Classrooms of the Future Andrew Stacey

Technology is advancing faster than we ever knew before, Classrooms change every year, and we see big advances from five years ago. Today we have 1-1 classrooms, where students are provided with a device, that is used in the class. 10 years ago, it was impressive to have a projector, 15 years ago we had VHS and could show videos. What this presentation would like to do is to demonstrate my vision for the future. How classrooms might look in 2025, or 2050. Classrooms are an extension of a teachers' expression, how can teachers create engaging environments, fit for young minds to expand their understanding and push the boundaries of critical thinking.

The Ideal classroom will help Teachers and Students succeed in every way

What will help Teachers/Students succeed?

  • Authentic Learning through engaging lessons, assessments and Activities
  • Effective infrastructure to allow for these classrooms to operate
  • Quick response feedback and grading
  • Simulations and Intuiative learning
  • Activities that give meaning, not just to cover standards, but to effect students knowledge of life and what it brings.

Social Studies Classrooms

"Smart Tables focus their innovation on making the display sturdier than their wall-mounted cousins and supporting more simultaneous interactions. For example, the table in the video below can handle 40 unique touch points at the same time. It is a perfect fit for a room full of eager young students."

Another reason for technology integration is the necessity of today's students to have 21st century skills. These 21st century skills include (Edutopia, 2009)

  • personal and social responsibility
  • planning, critical thinking, reasoning, and creativity
  • strong communication skills, both for interpersonal and presentation needs
  • cross-cultural understanding
  • visualizing and decision making
  • knowing how and when to use technology and choosing the most appropriate tool for the task
VR will allow students to visit anywhere in the world, without leaving the classroom. This can be Concentration Camps, or be engaged in trench warfare, or be a part of the Tiananmen Square Protests.

Google is the biggest influence behind tech-heavy classroom: Just like here with their interactive Google Earth Project.

Interactive Clear Dry Erase and touch screen boards to help will collaborative work

We have the technology, but how do we allow "learning to happen"?

  • Sucessful teachers create engaging lessons
  • Allow students to engage in hands on learning
  • Create simulations
  • Lets students use their skills to complete assessments (Gardner's MI Theory)
  • Utilize technology to tier lessons
  • Allow technology to help with differentiation
  • Project based learning over standardized testing
  • Standards & competency over everything else

NETS Standards & Leadership

  • Provide access to new technologies for teaching and learning, actively engage teachers in meaningful and relevant activities for their individual contexts (Lawless, 2009)
  • Leadership brings about change, and teachers evolve with the introduction of new technology to help bridge student learning (Pelligrino, 2007)

The Journal of Technology in Student Affairs reports that “students who participate in coursework that utilize social media demonstrate an increase in overall GPA when compared with students who do not participate in social media (Junco, 2012b; Junco et al., 2011)

  • NETS-T - Teaching, Learning and the Curriculum, Productivity & Professional Practices
  • NETS-A - Leadership and Vision, Professional Practices and Support, Management & Operations

Made with Adobe Slate

Make your words and images move.

Get Slate

Report Abuse

If you feel that this video content violates the Adobe Terms of Use, you may report this content by filling out this quick form.

To report a Copyright Violation, please follow Section 17 in the Terms of Use.