Figuring out the biggest edtech trends is a great first step. We’ve taken it many times. Figuring out how teachers actually feel or care about those particular trends is a whole other story. A new infographic sheds light on what 100 teachers from North America and Europe feel about edtech trends identified below. Granted, that’s a super small sample size but it gives a little insight into how teachers and admins feel these days.
The EdTech Trends
In the interest of explaining the infographic a bit more (some of the words are basically written upside down!) – I thought it might be useful to actually list out the big edtech trends identified by Menco (the people who made the infographic). Feel free to agree or disagree, just know that these are the terms to know about!
- Web-Based Tools for Educational Purposes
- Online Educational Resources
- Digital Literacy
- Personal Learning Networks (PLNs)
- Blended Learning
- Social Media Education
- Mobile Learning
- Digital Games In Education
- Interactive Whiteboards
How It Works
So how do teachers (at least the 100 or so teachers polled) feel about these various trends? Use the orange-to-blue legend on the upper right to know what each color means. The more blue … the more interested teachers are. The more orange … the less interested. You get the idea.
How do you fall in with these feelings? Would you weight certain trends as more important than others? What other trends would you list? Personally, I’d like to see a slice of the pie for the Maker Movement at least.
Click the infographic below to enlarge