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!

#1

Technical University Munich Put Slides In Their Building. I'm Pretty Jealous

Technical University Munich Put Slides In Their Building. I'm Pretty Jealous

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Anne Madag
Community Member
3 years ago

If some teenagers, slide on it. wiiiiiiwwww

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#2

This Door In A Math Classroom

This Door In A Math Classroom

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Lara B.
Community Member
3 years ago

Simple idea, but so clever :)

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#3

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

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

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Lara B.
Community Member
3 years ago

That's really helpful!

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#4

My School's Periodic Table

My School's Periodic Table

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Maisa Chaves
Community Member
3 years ago

That's really cool.

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#5

This Japanese Kindergarten Is Built Around A Tree

This Japanese Kindergarten Is Built Around A Tree

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John L
Community Member
3 years ago

Highly innovated and worthwhile. :D

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#6

I Found This In My School Computer Room

I Found This In My School Computer Room

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Lara B.
Community Member
3 years ago

Genius :D

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#7

My Son's School Has A Vending Machine For School Supplies

My Son's School Has A Vending Machine For School Supplies

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boredhuman
Community Member
3 years ago

say goodbye to lending out a pen and never ever see it back.

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#8

New Preschool In Japan Collects Rainwater Into Puddles For Kids To Play In

New Preschool In Japan Collects Rainwater Into Puddles For Kids To Play In

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boredhuman
Community Member
3 years ago

wow this look great.

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#9

How My University Is Helping Us Get Over Exam Stress

How My University Is Helping Us Get Over Exam Stress

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MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
3 years ago

genius

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#10

My Cooking Class Has A Mirror On The Ceiling So We Can See What The Teacher Is Doing

My Cooking Class Has A Mirror On The Ceiling So We Can See What The Teacher Is Doing

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boredhuman
Community Member
3 years ago

uhm her face is missing some ingredients

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#11

My University Has Coasters That Can Test Your Drink For Rape Drugs

My University Has Coasters That Can Test Your Drink For Rape Drugs

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Cat Meow
Community Member
3 years ago

Those tests should be in every bar, club, restaurant, everywhere.

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#12

School Paints Lockers As Book Spines To Create An "Avenue Of Literature"

School Paints Lockers As Book Spines To Create An "Avenue Of Literature"

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Anne Madag
Community Member
3 years ago

Nice. :)

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#13

Our Local High School Has Solar Panel Tables With Usb Outlet Ports For Students To Charge Their Devices

Our Local High School Has Solar Panel Tables With Usb Outlet Ports For Students To Charge Their Devices

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Anne Madag
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow! no more low battery XD

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#14

Hate Getting Stuck Behind Slow People On The Stairs? My School Just Put These In Everywhere On Campus

Hate Getting Stuck Behind Slow People On The Stairs? My School Just Put These In Everywhere On Campus

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Lara B.
Community Member
3 years ago

Hmm.. not sure about encouraging people (or kids) to text while on the stairs 🤔

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#15

This School Has A Slide Direct From Classroom To Playground. Childhood Dream

This School Has A Slide Direct From Classroom To Playground. Childhood Dream

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boredhuman
Community Member
3 years ago

me as teacher: I GO FIRST!!!!

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#16

My Daughter's First Grade Classroom Has Desks With Pedals So Kids Can Move While Learning

My Daughter's First Grade Classroom Has Desks With Pedals So Kids Can Move While Learning

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Mitchell Peterson
Community Member
3 years ago

it should be hooked up to a generator to save power!

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#17

The Science Building In My University Has Periodic Tables

The Science Building In My University Has Periodic Tables

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John L
Community Member
3 years ago

Good idea. Its there for the students if they are interested, and unlike stairwells, it doesn't lead to congestion.

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#18

My University Provides Students With Dogs As A Stress Reliever During Finals Week

My University Provides Students With Dogs As A Stress Reliever During Finals Week

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Lara B.
Community Member
3 years ago

What a brilliant idea! It is proven, that stroking a pet has huge impact on stress relief!

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#19

My School Has Skateboard Parking

My School Has Skateboard Parking

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Anne Madag
Community Member
3 years ago

is it able to lock? just asking. because i'm afraid if someone stole it.

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#20

My University Math Lab Chairs Have Binary On Them

My University Math Lab Chairs Have Binary On Them

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boredhuman
Community Member
3 years ago

but what does it say?

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#21

This Vending Machine At My School Sells Various School Supplies

This Vending Machine At My School Sells Various School Supplies

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Anne Madag
Community Member
3 years ago

Hope it is in cheap price!

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#22

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

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

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boredhuman
Community Member
3 years ago

nice try green alien

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#23

Classroom Clock

Classroom Clock

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Lara B.
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm glad i know what these stand for, otherwise i would be lost and never know the time :D

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#24

My School Gym Has A Complimentary Sunscreen Dispenser

My School Gym Has A Complimentary Sunscreen Dispenser

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Simple and effective, and probably not really costly.

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#25

This Is How My University Stops Thieves

This Is How My University Stops Thieves

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Jeeves
Community Member
3 years ago

It amazes me what simple solutions are out there while people are delving into complicated ways of solving the same things

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#26

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 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

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John L
Community Member
3 years ago

Should work fine, until the staples run out. My guess is that it will wind up empty about 90-95 % of the time.

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#27

Lovely Counting Stairs

Lovely Counting Stairs

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Anne Madag
Community Member
3 years ago

Great Idea.

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#28

My School Has A Nap Room

My School Has A Nap Room

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Lara B.
Community Member
3 years ago

I need that in my life!!!

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#29

This Machine That Detects Sound-Level At My University's Library

This Machine That Detects Sound-Level At My University's Library

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Anne Madag
Community Member
3 years ago

No more noisy!

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#30

My Kid's New School Has A Twirly Slide To Get Downstairs

My Kid's New School Has A Twirly Slide To Get Downstairs

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Lara B.
Community Member
3 years ago

I wish my office would have that!!😍

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