Projects: Queensland Private School Lights Up Its Wonder Room
March 29, 2016 by Dave Haynes
A private co-ed school in the Brisbane/Gold Coast part of Australia has turned on what it calls the Wonder Room – a specially-kitted classroom that features a five-panel multi-touch video used by both students and teachers.
Put together by the Australian firm Prendi, the Wonder Room at All Saints Anglican School has a seamless Multitaction video wall that drives custom-made content experiences, including Under the Sea, Out in Space and The Jungle.
The goal, says a Prendi feature about the project, was to encourage students to search and find information for themselves, without direct guidance or labels. The content features nine categories and 100s of learning items, hidden within numerous layers of interactivity. The room also has ambient projection, 2 large portrait displays, 4 interactive white boards, a chill-out zone and a slide into the room from the upstairs library.
Prendi worked with the school from initial concept creation through to technology procurement, installation, content creation, plus ongoing support and development.
It’s not exactly the sort of thing that could be widely repeated, certainly at publicly-funded schools just about anywhere, but nonetheless interesting to see the possibilities.