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Is This Silicon Valley-Inspired School the Future of Education?

AltSchool, a new private Brooklyn Heights “micro-school,” is experimenting with a technology-driven approach to education.

Every pupil gets their own tablet or Chromebook; wall-mounted video cameras called “superpowers” record children’s learning moments and kiddie confessionals for teachers to review.

Every student gets a to-do list called a “playlist” where they focus on whatever interests them, from writing an opera about water exploration to creating vessels that protect an egg when it falls.