Press Clippings: Essays and Interviews on the Future

The initial listing of predictions about the future has been collected from our previous years' efforts and other recommended sources.

We'd love to see your clippings here as well! Please use the edit this page button to add more, or add comments on how or why you think they may or may not be important. As is the convention throughout the Horizon Project Wiki, we ask you to identify items you think are of high interest to us, as I have done here by typing 4 tilde (~) characters-- - Larry Larry Feb 7, 2012. This will help us to sift through the articles and determine which ones resonate most strongly with the board as a whole.

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  • 38 Predictions About the Future
    This infographic displays 38 predictions about the future of tech, science, and humanity in general. Looking at both what is most likely, and some of the overly-hyped ideas that are actually least likely. Very Interesting.- jmorrison jmorrison Feb 26, 2013 - davidwdeeds davidwdeeds Mar 2, 2013 I like the prediction re: The Great Firewall of China. I'm not holding my breath, though. ;)- alex.podchaski alex.podchaski Mar 7, 2013
  • In Predicting Ed Tech's Future, SEDTA Marks Safe Bets and Wildcards
    Executive director of the State Educational Technology Directors Association weighs in on what Obama's second term will mean for the future of edtech. He believes that federal funding will support technology-based assessments, which will require that each state must improve its infrastructure and device distribution to keep up.
  • What the next multi billion-dollar edtech company will look like
    With venture capitalists investing hundreds of millions of dollars in edtech companies, there is concern about an edtech "venture bubble." In the current climate, it's probably that the startups that are most likely to succeed will situate themselves as digital partners (like Blackboard, Sodexo, HigherOne, etc.) to brick-and-mortar institutions. New services ties into what Malcom Brown talked about re: 'Evolutionary thinking is about either new audiences or new services.'- jmorrison jmorrison Feb 26, 2013 - davidwdeeds davidwdeeds Mar 2, 2013 Interesting. We're in the process of establishing such a relationship with and other online course providers.- ryan.tomaps ryan.tomaps Mar 6, 2013I am looking forward to system that works in the classroom and coordinates instructional materials, assessments, PD - something that isn't proprietary and allows the district to determine what educational resources to populate it with.
  • What's Changing Education? For This Tech Tool Expert, It's Collaboration
    Recognized by ISTE as Outstanding Young Educator of the Year in 2011, Adam Bellow explains what changes he foresees for the K-12 classroom over the next ten years -- BYOD, social tools, and collaborative platforms. - davidwdeeds davidwdeeds Mar 2, 2013 Collaboration within one school is great. What I'd really like to see is schools collaborating with each other. Lots of "cultural" barriers. - lindsay.julie lindsay.julie Mar 3, 2013 Well, if we are talking about collaboration - to flatten the classroom it can start within a school and move to local and then global, as long as it starts! - deirdre.butler deirdre.butler Mar 6, 2013agree as once the collaboration starts - it becomes contagious, particularly if they are engaged in a meaningful project that impacts locally as well as having a greater reach beyond the single school/ region.- alex.podchaski alex.podchaski Mar 7, 2013
  • Why "Is There an Ed-Tech Bubble?" Is the Wrong Question
    Audrey Watters discusses how viewing edtech within financial framing places it in the wrong context, leaving out civics and public responsibility as well as the necessity for and joy of learning as an innate part of life. - jmorrison jmorrison Feb 26, 2013 See the second paragraph under FRAME, "In part, I think..." I think this is important.- kathryn.moyle kathryn.moyle Mar 6, 2013- alex.podchaski alex.podchaski Mar 7, 2013
  • The Wicked Problem of School Funding. - jmorrison jmorrison Feb 26, 2013- ryan.tomaps ryan.tomaps Mar 6, 2013School budgets are often misunderstood by the private sector because the are set up to meet State audit functions. So not really a budget but an audit document. Getting a handle on school finance is critical for school transformation.
  • Systemically Reforming Teacher Quality. - jmorrison jmorrison Feb 26, 2013- alex.podchaski alex.podchaski Mar 7, 2013