5 Ed Tech Communication Trends

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These five educational technology communication trends have the potential to help teachers transform the way they communicate with students and parents - for the better.

These five educational technology communication trends have the potential to help teachers transform the way they communicate with students and parents - for the better.

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  • 1. Improve your communication with technology 5 Ed-Tech Communication Trends
  • 2. 5 Ed Tech Communication Trends 2 The BYOD Revolution1 As tablets and smartphones take over the world, it’s predicted that consumer and education industries will shift their content delivery strategy to a “mobile first” mind- set. This mobile-first strategy means that both new and repurposed content can be conveniently communicated to any recipi- ent with a mobile device. The Bring Your Own Device movement breathes new life into paper-based edu- cational materials, which now must be ac- cessible and functional in many different formats.
  • 3. 5 Ed Tech Communication Trends 3 2 Online Learning Personalized learning is on fire these days, particularly because of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).Already applied in higher education, MOOCs lets you choose the most relevant course features that best fit the learners’ needs. Online learning offers many benefits, in- cluding the convenience of remote com- munication. Watch for more of these on- line learning experiences to appear in K12 schools and flip the one-size-fits-all classroom model on its head!
  • 4. 5 Ed Tech Communication Trends 4 3 Social Learning Social media is not just for entertainment anymore. From classroom blogs to col- laborative online projects, both teachers and students are using social media as a basic part of learning. To reap as many benefits as possible, students need tools to access these me- dia both inside and outside of the class- room. Being able to access homework and learning materials outside class (i.e. from home) means that parents can also be involved in their child’s assignments and give them extra assistance.
  • 5. 5 Ed Tech Communication Trends 5 4 Cloud-Computing The rise of social media in education is leading schools to look for cloud-based, content management systems so that every bit of their operations – learning materials, assessments, data, reports – can be accessed anytime, anywhere. A few management systems even have features that track and monitor student progress and provides real-time feed- back on how well students understand the assignments. Simplifying commu- nication this way makes it easier for teachers to focus on what they love best: teaching!
  • 6. 5 Ed Tech Communication Trends 6 5 Go Paperless Stop wasting time looking for that missing file and start digitizing your correspondence. Get started by creating PDFs of your existing documents and/or scan your paper files into PDF format. You can also create and send videos explaining important information in- stead of handing out paper assignments or lecture notes. Digital correspondence makes it easy to share and distribute information to col- leagues, students, and parents.
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