So you are a #pegeek or an ICT enthusiast, always looking for new ways to engage your students in the classroom? You should then check out the Horizon Report for K-12 learning 2013. It focuses on emerging technologies and its applications to K-12 education. Their main aim is to ""examines emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in teaching, learning, and creative inquiry within the environment of pre-college education. Six emerging technologies were identified across three adoption horizons over the next one to five years, as well as key trends and challenges expected to continue over the same period."
Do you agree with their findings? Are there any other technologies missing that should be included in the list?
Personally I generally think their short term 'time-for-adoption' suggestions are pretty much on the mark. School should be embracing these technologies: cloud computing and mobile learning this year for example. However, because technology changes so rapidly, the near future technologies are a bit of a hit and miss. For example, the Horizon Report for the past 3 years have had game-based learning in their report. However, that has been dropped this year. Similar to personalised learning; that seems to have dropped off the radar as well. Feedback welcomed!