An embarrassment of riches: Help me design the ideal classroom
I apologize if this is improperly located. I did not really know where to post this as it is somewhat all encompassing and too broad to shoehorn into the more specific forum categories.
I'm at a private school that was just given a large donation, but it must be spent in our world languages (read Spanish and Chinese) department. Our school president has asked me to dream up an ideal classroom chockfull of technological nirvana so they can decide how to modernize the rooms. I'm used to putting things together with shoestrings and duct tape and my foreign language skills are non existent.
I've already hit on the usual smartboard and document camera type stuff, but I was looking for more diverse ideas. Hardware, software, doodads, and thingamabobs. Specific to schools, language or not. I'm just looking for more ideas than my pea sized brain can dream up.
I'm in the wrong side of the pond, so if you have links to the North American version of the products it would be beneficial.
Please share your dreams and link the toys.