What is very new in K-12 Education? What are the newest trends, ideas, and directions in education? Let's explore to discover the newest, the best, and the most creative ideas in education.

Vintage attitudes and "traditional" physical classroom set-ups may be issues slowing the progress of our students, some but traditions are of great value to the educational development of students. Our idea base needs to be expanded to include some of the great collaborative resources and applications available today. The future is already here, we simply need to embrace these ideas and apply them in creative ways to provide a catalyst for educational innovation!

The Horizon Project

"The Horizon Project, as the centerpiece of NMC's Emerging Technologies Initiative, charts
the landscape of emerging technologies for teaching, learning and creative inquiry and produces
the NMC’s series of
Horizon Reports. Since the launch of the Horizon Project in March 2002,
the NMC has held an ongoing series of conversations and dialogs with hundreds of technology
professionals, campus technologists, faculty leaders from colleges and universities, and
representatives of leading corporations.

Each year, an Advisory Board considers the results of these dialogs and also looks at a wide
range of articles, published and unpublished research, papers, and websites to generate a list
of technologies, trends, challenges, and issues that knowledgeable people in technology industries,
higher education, and museums are thinking about.
Each edition of the
Horizon Report is released with a Creative Commons License and may
be freely replicated and distributed for noncommercial purposes provided that each is distributed
only in its entirety."

Horizon Project K-12 Edition Links:

2009 Horizon Report: The K12 Edition

the web version

  1. Executive Summary
  2. Technologies to Watch
  3. Key Trends
  4. Critical Challenges
  5. The Horizon Project
  6. One Year or Less: Collaborative Environments
  7. One Year or Less: Online Communication Tools
  8. Two to Three Years: Mobiles
  9. Two to Three Years: Cloud Computing
  10. Four to Five Years: Smart Objects
  11. Four to Five Years: The Personal Web
  12. Methodology
  13. 2009 K-12 Horizon Project Advisory Board

2010 Horizon Report Johnson, Laurence F., Levine, Alan, Smith, Rachel S. and
Stone, Sonja. 2010 Horizon Report. Austin, TX: The New Media Consortium, 2010.

The Journal

5 K-12 Technology Trends for 2010

"With technology evolving at the speed
of light, and everyone looking to benefit
from the latest, greatest hardware and
software, keeping up can be challenging
for educators, administrators, and school
districts themselves. To help, THE Journal
spoke with a handful of technology experts
and came up with a short list of top tech
trends you'll want to watch in the new year.

Other articles from The Journal:

14 Technologies Educators Should Watch in 2010

EETT Eliminated in 2011 Obama Budget Proposal

Web 3.0 and Its Relevance for Instruction

Education Groups 'Extremely Concerned' over EETT Cut in Obama Budget

Early Intervention with Technology

Tradition Versus Technology:

What's all the fuss?

Library or Information?

How should library education meet the new century? Can library schools find their way?
Go to this page and click "Play the show"
for a great Infospeak interview with Dr. Mike Isenberg, who has been a leader in creating the Credibility Commons. "The Credibility Commons’ goal is to improve access to credible information on the Internet".