Classrooms are changing–how might tech shape the classroom of the future?
Given the fast pace with which technology evolves, it’s not entirely a huge stretch to say that a new learning tool could transform classrooms within a year.
In 1984, only 8 percent of U.S. households owned a computer. But today, that has jumped to 79 percent. Fifty-eight percent of people in the U.S. own a smartphone. Only 18 percent of households had internet access in 1997, compared to 75 percent today.
Efforts are underway to expand technology and broadband access to the 25 percent of Americans without home internet access. (Next page: What the classroom of the future might look like)