Two (optimistic) predictions for learning in 2014

The beginning of a new year always prompts list-making — resolutions, what went right last year, what can be done better in the next, Mind/Shift reports. How will 2013′s trends shape the year ahead? Looking into a crystal ball (and with input from experts), these are just two of many)movements we hope will take shape in classrooms across the country in 2014. Self-Directed Learning Using Digital Tools Will Take Center Stage. In 2013, we observed the logistical and ideological mistakes of Los Angeles Unified iPad roll-out, as well as the confusion and difficulty with which schools grappled with computer-based testing created to align with the Common Core. But as many educators know, there’s much more to technology use than those stories tell…

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