One of the biggest trends in educational technology shouldn’t be a trend at all.
“Equity should be something that we always do, not a trend,” says Josh Stumpenhorst, learning commons director at Lincoln Junior High School in Naperville, Ill. “It’s become a conversation.”
To that end, EdTech’s trends for 2020 involve the nuts and bolts of educational technology — AR/VR, makerspaces, esports and more — while encompassing the ways those technologies support learning for all students. Here are some things to look forward to in the coming year:
Makerspaces Pave the Way for Inclusive Classrooms
These consciously created spaces where students are free to pursue their own interests are most often linked to STEM, but it doesn’t end there. “We hold a belief system that makerspaces inspire literacy proficiency,” says Ginger Christian, principal…