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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tweetybird
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3 years ago

they should have these at all large schools

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#2

This Door In A Math Classroom

This Door In A Math Classroom

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John L
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3 years ago

One of the few good ideas here. Its easy to use, and cost effective.

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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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Alusair Alustriel
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3 years ago

Wow! That's such a good idea and also great job by the teacher!

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#4

My School's Periodic Table

My School's Periodic Table

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Anna Thouvenin
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3 years ago

Do they actually keep Uranium there?

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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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Brianna Bastian
Community Member
3 years ago

Yess, this is actually the most brilliant thing ever.

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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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Alusair Alustriel
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh yes... those... hm... Everytime I get a package, I get glassy eyes after a few seconds of "pop... pop... pop..." I find it disturbingly addictive :x Pop.... pop... pop... pop...

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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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Lord Beerus
Community Member
3 years ago

Our school does too, i'm pretty sure a lot of schools have this since my sister's school did too

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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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Amanda
Community Member
3 years ago

Why Twilight?!

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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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Mascha Claessens
Community Member
3 years ago

We have these too ^_^ Just as a bench, not a table, but still! zonnebank_...g_0178.jpg zonnebank_hvl_web_img_0178.jpg

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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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Mack
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3 years ago

What about people getting downstairs?

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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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John L
Community Member
3 years ago

Imagine all the whirring sounds as the teacher is addressing the students. Or the background noise while doing math problems. Solution: bring back recess where the little demons can burn up the excess energy outside the classroom. Common Sense 101

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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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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Periodic Tables...little pun here. :)

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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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Brianna Bastian
Community Member
3 years ago

they have these at a university in Australia, brilliant idea. these need to be distributed around town

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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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porcupine
Community Member
3 years ago

Must be Mr. Waddams' class. He finally figured how to stop stapler thieves.

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#27

Lovely Counting Stairs

Lovely Counting Stairs

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Jeeves
Community Member
3 years ago

AAAAGH NO THEY RUINED IT!!!! WHY COSMIC SANS?!?? WHY?!?

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#28

My School Has A Nap Room

My School Has A Nap Room

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Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

My university has one too. But for girls only. However, our campus had plenty of nap-worthy spaces that many students use very often.

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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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Anna Thouvenin
Community Member
3 years ago

The middle one is like "oh boy, here we go again, the noisy ones have arrived"

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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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