Whether you're in middle school, high school, university, or anything in between, it has never been a better time to be a student. Classroom designs around the globe are embracing smart and practical new technologies filled with bright ideas in their buildings, all geared toward making it easier for students to explore learning. It's not all just for show, either - a 2012 study by the Miami-Dade Public School Board showed that modern architecture school facilities using the active learning methods contribute to the well-being and academic performance of students and that teachers working in a more technologically-advanced environment are more likely to keep their jobs.
Here at Bored Panda, we think these ingenious upgrades and big ideas deserve some recognition, so we've put together a list of some of the most creative school hacks and cool things people have installed at their buildings.
Vote for the ones you'd most like to bring to your principal's desk, and add photos of your own school's smart creations below!
Technical University Munich Put Slides In Their Building. I'm Pretty Jealous
This Door In A Math Classroom
My Son's Homework Has A Barcode That When Scanned Takes Him To An Instructional Youtube Video Posted By His Teacher Related To The Lesson
This Japanese Kindergarten Is Built Around A Tree
My Son's School Has A Vending Machine For School Supplies
New Preschool In Japan Collects Rainwater Into Puddles For Kids To Play In
My Cooking Class Has A Mirror On The Ceiling So We Can See What The Teacher Is Doing
My University Has Coasters That Can Test Your Drink For Rape Drugs
School Paints Lockers As Book Spines To Create An "Avenue Of Literature"
Our Local High School Has Solar Panel Tables With Usb Outlet Ports For Students To Charge Their Devices
Hate Getting Stuck Behind Slow People On The Stairs? My School Just Put These In Everywhere On Campus
This School Has A Slide Direct From Classroom To Playground. Childhood Dream
My Daughter's First Grade Classroom Has Desks With Pedals So Kids Can Move While Learning
The Science Building In My University Has Periodic Tables
My University Provides Students With Dogs As A Stress Reliever During Finals Week
This Vending Machine At My School Sells Various School Supplies
This Just Got Installed At My School. A Public Work Bench For Your Bicycle Compete With Tools And A QR Code For Common Repair Help
My School Gym Has A Complimentary Sunscreen Dispenser
This Stapler Is Mounted Outside Of A Classroom In One Of My University's Buildings. I Have Never Seen This Before, But It Is A Brilliant Idea
This Machine That Detects Sound-Level At My University's Library
My Kid's New School Has A Twirly Slide To Get Downstairs
Note: this post originally had 75 images. It’s been shortened to the top 30 images based on user votes.