Future of Education

Trends in Educational Technology for 2020 – Education Article

What are the biggest educational technology trends we’ll see heading into the next decade? We’re here to give you the inside scoop so you know what to pay attention to in 2020 and beyond. From artificial intelligence to video based learning to wellness tech, the emerging edtech trends have a lot in store for teachers and students alike. The online learning space is evolving rapidly, and edtech is a big part of that. In Australia, we’re now seeing everything from…

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2019 Brought More Risk and Inequity, 2020 is an Opportunity for Innovation – Education Article

Things are heating up in the nation’s capital and worldwide—we just had the hottest November on record. The world got riskier in 2019, both in terms of politics and climate. But there is a lot of good news as well; there has never been a better time to make a difference. Following are four observations about 2019 and the year ahead. Great Economy…if You’re Rich The stock market hit record highs this fall, economic growth is pretty good, unemployment is…

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9 reasons to attend FETC 2020 – Education Article

Educators from around the world are gearing up for the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) in Miami, Florida, on January 14-17, 2020. What’s more, it’s the 40th anniversary of the conference. Whether you’re a third-grade teacher, an IT director, a special education administrator, or in charge of district innovation, you’ll find plenty to see and do. From sessions and workshops to hands-on demos and an Expo Hall filled with products from more than 400 companies, FETC is a can’t-miss…

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Taking the Guesswork Out of Science – Education Article

By: Regina Ahmann Workers in science- or STEM-related fields typically use multi-sensor packets to collect several points of data quickly and accurately. Copying those real-world tasks through the use of probes and data loggers in science instruction not only prepares STEM-focused students for the workplace but also streamlines experiment procedures, increases the accuracy of results, and heightens the engagement of all students, even those not planning on STEM careers. I’ll use the example of environmental science, a hands-on subject where…

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How to Educate Future Leaders – Education Article

In his 2004 Ted Talk, Patrick Awuah speaks about the necessity of educating future generations of leaders, rooted in his own experience growing up in Ghana: “Every society must be very intentional about how it trains its leaders, and Ghana was not paying enough attention.” After earning his education at a liberal arts college in the U.S. and working for Microsoft, Awuah returned to Ghana and identified three problems with society: “corruption, weak institutions, and the people who run them—the…

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