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    • The Classroom of the Future Darlene Skaee & Suzanne McGuirk
    • Physical Set-Up
      • Innovative classroom environment that fosters creative learning
      • Constructivist design
      • Multiple Smartboards in the front of the classroom
      • At least one traditional blackboard in each classroom
      • Laptop computers and other state-of-the art resources for each student
      • Individual desks for independent work and circular tables for collaborative projects in each classroom. Desks & tables will all be on wheels for mobility
      • Classrooms will be more open and students & teachers will be able to move freely around the room
    • Technologies Used
      • Enhanced technology including laptop computers, scanners & printers
      • Interactive response systems
      • Webcam & speakers
      • Projectors and screens
      • Smartboard & Whiteboards
      • Increased use of wikis
      • Voice recording technologies
      • Internet to access online instruction
      • Blackboard technology for online instruction
      • (Not appropriate for elementary grades, but appropriate for use at the high school level)
      • **Teachers and school leaders will have extensive training on how to best and most effectively utilize technology
    • Additional Resources
      • Buildings equip with wireless routers
      • Chalk, blackboards and textbooks will still be intricate parts of the classroom environment
      • Computer labs with a variety of subject specific software will be available for student use during after hours
      • Outdoor classrooms for the study of science, art and other subjects.
      • Teacher training through Center for Educational Technologies® . See www.futurekids.com
    • Roles of Students & Teachers
      • Multiple teachers in each classroom will enhance instruction
      • Students will interact
      • Students will be more active in the classroom & teachers will be more passive
      • Teachers will be required to not only teach their subjects, but will also need to have the ability to assist students with the technologies they are using
    • Number of Students
      • Larger number of students in the classroom will be accompanied by an increased number of teachers
      • Student-teacher ratios will be appropriate to support the subject being taught and the technologies being used
    • Conclusion
      • It is difficult to say what the world will be like in 20 years. We can only project what we think future classrooms will look like and what technologies will be used based on what we know today. At the rate that technology changes and advances, it is nearly impossible to imagine what will be used by teachers and students in the future.
    • The 21st Century Skills that our future classroom will most likely address are Technological Literacy Information Literacy Self-Direction Curiosity Creativity Risk Taking Teaming and Collaboration Interpersonal Skills Interactive Communication Ability to Produce Relevant, High-Quality Products Our classroom will be a constructivist learning environment. We think that all students should be able to think for themselves. If the basis of their learning is constructivist, they will be able to construct their own meaning in all that they do. They will be able to help each other learn and figure things out for themselves.