If you could design the ideal global classroom of the future, what would it have? Flexible seating? Bean bags? Holograms? Therapy dogs? Couches? Vending machines? A hot cocoa bar?
What would your ideal teachers be like? Inspiring? Dedicated? Supportive? Optimistic?
How about the students? Independent? Curious? Diligent? Positive?
What would teachers be doing in these innovative classrooms? Perhaps they would be facilitating communication between their students and those from other countries. Maybe they would be brainstorming ideas for new and exciting projects or challenging their students to work with their local communities to solve real-world problems.
What would students be doing in these classes? Maybe they would be creating indoor gardens or coding games. Perhaps they would be designing and 3-D printing original sculptures. The sky is the limit!
Students in Level 3 Spanish were asked this same question. Students were given a blank classroom template and the task of designing their ideal global classroom on their Ipads. Students utilized both Notability (for its recording ability) as well as Snapchat (for its handy “sticker” feature) to create amazing learning spaces of the future. Students then had to narrate (in both written and oral form) their view of this classroom by utilizing the present tense is Spanish. As the first few assignments started to come in, I was so impressed with their suggestions and genuine interest in sharing their ideas with me, (never mind the excellent Spanish grammar.) I just might have to incorporate some of these great “modern” elements into my classroom sometime soon! (Hot cocoa, anyone?)
Here is a sneak peek but stay tuned for more amazing student work samples to come!