Education has evolved to the point that in some parts of the world, the copying of notes is no longer required or is done by someone or something else other than the students. Many schools today require each of their students to have digital devices such as personal computers, tablets, or laptops. Many gadgets have replaced books, paper, and pens.
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More and more schools are now requiring their students to submit reports and other assignments online. Email accounts are being set up by teachers for this. Online folders such as Dropbox have become the depository of reports. And all of these have effective security measures of course.
In some cases, classes nowadays can be held in a virtual classroom. This is most useful in situations of extreme weather – provided there are no electrical outages. In line with this, websites are being developed for teachers to update lesson plans and schedules, to make sure that information on both the educators’ and the students’ ends will be current.
Many of the students’ activities such as special programs, academic and sports competitions, study sessions, club and organization events, field trips, and the like are mostly coordinated online. There are several calendars for students to refer to regarding all these special occasions, as well as their regular school activities.
Schools nowadays have their own IT department to keep all these networks features up and running.
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Many of the things people see in today’s schools were stuff that people dreamed of. Indeed, the classroom of the future can be found today.