ROAD TO THE SCHOOL OF THE FUTURE PART 3
Philadelphia School of the Future part 2
Each classroom and lab in general dominated the color black and pure white and transparent glass, tables and chairs learn wheeled seated position so that students can be changed in accordance flexible and convenient mobile learning, which is quite light irradiation, the audio-video system, 1 -2 units LCD data projector, whiteboard 1-2 pieces, and access to intranet / internet, and wireless wide quickly across the floor area and campus school of the future.
Each student provided 1 unit of Gateway notebook tiny with Microsoft Windows XP operation system, (will be upgraded to Vista), Microsoft Office, Microsoft Student / Encarta and other applications that support student learning in the classroom and at home. Students also have a Smart Card that functions as ID card , voucher breakfast / lunch at the food court, library card, locker key, key access to rooms allowed for students in the system.
Teachers are certainly provide oneself with the same notebook with the students, the only difference in the access and management of data on the school’s centralized server. At the time of teaching, teachers use a clip-on microphone so that the instructions be clear and equitable student in the classroom / lab.
To support an 800-performance notebook, school of the future provided 1 Helpdesk team that is ready to help students and teachers if you experienced problems with their notebook.
Appropriate conventions governing the building in Pennsylvania, each room / lab in school of the future also marked with a nameplate sized 10cm x 15cm with the name space / lab with Alphabet letters and Braille characters. This indicates the concern the United States on the rights of study for the blind is very high. Similarly, the availability of roads and elevator access for the disabled student body (wheel-chaired) in the campus.