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    Horizon.K12 is a project that applies the process developed for the New Media Consortium's Horizon Project to the identification of trends and challenges relevant to elementary and secondary learning institutions, and to clarifying key emerging technologies that are sure to impact the sector. Members of the K-12 education community are encouraged to follow the panel of expert's progress as the discussion unfolds and to use the wiki as a resource and reference tool.
    What's New?
    June 9: The final results are in! Download the official preview and then submit your relevant projects to http://go.nmc.org/projects.
    June 2: The expert panel has completed the final round of voting and the results will be posted here soon!
    May 20: The expert panel has completed the first round of voting and selected the semi-finalist topics. Download the interim results and raw tallies. (PDF)
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Monday, June 6

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Friday, June 3

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    Horizon.K12 is a project that applies the process developed for the New Media Consortium's Horizon Project to the identification of trends and challenges relevant to elementary and secondary learning institutions, and to clarifying key emerging technologies that are sure to impact the sector. Members of the K-12 education community are encouraged to follow the panel of expert's progress as the discussion unfolds and to use the wiki as a resource and reference tool.
    What's New?
    June 2: The expert panel has completed the final round of voting and the results will be posted here soon!
    May 20: The expert panel has completed the first round of voting and selected the semi-finalist topics. Download the interim results and raw tallies. (PDF)
    May 5: The expert panel is voting for the semi-finalist topics. Stay tuned for results!
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    The project will formally kick off on Monday, March 21st. Watch this space for updates!
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Tuesday, May 24

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Friday, May 20

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    Horizon.K12 is a project that applies the process developed for the New Media Consortium's Horizon Project to the identification of trends and challenges relevant to elementary and secondary learning institutions, and to clarifying key emerging technologies that are sure to impact the sector. Members of the K-12 education community are encouraged to follow the panel of expert's progress as the discussion unfolds and to use the wiki as a resource and reference tool.
    What's New?
    TheMay 20: The expert panel has completed the first round of voting and selected the semi-finalist topics. Download the interim results and raw tallies. (PDF)
    May 5: The expert panel is voting for the semi-finalist topics. Stay tuned for results!
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Tuesday, May 3

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Monday, May 2

  1. page Trends edited ... http://www.usnews.com/news/stem-index/articles/2015/11/20/op-ed-students-need-stem-education-f…
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    http://www.usnews.com/news/stem-index/articles/2015/11/20/op-ed-students-need-stem-education-for-21st-century-economy davidwdeeds Apr 10, 2016 More than STEM, I would argue that STEAM could do this better.cristiana.mattos Apr 23, 2016 Though I get a bit concerned when cost efficiency is a driver of education reform. mporter Apr 23, 2016 In my part of the world it is an unavoidable demand to get more for less in every public spending including educational reforms. claus.gregersen May 1, 2016 adrian_lim May 1, 2016 There seems to be a lot of talk about innovation this year. George Couros just wrote about the Innovator's Mindset. In it he says that schools don't need to think outside the box, they need to innovate within it. A major theme of the annual CoSN conference was innovation. This appears to be a trend. anton.inglese Apr 28, 2016 adrian_lim May 1, 2016 I know of very successful cases in both the UK and the USA where schools have taken the entrepreneurial model to heart, and I believe that in Finland a virtual on-the-job experience is offered to students. Most schools may not or perhaps cannot go entirely in this direction for various reason - whether financial or based on their governance. We have in the past offered Business as an after-school club; this is one option, but not robust. I think the approach has merit. kevin-johnson Apr 28, 2016 In Denmark we have a debate about whether the aim of education is to produce "Soldiers to the Competition State" or to bring the students literacy. Our government is negotiating a reform of our Upper Secondary education where Innovation will be a mandatory part of the curriculum for every subject. claus.gregersen May 1, 2016 shafika.isaacs May 1, 2016I think it is also important to engage with the attitudinal and behavioral shifts that are required of policy decision-makers that will enable an innovation mindset and a culture of change and innovation. The issue of change and innovation is both an issue of mindsets as well as vocabulary, the latter in the sense that both leaders as well as practitioners often use other words when talking about innovation.oysteinjohannessen May 1, 2016 While not specifically EdTech, maybe we should be talking about/looking at leadership, change management, and perhaps most important of all, shifts in professional development that support advancements in instruction. - {http://www.wiki.nmc.org/user/pic/shorr-lg.jpg} shorrhtmldiff3shorr htmldiff4Today 1:03 pm
    Growing Focus on Measuring Learning
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    Assessment Data
    Making it truly meaningful, digestible, actionable for teachers, parents, and learners. This EdSurge article captures some of the challenges associated with data surrounding teaching and learning. kstubbs Apr 13, 2016 Great article. michael.lambert Apr 15, 2016 Yes, great article, was going to add it myself. digitalroberto Apr 28, 2016 +1matt.harris Apr 30, 2016
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    https://guycookson.com/2015/06/26/design-vs-user-experience/
    mporter Apr 23, 2016An image IS worth a thousand words! Perfect!cristiana.mattos Apr 23, 2016 davidwdeeds Apr 23, 2016jmorrison Apr 28, 2016 Love this illustration jon.k.price Apr 29, 2016 Excellent! arjana.blazic Apr 30, 2016 Appreciating the perspective of diverse user groups (rather than looking down on them) is critical to (broadly speaking) human-centered design. Most of us don't think like experts...we think like novices, and the methods we create evolve organically through our experience, just like the walking path above. Helping students (and others!) understand the value of social psychology is essential here. brandon.olszewski Apr 25, 2016 Sometimes it becomes this:lisagustinelli Apr 27, 2016 Good teachers consider the user-experience, the "Joy" again and the emotional side of things pointed to in the New York Times article link above. One methodology that does this well is genius hour - free student inquiry - similar to the 20% time at Google, which has brought them so much success. Inquiry (of which genius hour is the most free form) also provides a research-based, signature methodology for embedding ICT and digital literacy skills. kevin-johnson Apr 28, 2016 I'd like to see free student inquiry - genius hour - integrated in every classroom. arjana.blazic Apr 30, 2016 adrian_lim May 1, 2016
    Outsourcing Technology Training
    Outsourcing and training tech talent. Offering opportunities to the poorest of poor in the area of educational programming to tap into minds outside our university system. Andela is doing this:http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/24/africa/andela-start-up-nigeria/lisagustinelli Apr 26, 2016 [Editor's Note: Added here from RQ2.]

    Proliferation of Open Educational Resources
    Defined by the Hewlett Foundation in 2002, open educational resources (OER) are “teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others.” Momentum behind OER began early on, getting a major boost when the Massachusetts Institute of Technology founded the MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) initiative in 2001, making MIT instruction materials for over 2,200 of its courses available online, free of charge. Soon after, prestigious universities including Carnegie Mellon University and Harvard University, among others, pushed forward their own open learning initiatives. Understanding that the term “open” is a multifaceted concept is essential to following this trend in higher education; often mistaken to simply mean “free of charge,” advocates of openness have worked towards a common vision that defines it more broadly — not just free in economic terms, but also in terms of ownership and usage rights. I feel if teachers become comfortable with evaluating content-based information and changing the types of resources they use and contributing their own content, open educational resources will become commonplace in the mid-term. The OER Commons (http://www.oercommons.org) is described by Andrew Marcinek as a site that "offers educators a place where they can connect and share globally with other educators, and work with the curriculum those educators have shared. OER Commons offers a vast database of teacher-created curriculum and the ability to organize their courses. The content is vetted for credibility and provides citations for reference. Users can sign up for a free account, which lets them share, access, and curate their own content. Educators can also submit original content and house it with the other content on the site. Additionally, educators can add tags and align content with the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards."
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    http://stemtosteam.org arjana.blazic Apr 30, 2016 STEM was started to target a specific audience and drive funding to bring that audience into and area where they were under represented. Over time, because money was being funneled to STEM, we started adding other letters to allow us to tap into the resources that were becoming available. Some of the best changes to the acronym bring in elements like entrepreneurship, making, design, but are really talking about changing the game of education to be innovative, rather that incremental in process. We need to get rid of the acronym, because we are now more focused on making it fair to all subject areas more than changing the curriculum. We are focusing too much on the shift from what we have done in the past, to what can we do in the future. We need to figure out the right balance. As they argue in the movie Jurassic Park, the scientists were so busy coming up with the ways they could re-create dinosaurs that they never asked the question if they should. We need to make sire that our innovative and flexible classrooms leave room to learn the lessons of the past in order to apply them to the future we are creating. alex.podchaski May 1, 2016
    With Makerspaces as a Digital Strategy, I think we're overdue for making STEM/STEAM a topic on the list. Don't get me wrong, it should still be a trend too! http://www.ed.gov/stem davidwdeeds Apr 6, 2016 Diito! I concur. We are creating a district team to create our vision for what is STEM and how do we support it. While some schools created a unique identity around STEM, we value that all of our schools are providing enriching science, math instruction to support any graduate with skills to be successful in STEM related careers. We are increasing classroom learning opportunities so that we partner with community organizations and business partners and even our school board asks us for an annual report on how are we doing supporting learners to be prepared for STEM-related careers. Our district education foundation is creating a database to connect teacher project requests with local community and businesses. Last week we hosted a community event to "Turn up the volume" and increase the partnerships. mac65k Apr 8, 2016 Same here, our District is opening a STEM school and the question around is why isn't this concept/curriculum/approach applied to all our schools in the district? dsilva Apr 9, 2016giselle.santos Apr 18, 2016 I have to totally agree, especially since our school has created a STEAM curriculum inspired by the Maker Movement. But it goes beyond making. It also looks at creative learning in a broader sense, and technology is definitely an integral part of it.cristiana.mattos Apr 23, 2016
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    Consumers to Students as Creators
    A shift is taking place in the focus of pedagogical practice in schools all over the world as students in across a wide variety of disciplines are learning by making and creating rather than from the simple consumption of content. Creativity, as illustrated by the growth of user-generated videos, maker communities, and crowdfunded projects in the past couple years, is increasingly the means for active, hands-on learning. Supported by research from the medical fields on the impact of active vs passive engagement with screensmporter Apr 10, 2016
    I am truly hoping that the shift from consumer to creator happens in the short-term. The pedagogical side of teachers creating assessments that target the higher order thinking skills will require some professional development to get started on the road, but I have faith! kathyschrock Apr 8, 2016 Ditto! Also students become part of the assessment process by reflecting on their work and identify their areas of improvement is a big + in learning dsilva Apr 9, 2016 I totally agree!cristiana.mattos Apr 23, 2016 arjana.blazic Apr 30, 2016 There is an argent need for PD for teachers in this area, as said wisely here. The shift from consumer to creators must be in all realms, i.e. teachers' PD, development of learning spaces and of course students' learning. guyl Apr 30, 2016 Don't underestimate the need for teacher professional learning - difficult for teachers to design or appreciate learning environments they have not had experience of - but once they are comfortable in letting go and taking risks to co-create and learn along side and with their students they get hooked as I have experienced from working with teachers deirdre.butler May 1, 2016 adrian_lim May 1, 2016 Yes, we need to rethink assessment! And by "we," I mean students as well as teachers. Tell kids to, e.g., "Create a website," and they want to know how many pages, how many words/graphics, etc., they need for an "A"! We need to emphasize the journey vs. the destination! ;) davidwdeeds Apr 9, 2016jmorrison Apr 10, 2016 arjana.blazic Apr 11, 2016 Students should be part of the assessment process, they can help define the criteria, assess peers, assess themselves, there are many ways of involving them! cristiana.mattos Apr 23, 2016. I totally agree, the learning process is what counts and we have to focus on that when promoting students to learn in new ways. Failure, feedback, collaboration, etc. are the new "Kings and Queens" of learning and that goes as well for the assessment process. It will bring responsibility and students' ownership of the whole process of learning. guyl Apr 30, 2016 Totally agree deirdre.butler May 1, 2016 I trust most ICT teachers are aware of this. It can be achieved with Scratch, free from Dr. Mitch Resnick and his good team at MIT, and also in the use of digital tools and media. This is one area that each teacher can succeed in irrespective of the vision of their bosses. kevin-johnson Apr 28, 2016 Apparently the headline covers a broad variety of different trends e.g.. the concepts from Web 2.0, the use of Maker Spaces, changing of the students' role and Computational Thinking. claus.gregersen May 1, 2016
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    Both boys and girls face their own challenges in education. Girls often achieve better, but enter competitive STEM fields at lower rates. What accounts for this difference? This is a sociological question. brandon.olszewski Apr 26, 2016
    As with the boys in Science and Math, teachers need to help girls get into code and computing - the new gender divide to concern us. kevin-johnson Apr 30, 2016
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