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Fresh Prep: The Holodeck- Classroom of the Future at SXSWEdu

March 12, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

How will classrooms look in the future? Fresh Ed presents: “The Holodeck”, an interactive classroom space where students self-direct their learning. Informed by hip-hop pedagogy, it features all-original music, and puts students at the focus of the classroom. Designed with Smartboard, projectors and sensory inputs such as Makey-Makeys and Kinect technology – this is a environment that comes alive as students enter it, and presents them with a series of individual and team challenges.


1) Participants will experience an interactive, responsive classroom that uses technology, culturally responsive pedagogy and gamification to place the user in an immersive environment, and direct the imagination towards active learning.

2) Participants will learn about culturally responsive pedagogy, an approach which treats the student as the center of the classroom and integrates youth popular culture (which includes technology) in the classroom space to engage, instruct and assess.

3) Participants will take away valuable skills in developing lesson plans and designing environments that utilize core tenets of gamification, such as competition, cooperation and adding game layers to promote student engagement.


Jamel Mims, Fresh Prep Supervisor at Urban Arts Partnership

– See more at: http://schedule.sxswedu.com/events/event_EDUP39909#sthash.XkU1xLT2.dpuf


March 12, 2015
11:00 am - 11:30 am




Austin Convention Center Ballroom EFG
500 East Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX 78701 United States