2015 Horizon Report: Educational Technology

What is on the five-year horizon for educational technology K-12 schools worldwide? Well, the answers are waiting for you in the NMC Horizon Report > 2015 K-12 Edition, a report sharing the collaborative research and discussions of a body of 56 experts. The three topics covered in the report are:

  • key trends in educational technology
  • significant challenges with educational technology
  • important developments in educational technology

Click here to view the report!

Field Trip Report (Free Printable)

Field Trip Report - Lower previewField Trip Report - Upper preview

I recently posted this field trip report/write-up over at We Are Teachers. There are 2 versions; one for upper grades and one for lower grades. Click here to view the post!

Poster Board Character Presentation

abraham lincoln character cut-out copy

I saw this cute idea at a charter school a while back. The students were assigned to research a famous person, prepare a report and then present their findings to the class. They each made a poster of the person and cut out a circle so they could stick their face through as if they were the character. For example, in the picture above, the student presented as if he was Abraham Lincoln. This works with a regular poster (if the student holds up the poster while they talk) or with a 3-fold presentation board (which stands up on its own).

I’ve also seen this kind of thing done as a “museum,” where all the students are in a large room and as guests walk by, they give their presentation or answer questions as if they were the famous person.