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New Horizon Report identifies ed tech trends, challenges (Education Dive)
By Tara Garcia Mathewson
The 2016 Horizon Report, produced by the New Media Consortium and Consortium for School Networking, identified redesigning learning spaces and rethinking how schools work as longterm trends driving ed tech adoption, with collaborative learning and deeper learning approaches as mid-term trends and coding as literacy and students as creators as trends driving adoption in the next two years.
What’s next in ed-tech? These 18 trends (eSchool News)
By Keith R. Krueger
I do a lot of speaking about technology trends in education, and none of my talks seem to get larger audiences than those that address new or emerging technologies. Part of this is our never ending interest in what is “new,” and also that little voice in my head that says, “maybe I am falling behind.”
So, as an educator interested in technology — after all, you are reading eSchool News — what is the best source for tracking emerging technologies for learning? And, even more important, which of these emerging technologies address the chief problems you are trying to solve in your school or school district?
Report: STEM’s Future Is Play, Inclusiveness, Lifelong Education (Education Week)
By Jackie Zubrzycki
Learning about science, technology, engineering, and math is increasingly important—but right now, too many Americans don’t have equitable access to great STEM education.
That means that in the next decade, researchers, policymakers, and educators should focus on broadening access to STEM education so that there are lifelong opportunities, connections between professionals and schools, models for different genders and racial groups, interdisciplinary approaches, and educational activities that involve play and taking risks.
Solving Real-World Problems (Florida Currents)
Teachers have heard it before. So have parents. Many schoolchildren across the nation ask the same question as they face down a math worksheet, chemistry lab or physics equation: “Why do I need to learn this? I will never use it in real life.”
For an increasing number of students from kindergarten through high school, the answer can be found in STEM—a blended curriculum of science, technology, engineering and math—that engages kids in solving real-world problems.
Discovery Education Adds Inquiry-based Projects, Virtual Reality Experiences, and More to Its Digital Services (Internet@Schools)
Discovery Education has announced the addition of innovative inquiry-based projects, virtual reality experiences, and approximately 1,500 new digital assets to its award-winning digital services. This content from leading educational publishers further empowers K-12 educators using Discovery Education Streaming Plus and Discovery Education Techbooks to create compelling cross-curricular lessons.
John King: We’ve Got Unfinished Education Business (US News)
By Lauren Camera
The education landscape has undergone a sea change under the Obama administration, but Education Secretary John King sees a handful of pressing issues he considers unfinished business, with early childhood education being chief among them.