How Teachers Feel About The 10 Biggest EdTech Trends

Figuring out the biggest edtech trends is a great first step. We’ve taken it many times. Figuring out how teachers actually feel or care about those particular trends is a whole other story. A new infographic sheds light on what 100 teachers from North America and Europe feel about edtech trends identified below. Granted, that’s a super small sample size but it gives a little insight into how teachers and admins feel these days.

The EdTech Trends

In the interest of explaining the infographic a bit more (some of the words are basically written upside down!) – I thought it might be useful to actually list out the big edtech trends identified by Menco (the people who made the infographic). Feel free to agree or disagree, just know that these are the terms to know about!

  • Web-Based Tools for Educational Purposes
  • Online Educational Resources
  • Digital Literacy
  • Personal Learning Networks (PLNs)
  • Blended Learning
  • Social Media Education
  • E-Moderation
  • Mobile Learning
  • Digital Games In Education
  • Interactive Whiteboards

How It Works

So how do teachers (at least the 100 or so teachers polled) feel about these various trends? Use the orange-to-blue legend on the upper right to know what each color means. The more blue … the more interested teachers are. The more orange … the less interested. You get the idea.

How do you fall in with these feelings? Would you weight certain trends as more important than others? What other trends would you list? Personally, I’d like to see a slice of the pie for the Maker Movement at least.

Click the infographic below to enlarge

edtech trends

2 Comments

  1. saritha

    March 2, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    nice, intersting and acquring new techniques in education field will help the child to grow more and more

  2. Lisa Noble

    March 4, 2013 at 11:30 am

    I would agree with the Maker movement statement. Was at a forum yesterday on “Learning 2030″ and what it might look like – there was a lot of talk about disengagement (bottoms out in Grade 9), and that technology could help with that. As someone who works hard to integrate technology into my classroom, and my pedagogy, I couldn’t help but say “and then what?” – for me, the maker movement is part of the “then what”, as is integrating arts education with technology.