Though our online class exemplifies many characteristics of a future classroom, our class stays traditional in several ways.
One similarity between our classroom and a traditional classroom is that students still hold the responsibility for submitting in work to be graded.
We should hope this to be the case for schools as well.
If we begin by helping children to identify their strengths, interests and values — and then dedicate time in school to cultivating them towards exploring where each child’s unique place in the world might be — I think we’ll be on the right path regardless of what new technologies or advances in learning become available.
In literature, students will be asked what a story means to them.
Instead of taking tests, students will show learning through creative projects. You get out of their way.” —Nicholas Provenzano, educator in Michigan, United States There will be no physical campus.Through our Alternate Worlds class, we have attempted to integrate technology into the class with both success and disappointment.However, though technology provides a great resource for education, Like a future classroom our class embraces technology as a tool for education.When we look at our society today, there is no doubt that our education system is undergoing another revolution.Technology has advanced to the point where it has made information widely accessible, and its convenience has established new means of independent learning.Students are able to learn from a seamlessly infinite resource, and now schools face a competitor in the distribution of knowledge.Now as schools attempt to integrate technology into the school environment, there are challenges in defining the next generation of classrooms.Students in our class make their own schedule to keep up in class and are bounded by a loose schedule.Students are given flexibility in where and when they want to work, which is different from traditional classrooms that meet on strict schedules.“Education will instill the idea that anything that is not possible now will be possible in the future.Let’s make that part of education.” —Kristine Sargsyan, educator in Yerevan, Armenia Education will look nothing like it does now.