Emerging Trends in Ed-Tech: Maker Spaces, Collaborative Learning

Marketplace K-12

Cross-posted from the Digital Education blog 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. Ed-tech Conferences Innovation Online Learning Social Media edtech iste2015 maker

5 ways to ensure engagement in an online class

WizIQ Education & Technology

Live online classes in eLearning are changing the way we teach and learn[1]. Online Education Teaching Online Teaching Trends and Best Practices Collaborative Learning engagement in classroom online classroom engagement

15 hot edtech trends for 2017

eSchool News

To get a glimpse into what the next 12 months will hold for everything from professional development to digital learning, and from communication to virtual reality, 15 ed tech luminaries looked back on 2016 edtech trends to help predict what’s in store for 2017.

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What’s next in ed-tech? These 18 trends

eSchool News

I do a lot of speaking about technology trends in education, and none of my talks seem to get larger audiences than those that address new or emerging technologies. So, what do the experts think are the key trends, significant challenges, and important developments in technology in K-12?

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The Trends and Challenges Shaping Technology Adoption In Schools

MindShift

A panel of 59 experts from 18 countries discussed major trends in education that are driving the adoption of technology, as well as the big challenges to effective implementation. This collaborative effort helps to paint a picture of where things stand now and where they might be going.

Marketplace trend update: 5 ed-tech developments

eSchool News

Remaining a tech-savvy educator means keeping on top of the myriad changes and trends in education, how technology can support those trends, and how teaching and learning can best benefit from near-constant change.

IT#1: What’s next in ed-tech? These 18 trends

eSchool News

I do a lot of speaking about ed-tech trends, and none of my talks seem to get larger audiences than those that address new or emerging technologies. The answer to the second question of what trends are most important in your school/school district requires some work on your part.

Top 4 microtrends in e-learning

Neo LMS

Last week I introduced three megatrends affecting e-learning. My research revealed a couple more exciting trends and emergent ideas in e-learning, so I promised another four for this week. Top 4 microtrends in e-learning. Let’s get started: Entrepreneurial learning.

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Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap: An Action Plan, Part 2

Reading By Example

My previous two posts have described how schools can improve access for students of color and students living in poverty to follow their passions and have more voice in choice in their learning. Mistakes were and still are seen as part of the teaching and learning process.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap: An Action Plan, Part 2

Reading By Example

My previous two posts have described how schools can improve access for students of color and students living in poverty to follow their passions and have more voice in choice in their learning. Mistakes were and still are seen as part of the teaching and learning process.

6 simple ways to infuse growth mindset into daily classroom routines

The Cornerstone Blog

Believe in themselves and their own ability to learn. And once they have a growth mindset, they can learn anything. Introduce learning activities by explaining how they are designed to benefit kids’ brains. Want to learn more?

How to Start a School Design Project

Digital Promise

Schools and teachers often use summer as a time to rethink classrooms and learning spaces. Learning goals should guide the design process, not follow, says Daniel Wilson , director and principal investigator at Project Zero. Does it involve collaboration? Avoid trends.

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What is Active Learning? And Why it Matters

ViewSonic Education

Active learning is a teaching method that works wonders. Think about some things you’ve learned. But it was through the process of actually changing that tire that you truly learned the skills. When you did that, you were engaged in active learning.

What Factors Influence Your Tendency to Plagiarize in School?

Ask a Tech Teacher

While it’s not always easy to prevent plagiarism from occurring, knowing what factors influence a student’s tendency to plagiarize in school can help educators stay on top of this rising trend. To make matters worse, we live in a world that emphasizes and encourages collaboration.

Vote for Digital Promise in the 2019 SXSW EDU PanelPicker!

Digital Promise

With that in mind, we invite you to help us tell our stories at SXSW EDU 2019 to spread the word on topics like learner variability, educator micro-credentials, immersive storytelling with 360° technology, maker learning, edtech pilots, data interoperability, and more.

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K–12 Professional Development Is Critical, So Make It Count

EdTech Magazine

While most teachers believe district leaders view professional development as a priority, some say the instruction they’re offered could be more effective, according to a survey from Corwin, Learning Forward and the National Education Association.

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What Does A Relevant, Connected Educator Look Like-Part 1

The Web20Classroom

When Tom Whitby and I set out to write The Relevant Educator: How Connectedness Empowers Learning we wanted to provide a manual for any educator who had a desire to improve their practice, as many have already done, by utilizing social media and other tools.

What's on the Horizon (Still, Again, Always) for Ed-Tech

Hack Education

The New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative have released the latest NMC Horizon Report for Higher Education. Adaptive Learning Technologies. Mobile Learning. These are the trends the Horizon Report has identified this year: One to Two Years.

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Flipping Out For Professional Learning

The Web20Classroom

Much of the time in the actual PD is eaten up by tasks that can be learned outside the actual PD, freeing up the time when we do get together on more the why-to with technology PD or any type of professional development really. Flipped Learning Professional Development

Top 7 Innovations in K-12 Education

Kitaboo on EdTech

By incorporating technology into K-12 education model, institutes are aiming to improve the teaching and learning processes in schools and universities. With the flipped approach, teachers aim to make the learning process more engaging.

Are Digital Textbooks More Effective for K-12 Curriculum

Kitaboo on EdTech

As students gradually move from K to 12, their learning needs also increase. While traditional textbooks are still a part of the educational curriculum, eBooks are rapidly becoming the preferred learning partner for students. Surely, students must have demonstrated a liking towards eBooks or there must have been statistical evidence of students scoring better grades when learning from digital textbooks. making learning an enriching experience.

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4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

Today, Gaggle provides our Safe Classroom Learning Management System and Safety Management products for Google Apps for Education or Office 365 to millions of students who are creating, collaborating and sharing in a safe environment. ” Lesson learned #3: Don’t chase trends.

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The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Issue a Press Release

Hack Education

As I have done for the past six years, I will spend the rest of November and December publishing my review of what I deem the “Top Ed-Tech Trends” of the year. I pick ten trends and themes in order to closely at the recent past, the near-term history of education technology.

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What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years

MindShift

In a fast-moving field like education technology, it’s worth taking a moment to take stock of new developments, persistent trends and the challenges to effective tech implementation in real classrooms. TRENDS.

4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

Today, Gaggle provides our Safe Classroom Learning Management System and Safety Management products for Google Apps for Education or Office 365 to millions of students who are creating, collaborating and sharing in a safe environment. ” Lesson learned #3: Don’t chase trends.

No Kidding: This Pre-Revenue Edtech Startup Just Raised $15M in Series B Funding

Edsurge

Kiddom , the developer behind a K-12 content management and collaborative learning platform, has raised $15 million in a Series B round led by Owl Ventures. Available on Chromebooks, web browsers and iOS devices, Kiddom’s platform shares many features typically associated with learning management systems. Other tools offering similar functionalities include Edmodo and Nearpod , and learning management systems like Canvas and Schoology.

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3 New Tools to Support Your Digital Conversion

Tom Murray

Each January, thousands travel to Orlando, Florida to take part in the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC), one of the nation’s best edtech related learning opportunities for educators. Showing a growing trend in the field, this year’s FETC brought more educators than ever before – almost 10,000 school professionals, from superintendents and principals, to instructional technology coaches and classroom teachers. This post is sponsored by Samsung.

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ISTE Librarians’ Takeaways (Crowdsourced)

NeverEndingSearch

For instance, Kasey Bell generously shared her own resource-packed presentations on her Shake Up Learning Blog prior to the conference. We learned at ALA that next year, the two lists will be combined as digital tools.). it’s an interesting trend. And I need to learn to code.

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Video for learning: Today and tomorrow

Learning with 'e's

We recorded micro-teaches - usually a 10 minute lesson - and then played back the footage to the students so they could see and hear themselves and learn from the experience. Game based learning is another area of development that has already impacted positively on education.

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11 activities to increase student-led learning in your classroom

Nureva

In a recent eSchool News study , 89% of educators said it was very important or important for students to lead their own learning. That’s telling – as is the fact that not a single respondent considered student-led learning unimportant. It’s also just another indication of the growing wave of teachers who are committed to giving students a bigger say in how they learn. Beginner or veteran, check out these 11 student-led learning activities to try in your classroom: 1.

Redesigning the Learning Space

EdTechTeam

In the book The Space - A Guide for Educators Rebecca Louise Hare and Dr. Robert Dillon discuss how we can find the right balance to make our learning spaces engaging, visually stimulating, student centered, and collaborative. Why not have students tell you how they learn best?

96 edtech predictions for K12 in 2019

eSchool News

In addition to the usual suspects—more augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) apps—a lot of people believe this will be the year that social emotional learning (SEL) and interoperability become part of the mainstream. Jacob Bruno, vice president of professional learning, NWEA.

10 Reasons Why You Should Get Into a Flipped Class

Turn to Your Neighbor

I will address some common questions you might have…Are flipped classrooms generally easier, harder, different than what you’re used to, or just a trend? You all work through problems or theories together and help each other learn and discuss the topic.

This global classroom features Mystery Skype and collaboration projects

eSchool News

“Students need to learn at a young level that they have similarities and differences” with students from Mexico, Ireland, Kazakhstan and other countries, she said. The book shares approaches, updated practices and case studies on how educators can make learning global.

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Rigor, Grit, Collaboration: Teachers Share Why Buzzwords Don’t Always Inspire

Edsurge

From legal acronyms to the names of edtech trends, there seems to be an unending stream of new buzzwords—and accompanying tools—for educators to learn. Another agreed there’s a connotation of rigidity, stating, “I believe when learning isn’t fun, we are failing at teaching. Collaboration Edtech companies frequently boast that their tools allow students and teachers to collaborate as they write, record, design, and create.

Need a Substitute Teacher? Try an ELF Instead

Edsurge

Along with this trend, is a declining pool of available substitute teachers. Unfortunately, from the vantage point of student learning, the experience is remarkably poor. Recall the lack of continuity of learning, or the goofing off that would often occur. This year, at Lexington High School (LHS) when teachers are absent, an “ELF” now greets students in a collaborative learning space. Our “ELF” is an Electronic Learning Facilitator.

Mapping mobile learning

Learning with 'e's

I have previously written on this blog about how mobile technology can give the edge and also about some of the social implications of learning on the move. What will happen if your organisation, or university fails to capitalise on these trends? Mobile technology is a game changer.

Smart learning

Learning with 'e's

I'm in a dream job now, talking about technology and learning, and how we can optimise one from the other. I spoke of Learning 3.0, and speculated on what learning might look like in a few years. Learning 3.0 Learning 3.0

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Maybe Not Tomorrow, but When?

The Principal of Change

In the real world, YouTube is one of the most popular tools for learning. In the real world, collaborating is not cheating. It should not be teaching plus a mobile device, but it should significantly change the way learning looks like in the organization.