In episode 38 of the EdTech TV Podcast I look at some (very late) predictions for EdTech in 2016 and introduce voice typing with Google Docs.
(Late late late!) Predictions on EdTech Trends for 2016
If you’re looking to add quizzes, comprehension checks, and assessments to videos for your students, there are a lot of growing options. Interactive videos allow you to add in your own custom questions, images, and audio on top of existing videos from video sites like YouTube and Khan Academy. In this episode we explore some of the basic and premium level features of EdPuzzle, EduCanon, and Zaption.
Increase of AR & VR
Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality are seeping more into the daily conversation, and there will only be more opportunities to use them both in Education.
A Better Understanding of Gamification
Every year we get more teachers understanding that gamification is not simply playing games in class. I predict 2016 is the year that the sea change happens and people get locked in.
More Cheating Through Wearable Tech
Apple watches are just the tip of the iceberg. More and more students are coming to school with devices that can be connected to the internet and there’s no stopping the tidal wave. If you hear of any cheating scandals, let me know @EdTechTV
Voice Typing with Google Docs
Google Docs keeps on getting better and better and with the recent improvements to the quality of the transcriptions as well as the ability to edit the document with your voice, it’s a tool you want to be aware of.
Check out the list of commands here: