My students often travel with me when I lead professional development at conferences. A few weeks ago, eight-year-old Carson Griffin (pictured here to the right) was helping me lead a session for teachers on “iPads for Elementary Learners,” and we were talking about our classroom Twitter account as
Maker-spaces, adaptive learning, and wearable technologies are among the ed-tech trends to keep an eye on in the next few years, a new report says.
Tim Boileau's insight:
Over the next few years, schools will increasingly count on technology to try to spark student creativity, independent learning, and innovation, rather using digital tools in passive, rote ways, a new report predicts.
That's one of the overriding trends forecast in the Horizon Report: 2015 Edition, released Monday at the International Society for Technology in Education conference, a massive ed-tech gatheringbeing held this week in Philadelphia.
My colleague and I walked into a room filled with a dozen fifth-grade girls snacking on pretzels and huddling around a LEGO robot they had named Kitty. Two of them were laughing about the goggles they had made out of robot wheels, while another small group crowded around a laptop to program wheel
EDITOR'S NOTE: Wow! We've experienced an overwhelmingly positive response to this conference map--thank you! We've also seen several mentions of minor corrections and conferences that we missed. See our updated graphic below, which includes seven new conferences for your viewing pleasure. The educ
Philadelphia, PA (June 29) -- The New Media Consortium (NMC) and CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) are jointly releasing the NMC Horizon Report > 2015 K-12 Edition in a special session at the annual ISTE Conference. This edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in K-12 education.
Tim Boileau's insight:
Six key trends, six significant challenges, and six important developments in educational technology are identified across three adoption horizons over the next one to five years, giving school leaders, educational technologists, and teachers a valuable guide for strategic technology planning.
In 2015, technology is woven into the fabric of American education, and our newest generation of students are more competent with technology in the classroom than any generation before. There is still a split among educators debating whether technology belongs in the classroom. The Wall Street Journal reports that some believe it broadens students’ horizons, […
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