5 Big EdTech Trends Worth Knowing About

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The EDTech industry is yet in its infancy and is expected to grow cumulatively at the rate of 23 percent in the next five years. It is anticipated to be a $255 billion global business in the next 5 years (by 2017) as per GSV Advisors.

Kelly Christopherson‘s insight:

As an educator, you may feel you don’t need to pay attention to the upcoming tech trends. But, by looking, it may keep you from constantly reacting to being proactive – where might this take me? It’s less stressful to be thinking ahead than constantly reacting. 

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13 Ways Technology Can Improve Student Writing

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As an Edudemic reader, you are well versed in the importance of technology in education. But are you aware of the specific role it can play in writing? Take a look at the findings of a recent study.

Kelly Christopherson‘s insight:

Interesting findings. How do you use technology to help students with writing? 

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Design Thinking in K-12: A Live Fireside Chat #DTK12Chat

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Last night Bo Adams and I were honored to chat about the nature and strengths of design thinking and its role in K-12 education.  This Fireside Chat was organized under the auspices of the weekly #…

Kelly Christopherson‘s insight:

A good discussion about Design Thinking in K – 12. After taking a DT course this summer, I believe education needs to look at DT within the K – 12 educational model. 

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