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Classroom of the Future

The Classroom of the Future broadens capacity for educators, students, community partners, and others to experience tomorrow’s technology now. The CotF is space to try out innovations in robotics, educational games, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, 3-D models, digital campuses, and other areas.

New educational technologies need to be tested with the target consumer, but access to students and educators can be a challenge. With the CoTF, we’ve created a marketplace for ideas to be shared, tested, built upon, and scaled across Iowa.


With extensive connections to educators, school districts, and Technology Integrationists in Iowa's K-12 system, the Iowa EdTech Collaborative leverages our network to connect new, innovative technologies with targeted users.

Take It or Break It! Program

The Iowa EdTech Collaborative recently launched, Take It or Break It!, a new program where students can demo and test new and upcoming educational technologies in the Classroom of the Future. 

Take It or Break It! provides direct feedback on the technology's effectiveness, usability, and engagement level. Without testing by students, there may be issues with the technology that go unnoticed, resulting in a less effective learning experience. 

If your EdTech company is interested in participating in this program, contact our Director, Mark Butland at today.

  • Educators

  • Students

  • EdTech providers

  • Startups

  • Schools

  • Vet

  • Showcase your technologies + gain exposure

  • Pilot and beta test

  • Study efficacy

  • Market penetration

  • Flexible classroom space

  • Access to cutting-edge EdTech innovations

  • VR and eye-tracking technologies

  • Media creation

The Iowa EdTech Collaborative has launched the Classroom of the Future (CotF) with contributions from founding sponsors Pearson Education, the Iowa City Area Development, Riiid Labs, and the University of Iowa.

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