Education and technology leaders, policymakers, and key stakeholders in educational institutions need forward thinking information addressing opportunities for teaching, learning, and creative inquiry. Hear about the key trends, challenges, and emerging technologies identified in the recently released NMC Horizon Report: 2012 K-12 Edition. Each of these technologies has the potential to strongly impact teaching, learning, and creative inquiry, but the Report is clear about not being a predictive tool. We know priorities are determined by local needs and concerns. Technologies identified in the Report just form a road map for discussion, local reflection, conversation, and consideration for how each might be used to address specific needs and problems facing a school or district.
Learn too about how to use the CoSN Horizon Report: 2012 K-12 Edition Toolkit to help share findings of the Report and facilitate discussion focused on problems facing local stakeholders. The Toolkit seeks to help stakeholders re-imagine learning and work together to investigate emerging technologies and not just hear the message from the "technology person". It provides strategies and activities to help get all involved, to break down the learning, and to give ownership to all stakeholders for being involved in the process of thinking about local problems and investigating whether new technologies might help address them.
Reference URLs: http://go.nmc.org/k12, http://www.cosn.org/Horizon (Both resources are free of charge and published under a Creative Commons license to facilitate widespread use, easy duplication, and broad distribution.)
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CoSN (http://www.cosn.org) is a Connected Educators Partner.
Founded in 1992, the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) is the premier professional association for school district technology leaders. CoSN is committed to providing the leadership, community and advocacy tools essential for the success of these leaders.
CoSN's Mission: Empowering educational leaders to leverage technology to realize engaging learning environments.
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