New Horizon Report K-12 2016

What’s on the five-year horizon for K-12 Educational Technology & which trends and technologies will drive educational change?

This publication charts the five-year horizon for the impact of emerging technologies in school communities across the globe.

With 15 years of research and publications, the NMC Horizon Project can be regarded as the world’s longest-running exploration of emerging technology trends and uptake in education.

55 experts (listed on page 48) produced the 52 page NMC/CoSN Horizon Report: 2016 K-12 Edition  and is summarized in the graphic below:
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The report’s endnotes (pages 49-52) contain 394 valuable reference citations.

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Citation:
Adams Becker, S., Freeman, A., Giesinger Hall, C., Cummins, M., and Yuhnke, B. (2016). NMC/CoSN Horizon Report: 2016 K-12 Edition. Austin, Texas: The New Media Consortium.

educational thought leadersThank you to eSparkLearning.com for including me in their recent blog post (August 5, 2013) titled 5 Questions for 5 EdTech Thought Leaders

The article contains answers from four other educational thought leaders:

Following are the questions that were posed to us and my answers:

In your opinion, what’s the most exciting thing happening right now in digital learning?

Individualized and personalized learning that is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week from mobile devices.

Technology versus textbooks: will there ever be a winner?

I don’t believe published paper text books to be a sound investment when there are dynamic and interactive digital options that can always be easily updated. While I may personally prefer the freely-available openness of the Internet and its vast array of resources, I understand the need for grade-level appropriate, self-contained, subject-specific digital texts. That said, I worry about student families and institutions being beholden to expensive publisher costs for eTexts.

What’s going to be the next big thing in educational technology?

Gamification.

If you could give one piece of advice to teachers about to integrate technology in their classroom this fall, what would it be?

Don’t hesitate because you think you have to be the controlling expert. Start small and learn alongside your class. Most importantly: Have fun!

What’s your best kept EdTech secret?

If there is an “EdTech secret”, it’s that people are the most significant ‘technology’ and that learning occurs best when powerful connections are made. Technology is simply a tool to help teachers extend their reach and for students to access content, investigate, share, and produce demonstrations of their understandings.

I encourage you to read the original article for all of the insights from the above noted educational thought leaders. Follow them on Twitter and visit their web sites for outstanding information on educational technology and learning in the digital age!

Original eSparkLearning article: Educational Thought Leaders

About eSparkLearning — Their mission is to transform learning so it’s personalized, best of breed, engaging, and mobile; enabling students to succeed in school and in life.

I really like this Haiku ‘deck’ by @connectedtchr

I’ve been talking with a lot of educational leaders lately who have ideas of throwing technology (hardware) at students but, lack a vision or inability to articulate a mind set that encompasses the philosophical shift required to move from 19th Century education to 21st Century teaching and learning.

Educational Technology is only as good as A New Mind Set needed to implement it to its full potential.


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