10-Rep Learning ~ Teague's Tech Treks

Learning Technology & Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague


Educational Technology in 40 Years

Key Statistic: 65% of grade school kids will work in jobs that haven’t been invented yet.

Do you know what technology you’ll be using in the classroom 5 years from now? What about 10 years from now? A new visualization may be able to help.

Thanks to the hard work by Envisioning Tech, it’s simple to see what we could expect to happen in the next few decades. From today’s iPads to holograms in the year 2040, there’s a lot coming to a classroom near you.

Better still, the visualization below is categorized into color-coded topics. This is one of the most impressive visualizations / infographics I’ve ever seen (and I get like 5-10 every day, so that’s actually saying something) and hope you enjoy it as well. ~

Click here to see the graphic and read the rest of the post by . Want to post this up in the teacher’s lounge or on your desk? Use this PDF for easy printing and in-person sharing.


Mind mapping Tools online

Mind-mapping allows students (and teachers!) to accomplish higher order thinking skills as they collect, organize, and  represent ideas, tasks, words, or other items linked to and arranged around a central key word or idea into a mind map diagram. This blog post explains three Ways Mind Mapping Can Be Used to Enhance Learning http://ow.ly/1kH6RI

The blog EducatorsTechnology also compiled some advantages of using mind mapping tools in education :

  • Mind mapping enables teachers to manipulate ideas and concepts with great ease and flexibility
  • It helps present information in a visually attracting and comprehensive way
  • Its organizational structure helps students understand and communicate their knowledge effectively
  • Teachers can use it to manage their classes and activities
  • It helps teachers summarize, organize, and present lecture information
  • It can be used by both teachers and students to create tutorials and explain difficult concepts
  • Visual maps gets students attention and focus
  • It promotes active note taking, thinking, and learning skills
  • It fosters inquiry and problem solving

This article also lists some truly awesome and free mind mapping tools for teachers–click over and spend some time…you just may have some new resources for the upcoming school year!



What Happens on the Internet in 60 Seconds?

Very detailed graphic. Great for real-world classroom application on interpreting data, data-driven decision-making. Check it out:

What Happens on the Internet in 60 Seconds? http://ow.ly/1kGRA0

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