2019 has been a year filled with gadgets, gizmos, and applications that are not only fun, but functional in the classroom. The end of the year is just around the corner, so maybe wrap it up with a little gift – Treat your students, friends, or maybe just yourself, to some of the coolest ed tech tools we could find for the classroom. From maker-bots to new Chrome devices, there are so many interesting bits of tech you can give to yourself and your classroom!
In a new partnership report published by Dell Technologies and the Institute for the Future (IFTF), there is an estimate that 85% of the jobs that will exist in 2030 haven’t even been invented yet. These careers are a reflection of the ever-changing technological terrain that encompasses our daily lives.
Top Edtech Trends Still Making Waves in 2019!
In 2019 many new Edtech trends rose to the surface; Many of which stayed strong, some of which didn’t, and a few of which are still making waves in the education community!
As educators across the academic spectrum are aware, the start of school is nearly here. In a week, perhaps a few if you’re lucky, students will be back in session and the academic year will be in full swing. While this is an exciting time for all involved, we also know it can be very hectic, stressful, and a little on the chaotic side!
Forest Hills School District Won a $10,000 Education Technology Makeover… Could You Be 2018’s Recipient?
When APC by Schneider Electric announced it’s first-ever $10,000 K-12 Makeover Contest last year, Forward Edge took the opportunity to enter one of its partner schools for the award, Forest Hills Local School District (FHSD) in Cincinnati, OH.
Like many districts, Forest Hills had already downsized its IT department to better focus on educating students,
The Ohio Educational Technology Conference (OETC) in Columbus, Ohio is always one of the highlights of the year. From the engaging sessions, the buzzing exhibit floor, to the riveting keynotes, there’s always something new to learn! This year, the majority of the Forward Edge team attended OETC and we walked away with several key takeaways worth sharing:
by Paige Miller, Marketing Coordinator
Of the many initiatives that have increased technology use in the classroom, the nation’s connectivity promise, E-rate, has been one of the most successful.
Flipped learning isn’t sweeping the nation’s classrooms yet, but it surely is gaining traction. As more schools embrace the educational concept, many K-12 education leaders look to solution providers to help them enhance their curriculums with technology that supports the model.
Our world is changing.
Year after year, digital technology is continuing to eclipse traditional textbooks & old-school lectures. Technology has now become integrated into nearly every part of our lives, influencing how we talk with our friends, purchase clothes, watch sports, and above all — learn.
Though we are already halfway through the school year, a new year means new trends and innovations to technology.