Classrooms of the Future – Imagine this!By Teachers.Net News Desk
It is fun to imagine the future, especially when we hear about the latest advances in technology and learn about a possible future where trips to Mars become commonplace or cars become driverless. So with all these wondrous inventions, we might ask ourselves – what are the technological changes that will affect a classroom of the future?
Here are some technology advances that might have a big impact on education.
1. Virtual Reality
Imagine your students sitting in a classroom attending a geography class and instead of reading about it in books, they put on virtual reality glasses and immerse themselves in the location being discussed in class. Whether it is about the Grand Canyon or about the Rocky Mountains, you will be able to take your students on a virtual exploration of these beautiful geographical hot spots.
2. 3D printing
Although 3D printing has been around for some years now, it has not made its way into the classrooms and some excitement about this technology seems to be dying down. However, changes in technology are happening continuously and there might come a day when there will be a 3D printer in every classroom where teachers can print model buildings, aircrafts and other relevant classroom material to demonstrate during lessons.
3. Going completely paperless
With ipads, cloud computing, social media networks, online virtual libraries and other technological advances the classroom has become more and more dependent on battery life and less dependent on paper. There will probably be a day when no student will need to carry heavy books or submit papers or take out a book from the library and everything will be in the virtual classroom.
I hope this gets you thinking of other technological advances that might contribute to your classrooms!