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By 2015, elementary schools will be taking attendance at their gates using IC trackers embedded in students’ name tags, and classrooms will have large, high-definition TVs to view such works as “Mona Lisa” by Leonardo da Vinci, according to an education ministry panel’s projections released Monday.

The panel under the Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Ministry presented its report as part of efforts to promote the government’s information technology strategy.

According to the panel, student life eight years from now will be dominated by high technology.

In science class, children will use digital cameras to photograph flowers during fieldwork and communicate with science museum curators via TV monitors.

Computers will meanwhile automatically show students the correct answers to their math problems. After class, they will receive study materials for homework on their computers or mobile phones, according to the panel.

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