Are we teaching children the digital skills needed for the ‘tech revolution’?
Provided by Hope Education
Today’s students are born into a world of technology, surrounded by computers, tablets, smartphones and televisions as well as games consoles and other toys too! Studies have found that the children of today now are hard-wired to learn in a new way entirely; based on an evolution in thinking and processing patterns from a young age of being exposed to technology.
With over 65,000 Apps now available for education alone and over 8 million iPads in circulation in schools across the globe, there is more reason than ever for schools to turn to digital resources to engage children in the classroom environment to foster a tech-savvy generation. ‘The Classroom of the Future’ is an brand new interactive piece by Hope Education which takes the advancing tech of today (including VR and Holograms) and applies them to a classroom in a bid to explore what the future could hold!
Highlights of ‘Classrooms of the Future’:
- Programming work spaces provide ‘game-like’ environments for self-directed learning
- Interactive walls to combat short attention spans
- Interactive desks for group tasks and simpler marking of work
- Solar windows to help reduce the classroom’s carbon footprint and energy bills
- Wall mounted batteries to store any unused energy until required
Digital classrooms could provide countless benefits to children, teachers and the environment including preparation for successful careers, providing more engaging lessons, improving marking workloads and reducing the carbon footprints of schools to name a few! For more information on the Classroom of the Future, click the hyperlink and explore the revolutionary concepts for classroom learning.
Dave has over 20 years experience in the digital industry, and is founder and editor of Geektown. Obviously a huge geek himself, he can often be found in front of the latest tv show or movie, on various video games, or with his head in a comic book.