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An Electronic Newsletter for IT Professionals in K-12

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Ed Tech Research & Trends

  • E-rate Update Helping Add Internet, But Not Enough

    The biggest allotment of E-rate requests in applications for fiscal year 2016 was dedicated to data and internet service. More than $2.3 billion focused on that type of funding help, with the E-rate portion totaling $1.8 billion and the applicant portion covering $559 million.

  • Worldwide Public Cloud Services to Grow 17 Percent in 2016

    The worldwide public cloud services market is projected to grow 17.2 percent in 2016 to total $208.6 billion, up from $178 billion in 2015, according to recent reports by tech market research firm Gartner.

  • Newest NMC/CoSN Horizon K-12 Report Emphasizes Kids as Creators

    Over the next year K-12 will be placing more emphasis on coding as a form of literacy and on students as creators. Schools that don't already have makerspaces will want to get them and online learning will start to look like something that's typical rather than out of the norm. Those are the "short-term" trends and technologies that surfaced in the 2016 K-12 Edition of the NMC/CoSN Horizon Report.


Ed Tech Expertise

  • Equity and Innovation in K–12: Horns of Real Dilemma

    Public education must keep equity front-and-center in all its policies; public education is all about equity. And, innovation must be nurtured; teachers who are willing to try to improve their classrooms must be supported. In this week's blog post, we tell a story — one that T.H.E. Journal readers will surely recognize — of how equity and innovation can be, unfortunately, in mortal conflict!

  • Curriculum and Instruction: Brewing a Better Vocabulary

    Get a room full of educators and ask them about digital learning, blended learning, hybrid learning, personalized learning or individualized learning, and you'll likely end up with more definitions than people in the room.


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