20140127 - 20140206 Ed-Tech

Ed-tech trends

10 Tech Trends Students Say Are Changing Their Education. Mind shift. Link to: 10 Major Technology Trends in Education. The Journal.

Every year Project Tomorrow conducts a massive survey of students, parents, teachers and administrators to get a sense of how educators are using technology in and outside the classroom. over 325,000 students surveyed

  • Personal access to mobile devices
  • Internet connectivity
  • Use of video for classwork and Homework
  • Mobile Devices for Schoolwork
  • Using different tools for different tasks
  • Paying attention to the digital footprint
  • An increased interest in Online Learning. Desire to have more control over their learning and believing that they will get more support from an online teacher. Math was the subject student were most interested in taking online, with Foreign language coming in second and science a distant third.
  • Gaming is Growin, and the Gender Gap is Closed. Of particular note is students’ interest in taking gaming technology and applying it to learning difficult concepts, as well as their interest in using games as a way to explore career opportunities.
  • Social Media in Schools. “Today’s students,” she added, “are looking at social media not as a separate thing that you do occasionally but as a pervasive part of the way they are living their lives outside of school — one they want to connect with their lives inside the classroom.”

The 5 emerging educational technologies you should know about. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning.

  • Cloud computing
  • Mobile Technology
  • Game Based Learning
  • MOOCs
  • Learning Analytics

5 Big EdTech Trends Worth Knowing About. Edudemic

  • Flipping the classroom
  • Learning can be fun: why would we just stop at making educational videos.
  • One For All & All For One: Collaboration

Big Data

Improve Teachers' 'Data Literacy,' Education Groups Urge. Education Week.

  • It became very clear that while these systems are starting to come online now, teachers aren't being prepared to engage in data in a meaningful way
  • The DQC policy brief envisions a K-12 world in which educators "continuously, effectively, and ethically" use multiple types of data about their students to personalize learning, improve their own classroom practice, and bolster student outcome.
  • Infographic: When teachers are empowered with data, students do better.

Gadgets, apps and online tools