What’s Ahead for EdTech in 2019?

As we start kicking off the new year, let’s take a moment to discuss what’s ahead for EdTech in 2019.

  1. Computational Thinking, Robotics, and Coding

As we see an increase in makerspace and STEAM, computational thinking, robotics, and coding will continue to grow in 2019. Schools will be looking for solutions to help their students excel in computer science.

  1. Gamification

Teachers will continue to implement gamification into classroom instruction. Teachers have found students do better when learning by doing. Students are more engaged and are more likely to enjoy learning new topics. Have you seen tools used for gamification? Share what you’ve seen implemented in the comments below.

  1. Device Mesh

As device use becomes more popular in the classroom, teachers are looking for programs that allow device mesh. Device mesh is using a device to control another device to help make things easier. To prepare for this, administrators need to put security first and focus on creating rules and procedures to help class run smooth.

  1. Personalized Learning

We’ve been talking about personalized learning for quite some time. This teaching practice isn’t going to disappear anytime soon. Technology will help improve personalized learning and re-energize students by giving them the opportunity to choose what they learn and how they learn it.

  1. Augmented and Virtual Reality

Since we can’t go back in time or travel 3,000 miles for a field trip, AR and VR are becoming the new way of teaching complex visual concepts. Kindergarteners can learn what a koala eats by feeding it and anatomy students can enter the human body to learn about how organs work. This technology will only keep improving and giving students opportunities they otherwise wouldn’t have access too.

  1. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

AI isn’t new but has made a huge splash in education. To supplement AI, Machine Learning programs computers to remember something they weren’t otherwise programmed to do. This will eventually help improve education. AI will help fill the gaps in learning, allowing teachers and students to do more than ever before.

Have you seen any of these trends growing? Share what you’ve seen in the comments below. If you have questions about these trends or the products that DSC offers to support them, contact your Account Manager or 800-279-2795 today.

Source: EdTech Review

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