I absolutely love this video. It’s beyond impressive. It was chosen for the 2014 White House Student Film Festival and for good reason: it obviously took a ton of work, insight, and imagination. It’s under 3 minutes long so you should seriously watch the entire thing.
There are a lot of innovations in this video and I wanted to detail a few that I think are particularly interest. I also wanted to get some feedback on if you think any of these could actually become reality. Weigh in by mentioning @DailyGenius on Twitter, join us on Facebook, or do it the old fashioned way – leave a comment down below!
Attributes of the Classroom of the Future (Maybe?)
- Instead of iPads, students will have tablet and phone-sized pieces of glass that can do heads-up display and projection
- The classroom walls will be able to present information and even respond to haptic feedback (like a giant touch screen)
- That simple piece of glass can also act as a laptop with a keyboard as well as a screen. You’ll have to watch the video to see what I mean.
- The entire whiteboard and teacher’s table will be like something out of Tony Stark’s basement. Lots of pushing, pulling, and twisting of various projections.
- Students will appear extremely bored despite having incredibly powerful projection computers. Seriously. This technology exists and you’re only using it to project an old-fashioned piece of tech? If you could project anything … you’d project a laptop?
- Any surface is a writing surface! It’s like finger painting everywhere with digital ink!
- Apparently everyone will be using the current version of Google Drive to take notes.
- Gamification will play a critical role – look at all the badges awarded for learning in this video!
Who knows if this type of stuff is even remotely possible – but one thing is clear: teachers would have to prepare their classroom lessons well in advance considering it takes advantage of the third dimension and involves high-tech presentations. Think you’re up for it?
For more information about the White House Film Festival, where this short film was screened, visit http://wh.gov/filmfest