What are good ideas for high schools in about 40 years? How will schools be different?What are good ideas for high schools in about 40 years? How will schools be different?

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linda-allen | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

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I would love for someone to invent a "smart" desk, which students of the future, as well as now, would use very efficiently. The smart desk would be something like a laptop, but mounted to a chair. When the monitor was down, it would become a flat writing surface. When the monitor was raised, it would function as a computer. Students would do all of their classwork on that smart desk and either save it to a personal folder that only the student and the teacher would have access to, or the student would email work to the teacher. Rather than carry around textbooks and notebooks, students would take their flash drives from class to class.

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eabettencourt | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Assistant Educator

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It sounds like you may want to answer this question with your own opinion on the topic, but in relation to "Fahrenheit 451," Clarisse does explain what high school life is like in Bradbury's futuristic world.  Students take tv class, and play many, many sports and games.  They have televised instructors as well (probably similar to our own virtual, online courses).  Clarisse complains that there are never opportunities to ask why something is the way it is, only how.  She also bemoans the lack of opportunity to be what she considers social because the society does not encourage meaningful conversations.

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rleaversuch | High School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

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Have you ever heard or read anything by Ms. Daggett?  He gives presentations around the world on schools of the future.  The high school where I teach is about to build a new school so we have been discussing schools of the future constantly.  Some potential changes in schools:  obviously more technology everywhere, smartboards, computers, projectors, and a lot of internet usage.  Also I think there will be a lot of alternative courses that are up and coming.  I teach environmental science which I think will be more and more popular.  Also, computer programming, business classes in investing, and understanding economic factors, international relations classes, just to name a few.  I think perhaps schools will start to look more and more like work places with lounge areas, study areas, classrooms that are shared by teachers with common spaces for teachers to stay during prep periods.  Group, presentation, technology, media, lab specific areas will all be used.  These are just a few changes that our school has discussed that we may start seeing more and more in the future.

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rleaversuch | High School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

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I you ever heard or read anything by Ms. Daggett?  He gives presentations around the world on schools of the future.  The high school where I teach is about to build a new school so we have been discussing schools of the future constantly.  Some potential changes in school:  obviously more technology everywhere, smartboards, computers, projectors, and a lot of internet usage.  Also I think there will be a lot of alternative courses that are up and coming.  I teach environmental science which I think will be more and more popular.  Also, computer programming, business classes in investing, and understanding economic factors, international relations classes, just to name a few.  I think perhaps schools will start to look more and more like work places with lounge areas, study areas, classrooms that are shared by teachers with common spaces for teachers to stay during prep periods.  Group, presentation, technology, media, lab specific areas will all be used.  These are just a few changes that our school has discussed that we may start seeing more and more in the future.

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