So when I think of what the classroom will look like in 2099 I think... there will be no classroom in 2099. Schools will be a thing of the past. Old people will say "there was a time when we used to all line up to go into a giant brick building called a school and everyone would sit in a room filled with other people. Then an instructor would teach you things..." This would be followed by a huge look of amazement and laughter by the listener, and maybe of course a "Wow your old!" comment.
I would not be surprised if science-fiction today becomes "science-fact" tomorrow. Students will be taught via computer simulations, or maybe something similar to the idea from the matrix where a student will dock their brain to a computer system and upload/download information. This may seem far fetched but go back in time and show someone from the year 1912 what we have in classrooms today and picture their response. This really isn't that hard to believe...
Today's educational system is definitely in need of a huge change! We still practice teaching methods from the medieval times!
This is a typical classroom from that time period (still similar to today's classroom or lecture hall). Direct instruction as a teacher speaks with students who busily copy down notes, well except for the student passed out.
Classrooms will be a thing of the past. Students will all have individualized lesson plans (IEP's) to meet their specific needs. Group interactions will be done to foster social growth and discussion of learned topics. Students will no longer be grouped by age, but rather, ability and predominant learning styles.
I doubt I will live to be 115 to see the year 2099, but I can't wait to see what the future has in store for education and what part of that process I will play as an Ed Tech Leader.