Ed tech policymakers and experts weigh in on the year ahead

predictions-techLast year, in addition to the tremendous attention on Common Core’s ups and downs, educators also found time to weigh the merits of greater access to broadband in (and out of) the classroom, as well as gaming and learning, the use of Google tools, and the power of data to make decisions. The changes—both political and technological—had a great impact on educators everywhere.

Likewise, this year, with the recent expansion of the federal E-rate program and impending switch to online testing, we can certainly expect more of the same. But where else will educators turn their gaze in the coming months?

To get a pulse on the current—and future—state of affairs, eSchool News recently asked five education technology influencers about their thoughts and predictions for the year ahead, from digital learning broadband and mobile to innovating in every classroom. Here’s what they had to say.

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