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A Map of Education Technology Through 2040 [#Infographic]

A Map of Education Technology Through 2040 [#Infographic]
What will education look like in the future? Considering that 10 years ago very few students carried smartphones, and tablets didn’t even exist, it’s impossible to look 20 or 30 years into the future. It is likely, however, that cloud-based technology will be the foundation for educational technology and that remote, online learning will continue to grow at a faster pace. Will the developing world catch up with the developed world? According to his recent column in the Guardian, education consultant and head of ICT at Kingston Grammar School Matt Britland believes that the cloud will solve many of the problems facing today’s educators: The future is about access, anywhere learning and collaboration, both locally and globally. The infographic below, designed by Michell Zappa of Envisioning Tech, examines a few other technologies that could play an important role over the next 30 years: Check it out and let us know what you think the future looks like. Click for a larger image.

KS1/2 Maths - Goodbye SATs, Hello Assessment 1 This programme looks at how teachers assess progress. Aston Tower, Birmingham, serves the inner city. Here, Year 2 teachers, Melanie Grant and Vanessa Clarke are anxious about how they can accurately build up a picture of children's skills at the end of Key Stage 1. They've worked with maths consultant, Val Worcester, to design active assessment opportunities. Looking at shape, Melanie encourages discussion with a small number of children. In calculation, a group throws bean bags at printed numbers. In capacity, the children play in water to find out how much juice they need to fill 30 party cups, one for each child. Read a review of this video on the Teacher Training Resource Bank site. Part of the series: Reading Aloud with Michael Rosen

National College online network On 1 April, the National College merged with the Teaching Agency to become the National College for Teaching and Leadership. The new agency has two key aims: improving the quality of the workforce; and helping schools to help each other to improve. Find out more about the new agency. We can help you to develop as a leader and achieve your career goals. Whether you're taking on your first leadership role or are an experienced and successful school or children's centre leader, we have something for you. We also offer professional development for chairs of governors and school business managers. Professional development opportunities One of the most powerful ways of achieving improvement is through collaboration and we offer many opportunities for school and early years leaders to provide and receive support. Find out about becoming a teaching school or being designated as a national, local or specialist leader of education. Support for schools and early years