K12 school systems are including technology in their curriculum more than ever. But there is an even more expansive methodology occurring. Many schools are relying on 1:1 computing. 1:1 isn’t a new concept, and it has already reached many K12 classrooms and universities. It’s important for every school to determine how 1:1 computing will help reach their specific goals and guidelines. While some challenges do come with 1:1, there are many ways to overcome and many times use them to their advantage.
Teaching tools have come a long way since chalkboards, learning management systems, and smart boards. Now, the glory of teaching tools belongs to technologies that have extended advancements. It’s not unusual for teachers to rely on smart devices and applications to teach and communicate with students. That’s why a major source of tools for teachers is Google. Google is constantly adding new tools and features that teachers worldwide can take advantage of. Plus, they’ve made it simple to include the apps they offer by developing the Chromebook.
2016 is more than halfway through, but small and medium sized-businesses continue to move toward this year’s creative technological trends. The Digital Age is more than just a catchphrase; it is actual progress for small and medium sized business. With more and more people depending on mobile applications, tablets and smart phones, the success of one’s customer-centric business depends on them, too.
The advent of 3D printers has opened up the doors of advancement for a countless number of industries. Creative individuals with a flair for the impossible have been designing and producing machines that have captured worldwide attention for many years. Now, the idea of 3D printers being installed in classrooms has gained its own notoriety and support. They are suitable for K12 because their use is applicable across core curriculum subjects. Math, science, physical education, technology, and even drama classes are enriched when a 3D printer is present. Teaching and learning are both maximized in technologically driven classrooms.
According to Code.org, an advocacy group for computer coding, there are 1.4 million computing jobs available in the United States. However, there are only 400,000 qualified computer science students. That is why so many people from overseas come to work in the western countries—we have to bring skilled people in to take those jobs. One way to solve this problem is to increase the number of coding programs in k-12 schools. Even though more classes have been offered in the past few years, the vast majority of students don’t have an opportunity to learn how to code.