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How will future technology change the classroom?

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Author's Note

With talk of biometrics, customized digital content and holographic teachers, it's easy to be intimidated by how far technology in the classroom can go. But I can't help but wonder who will get access to this technology and which kids will still have to scrape by. While "The Classroom of the Future" sounds like it could contain a dazzling display of technology, I'm more concerned with the teachers of today who don't make what they deserve yet still have to buy supplies out of pocket and students who are left with antiquated textbooks and rundown schools.

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