Rows or Clusters? Desk arrangements make such a difference in how the classroom operates. Personally, I dislike the individual arrangements. I would much rather prefer clusters that allow collaboration to occur more often.
This is my FAVORITE way to arrange my desks! I just put my chair in the L of each group for an instant small group, push the four middle ones out for an quick square/round shape...two desks from each group get folded in and I have instant group. SO VERSATILE!!!
E-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.