Emerging Technologies

The Courage to Be New: Thinking about the Future of Education Forecasts, Imagination and Reflection

“The future is already here – it's just not evenly distributed.”

William Gibson
    Novelist

No one can predict the future. We can only toggle between forecasts, imagination, and reflection as these three streams feed the ebb and flow of waves until the tide of the future rushes in.

New Report: Top Five Tech Tools Enabling Innovation in K-12 Education

 CoSN today issued the final report in its annual Driving K-12 Innovation series: “2020 Tech Enablers.” The report explores the top five technology tools improving education this year by enabling innovation and facilitating adaptation during crises like the COVID-19 pandemic.
 

EdTech Leaders Cite Cybersecurity as No. 1 Priority, Critical IT Infrastructure Updates Needed

CoSN today released a new report, combining the results of the organization’s long-standing IT Leadership and Infrastructure surveys, to give school districts and policymakers a holistic understanding of the K-12 IT landscape.
 

Adventures In Accessibility

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to lead a 90-minute workshop on Digital Equity at the CAST's Annual Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Symposium. In preparation for the event, CAST held a presenter’s webinar to explain how to ensure that our presentations would be accessible to ALL participants. In addition to reviewing the UDL Guidelines for Expert Learners, CAST explained the myriad considerations for accessibility.

New Report Reveal Top "Accelerators" Driving Digital Transformation

In the latest addition to CoSN’s Driving K-12 Innovation series, the organization today published the second of three new reports, titled Driving K-12 Innovation: 2019 Accelerators. The report examines the top five most impactful technology megatrends driving the needs and skills that are expected of K-12 students and educators.
 

New CoSN Briefs Untangle the K-12 Online Tracking and Privacy Knot

CoSN today issued two member exclusive briefs, including a publicly available summary, on the fundamentals of privacy and online tracking for school technology leaders.

The first report details the use of online cookies and tracking technologies and explains the implications for school privacy. The second brief outlines Google Analytics – the widely used free service that measures and captures website and app activity.

New K-12 Report Explores Artificial Intelligence in the Classroom

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a rapidly emerging technology being used throughout society – how might it be used in classrooms? CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) explores the opportunities, as well as the challenges, in a new report released today, titled Artificial Intelligence: Could emerging technologies “humanize” teaching & learning?

“Think before you click” - Digitally-savvy is the New Street-smart

By Liliana ‘Beatriz’ Arnillas

Education Technology is the single most important condition to support learner-centered education (LCE). A few years into 1:1 implementations across the country, our conversations have shifted towards student data privacy, security, internet safety and digital literacy.  In addition to filtering, blocking, and signing protective agreements, districts are faced with the need to develop thoughtful campaigns to educate users.

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