This week David Warlick invited participants to revisit the New Century School House project. This was established a number of years ago. Details of the invitation can be found in his TechLearning blog posting.
I decided to give this task to my Grade 12 ITGS class at International School Dhaka, Bangladesh, to brainstorm and discuss. One of the first comments was that in 2012 or some futuristic date there should be no classrooms as we know them. Learning should be more fluid, have fewer time barriers, be collaborative on a global level and make use of 21st century tech tools.
As a 20 minute task this is what they came up with for a secondary school adopted classroom:
Room Name: Knowledge Capsule
- Learning using all the senses.
- Use of multimedia.
- Local and Global interaction.
- Virtual facilitator(s).
- Online access to resources around the world.
- Self paced learning.
- Online examinations/testing.
- Virtual reality (experiential learning)
- Paperless environment.
- Environmentally friendly power source.
- Biometrically designed software that responds to voice and other senses.
- Fast, reliable, secure wireless networking.
- Virtual reality devices.
- Holographic computers.
- Reclining seats.
- Motion sensitive equipment.
- Online storage of all files/resources.Read other adopted classroom descriptions. Better still, make your own contribution to the classroom ideals of the future!
"Classroom." gardenhoe/saras photostream 31 August 2006. 21 September 2006. [Click to view link]
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