New York City Department of Education
The Sensing Classroom is a groundbreaking learning space designed to revolutionize the way students develop their communication skills.
Created in collaboration with computer scientists, this first-of-its-kind smart classroom features sensors embedded in the walls that provide real-time data on how students are learning, giving teachers unprecedented insights into their students’ progress. Read more
For students in diverse neighborhoods, literacy can be a significant hurdle to their learning, particularly for those from non-English speaking households or those with parents who work long hours and are less involved in their children’s education. The Sensing Classroom is designed to address this challenge head-on by providing teachers with data on their students’ communication skills, including their quality of diction, how comfortable they feel expressing their ideas, and the level of engagement in class discussions.
During every class, wall sensors collect valuable data on the conversations being spoken and provide teachers with data, allowing them to adjust their teaching methods and provide more targeted instruction to their students. By analyzing this data, teachers can help students develop their reading, writing, and presentation skills in a more personalized and effective way.
One of the challenges that students face in today’s educational system is that they often find the content boring and uninteresting, leading to a lack of motivation and effort. Additionally, students may not be given enough time and space to explore their interests, leading to a lack of engagement and disconnection from their learning experience.
Our Sensing Classroom tackles these challenges head-on by providing a space that encourages exploration and engagement. Through the use of a library curated by students themselves, students can discover and dive deep into topics that interest them, providing a sense of ownership and investment in their learning. The classroom also includes language-based games such as giant Scrabble and captivating TED talks displayed on a large screen, providing an immersive and engaging learning experience.
The wall sensors can rate the quality of words spoken, tell the difference between different speakers in the room, and collect valuable information about what’s going on in the class. This data can be used by teachers and school leaders to think critically about what students need and how best to support them.
The Sensing Classroom also features custom wallpaper that not only looks beautiful but also serves as a vocabulary builder. With words and definitions hidden within the design, students are exposed to new words and concepts in a passive yet engaging way, promoting literacy development even outside of class time.
Sensing Classroom represents a revolutionary approach to promoting literacy in classrooms. With its unique combination of advanced sensor technology and student-centered design, this first-of-its-kind smart classroom is able to capture real-time data on student language skills and interests, providing teachers and school leaders with the insights they need to tailor their instruction and support to meet the unique needs of their students.
With its adaptable design, it can be integrated into any school environment. So if you’re ready to take your students’ learning to the next level and help them build the language skills they need to succeed in today’s world, consider bringing the Sensing Classroom to your school. Our team of experienced designers is ready to work with you to customize a solution that meets your unique needs and goals.