Hello and happy Friday, all. We've got a must-read piece here from EdSurge covering the 2016 National Education Technology Plan (NETP) released yesterday by the U.S. Department of Education.
I'm sure by now you've heard some of the buzz. The report identifies the need to create “a culture and conditions for innovation and change.” EdSurge highlights this within an overall theme of improved leadership. Lots to talk about here. All the juicy details are in the first link below.
Also worth noting: some good reads this week on hardware. This includes a new report on the adoption of Apple devices in K-12, as well as the future of Chromebooks. That and more below.
Google Addresses the Future of Chromebooks | EdTech Magazine
Five Mistakes I've Made With Educational Technology | The Schoenblog
Rochester Institute of Technology Students Push Girls To Explore Coding | Campus Technology
Virtual-Reality Lab Explores New Kinds of Immersive Learning | Chronicle of Higher Education