‘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. Austin, Texas.

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.

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. 30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom. by Terry Heick.

10 Experts’ Predictions for Education and Technology in 2016

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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.

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. The Maker Movement could spawn a design and/or entrepreneurial “culture” in education .

What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years

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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.

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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.

Makerspaces: On Scanning the Road & Gently Easing the Brakes

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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. They also wanted ways and space to teach each other how to fix things–a popular movement in Europe.

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