The most powerful computer is the brain:Schools of the future don’t forget

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The Guardian was joined by more than 80 teachers and education professionals to launch the Schools of the Future Exhibition. Photograph: Thomas Langridge/Guardian

Somewhere around 1939 and 1940, at the tailend of the Great Depression and on the cusp of the second world war, around 44 million individuals paid to enter the New York World’s Fair, a gigantic display set over 1,200 sections of land of area in Queens that investigated “The World of Tomorrow”. American guests could watch President Roosevelt’s location on TV interestingly, utilize an “electric staircase” or see Elektro the Moto-Man perform 26 traps including strolling, talking and smoking a cigarette.

Today, obviously, lifts, TVs and even robots appear to be universal. Innovation penetrates all aspects of present day life and is notwithstanding going where the World of Tomorrow never envisioned it would — into the classroom. Following in the strides of those 44 million, last month around 80 instructors and school pioneers assembled at the Guardian workplaces in London for a presentation and board examination about what the schools without bounds may resemble.

While none of the speakers shot in from cosmic systems far away, they did give an empowering talk on the fate of edtech and shared some captivating advancements. Margaret Cox OBE, educator of data innovation in instruction at King’s College London, talked about hapTel, a virtual-reality dental seat framework that empowers understudies to work on a 3D tooth utilizing a haptic drill that gives them a feeling of touch. Google EMEA’s head of training, Liz Sproat, brought along Google Cardboard, a headset that permits educators to take youngsters on virtual reality field treks, to indicate how innovation can improve understudy experience without costing the earth. Read more…

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Originally published at on July 12, 2015.

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