When I was going through the school, the usual batch of school supplies would involve things like yellow rulers, pink erasers, and a fresh pencil sharpener. You were the cool kid if you had a mechanical pencil and you'd better have a decently-sized notepad if you wanted to keep up with the class notes. But times are changing and Samsung is helping to facilitate that change by launching Canada's first smart classroom in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia.
With this smart classroom, each of the students in Debra Nordheimer's Physics 11 class is provided with a specially-equipped Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet with the S Pen and then there is a 65-inch digital whiteboard at the front of the classroom. They're all interconnected and the idea is to facilitate the learning process both inside and outside of the classroom itself. The demo that we attended included special guests like Samsung Canada President and CEO HT Kim and Port Coquitlam Mayor Greg Moore.
The video embedded here includes interviews with teacher Debra Nordheimer, as well as Samsung Canada's Director of Business Solutions Philippe Lozier, Riverside Secondary School Principal Anthony Ciolfitto, and Physics 11 student Francois.
Check out the press release below, as well as the extensive photo gallery from Canada's first smart classroom.