Five Top Technology Trends In Special Education

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Underlying a range of new trends, experts say, is a growing recognition that designing learning resources from the beginning with students with disabilities in mind can benefit all students. Here are five trends in the use of educational technology for special education that K-12 educators and policymakers should keep an eye on. ” Leading the shift is Google, which has made huge inroads into K-12 with its web-based Chromebook devices and popular G Suite productivity tools.

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VR, PBL, and OERs: Four High Hopes for Learning with Edtech in the New School Year

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In 2014, I wrote about strategies for edtech success in the new school year , and in 2015, I wrote about edtech teaching trends for the new school year. Thanks to Google Expeditions , Within , Aurasma , and many other tools, students can explore coral reefs , go to refugee camps , and watch art come to life. Office of Education Technology launched GoOpen last year, OERs have gotten a big boost. Not ready to dig through all OERs and curate on your own?

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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

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The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download. You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. In the November 2016 Executive Summary , the researchers shared: When thousands of students respond to dozens of tasks there are endless variations. That was certainly the case in our experience.

Revisiting #ALATTT: Trend #1: AR/VR/MR and a touch of AI

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Back at ALA Midwinter, I was honored to present on LITA’s Top Tech Trends panel , with fellow panelists Kate Tkacik, Suzanne Wulf, Becky Yoose, James Neal and Cynthia Dudenhoffer. Each of us was initially assigned two trends to explore and discuss. I thought I’d break my own two ish trends and resources into two posts. Next time around, I’ll share my notes on OER.). Google Spotlight Stories “G oogle Spotlight Stories means storytelling for VR.

Highlights From a Year of Tracking Future Trends in Education

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Another surprise was a turn in public perception of giant technology companies, especially Facebook and Google, as well as Twitter and Amazon. Lastly, I forecast continued incremental growth of open educational resources (OER) and open access in scholarly publication. If we look back on 2017 in educational technology, some of the biggest surprises were political and cultural. The first is the spread of free public-university tuition programs in American cities and states.

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100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033

Shake Up Learning

By the way, this resource is excellent for any Google for Education school that uses the Chrome browser, not just Chromebooks! While I can’t actually fit 100 ideas into this blog post and podcast episode, I can offer you a FREE Google Chromebook resource that is loaded with ideas, lessons, apps, and more! I want to introduce you to the Chromebook App Hub from Google. Each Idea Spark includes the name of the author, their location, and their Google Certifications.

The 2018 ‘Horizon Report’ Is Late. But It Almost Never Emerged.

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The story behind the latest Horizon Report —which ranks tech trends in higher education—is easily more dramatic than the document’s actual conclusions. One possible change will be to incorporate “ predictive validity ” techniques that Educause applies in some of its other research, to try to make the process of identifying trends more rigorous, says Barajas-Murphy. Open educational resources (OER) have been included as key trends since 2013, for example.

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Innovation In E-learning In The Last 10 Years

EdTech4Beginners

According to a Google report , almost 80% people don’t exit their homes sans smartphones. Wearable gadgets such as Google Glass and Apple watch is the new trend that has innovated the e-learning industry in the last ten years. The Google Glass offers features such as Head-Up Display (HUD) which gives users the opportunity to access high-quality content from the comfort of your home. Open Education Resources (OER).

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6 Pillars to Successfully Integrate Technology In Your 1:1 Classroom

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There are a wide variety of resources available including Youtube for Schools and Google for Education. Being a good digital citizen not only improves the user’s experience but also foils the growing trend of cyberbullying. OER Commons provides a database of free learning materials commonly used by teachers nationwide. Inspired By Gary Spracklen of Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy (IPACA), United Kingdom.

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Over 40 STEAM Resources… Creative Thinking, STEM, and PBL at FETC 2020

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

One example used was Google’s idea to allow its employees 20% percent job time for self direction. From this effort, such big projects as G-Mail, and Google News have evolved. OER Commons – Take a look at these results from a search I did for STEAM based activities.

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Must-Have EdTech Tools for a First-Year Teacher

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Google Classroom. Google Classroom is the go-to resource for teachers looking to organize and streamline their workflows. OER Commons. Every teacher should become familiar with open educational resources, or OERs. Through the OER Commons platform, teachers can search for thousands of lessons or create and share their own.

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What Is Creative Commons and Why Does It Matter?

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With so much out there, it can be difficult to figure out what is and isn't suitable for classroom use -- not to mention what will interest students long enough to tear them away from what’s trending on social media. The most open license, and the license generally recommended for open educational resources, or OER , is Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY). Visit [link] and you’ll see that these search services include Google and Flickr.

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Heard, Overheard and Announced at ISTE 2016

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It brings together K-12 educators, companies, reporters, university professors, and students to talk about product announcements, implementation strategies and edtech trends. THE BIG GUYS: Here’s news from Google, ABCMouse, and Amazon. First up, Google Education announced a new “casting” app for the classroom projector, released the “Expeditions” virtual reality app for all teachers and students, and added a new quizzing feature in Google Forms.

Why ‘Personalized Learning’ Can Feel So Impersonal

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Black-box software, as OER pioneer and Lumen Learning’s Chief Academic Officer, David Wiley writes, “reduce all the richness and complexity of deciding what a learner should be doing to—sometimes literally— a ‘Next’ button.”. Let’s, for instance, take how companies like Google and Facebook “personalize” a user’s web browsing experience through search results, ads and content—and then apply that to instructional experiences.

Off to ALA and ISTE (and how to follow along when you?re #notat.)

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On Sunday, I am looking forward to LITA’s annual Top Technology Trends panel at 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm. Top Technology Trends features our ongoing roundtable discussion about trends and advances in library technology by a panel of LITA technology experts and thought leaders.

What Is Creative Commons and Why Does It Matter?

Graphite Blog

With so much out there, it can be difficult to figure out what is and isn't suitable for classroom use -- not to mention what will interest students long enough to tear them away from what’s trending on social media. The most open license, and the license generally recommended for open educational resources, or OER , is Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY). Visit [link] and you’ll see that these search services include Google and Flickr.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 33 Edition)

Doug Levin

K-12 Cyber Incident Map: 8 School Districts Have Experienced Multiple Cyber Incidents Since 2016 , which reports on a trend that I’ve seen in tracking K-12 cyber incident reports: school districts suffering repeat cyber incidents, even in the short time I’ve been tracking the issue (since the start of 2016). This includes legislation and regulations relating to open educational resources (OER), textbook costs, and digital course materials across all levels of education.

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ISTE Librarians’ Takeaways (Crowdsourced)

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I was honored to join several esteemed colleagues to present on the panel: Leading the Charge: Leveraging Librarian Leadership to Support the OER Journey. And here is the sketchnote Margaret Sisler created during the session: #oer and teacher librarians! Among the MANY items in my own digital tote is Denise Henry-Orndorff’s Periodic Table of Google Extensions. it’s an interesting trend. ISTE both thrills and overwhelms me.

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

This is part four of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Way back in 2012, I chose “ The Platforming of Education ” as one of my “Top Ed-Tech Trends.” And accordingly, platforms are the underlying trend that ties together popular narratives about technology and the economy in general. As such these companies – Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, and the like – are the most significant education companies.

Looking backward and forward

Kathy Schrock

VIRTUAL REALITY Virtual reality hit the educational community in 2016 with the release of the low-cost 360° cameras (like the Ricoh Theta series) and the prominent use of Google Cardboard headsets for classroom use. Discovery VR , Google Expeditions ( iOS | Android ), and ThingLink VR are some of the large-scale projects in this area specifically targeted for education. However, these trends are not thought about in a vacuum.

This Year’s ASU+GSV Summit Is Hard to Describe. Here’s Our Best Attempt.

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Cooperate or Compete What happens when legacy publishers and OER upstarts meet in the same room to talk about a buzzy phrase like the “Netflix of Higher Ed”? Awesome Awards Two leading Innovators of Color were celebrated on center stage this year: Jaime Casap, Google’s chief education evangelist, and Phyllis Lockett, founder and CEO of LEAP Innovations in Chicago. “I But there’s an equally troubling and less circulated trend: underemployment. Morning yoga, evening karaoke.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” It’s being positioned here as the first time Congress has funded open textbooks, but it’s not the federal government’s first commitment to OER. ” “ OER , CARE , Stewardship, and the Commons” by “Econproph” Jim Luke. ” Via The New York Times : “ Google Pledges $300 Million to Clean Up False News.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

Events + News - K12 Online Call for Proposals - Library 2.0 Spring Summit Recordings - Starting to Homeschool Webinar Today

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Library 2.015 Spring Summit Recap On April 30th we held the first ever Library 2.015 Spring Summit - The Emerging Future: Technology and Learning , a half-day conversation about technology issues and trends in the future of library and information services. Sunday, May 31st at 7pm TechEducator Podcast: Google Classroom with Alice Keeler Part 2 , The TechEducators welcome Alice Keeler back on to discuss all things Google Classroom!

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And it’s “announced plans to create an ‘unsafe space’ to discuss texts including Mein Kampf and topics such as the infamous memo by ex-Google employee James Damore, who claimed there are ‘biological causes’ that prevent more women from getting jobs in tech.” Via the Google blog : “Investing £1 million in training for computing teachers in the U.K. The business of OER. (National) Education Politics.

How to Become the Netflix of Textbooks—and Make a Digital-First Transformation

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This new approach is fueled by trends that have impacted academic publishing over the past decade, including: The Rental Market: Companies like Wiley report textbook rental as the major cause for their recent 27% revenue decline in their Q3 (compared to 2016). From content to process, digital-first production means: reexamining the content you have reinventing for industry trends both in learning design styles (microlearning, anyone?)

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Education Technology and the Promise of 'Free' and 'Open'

Hack Education

Google)’s biotech company, Calico. This is the confluence of trends – from this year and onward: the privatization of the student loan market, the continued pressure by employers for employees to have some sort of credential or certification, the ongoing expansion of for-profit higher education into coding bootcamps and other short-term certification programs, the potential for a more deregulated for-profit industry under Trump. of courses use OER.

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Week of January 24, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

A national and global perspective on the future trends in education, expectations for students, and what strategies schools need to have in place will be shared. We will start with an appetizer of freely available open educational resources (OER’s) and then move onto the main course of Google applications – tasty morsels for every connected classroom.

Hack Education Weekly News

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This Edsurge article – “ OER is Growing at Religious Colleges , But Raises Unique Challenges” – strikes me as a little weird, considering the long relationship between open education (the conference, at the very least) and former BYU professor David Wiley. Via The New York Times : “How Google Protected Andy Rubin , the ‘Father of Android ’ ” “Google could have fired Mr. Rubin and paid him little to nothing on the way out.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” “ Google Is Being Investigated By Missouri Attorney General,” Fortune reports. Oh and look at this: “Google Critic [Peter] Thiel Gave Money to Official Probing Search Giant,” Bloomberg reports. ” If you repeat these stories enough, it’s almost as if you can convince people to make it a trend. ” Via Essense : “Being Black In Tech: A Black Female Engineer Says Google CEO Mistook Her For An Assistant.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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And speaking of copyrighting a language of a warlike people, the Oracle v Google case had its closing arguments this week. On Thursday, the judge gave Google the victory , ruling that the company’s use of the Java API fell under fair use provisions. ” Trends to watch: Chinese investment in ed-tech. ” Trends to watch: investors’ interest in English language learning (software). ” Trends to watch: the demise of journalism.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” (“Reinventing the transcript” seems to be one of the things folks are hoping to make “ trend ” this year.). ” From the Google blog : “ Google Science Fair 2018 : Resources for educators to get ideas flowing.” ” Also from the Google blog : “More tools for homeschoolers.” Via Gizmodo : “ Google Removes ‘ Don’t Be Evil ’ Clause From Its Code of Conduct.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Google ’s chairman Eric Schmidt praises Trump. This piece – “We Need to Rethink How We Educate Kids to Tackle the Jobs of the Future” – is a couple weeks old but I’m including it here nonetheless because of this priceless line: “The truth is, there is little taught in school that today can’t be handled with a quick Google search and an Excel spreadsheet.” (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

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CNN tries to explain “Why Google , Apple and Microsoft are battling for education.” “ OER-Enabled Pedagogy ” by Lumen Learning’s David Wiley. I wrote about social-emotional learning (algorithms) as a “trend to watch.” “Someone Hit the Internet with a Massive Google Doc Phishing Attack ,” Motherboard Vice reports. Use this as an excuse to avoid all future Google Docs and “collaborative” writing projects.

Hack Education Weekly News

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His wife is also the founder of the OER organization CK12. ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Bucking a Boastful Trend, Stanford Will No Longer Brag About Its Application Numbers.” Via Adweek : “ Google Is Collecting Your Data – Even When Your Phone Isn’t in Use.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

Hack Education Weekly News

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“ Will these four technology trends change education in India? This is so important to consider, as Tufekci noted on Twitter, in light of Google’s domination of the K–12 computing market.). Lisa Petrides, Douglas Levin, and Eddie Watson introduce The CARE Framework for OER. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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