NBCNews.com Google Classroom's Doors Open EdSurge Classroom is hardly the first--or only--tool for managing school assignments; learning management systems like Moodle and Blackboard offer this functionality.
If you are familiar with Google Tools, then you have probably heard of Google Hangouts or even used them yourself. Hangouts is Google’s video conferencing tool, and it’s an incredibly powerful way to engage with others.
One of the challenges of back to school time is that you’re filled with a classroom (or classrooms) of students you don’t know. The students you just spent the last year with know your style, understand your expectations and classroom rules.
Students of all ages seem to have a smartphone in their hand during most of the day. Whether it’s being used for educational purposes (ha!) or for Snapchat and WhatsApp (more likely), these devices are incredibly useful for the modern student.
Albert Einstein said: “Your imagination is a preview of coming attractions.” When we consider education, does this mean that we will eventually live in a world where learning feels more like play and everyone has access to equal education?
Evelyn Izquierdo's insight:
I cannot imagine our world for 2075, but I guess wearable devices will be even more sofisticated and popular. Perhaps, there won't be any cables, screens, remote controls or flash memories, just holograms and security programs based on rays or on our sight. How do you image a class? What about the learning environment?