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Great Scott! Touch sensitive screens, and writeable walls and floors, breakout pods and digital projections. Folks, welcome to the future. These are just some of the new gadgets that will now become the norm for students in 1600 classrooms across the State.

Nationals' Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli unveiled the new innovative technology to teachers and students at the Department of Education’s Futures Learning Unit, who are testing flexible learning spaces, enabling education to advance into the digital age.

The teaching methods being tested in the Futures Learning Unit aim to reflect the changing needs of students, with children fast becoming accustomed to the look and touch of a screen compared to a book or blackboard.

“From touch screens to breakout pods with digital projections and new furniture designs, these flexible spaces are engaging students in ways that reflect 21st Century learning,” said Adrian.

Hover boards and flying cars may not yet be commonplace, but it is hoped that the students with access to these futuristic classrooms will become well-equipped to drive such inventions.

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