I really like this class arrangement! It is also the most space efficient one. When we first introduced notebook classes it seemed to be the easiest solution to simply keep the layout and adjust the power supply to the existing situation.
Great example of an open group desk arrangement. Student desks are in groups, but all face the smart/white/chalk board. This arrangement facilities a great environment for establishing good student-student relationships.
Classroom layout has such a big impact on the students' experiences and learning in the classroom. Here are some the things I took into consideration when planning my classroom set up, along with the different arrangements and their pros and cons.