According to the latest data, video for homework is on the rise; mobile computing is "beyond the tipping point"; and most kids don't use traditional computers to connect to the Internet at home. Those are just three of the major trends revealed in the 2013 Speak Up Survey from Project Tomorrow, which CEO Julie Evans revealed at the FETC 2014 conference last week.
The 2013 results represent more than 400,000 surveys from 9,000 schools and 2,700 districts across the country. Respondents included 325,279 students, 32,151 teachers and librarians, 39,986 parents, 4,530 district administrators and, new to this year’s survey, 1,346 community members.
Read more at http://thejournal.com/Articles/2014/02/03/10-Major-Technology-Trends-in-Education.aspx?Page=1#xdDhiZ2SqcbqTopz.99
This looks fascinating - taking cutting edge fabrication labs and adapting them to schools. Global as well!
"Juárez Correa didn’t know it yet, but he had happened on an emerging educational philosophy, one that applies the logic of the digital age to the classroom. That logic is inexorable: Access to a world of infinite information has changed how we communicate, process information, and think. Decentralized systems have proven to be more productive and agile than rigid, top-down ones. Innovation, creativity, and independent thinking are increasingly crucial to the global economy."
Important story about how data is collected and used across the globe.
Announcing my new book project in conjunction with ISTE. Possible contributions and ideas welcome via this online form: goo.gl/TSiio5
Spotlight session by digital storytelling guru Jason Ohler @jasonohler
Australian teacher Bronwyn Joyce writes this classroom blog for her Grade 5/6 students. She has taken this pic from my presentation here at iEARN 2013 and challenged her students with finding answers! Wonderful work!
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