Inspired vision: Classrooms of the future

You may recall the dramatic leaps in technology of the Seventies — how we hopped from books of “log tables” to slide rules and on to hand-held calculators within a generation, The Telegraph reports. But walk into a classroom today and you’ll probably be equally impressed by the iPads, interactive, touch-screen whiteboards, and Kindles instead of library cards. You might stumble across Year 4 learning to count in Russian or Year 6 studying climate change. But what will the classroom of the future look like? Jo Heywood, headmistress at Heathfield, an all-girls boarding school in Berkshire, believes that in five years we will be more in thrall to IT than ever, albeit using it more effectively…

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