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!
The 2018 International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference has ended, but we’re so excited about everything that we saw that we just have to share! Each day, members of Forward Edge attended sessions, engaged in educational playgrounds, and walked the expo floor capturing a sense of the emerging themes in education. Ultimately, our professionals can sum up ISTE 2018 with these five themes:
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:
Stop wasting time on the small things! With just these 10 Google tricks, you’ll spend time doing what you love and stop messing with the things you don’t. Our edtech experts are sharing their best Google insights with you.
The ease of mobile integration is finally making the shift from 1:1 to the more popular BYOT, possible.
For individuals who work in or are partners with K-12 schools, information about the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference might already be common knowledge.