Sunday, March 22, 2015

Maker Spaces, Etc.

The use of makerspaces will grow during the next several years, reaching nearly a quarter of classrooms, estimates the New Media Consortium. The group recently previewed findings from its annual report on emerging technologies in K-12 education. Other trends to watch include wearable technology and drones.
EdTech magazine online (3/18)

How one district makes personal learning work for PD
"Professional development" may not be the best term to describe continuous learning among educators, Fred Ende, assistant director of curriculum and instructional services for the Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES in New York, writes in this blog post. He suggests a personal-learning model instead and shares how his regional council makes it work. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education (3/19)

Systems Management
Conn. district shares secrets to ed-tech success
A Connecticut school district has successfully launched education-technology initiatives in part because of its focus on providing personalized and differentiated learning for teachers. The district also has made the transition from printed textbooks to online resources and allowed students to bring their own devices to school. eSchool News (free registration) (3/20

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