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  Schools to get hi-tech update
Updated 09 January 2002, 13.31

Laptops for pupils and electronic whiteboards could be as common as textbooks and chalkboards in new-look classrooms of the future.

The government wants to update schools and make them more comfortable to learn in.

Online library instead of dusty books

It might mean an end to dictionaries and other reference books, with pupils instead linking up to a cyberspace library on their laptops.

And rows of desks are also on the way out, with learning to take place in bright open plan areas full of the latest technology.

Swipe cards will also replace registration.

Learn at your own pace

By using technology, experts hope that children will be able to learn at a pace that suits them, asking for help from teachers and classroom assistants when they need it.

Some of the ideas are based on a 10m experimental classroom of the future which the government launched last year.


 
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