classroom of the future

Classroom of the future: could these wild special effects become reality?

Students will apparently use the current version of Google Drive in the classroom of the future?

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!

Side Note

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

Written by Jeff Dunn

Jeff is an education and technology lover who has worked in far too many industries to count. Okay, like maybe 5 or 6. Jeff can indeed count that high but it’s not recommended. Jeff also likes to write bios in the third-person.

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