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Best Workstation Partitions

Partitioned computer workstations in an open plan office

During individual assignments and tests, students can be tempted to peer at their neighbor’s work. To keep students focused on their tasks and to prevent cheating, consider using workstation partitions in your classroom. They help make sure students keep their eyes on their own paper and take away any distractions from the work that’s in front of them. There are even clear partitions that are perfect for preventing illnesses from spreading in the classroom yet still allow students to be engaged in lessons. Here, we’ve rounded up the best workstation partitions for a variety of uses.

While some students may be tempted to draw on white or standard cardboard dividers, these black ones prevent pen and pencil marks from easily showing. The partitions are 16 inches high so students can’t peer over the top.

These partitions are white with colorful dots. They measure 16 inches tall and are made of non-porous material that can easily be sprayed and wiped down to disinfect them when needed.

Measuring 14 inches tall and made of corrugated cardboard, these privacy dividers are great for classrooms of younger students, as they are shorter than some other choices. The cardboard is sturdy and durable and the three colors — red, blue and green — can even allow teachers to color-code groups.

This free-standing, single-panel partition is great for keeping your desk semi-private. It is thin but stable and even doubles as a convenient space to post notes and other reminders. It is also non-slip, so it’ll stay put on your desk.

The clear plexiglass material blocks the spread of germs from coughs or sneezes but still allows students to pay attention to classroom lessons and see their classmates. The plexiglass can easily be cleaned with any spray or wipe to be disinfected after the school day.


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