The current trend of education technology is nothing to sneeze at. There are iPads and Android devices popping up in classrooms around the world. From BYOD to 1:1 to flipped classrooms, there are a lot of trends that leveraging the power of technology in education.
Aside from these few popular trends, there are other signs that technology is truly a key part of education. For example, technology makes it easy for teachers to create visually engaging images that illustrate a key concept. This would not normally be possible unless the teacher had a talent for art and design. Now, a teacher can head over to their favorite infographic-maker like Piktochart or Visual.ly or Easel.ly and whip up a fun little design that inspires a student. According to the visual below from JESS3, using visuals is beneficial as they increase retention from 14% to 38%. Take that random stat with a huge grain of salt but it’s something to ponder.
That’s the idea behind this handy chart below. It spells out just under a dozen (couldn’t have added 12th to hit the lucky dozen, huh?!) ways that technology is playing an increasingly important role in and out of the classroom.
What other key factors do you see in education right now? How is technology expanding and improving (or not improving) the classroom experience?