Classroom Audits 2020
We also collected quantitative data from a Learnometer, a device that constantly scans classroom learning conditions, to tracks noise, heat, humidity, lux and other measures (see images below).
When paired, these data provide a snapshot of the strengths and challenges of each learning space. Each space has been assigned a score out of 100 based on the data collected and goals associated with the school's Site Improvement Plan and leadership's vision for teaching and learning.
We believe in the aggregation of marginal gains, that the culmination of small improvements made over time add up to big improvement overall. Our intention is to re-audit spaces later in the year to compare and highlight any improvements.
We hope this information will spark reflection and discussion and action amongst staff and students and our community.
To follow: The Orange Unit Atrium & The Library.
<500 lux, with a target of 750 to 1,000. Mindful of Kelvin also. A minimum of 250 lux for conversations
18-21C is the ideal temperature range for learning.
Professor Heppell advises sound above around 72 decibels starts to be disruptive
Recommended to be below 2200ppm but concentration begins to be affected above 1000ppm.
There are no exposure limits for Volatile Organic Compounds. Concentrations between 50-325 ppb are thought to be acceptable.
30-50% is ideal for indoor comfort. Too high leads to asthma and mould, too low breeds flu and illness.
Australian national air quality standards state that pm25 should be less that 25ppm on any given day and average >8ppm across a year