Ed-tech trends of 2017


Ed-tech trends of 2017

By Stephanie Zakhem

What can we expect in the new year in regards to tech trends? As educators, we live in a fast-paced world, one where we have limited time. CPCO has put together a list of resources that are sure to help you navigate through this year with ease.

  1. Makerspaces: Makerspaces started to emerge in 2016. They are a place in which people with shared interests can gather to work on projects, while sharing ideas, equipment and knowledge.
  2. Blended learning: This is an education program that combines online digital media with traditional classroom methods. In other words, it applies the practice of using both online and in-person learning experiences when teaching students.
  3. Sketchnotes: These are rich visual notes created from a mix of handwriting, drawings, hand-drawn typography, shapes, and visual elements like arrows, boxes and lines.

Sylvia Duckworth

Sketchnote artist: Sylvia Duckworth. Source: sylviaduckworth.com

  1. Cloud computing: Cloud computing allows for accessible sharing of data between students and teachers. Students can upload an assignment to specific software, online apps or free software, such as Google Drive, for simpler review and grading by teachers.
  2. Online learning: This option gives an opportunity to students and teachers alike to take online courses from top universities, providing students with college-level blended learning and teachers with quality teaching tools. Online learning gives both students and teachers the chance to connect with their peers across the world.
  3. Applications: A few weeks ago, CPCO released a list of helpful apps for both students and teachers on our blog to help make educators’ lives a little easier. There are hundreds of apps available to you, and we narrowed them down to the top 10.