Gigglebit: Is this the classroom of the future?

5 Sep 2014

Gigglebit is Siliconrepublic’s daily dose of the funny and fantastic in science and tech, to help start your day on a lighter note.

Like any sector, technology has a serious side, and it is often issues within this serious side that make headlines or that organisations need to explore for their business. Malware! Data breaches! Cloud storage! Do I really need this software? Which candidate has the best IT skills for this job? And what the heck is fog computing?

With Gigglebit, we turn the spotlight on humorous and/or amazing content about science and tech, because sometimes the lighter side should be taken seriously, too.

Have you ever considered what the future classroom will look like? Or will kids even bother turning up knowing they can find all the answers to their upcoming test on their tablet?

At least for the Onion, they see a rather different future of debt clocks, insulin injections and even a small Hadron Collider.

Tablet in classroom image via Shutterstock

Colm Gorey was a senior journalist with Silicon Republic