A survey of education analysts’ 2013 teaching trends shows many focused on educational technology. Here’s a look at the top seven issues with an emphasis on the predicted impact on the teacher/student relationship.
- Further movement to online assessment—using data to track not only student progress but also to help teachers personalize learning and guide classroom lessons
- Increased use of the flipped classroom model, which is now easier with the rise of BYOD—educators are using learning materials that offer students access outside of school to a variety of methods
- Social media providing opportunities for students to engage in project-based learning outside of the classroom and on a global scale—however, educators are wary of student privacy and will require assurances from providers.
- Integration of gaming into classroom lessons—rather than just assigning a game for home use to reinforce the lessons, teachers are starting to integrate games and gaming strategy into their curriculum.
- Rise of STEM classes, especially engineering—with the finalization of the Next Generation Science Standards in spring 2013 states and schools will turn to adoption and implementation. In addition to requiring new resources that reflect the updated standards, publishers should note the new focus on engineering, which was not typical before in K-12.
- Closing the content gap regarding Common Core. Many schools are transitioning this year from their current state standards to Common Core; educators need materials that will help them bridge any content gaps and provide professional development that assist them with successful implementation.
- Rise of MOOCs for home learning: Massive Online Open Courses aren’t just for higher education—anyone with Internet access can enroll in most courses. Will teachers integrate these into the classroom? What expectations will students who have taken a MOOC have? How will they work with assessment, personalized learning, etc.?
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At the 2013 Content in Context conference, key sessions will tackle the Future in Focus and the how the learning resource industry is evolving.
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