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Tech trends

What technological trends are likely to have the biggest impact on education? What should we be doing to take advantage of them today?

How are you using things like mobile devices, digital contet, gaming, etc.?

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  • Tellio   Aug. 22, 2012, 6:54 p.m.

    This video is focused on higher ed, but I think it applies to all levels.  Perhaps you have seen an older versio of this but some of these trends seems spot on!

    Here is a vialogue to discuss these trends.


  • karen   Aug. 23, 2012, 4:25 p.m.
    In Reply To:   Tellio   Aug. 22, 2012, 6:54 p.m.

    This was a very compelling use of Vialogues. Making me think of some applications for this with students.

  • Tellio   Aug. 23, 2012, 9:17 p.m.
    In Reply To:   karen   Aug. 23, 2012, 4:25 p.m.

    Had a very nice discussion with two of the development team and I am not sure if they had completely considered the implications for schools to use Vialogues for self-recording and self-analysis.  I used to have a long distance weightlifting coach who used youtube as his main training tool, but this would have made it so much better as a way of including feedback and responding to feedback.

  • Tellio   Aug. 14, 2012, 11:36 a.m.

    Trends from the Horizon Report (one year horizon):

    According to the Horizon Report these four areas are where teachers need to connect. This is where I am (sort of).  where are you?  Is the Horizon Report a legitimate measure of teacher connectedness.

    1. Cloud computing:  Google Sites/Drive, Dropbox, IFTTT, Evernote, Amazon S3(storage),
    2. mLearning (apps and phones):  Android, iPodTouch/iPhone,, augmented reality apps
    3. Social reading:  Findings, Kindle highlights and notes, Diigo public and group annotations,
    4. Tablet computing: Kindle, iPad