96 edtech predictions for K12 in 2019

eSchool News

We asked 49 edtech executives to look into their crystal balls and share their thoughts about what will happen in 2019. In 2019 and beyond, interoperability will be an extremely important point of emphasis for edtech leaders.

Pear Deck – Use the Timer to Automatically Lock Student Screens @PearDeck #edtech

techieMusings

More info can be found here: Use the Timer and Automatically Lock Student Screens – Pear Deck Knowledge Base. One tool that I absolutely love using in my classroom is Pear Deck. I have found myself using the timer feature a lot this year.

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How colleges are adapting to the future of education

Linways Technologies

We are not sure what skills or knowledge might prove relevant and what jobs, opportunities, and system will be outdated as AI, VR, and many other technologies becomes mainstream. So as a result, we are now seeing more skill based educational practises in colleges.

What does it mean to be a teacher in higher education for the next decade

Linways Technologies

So as a teacher, you at least need to have a working knowledge about technology, internet, social networking etc. Edtech Tools and platforms are getting better in managing and simplifying education as we speak, and it’s only a matter of time before they become mainstream.

How K–12 Classrooms Can Benefit from Robotics

EdTech Magazine

MORE FROM EDTECH: See how education robotics companies are invigorating K–12 learning. Here are a few emerging approaches: Project-Based Learning: PBL focuses on giving students real-world challenges that help them develop problem-solving skills.

Connecting Computer Science to Today's World

Tech Helpful

But the truth of the matter is, most schools aren't this fortunate and therefore they can't afford to hire the level of knowledge base needed on a school budget. coding college bound computer science cte curriculum edtech programming robotics stem students tennessee tracking

Google Adds New Classroom Features. Use Them Responsibly.

techlearning

Like any edtech tool or feature, these new Classroom additions can be abused, focusing not on historical thinking skills but low level learning. 7 Free Edtech Things. Use it to measure basic understanding of content knowledge. “With great power comes great responsibility.”

What Makes Professional Development Work?

edWeb.net

Professional learning opportunities are puzzles that include establishing knowledge bases, developing skills, instilling trust, and belief in the process and, most importantly, allowing time for practice. “Don’t call it professional development—call it professional learning.”

How to Prepare Your Students for College

Benchmark Education

Buried under an avalanche of edtech resources, where do we start with tech-integrated instructional planning? Dr. Matthew Koehler and Punya Mishra, researchers at Michigan State University, developed TPACK : Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge.

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Meet The Gates Foundation’s New Deputy Director in Higher Education

Edsurge

Heather Hiles towers above most other edtech entrepreneurs. She began a long career in education, which included cofounding two social enterprise organizations (one of which helped get 4,000 women off welfare), serving as a Commissioner of San Francisco Unified School District’s Board of Education and starting two edtech companies. She’s played called big shots in edtech, too, becoming one of the rare African American women to raise venture capital funding.

Novel Ideas for Writing Instruction

techlearning

Edtech tools are helping educators everywhere discover new possibilities for writing instruction. All of our teachers have had ample professional development in writing process and pedagogy, which helps to provide a strong knowledge base around the most effective practices,” says Gale.

Beyond the Genius Bar: Cultivating Leadership With a Student-Led Tech Team

Edsurge

What a great way to utilize and develop student knowledge and skills, right? After all, many of us would agree that the students are the ones who are usually the most knowledgeable, up-to-date resources for what is the latest and greatest with technology, so why not tap into their large knowledge base and cultivate their leadership potential?

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” “Why Competency-Based Education Stalled (But Isn’t Finished)” – according to Edsurge and SNHU’s Paul LeBlanc , that is. “ Are Edtech Companies Doing Enough to Protect Student Privacy? Via GeekWire : “ Project Unicorn signs first companies to help schools handle the hairball of edtech data.” “ AI will soon beat pupils taught knowledge-based curriculum,” Schools Week claims.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

The Internet has “replaced the importance of libraries as a repository for knowledge. And digital distribution has replaced the role of a library as a central hub for obtaining the containers of such knowledge: books.