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The 2nd Shanghai International Education Equipment Expo was successfully held Cutting-edge education technologies overturn the imagination

"2017 The 2nd Shanghai International Education Equipment Expo" sponsored by Shanghai Education Society and Shanghai Educational Equipment Industry Association was held at Shanghai New International Expo Center on September 26-28, 2017. The exhibition hall of this expo covers a total area of 15,000m2. A great many international brand manufacturers gathered here. Enterprises such as SONY China, Lenovo, HP Trading (Shanghai) Co.,Ltd., IFLYTEK Co., Ltd., Guangzhou AVA Electronics Co., Ltd., Beijing Wenxiang Information Technology Co., Ltd., NetEase, Shanghai Dongfang Jiaoju Co., Ltd., Guangzhou Shirui Electronics Co.,Ltd., Odin Technology Co.,Ltd. and Shanghai PartnerX Robotics Co., Ltd. chose to exhibit and release their latest R&D achievements on this expo, hoping that teaching staffs can become the first ones experiencing such achievements, sharing educational reform fluctuation brought by international cutting-edge technologies.

Maker, Mooc, VR technology.....at present, education is shocked by more and more technical means and technical equipment, and educational equipment is changing the way of school teaching and learning.

In the exhibition scene, more than 300 exhibitors displayed a series of “future-oriented” advanced education equipment and learning environment at home and abroad, such as campus digital network, campus control system, intelligent lesson preparation, recording-broadcasting and video-information system, cloud classroom, cloud live broadcast, online education, 3D technology and robot intensively, outlining a picture of future classroom for audience.

What is worth mentioning is that a huge wave of cool “black technologies” have also entered the education equipment area, bringing special teaching experience for audience. In the exhibition scene, audience can experience artificial intelligence, virtual reality and other black technologies personally. These high techs will also provide new thoughts for building smart campus and exploring new education and teaching mode in the future.

Meet future classroom: Intensive appearance of innovation labs of Shanghai primary and secondary schools

On the expo site, a case exhibition area was arranged especially for innovation labs of Shanghai primary and secondary schools. There were 19 primary and secondary schools displaying their construction fruits of innovation labs, covering science and technology, energy, design, art, calligraphy, STEM and other areas. Various experience items have attracted a large audience.

During the construction of innovation labs, Shanghai insists on placing curriculum construction in the first place. Curriculum contents are linked to outstanding traditional culture, distinct local culture, school education philosophy and real life, based on development needs of students; subject contents are subdivided, expanded and deepened; or comprehensive exploration is made in the interdisciplinary area, featured by openness, generativity and sustainable development. Allocation of equipment of the innovation labs is based on the contents of the related courses, focuses on the organic integration of modern technology with education and teaching, so as to meet students' needs of practice, thinking, fully experiencing the process of exploration and finding, thus, strengthening their awareness and ability of solving problems creatively.

By the end of last year, 1141 innovation labs of primary and secondary schools were constructed in Shanghai, involving life sciences, physics, chemistry, engineering technology, geography, information technology, art, finance and other disciplines (interdisciplines) and areas. By providing multiple types of courses and open practical activities, innovation labs have become the important education resources for primary and secondary schools of Shanghai, as well as the important places for students to carry out independent inquiry-experiment activities and realize personality development. By 2020, at least one innovation lab shall be built for each primary and secondary school in Shanghai, and the construction of innovation labs by primary and secondary schools will be popularized in an all-round way.

The 2nd Shanghai International Education Equipment Forum focuses on “future curriculum”
Domestic and foreign experts talk freely about future classroom and study

To communicate the latest development achievements of domestic and foreign education equipment, and share the reflections and practices of regions, schools and enterprises in the work of education equipment, The 2nd Shanghai International Education Equipment Forum was held at the same time. This forum was guided by Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, sponsored by Shanghai Education Society, undertaken by the Education Equipment Technology Center of Shanghai Municipal Education Commission and Shanghai Educational Equipment Industry Association, and co-organized by Shanghai Audio-visual Education Museum and Shanghai Education Press. It took “future classroom and future learning” as the topic, and invited domestic and foreign education experts and scholars as well as entrepreneur representatives to discuss the influence of educational equipment, new techniques and new environment on the development of future education development, and talk freely the construction and development of new learning space.

The director Cao Zhixiang of the Education Equipment R&D Center of the Ministry of Education, the deputy director Ni Minjing of Shanghai Municipal Education Commission and the senior researcher CHARLES R.RATH of Illinois State University made the keynote report; the director Zhu Jianwei of Educational Technology & Equipment Center of Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, the director Yun Minxia of Minhang District Education Bureau, the principal Yan Yipingof of the High School attached to Shanghai Normal University, the vice-principal Tang Qiuming of Wusong High School, the headmaster Zhang Junjin of Hetian Road Primary School, the general manager Lan Zhijun of Abilix, as well as other experts and scholars of the educational circle, principal representatives and entrepreneur representatives aired their views from different perspectives, talked about the development trend of new education technologies and equipment as well as their influence on future education development.