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

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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 http://wh.gov/filmfest

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