Check out JWT: 100 Things to Watch in 2011, a great list but beyond tablets for tots and e-books (#19, 87) they missed all learning trends, so let’s add a dozen to their list

  1. OER: states and districts are broke and are investigating open content
  2. Blended: schools that work better by incorporating online learning
  3. Games, especially mobile learning apps that extend learning
  4. Social learning: you manage your life this way, why not the classroom?
  5. Baby iPod: emergence of several vocabulary building  gizmos for tots

For more of what you’ll see and not see, check out The Pivot to Personal Digital Learning: 40 predictions

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Tom Vander Ark is author of Difference Making at the Heart of Learning, The Power of Place, Better Together, Smart Parents, Smart Cities and Getting Smart. He is co-founder of Getting Smart and Learn Capital and serves on the boards of Education Board Partners, 4.0 Schools, Digital Learning Institute, Latinx Education Collaborative, Mastery Transcript Consortium and eduInnovation. Follow Tom on Twitter, @tvanderark.


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