The classroom of the future may be driving down your street in the near future. A bus focused on interactive learning is making its debut at N.R. Burger Middle School in Hattiesburg, Mississippi and it’s filled with all the latest learning technologies.
It’s sponsored by Promethan (maker of some pretty interesting edtech tools) and therefore basically a mobile showroom for their products.
What It Means
But there’s more to this than just the promotional angle. It’s a harbinger of things to come. Schools are getting technology thrown at them left and right. Teachers are getting overloaded with new and exciting software and tools for their classrooms. Now, they’re literally having these products driven into their parking lot.
Too Big To Ignore
This means technology in education is literally too big to ignore. Teachers who have been on the fence won’t have much of a choice for much longer. Administrators who are balking at the price of implementation may soon be able to have even more bargaining power as the edtech tool market gets more and more crowded. In other words, this is an exciting time in education technology and the Promethan bus is just another example of why we’re headed to a brave new world of technology in the classroom. All aboard!
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