ISTE 2016: 5 Tech Trends Reshaping Education

[I serve as the co-chair of the Emerging Technologies Committee for the Consortium of Schools Networked (CoSN). In this EdTech article Jason Ohler offers his thoughts on major technological trends that impact teachers and students. Ohler’s insights look right on target.]
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Presenting to a packed house at ISTE 2016, educational technology expert Jason Ohler asked educators to dig deep and consider how they want to influence their students’ lives.

“Be a door-opener,” said the professional speaker and author. “Discover what is now important to you as a teacher.”

But that was just tip of the iceberg.

Ohler’s Tuesday afternoon session, Five Trends that Bend, would offer much more than a pep talk: It presented a sweeping view of current and emerging technological trends that are shaking things up in the K–12 space.

1. Big Data

Big Data, combined with predictive analytics, has great potential to personalize learning and bring students up to speed in exactly the areas where they’re falling behind, Ohler said.

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