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Interact Zone - Future Classroom LabIn the future classroom, the teacher can use technology to enhance interactivity and student participation in traditional learning spaces. One challenge of the traditional classroom setting is getting all students actively involved; technology enables each and every pupil to contribute. Solutions vary from individual devices like tablets and smartphones, to interactive whiteboards and interactive learning content. In the Interact zone, learning involves both teachers' and students' active engagement.

Key points for Interact

  • Rearranging physical space: to break the traditional classroom paradigm of rows, the students are seated in different can try out different settings, e.g. a horseshoe shape, or in small groups.
  • From spectators to active learners: ICT provides opportunities for students to be active in different ways that support their own learning styles. This also can help the teacher to move away from the teacher-led lessons.
  • Interacting with the learning content: the interactive whiteboards can be used together with media rich content and learner response devices.
  • 1:1 computing for a motivated classroom: 1:1 computing with netbooks, tablets, or smartphones, allows for more personalised learning, and enhances student motivation.  
  • From supervision to communication: many software now permit new collaboration and communication functionalities, in addition to classroom management function, when students are using their own devices.

Useful equipment

  • Interactive whiteboard
  • Learner response system and devices
  • Mobile learning devices: laptop, netbook, tablet, smartphones
  • OER content for IWB
  • Classroom management system