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Innovative educators understand the importance of being in touch with the latest trends in ed tech. Richard Culatta, CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) helps us by sharing what the organization sees as the next big trends. To bring this to life, he had the global leaders in each area explain what's in store for us.2019/20: The Year Of...Artificial IntelligenceCulatta explained that AI is so important that General Motors approached ISTE with their concern that today's students won't graduate prepared to work for them.
If you want to know about the next big thing in ed tech, you should know about esports. Here are takeaways from the "Esports in Education: Everything You Wanted to Know" session hosted by Microsoft that took place at #ISTE19. The StatsFuture ready skillsImprovements in:School SuccessCollege Scholarship OpportunitiesHundreds of colleges provide scholarships for esports athletes. Currently there are more than 16 million dollars in scholarships.STEM InterestVideo game playing is positively correlated with interest in STEM Fields.
Lisa Nielsen in front of the booth at ISTEIf you’re attending the International Society for Technology Education (ISTE) conference, you'll want to be prepared. Here are my three go-to articles and a few takeaways that will help you get the most out of this, or any learning activity, this summer.Angela Maiers reminds us that what’s more important than what it is you plan “to do” is who you want “to be” at ISTE. She tells us to be...· prepared· rememberable· tactically serendipitous· reflective· a sharer· a question asker· courageous · kind· a learner· patient· persistentWhat I like the most in her advice is to be rememberable.
, the first deaf-blind student to graduate Harvard Law spoke at an Accessibility Expo to a New York City Department of Education audience about the importance of sharing positive disability stories and services available. At the Expo attendees saw amazing work happening in schools with students. If you did not have the opportunity to attend, you don't have a way to find out about what's happening. That's because schools, districts, government agencies, and those who use their services, often can do a better job of sharing.
During this month's #NYCSchoolsTechChat we will discuss how what we are going to share and learn at this summer’s #NYCSchoolsTech Summit.Participants can join us for the chat, then come to our in-person Summit on Wednesday, July 31st.The Summit is free to educators. You can visit the site to register and get more information. #NYCSchoolTech teacher moderates with me (Lisa) throwing in my two cents. You can prepare for the conversation by thinking about answers to these questions:Q1 Let’s get newcomers excited.
Student art featured at theNYC DOE Inclusion Expo , Commissioner at the and , the first deaf-blind person to graduate from Harvard Law, shared several lessons about the world's largest minority group with attendees at the NYC Department of Education's Accessibility Expo. The Expo was held at Brooklyn Law School on May 31st. Don't know what the largest minority group is? It is people with disabilities. They make up about one billion people world-wide.Lesson's about the world's largest minority groupWant more?You can watch an amateur Facebook livestream of each speaker.
Accessibility options exist with each of the big three tech companies, , , . That’s a move in the right direction, but it is not enough. Currently, creating accessible content requires content creators, rather than platform providers, to do the heavy lifting. Each company’s platform design places accessibility in the hands of the content creator as an afterthought.Call to Action: #AccessibilityFirstWhen accessible is not integrated into the design of content creation platforms, that sends a message from these companies that more than 1 billion people around the world with disabilities are an afterthought.