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Top Ed-Tech Trends: What's Changed from 2011 to 2012?

In the next week or so, I plan to kick off my annual review of the year’s major ed-tech developments. I’ve identified the 10 trends that I think have been 2012’s most interesting and important. I’ll string out the posts that cover these over the next 6 weeks — and not just because it’s time for the obligatory-end-of-year-wrap-up-crap posts that we bloggers churn out throughout the month of December.

Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2011: Text-messaging

Part 3 in my “Top 10 Ed-Tech Trends of 2011” series.
As I’ve planned this series of year-end posts, I’ve tried to approach the ed-tech trends of 2011 from a 30,000 foot view. In other words, rather than looking at too many specific companies or specific events or dwelling on the minutiae of the ed-tech sector, I want to outline some of the larger patterns that I’ve observed over the course of the last twelve months.

The Rise (and Fall?) of Text-Messaging at School


Over the last few months, there has been increased interest in using text-messaging at school. Although many schools do still have strict policies that forbid using cell phones in class, more are exploring ways to use text-messaging as a communication tool to bridge home and school.
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