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| Published 1. 7. 2016. 15:28 | RSS

New Classroom of the Future in the MetkoviŠ High School

The Microsoft Croatia company and the Croatian Academic and Research Network – CARNet, with the support of the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, opened a new Classroom of the Future in the MetkoviŠ High School. MetkoviŠ has become the fourth city in Croatia, following Opatija, Mirkovci and Zagreb, in which Microsoft and CARNet opened a Classroom of the Future, thus raising the number of Classrooms of the Future opened by CARNet and its partners to eleven.

The representatives of the Microsoft Croatia and CARNet companies presented the principal of the MetkoviŠ High School, Professor Jozo JurkoviŠ, with a fully equipped digital classroom including 30 state-of-the-art Windows 10 tablets equipped with keyboards adapted to students, one Windows 10 tablet designed for teachers and an interactive touch-screen whiteboard, which will enable students and teachers to use modern technologies in daily classes.

All the devices are connected to a network controlled by a specially designed system, and their operation was demonstrated to the gathered audience by the students of class 3c, who will be the primary users of this classroom in the school year 2016/2017. Using the tablets, the students demonstrated keeping notes, observations and laboratory measurements with the OneNote tool, making interactive chemistry and biology demonstration experiments with the Sway software, and finally, solidifying their knowledge of the educational material by solving quizzes and questionnaires prepared for them by teachers using the Forms tool.

The Classroom of the Future concept is based on the implementation and integration of advanced hardware and software solutions in traditional classrooms, for the purpose of improving teaching. The solutions enable interactive teaching, use of educational material in electronic format, conducting dynamic tests and quizzes, supervising the activities of individual students, collecting and analysing the test activities and results of individual students and communication between the teacher and students.