Classroom of the Future Essay
In ten years, I will be 32 years old. I will be teaching full-time in an elementary school. Things will be a lot different than they are now, technology in particular. Everything that is cutting-edge right now will be widely available. In my classroom of the future, my students will all have helpful technological tools to further enable their learning capabilities.
One thing my classroom will have is a smart board. In fact, every classroom will have one. Smart boards, otherwise known as interactive whiteboards, are like big computer screens the size of chalkboards. The screen shows whatever the computer attached to it tells it to, and things can be highlighted and edited by touching the screen. The boards are also able to be written on, and are totally interactive, hence the name interactive whiteboard. These will be really helpful when teaching lessons because of all the things that you can do with them. It’s like a chalkboard that actually responds to you.
Smart boards also enable video conferencing. This is great because students can go on virtual tours using these smart board video conferences. They can speak to scientists and tour guides and hundreds of other informed professionals willing to conference with them. This avoids the hassle of regular field trips which involve transportation and permission slips and takes up a lot of time and energy. Now students can have those same benefits of learning from the comfort of their classrooms (EdCompass).
Another piece of technology that will benefit students in my future classroom will be cell phones. In ten years, there’s a good possibility that every person in the country will have a cellular phone, students included. Therefore, it would be a great idea to put them to good use. Right now, new developments in cell phone technology are allowing for cell phone owners to download whole novels and read them off of the cell phone screen. Currently, this is a time consuming process, but in ten years, it will be much faster and more reliable. This means that instead of having to carry around books, all the students will be able to download the books they need using their cell phones. They can read the books right from there cell phones, and read them virtually anywhere they go. They will always have these phones with them, so they will never have an excuse for not having the book. The cost of downloading a book will probably be much cheaper than the cost of buying it in print, and will therefore save the school a lot of money (Cell Phones Put to Novel Use,...