Future of the Classroom

Google for Education

Education is evolving at a faster pace than any other period in recent history. There’s a growing awareness among educators and families that today’s curriculum needs to evolve to meet tomorrow’s reality. Beyond tools and technology, students need to develop new skills to solve tough problems, collaborate effectively, and express ideas in new ways.

To better understand these changes, Google for Education partnered with a global team of researchers and analysts to examine evidence-based shifts in classroom education.

To help get people excited about this study, we worked with an incredible team of artists to show the journey of a pencil. A metaphor for our students across the world and for the trends Google for Education found. We see our little pencil navigate mazes, mountains and ultimately come to find its true purpose.

Check out the full study at g.co/futureoftheclassroom

Google Team:
Tim Anderson, Katie Bernasek, Danny Bresnik, & Matt Kipper

Creative by
Coat of Arms

Creative Direction & Producing by
Clara Lehmann & Jonathan Lacocque

Design Direction by
Ryan Butterworth

Editing by
Jonathan Lacocque

Voiceover by
Ariel Kern

Design by
Janis Andzans, Ryan Butterworth, Friedrich Detering, Dennis Hoogstad, Julia Iverson, Phong Luong, Chris Moberg, Thomas Rohlfs, Hieu Vu

Animation by
Susanna Basone, Terence Ginja-Martinho, Dennis Hoogstad, Pablo Lozano, Phong Luong, Eze Matteo, Arthur Metcalf, Jessica Plummer, and Knifeson Yu

Sound & music by
Ambrose Yu

Clean up by
Pablo Lozano, Eze Matteo, Arthur Metcalf, Jessica Plummer, and Knifeson Yu