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Technology in the Classroom Trends for 2013

The increasing amount of technology in the classroom has altered traditional learning models. Today’s students are provided an education with an increased focus on collaboration, technology, innovation, and creative thinking. It’s an exciting time to be a student. Students expect and look forward to using technology like laptops, iPads, and other mobile devices as learning tools.

In order to capture the attention of today’s tech-savvy students and properly prepare them for their future careers, they must incorporate classroom technology into their teaching. Schools all over the country have and will continue integrating new technology in the classroom.

Looking back at how the educational model was when I was young, I’m amazed at the leaps forward we have made with classroom technology. Education technology in 2013 is full of revolutionary possibilities.

The following infographic from Online Colleges has predicted the major trends that will be coming to a classroom near you in 2013. It touches on the following exciting 10 trends in education. Pretty exciting stuff!

  • Social media educating communities
  • More immersive SMS text messaging
  • Free university content
  • 3D printing
  • eBooks in universities
  • Cloud-based learning
  • Virtual counseling
  • Rise in Open Education Resources
  • Game-based Learning
  • Rise in BYOD adoption
technology in the classroom infographic

These innovations provide exciting opportunities for both educators and students alike. Now will all of these trends start overwhelming school wireless networks in 2013, probably not, but who knows the kind of giant leaps in educational technology we could make this year. The possibilities are there.

I look forward to watching all of this move forward. It is the golden age of technology, and our students need to be prepared! But, first things first, schools need to have a school wireless network ready to support all these exciting new innovations that will soon be coming their way.  That’s where we can help! We have planned and deployed school wireless networks all over the country, and we always plan for the future of wireless. We are experts on school wireless and implementing classroom technology.

If you are in need of some guidance or would like a free consultation you can contact us here. Our goal is to be a resource to you! 


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Ashley Wainwright

Ashley is a Marketing Coordinator at SecurEdge Networks. She loves cooking and everything there is about being a mom.