Schools of the Future

Interactive Whiteboards:

  • although we have some interactive whiteboard technology already, once funding for this technology is added into the school budgets, student and teacher interactive whiteboards will definitely become integrated in student learning.
  • Strand one: digital divide-not all schools would be able to get these learning tools; people and machines- people using their body to control the system, for example their finger;intellectual property- getting proper credit for things created using these machines
  • strand two: education and training- students and teachers would use this technology in the classroom to teach and learn information, as well as create things, and communicate with others
  • strand three: hardware- the whiteboard itself; software- applications used to perform certain functions; internet- wireless internet access provided by the school; multimedia- power points and videos presented
  • stakeholders: creators of technology; district adding technology in schools; students and teacher

Laptop computers and 1-1 programs

laptops are definitely going to be in the classroom future. in the next few years, it is going to be a system of each student having their own school issued computer to bring between home and school, allowing for them to access projects, teacher lessons, and other assignments.

  • strand one: policies- school filters what information and websites students can access; digital divide- helps provide equality of access to all students within a school
  • strand two: education and training- students and teachers would use this technology in and out of the classroom to learn and work on assignments
  • strand three: hardware- the computer; software- the tools used such as Microsoft office; internet- wireless internet provided by the school
  • stakeholders: district that provides the laptops, students and teachers

E-Books

As computers and interactive leaning hardware and software make it easier and more convenient to access the internet, paper textbooks will make a transition to E-books, books online, creating a possibility to make books more interactive and reducing paper consumption

  • strand one: people and machines- people will make use of machines to access the textbooks online; intellectual property- making sure that proper credit is given to the writers of the textbooks when they are published online
  • strand two: education and training- students and teachers would use the online interactive textbooks in place of paper textbooks
  • strand three: hardware- computers used to access the internet; software- used to download the textbook onto the computer and allow it to be viewed, used to edit and upload the textbook to be viewed by others; internet- wireless internet provided by the school
  • stakeholders: the writers of the book, the students and the teachers using the book

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