Tech Trends

Featured imageThis week in (Edtech 501 Module 4) I reviewed the NMC Horizon Report 2015 K-12 Edition, which looks at trends and technologies that will drive educational change in the next few years. In the report, the experts agreed on two long-term trends. The first was rethinking how school works to bolster student engagement and drive more innovation and the second was shifting to deeper learning approaches, such as project and challenge-based learning.
We were given the assignment of conducting additional research and exploring and analyzing one of the trends.

Featured imageI created a presentation using Haiku Deck because i was looking for a simplistic way to present my information without over-saturating it with data. I used it in an earlier module on the digital divide and digital inequality, so my familiarity with it was another reason why i chose to use it. In the presentation, I explained deeper learning as well as project-based learning (pbl) and advantages of pbl compared to traditional learning. This presentation was created to promote shifting to deeper learning approaches.

I was happy to delve into the deeper learning trend because I believe that it encourages students to take responsibility for their learning. I think that jobs that don’t exist yet will need the skill set that deeper learning provides, such as problem-solving and critical thinking. I think that the deeper learning approach and project-based learning will prepare student best for the jobs of the future. You can check out my presentation here.

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