grow With Me
Preschoolers through 4th Grade and above.
Equip: Give the kids the perfectly good computer you're
Dimensions: Footprint 30" x 30", Desk Top 29 ½ " x 21 ¾"
Desk Top fully power-adjustable height Range 24" - 42"
Keyboard/write platform height adjustment range 18" - 22"
No Assembly Required. Convertible, it doubles as a craft & coloring
Older than 4th grade? It also converts to a POP-UP TV.
Optional Booster-Base. Extends the Grow With Me capability.
Construction: Wood. Birch. The real thing.
Price: K-4 model Just $593.
The Learning Station a better idea?
'works for me!
POP-UP your Learning Station
The Summerland Group Inc - 3451 S.E. Court
Drive - Stuart, Florida 34997
Tel: (772) 219-0455 - FAX (800) 282-4805 or (772) 219-0456 -
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