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My top 10 tech trends (expanded with infographic)

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Here’s an expanded version of my annual Top 10 Tech Trends, along with my infographic summary. Announced in July, the American Association of School Libraries (AASL)’s new mission statement says it clearly:. The American Association of School Librarians empowers leaders to transform teaching and learning. And the trends we see this year emphasize significant opportunities [...]

Crowdsourcing what’s next. Help me explore what will be big in 2015

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For the past several years I’ve been identifying and writing about tech trends for the coming year and considering how they will impact the work of the teacher librarian. The time has come again, but this time around I would like to crowd-source the effort.  Shannon Miller and I are pulling our own ideas together [...]

On the Horizon for K12 (and for libraries!)

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As we close one year and begin to think about what’s on the horizon for 2014/15, consider a peek at the recently released draft of the NMC Horizon Report 2014 for K-12 education. This sixth edition of the annual, internationally recognized NMC Horizon Report series and regional NMC Technology Outlooks are part of the NMC [...]

A peek at the Horizon 2012 for K12

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The NMC Horizon Report > 2012 K-12 Edition is a collaborative research effort of the New Media Consortium (NMC), in collaboration with the Consortium of School Networking (CoSN) and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).  The official report will be released in June at the 2012 NMC Summer Conference in Boston, hosted by [...]

School Library Trendspotting

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‘Tis the season for trend spotting–for considering what we learned in 2011 and what it means to our programs in 2012.   Audrey Watters, of Hack Education, concluded her five-part Ed-Tech Trends series with The Digital Library.  And a couple of weeks ago, Joe Murphy shared Technology Trends for Libraries 2012 and recently Kathy Ishizuka, of [...]