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10 Promising Technologies and Trends to Inspire Creativity and Enhance Your Teaching

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Wednesday, June 29, 1:15–2:15 pm
CCC 405

favoritesDr. Maureen Yoder  
Attend this fast-paced, lighthearted overview of 10 trends and technologies that will amaze and inspire you. Learn how they can promote creativity and enhance teaching. Topics include gaze tracking, teaching with drones, new collaboration and presentation tools, a maker movement update, how to avoid flipped “flops”, and exciting possibilities not yet available.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Suggested, not required:
NYTVR (New York Times Virtual Reality) APP
Cardboard (The Google Cardboard Virtual Reality) APP
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Innovative learning environments
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: Teachers : Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments
Teachers : Facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity
Students : Creativity and innovation
Additional detail: ISTE author presentation

Digital tote resources

Description: The title slide with a link to a short introductory slide show. Password: 2016
Description: Please email me at for the password.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose of this presentation is to present an overview of ten trends and emerging technologies, inspire creative possibilities, and provide examples of how these resources and tools can enhance teaching. The term “Electronic Constructivism” was coined by this presenter, who believes that the real power of using technology is generated by the type of questions teachers ask, and the tasks they ask their students to accomplish. Among the topics covered will be gaze tracking, teaching with drones, the newest collaboration and presentation tools, a maker movement update, avoiding flipped “flops”, and exciting possibilities not yet available. Participants will leave this session with an overview of current technologies and trends, a collection of teaching ideas, and links to all of the resources discussed. For those participants who successfully employed ideas from ISTE2015, this session has been completely updated from last year and additional topics will be added in the Spring of 2016.


I. Introduction – 2 minutes
a. Introduction to topic: Technology and Trends
b. Format: fast-paced and quick overview
c. Participants will receive link to presentation for further research
II. Ten technologies and resources – 50 minutes
a. Each will have a description of the technology or trend
b. Links to specifications, reviews, purchasing information
c. Classroom suggestions, constructivist in format
III. Promising technologies not available yet – 2 minutes
IV. Conclusion – 6 minutes
a. Instructions for accessing link to presentation
b. Inspirational words; looking to the future
c. Comments, questions

Supporting research

My research is grounded in constructivist and experiential learning theory, developed and influenced by John Dewey, Lev Vygotsky, Jean Piaget, and Jerome Bruner. Information about the technology and resources will have been gathered by electronic sources and will include articles, manufacturer’s sites, and blogs. Given the nature of emerging technologies, the majority of the articles and web sites cited will be less than three months old at the time of this presentation.



favorites Dr. Maureen Yoder, Lesley University