10 K12 education trends to look for this year

eSchool News

We may technically be in the middle of a school year, but starting a new calendar year has us looking at and forecasting the new K12 education trends we expect to see in 2019. In fact, we’re excited to see what role these trends will play going forward and into the 2019-2020 school year.

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School of Me: Letting students study what they want, when they want is the latest education trend

The Hechinger Report

A fifth grader works on a digital lesson as part of a blended learning program. We have proven the fact that all children can learn — and can learn well — under the right instructional circumstances,” said Kenneth W. What is personalized learning?

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

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download.

Future Trends Forum #8, with Jim Groom: full recording, notes, and Storify

Bryan Alexander

On March 30 we had Jim Groom as our Future Trends Forum guest. This practice is not necessarily radical,not disruptive, but should be part of the fabric of how we teach and learn now. Users had to learn a galaxy of technologies (DNS, FTP, etc). Future Trends Forum Bava FTTE

Future Trends Forum #8, with Jim Groom: full recording, notes, and Storify

Bryan Alexander

On March 30 we had Jim Groom as our Future Trends Forum guest. This practice is not necessarily radical,not disruptive, but should be part of the fabric of how we teach and learn now. Users had to learn a galaxy of technologies (DNS, FTP, etc). Future Trends Forum Bava FTTE

The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

In one class, Danusis introduces me to a lanky child in rain boots, who clicks through an online math program while chatting about a baby goat that’s being weaned in her backyard. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. We use Google all the time.

Marketplace trend update: 5 tools to help you stay ahead of the curve

eSchool News

School leaders are expected to help their teachers use current technology to enhance learning, but at the same time, they must keep on top of future technologies that might soon impact teaching and learning. It goes without saying that technology is always changing.

The Top 15 Tweets of 2015 from @coolcatteacher

The CoolCatTeacher

Education news and trends From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. 12 – 7 Things Every Educator Needs to Know About Online Learning. I led a Twitter chat that trended in the US for back to school. News & Trends About me

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Friday 5 — 7.3.2015

Perry Hewitt

The first one: MOOC students are diverse, but trend toward autodidacts. Google released a real-time trends feature to provide live data on the 100 billion searches conducted each month. Friday Five age Friday5 harvard HBR marketing moocs online learning research search

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The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed

The Hechinger Report

NEW ORLEANS — A few years ago, with little fanfare or announcement, the New Orleans education system began a massive experiment that’s reshaping how kids learn across the city. Supporters in New Orleans say that, so far, personalized learning has been transformative. Future of Learning.

Friday 5 — 9.23.2016

Perry Hewitt

As we perform more of our work collaboratively online -- suddenly, nothing seems as antiquated as a corporate "shared drive" -- there's a lot of value in knowing the range of features available.

Bids to bring fiber internet to schools are denied funding seven times more often than other projects

The Hechinger Report

Online work has become a classroom staple for students around the country, but hundreds of thousands are still locked out because of inadequate internet connections. They can’t access online encyclopedias. They basically can’t access online anything. Future of Learning.

Can This Be the K-12 Edtech Marketplace That Finally Succeeds?

Edsurge

In 2012, First Book , a nonprofit that provides affordable learning materials to kids in need, approached the publishers of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and asked: Can you make a bilingual version of the popular children’s book?

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A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

The floor-to-ceiling glass wall between the high-tech fabrication lab and the hallway at Monticello High School in Albemarle County, Virginia, is meant to showcase the hands-on, self-directed learning done there. “I Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter.

Education Looks Eastward: Snapshots from Beijing's Global Education Technology Summit

Edsurge

Teachers are revered , most families spend about a third of their income on their children’s education, and most students spend at least an hour a day on some kind of online learning. China had a reputation for copying technology from Silicon Valley, but these days the country has developed its own unique technology environment—what a new book by Kai-Fu Lee, former head of Google China, calls an “alternate internet universe.”

Information Sharing at the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Digital Promise

Prioritize sessions that were most relevant to my work—that is, engaging adults in online and blended learning paradigms—and download collaborative notes (with presentation slides and speaker info) from the sessions I couldn’t attend. Multi-directional Learning. Online.

Return of the Virtual Reality Hype Cycle (What’s Different This Time?)

Edsurge

With headlines like “ Virtual Reality Learns How to Get Into Classroom ,” which The Wall Street Journal ran this February, the hype cycle around VR’s potential in education has returned. On the other end of the market, Google is offering its $15 Cardboard alongside Expeditions, which takes viewers on virtual field trips. million people created accounts, adopted avatars, and played out their lives in this online virtual world.

?Blockchain, Bitcoin and the Tokenization of Learning

Edsurge

Take LiveEdu , for example, a Y Combinator-backed online learning company that touts itself as being the “next-gen Lynda.com,” referring to a platform that offers online courses and skills training. LiveEdu intends to offer user-created, project-based learning videos, and is currently undergoing an presale initial coin offering (ICO), where it aims to sell 8 million “EDU” tokens. Tokenized Learning According to data tracked by Coinbase , ICOs have raised nearly $3.4

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2011 Virtual School Symposium

The Electric Educator

This week I am hanging out in Indianapolis at the Virtual School Symposium sponsored by the International Association for K12 Online Learning ( iNACOL ). Today I let an all day pre-conference on Google Apps for Education. conference online learning

8 Essential Books Every Tech-Minded Teacher Should Read

Ask a Tech Teacher

Modern teachers and educators need to adapt and keep up with the trends because that’s what their students are doing. 50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom. Who Owns the Learning?: From Digital Natives to Digital Wisdom: Hopeful Essays for 21st Century Learning.

#Supermuch teaching in the classroom and online

The CoolCatTeacher

We discuss what going to the next level in the classroom and in online learning means both at the secondary and college level. AND, if you are in need of PD, 10-Minute Teacher listeners get 20% off any online courses with code COOL20.

Speed Demons: How Quantum Computing Could Change Education

Edsurge

Usually the overall trend follows what’s known as Moore’s Law, with the speed of the fastest computer doubling every 14 months or so. You can follow the podcast on the Apple Podcast app , Spotify , Stitcher , Google Play Music or wherever you listen.

To Attract Talent, Corporations Turn to MOOCs

Edsurge

When executives at tech giants Salesforce and Microsoft decided in fall 2017 to turn to an online education platform to help train potential users of products for their vendors, they turned to Pierre Dubuc and his team in fall 2017.

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Friday 5 — 5.22.2015

Perry Hewitt

For those of you already planning your Memorial Day driving routes, Google Maps has released useful, new features alerting users to delays and detours as you enter your destination. Related trivia: Google Maps also released the top destinations from Memorial Day 2014.

Create Effective Feedback With Education Technology

ViewSonic Education

Giving effective feedback is one of the best ways to improve student learning. With the right technology, instructors deliver timely, effective feedback with the power to achieve greater learning. Effective feedback doubles how quickly students learn.

Can Online Education Lower Costs and Improve Quality?

Edsurge

Inspired by the breakout podcast Serial, four years ago two digital learning leaders at the University of Central Florida created their own podcast—focused on online learning instead of true crime. It’s called the Teaching Online Podcast, or TOPcast , and co-host Thomas Cavanagh says he is driven by his quest to figure out one of the grand challenges of higher education: how to use technology to raise the quality of instruction while lowering costs.

Outsourcing campus IT: what next?

Bryan Alexander

This week we learned that one Michigan campus will outsource its entire IT department. They might view their staff as incapable of competing with those of Google or Amazon (this is one argument for outsourcing certain services, such as email or storage).

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?Are We Recreating Segregated Education Online?

Edsurge

Online courses helped kick off a movement promising that your zipcode no longer had to determine the quality of education you received. A single mom in middle America could learn to code from Google instructor. Unless we carefully examine where we put the paywalls and how we cultivate diverse student bodies in our online learning experiences, we risk transposing the same patterns of inequity that have plagued in-person education into our digital classrooms.

What 2015 Holds for the Future of Education

Digital Promise

We expanded the League of Innovative Schools , our national network of forward-thinking school districts, and partnered with middle schools to create innovative learning environments. “I think instances of personalized learning will become more and more present in classroom settings.

Video Assignments Are the New Term Paper. How Does That Change Teaching and Learning?

Edsurge

The Google-owned service is widely used that it may already soak up more than a third of all mobile traffic. Unsurprisingly, we increasingly learn from digital video. The realm of informal learning is well represented on YouTube—from DIY instruction to guerrilla recordings of public speakers. More colleges are using it for online learning, since it can make students and instructors more present to each other than most other media.

Must-Have EdTech Tools for a First-Year Teacher

Graphite Blog

First-year teachers have a lot to think about, especially at the beginning of the school year: decorating their classroom, planning lessons and learning units, trying out different classroom-management techniques, and -- most importantly -- getting to know their students. Google Classroom.

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The Stories We've Been Told (in 2017) about Education Technology

Hack Education

Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2017: The Stories We’ve Been Told. At the end of every year since I founded Hack Education in 2010, I’ve reviewed what I think are the most important and influential trends in education technology. I’ve called this “the Top Ed-Tech Trends,” but this has never been an SEO-optimized list of products that the ed-tech industry wants schools or parents or companies to buy (or that it claims schools and parents and companies are buying).

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Much Ado About MOOCs: Where Are We in the Evolution of Online Courses?

Edsurge

The premise back then was that classes would make high-quality online education accessible for all—and for free. And popular providers like Coursera and edX are increasingly partnering with colleges and universities to offer MOOC-based degrees online. You can follow the podcast on the Apple Podcast app , Spotify , Stitcher , Google Play Music or wherever you listen. And so, a lot of people are gonna be needing to learn new skills.

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20 Free Online Resources to Upgrade Your Studying Process

Educational Technology Guy

Julie is a tutor and a blogger, who features the latest career and educational trends in her articles. At present time she is working on her first ebook dedicated to online learning. Quizlet.com This website gives you study tools that you can use to learn more effectively.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

Doug Levin

“I’m slightly wary of building a Google data profile of a young child,” says @ashleyrcarman @verge [link]. Tagged on: March 19, 2017 Textbooks could be history as schools switch to free online learning | Philly.com → Garnet Valley is a district in the vanguard of a nationwide movement to ditch traditional textbooks for open-source educational resources on the web. " says Google Family Link manager Saurabh Sharma.

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