Kristie Burk is in charge of all of DASD’s online and blended learning programs, including the Downingtown Cyber Academy and the Downingtown Ivy Academy.
Kristie has spent over two decades working as an English teacher in traditional, blended and online classes for several high schools and universities across the country. She has also been a computer programmer, a corporate technology trainer, a technical writer and editor, and an author of a test preparation book.
We’re happy to have this as a guest blog on our site!
by Kristie Burk
2015 is right around the corner. Here is what I predict as the top educational technology trends for the upcoming year:
1. Data/Learning Analytics – We cannot escape it. Big data is here to stay and teachers will be expected to become more expert at using data to drive their lessons, to assess students and to improve their teaching. If you want to become more of a data expert in 2015, start with this article called “Averages Don’t Matter…and Other Common Mistakes in Data Analysis.”
2. Flipped Classrooms – The flipped classroom is a pedagogical model in which the typical classroom and homework elements are reversed. Short instructional videos can be viewed by students at home while classroom time is devoted to exercises, practice, projects or discussions. Here is an excellent resource guide to the flipped classroom and a previous article on how the Ohio State Football program is…
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