‘Maker’ Movement Draws Attention at SXSWedu, and littleBits Shifts Into K-12

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A review of this year’s schedule at the South by Southwest Education conference suggests that an interest, at least to many attendees, in “maker spaces”—places for students to build and create with varying degrees of adult oversight—is rising. There are sessions on “open maker portfolios,” micro-credentialing in making spaces, and “Taming the Making Beast: Getting Mobile and Modular,” among other SXSWedu maker-focused events.

Top Ed-Tech Trends: A Review

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Things feel quite uncertain moving forward, despite all the certainty one can supposedly muster from looking back – from looking at the near-term or long-term history and trends. This year’s “Top Ed-Tech Trends” are mostly the same as previous years’, despite marketing efforts to hype certain (largely consumer) products – 3D printing, virtual reality, Pokemon Go, and so on. ” They’re not all “trends,” really.

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10 Experts’ Predictions for Education and Technology in 2016


But that hasn’t stopped us from asking a number of experts in education and technology to gaze into their crystal balls and share their thoughts on one major EdTech trend we can expect to see lighting up learning and one major challenge that education will face in 2016. Technology and the classroom – major trends and challenges. Trend. Some hot topics will be virtual reality, augmented reality, 3D printing, coding and the maker movement. Trend.

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

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Planned obsolescence of mobile technology. Maker Movement. Falling cost of mobile devices, which impacts what’s affordable, who shows up to school with what on their own, school budgets, etc. Featured Technology Trends #edtech disruption innovation learning innovation30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom. by Terry Heick.

What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years


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. Deeper Learning: The expert panel identified several long-term trends that will greatly influence the adoption of technology in classrooms over the next five years and beyond.

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The recent Higher Education version of the Horizon Report highlights some interesting predicted trends for technology adoption. Today, society is increasingly mobile and continues to demonstrate evidence that creation is gaining traction over consumption. The Maker movement, user-generated videos, self-published eBooks, personalized domains, and other platforms have all seen steep increases in recent years.

Makerspaces: On Scanning the Road & Gently Easing the Brakes


At conferences, librarians share with me that their administrators insist they devote significant library real estate to 3D printing and a variety of other maker equipment. I hear of librarians who jump into making because they feel pressure to identify with a trend or because they are lured by a commercial promotion and a growing number of available turn-key kits. They also wanted ways and space to teach each other how to fix things–a popular movement in Europe.

13 Ways Education Could Change In The Next 13 Years

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This piece is similar, but a bit more focused on the pros and the cons of learning trends, and the ultimate impact they might have on education, and society at large. For example “Design” can merge math, science, and sociology to provide both a playground for arithmetic and an authentic need to know and create for authentic purposes in a true “Maker Movement Culture.”. The Maker Movement could spawn a design and/or entrepreneurial “culture” in education .

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Jagerson, JD, MLIS Indonesian LIS Professionals’ Understanding of Library 2.0 - Ms Bekti Mulatiningsih Strategies for Internationalizing LIS Courses - Melanie Sellar, Founder and Co-Executive Director 7:00pm 3D printing and beyond, how and why library can take leadership in the Makers Movement on campus - Amy Jiang, Library Technology Coordinator Can't you make that record look better? This is a GREAT week for library and learning conversations!

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

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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).