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    Welcome to the workspace for the 2012 Horizon.K12 Project. This space was used by the members of the Horizon.K12 Advisory Board to manage the process of researching, discussing, and ultimately, selecting the topics for the 2012 Horizon Report: K-12 Edition. The annual K12-focused report, which summarizes the qualitative research that will be conducted on this wiki, and the K12 Project as a whole is led by the The New Media Consortium, in collaboration with the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).
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    Horizon.K12 is a project that applies the process developed for the New Media Consortium's Horizon Project to the identification of trends and challenges relevant to elementary and secondary learning institutions, and to clarifying key emerging technologies that are sure to impact the sector. Members of the K-12 education community are encouraged to follow the Advisory Board's progress as the discussion unfolds and to use the wiki as a resource and reference tool.
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    Welcome to the workspace for the 2012 Horizon.K12 Project. This space was used by the members of the Horizon.K12 Advisory Board to manage the process of researching, discussing, and ultimately, selecting the topics for the 2012 Horizon Report: K-12 Edition. The annual K12-focused report, which summarizes the qualitative research that will be conducted on this wiki, and the K12 Project as a whole is led by the The New Media Consortium, in collaboration with the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).
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    Horizon.K12 is a project that applies the process developed for the New Media Consortium's Horizon Project to the identification of trends and challenges relevant to elementary and secondary learning institutions, and to clarifying key emerging technologies that are sure to impact the sector. Members of the K-12 education community are encouraged to follow the Advisory Board's progress as the discussion unfolds and to use the wiki as a resource and reference tool.
    The research effort behind Horizon.K12 is made possible through the generous support of Hewlett Packard's Office of Global Social Innovation.
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    Anyone who attends a class or meeting where most of the participants have laptop computers is well aware that there are never enough power outlets — and when they are available, they are invariably located in inconvenient places. Wireless power, already being prototyped by several companies, promises to alleviate the problem by making power for charging batteries in devices readily available. Using near-field inductive coupling, power can be transmitted through special surfaces or even through open space to charge devices within a home, office, school, or other setting. Consumer products are already entering the market; the Powermat, for instance, charges up to three devices placed onto its surface (each device must first be slipped into a compatible sleeve). Fulton Innovation's eCoupled technology is designed to be built into desks and countertops, enabling not only power transfer but also other wireless communications between devices placed on the surfaces. Witricity is developing transmitters that would be embedded in walls or other furniture, transferring power via inductive coupling to receivers attached to devices anywhere within the home or classroom. The impact of wireless power for education will primarily be felt in learning spaces; the devices we carry will become more useful and easier to maintain, with increased opportunity for longer use in a variety of settings.
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    (1) How might this technology be relevant to the educational sector you know best?
    There are so many older school buildings that do not have sufficient power for technology - to deliver power this way would be a boon. jean.tower Feb 23, 2012
    I agree many of our school buildings are old and simply do not have enough power outlets even to enable tradtional charging of devices. Having wireless power would enable educators to introduce a range of digital tools into their learning environments. It would also maximise the availability of the devices as there would be on down time. Schools could also encourage students to bring in their own devices as to use for learning as there would no longer be the "charging" issue and running out of power mid way through a learning activity. In addition, the ability to commucnicate with devices would enable more collaborative learning activities. Finally learning spaces would become more flexible as any space can be used. deirdre.butler Mar 1, 2012
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    Parents will likely want years testing to prove that power delivered this way is safe and doesn't cause cancer. Most towns around here won't even approve cell towers near schools because they do not feel certain they are safe for children to be around. jean.tower Feb 23, 2012
    I agree with this observation so if providers could invest in R&D now rather than wait for the opposition it would enable this technology to be operationalised a lot quicker.
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  5. page WhatsNew edited What's New? The NMC Horizon Report > 2012 K-12 Edition is ready for download! The NMC Hori…

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    The NMC Horizon Report > 2012 K-12 Edition is ready for download!
    The NMC Horizon Project Preview > 2012 K-12 Edition {2012-Horizon.K12-Preview.pdf} is ready!
    The NMC Horizon Project Short List > 2012 K-12 Edition {2012-Horizon.K12-Shortlist.pdf} is ready!
    The wiki that will produce the NMC Horizon Report: 2011 K-12 Edition is now open. Look for more integration with the NMC's new powerful resource, Horizon Project Navigator http://navigator.nmc.org/

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    What are Web Aggregation Tools?
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    Aggregation is the process of transparently gathering together distributed pieces of online content based on an interest in the topic(s), the author(s), or other shared characteristics. RSS readers are one way to aggregate data, but with the increase in personal publishing, new tools for aggregation are emerging. Using these tools, readers can easily track a distributed conversation that takes place across blogs, Twitter, and other publishing platforms, as well as pull in relevant resources from news feeds and other sources.
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    Press Clippings: Published Technologies to Watch Lists
    This area is a place to collect "Technologies to Watch" lists published by other organizations. Though these lists and publications may serve a different audience and purpose than the Horizon Report does, they contain many useful descriptions and discussions that can and should inform our work.
    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-- - {http://www.wiki.nmc.org/user/pic/1252263649/Larry-sm.jpg} LarryLarry just now. This will help us to sift through the articles and determine which ones resonate most strongly with the board as a whole.
    Recommended Reading
    3 Hot Technology Trends to Watch in 2012
    http://www.dailyfinance.com/2011/12/30/3-hot-technology-trends-to-watch-in-2012/
    Daily Finance notes in-car streaming as a technology to look out for in 2012. They also predict that a big comeback is in store for Microsoft with the impending release of Windows 8.
    10 Cutting-edge Mobile Application Trends for 2012
    http://www.itbusinessedge.com/slideshows/show.aspx?c=87261
    This slideshow provides a visual of the mobile application trends for 2012, including location-based services, social networking, and improved mobile searches. garry.putland Feb 17, 2012cristiana.mattos Feb 22, 2012
    10 Tech Trends to Watch for in 2012
    http://www.techradar.com/news/world-of-tech/10-tech-trends-to-watch-for-in-2012-1050007
    Windows 8 and Ultra thin tablets made this list of the top 10 technologies for 2012. jan.morrrisonjan.morrison Feb 14, 2012 garry.putland Feb 17, 2012cristiana.mattos Feb 22, 2012 deirdre.butler Mar 3, 2012
    10 Workplace Trends to Watch in 2012
    http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/222733
    This article describes the top ten trends currently transforming traditional works spaces, bringing to light the positive impact of technology on productivity.
    12 Education Tech Trends to Watch in 2012
    http://mindshift.kqed.org/2012/01/12-education-tech-trends-to-watch-in-2012/
    This article summarizes the top technology trends in schools for 2012, including BYOD as major asset and bandwidth issues as a continuing challenge. [user:jan.morrison|1329263157]] garry.putland Feb 17, 2012cristiana.mattos Feb 22, 2012 deirdre.butler Mar 3, 2012
    12 Ways to Learn in 2012
    http://theelearningcoach.com/elearning2-0/12-ways-to-learn-in-2012/chris.brown Feb 20, 2012
    This article explores new ways to leverage technology for learning in 2012, including digital libraries and collections.
    CES 2012 Preview: Top 7 Trends to Watch
    http://blog.laptopmag.com/ces-2012-preview-top-7-trends-to-watch
    The Consumer Electronics Show is an event at the beginning of each year that exposes consumers to the latest technologies for the year ahead. This year, the show featured technologies including gesture-controlled televisions and "ice cream sandwich" tablets. garry.putland Feb 17, 2012 NB many of the trends relate to personal devicescristiana.mattos Feb 22, 2012
    Education-Technology Trends to Watch in 2012
    http://wyldaboutbusiness2.blogspot.com/2012/02/education-technology-trends-to-watch-in.html
    This article hits on the edtech trends we will see more of in 2012, from budgeting to social media use to system management
    Envisioning emerging Technology for 2012 and Beyond
    http://envisioningtech.com/chris.brown Feb 20, 2012
    This web site is devoted to the visual mapping of the technologies to watch in 2012. Envisioning technology is meant to facilitate technology observations by taking a step back and seeing the wider context. By speculating about what lies beyond the horizon we can make better decisions of what to create today.jan.morrisonjan.morrison Feb 14, 2012 garry.putland Feb 17, 2012cristiana.mattos Feb 22, 2012 deirdre.butler Mar 3, 2012
    Gartner: the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2012
    http://www.cio.com/article/692031/Gartner_the_Top_10_Strategic_Technology_Trends_for_2012?source=CIONLE_nlt_insider_2011-10-20
    "The technology that makes up many of the systems in the Information Technology world today is at a critical juncture. In the next five years everything from mobile devices and applications to servers and social networking will impact IT in ways companies need to prepare for now, Gartner Vice President David Cearley says." This article lists the top ten tech trends and the implications of those for the upcoming 2012 year. garry.putland Feb 17, 2012 NB Esp 5,6,7 trendscristiana.mattos Feb 22, 2012 deirdre.butler Mar 3, 2012
    New Technologies for e-Learning in 2012 (and a Little Beyond)
    http://www.tonybates.ca/2012/01/05/new-technologies-for-e-learning-in-2012-and-a-little-beyond/chris.brown Feb 20, 2012
    Tony Bates cites trends that may have been missing from the Horizon Report that will grow in 2012, including HTML5.cristiana.mattos Feb 22, 2012
    Nine Hot Technology Startups to Watch in 2012
    http://www.computerworlduk.com/in-depth/it-business/3328213/nine-hot-technology-startups-watch-in-2012/
    This article takes a look at nine start-up companies -- many of which work with cloud computing -- including Cloudbees and Goshido.
    Seven Technology Predictions for 2012 and Beyond
    http://globalknowledgeblog.com/technology/virtualization-technology/cloud-computing/seven-technology-predictions-for-2012/
    The death of the laptop, the evolution of the cloud, and the rise of streaming media are cited as technology progressions to watch in 2012.[user:jan.morrison|1329263157]]michael.lambert Feb 16, 2012 garry.putland Feb 17, 2012cristiana.mattos Feb 22, 2012 deirdre.butler Mar 3, 2012
    Tech To Watch 2012: HD Screens in Your Hand
    http://blog.laptopmag.com/tech-to-watch-2012-hd-screens-in-your-hand
    This article zeroes in on the advancements in mobile technology, specifically screen resolution and its applications in improving our everyday lives.
    Tech To Watch 2012: NFC Goes Beyond Digital Wallets
    http://blog.laptopmag.com/tech-to-watch-2012-nfc-goes-beyond-digital-wallets
    This article delves into the specific uses and potential for near field communication in 2012.
    Technology Areas to Watch in 2012 through 2016
    http://nextbigfuture.com/2011/12/technology-areas-to-watch-in-2012.html
    According to this article, robotics and hyperbroadband among others are on this list of technology areas where we may see major developments over the next four years/cristiana.mattos Feb 22, 2012
    Ten Trends 2012
    http://www.core-ed.org/lab/ten-trends-2012
    CORE Education is a non-profit based out of New Zealand that promotes new technologies in education and offers services for educational improvement. It annually explores the top ten trends for education and the 2012 trends are outlined in a free open publication. garry.putland Feb 17, 2012 deirdre.butler Mar 3, 2012
    The Top 10 Tech Trends for 2012
    http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/19/tech/innovation/top-tech-trends-2012/index.html
    This watch list discusses touch computing and social gestures as the top to technology topics of 2012.
    The Year Ahead in IT, 2012
    http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2012/01/06/gonick-essay-predicting-higher-ed-it-developments-2012chris.brown Feb 20, 2012
    The author points to Open Learning Initiatives becoming an institutional imperative as the biggest trend to watch in 2012.michael.lambert Feb 16, 2012chris.brown Feb 20, 2012cristiana.mattos Feb 22, 2012 deirdre.butler Mar 3, 2012
    5 Trends that Will Shape the Next Few Years of Social Media
    http://thenextweb.com/socialmedia/2010/09/19/5-trends-that-will-shape-the-next-few-years-of-social-media/
    "The past few years have seen some spectacular changes in the technology that embeds itself in our daily lives. The perfect storm of social media, smart phones and location awareness is only beginning to take full effect. We’ve gazed into crystal ball and considered how we think these technologies will combine to become such an established fabric of our lives that in the next few years what we’ve written here won’t be considered amazing at all..." Larry Apr 25, 2011[user:jan.morrison|1329263157]] garry.putland Feb 17, 2012cristiana.mattos Feb 22, 2012 deirdre.butler Mar 3, 2012
    World Economic Forum Lists their Top 10 Emerging Technologies for 2012
    http://nextbigfuture.com/2012/02/world-economic-forum-lists-their-top.html
    The Global Agenda Council on Emerging Technologies presents the technological trends expected to have major social,
    economic and environmental impacts worldwide in 2012.michael.lambert Feb 16, 2012 deirdre.butler Mar 3, 2012

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    What is Visual Data Analysis?
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    Visual data analysis blends highly advanced computational methods with sophisticated graphics engines to tap the extraordinary ability of humans to see patterns and structure in even the most complex visual presentations. Currently applied to massive, heterogeneous, and dynamic datasets, such as those generated in studies of astrophysical, fluidic, biological, and other complex processes, the techniques have become sophisticated enough to allow the interactive manipulation of variables in real time. Ultra high-resolution displays allow teams of researchers to zoom into interesting aspects of the renderings, or to navigate along interesting visual pathways, following their intuitions and even hunches to see where they may lead. New research is now beginning to apply these sorts of tools to the social sciences as well, and the techniques offer considerable promise in helping us understand complex social processes like learning, political and organizational change, and the diffusion of knowledge.
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    Fold this into Learning Analytics? bwatwood Mar 12, 2012
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    What are Virtual Worlds?
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    The capability of virtual worlds has expanded considerably in the past few years, with enormous development in building tools, climate simulators, physics engines, and the overall capability of these platforms to simulate reality. A growing number of Internet users have an avatar in a virtual world, and hundreds of platforms to allow those avatars places to interact are already available or in development. Virtually every higher education institution has some sort of work going in around virtual spaces, and in just one platform alone, Linden Lab’s Second Life®, thousands of educational projects and experiments are actively underway. Early projects that drew heavily on real-world forms and practices gradually have given way to more experimental ventures that take advantage of the unique opportunities afforded by virtual worlds and other immersive digital environments. Now we are seeing increased use of these spaces for truly immersive forms of learning and for a level of collaboration that is erasing traditional boundaries and borders rapidly. The technology that supports virtual worlds is advancing at a rapid rate, paving the way for more realistic environments, connections between different platforms, and new ways to enter and use virtual spaces. As participation and development both continue to increase, these environments are becoming ever more interesting spaces with obvious potential for teaching, learning, and creative expression.
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    Sometimes the relevancy does not lie in the technology being what is most preferred by students. Sometimes it depends on what they are allowed to use in shcool. Virtual World may not be on the top of any student's "go to" list, but compared to a text book and lecture it is a breath of fresh air! [user:jan.morrison|1329436878]]
    Virtual worlds open doors to virtual exchanges and field trips where students could visit places and see things that they would otherwise never have access to. There are many great virtual museums to visit, as well as other places to explore that could greatly enhance student appreciation for art, different places, different cultures. cristiana.mattos Mar 4, 2012
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    It would be interesting to mention OpenSim, which uses open resources and allows for schools to host the virtual world in their servers, being more accessible to K12 students, as you can have a more controlled environment. cristiana.mattos Mar 4, 2012
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    Students can re-create their own city in a virtual world, and invite others to visit. It would allow them to use design skills, engineering, science, math and many other subjects when trying to build a world of their own that is functional. At the same time, they could be building their social skills, leadership abilities, group work, and many other skills required when working with teams on a big project. cristiana.mattos Mar 4, 2012
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    Massively Minecraft - organised for kids, and growing because of their work in Minecraft.
    http://minecraft.jokaydia.com/
    Sparks High School Washoe County School District. http://washoecountyschools.net/pinnacle/?p=1419 Click on the navigator link at the bottom for additional information. jan.morrison Feb 16, 2012
    Jibe School Unity, Changchun American International School http://www.scribd.com/doc/81798024/Jibe-Unity-School-Quick-Start-Guide judy.oconnell Mar 4, 2012
    Colegio Bandeirantes is working with David Deeds to build a model of Sao Paulo from 1830 to 1930 in Second Life and OpenSim, where students from other countries can visit and not only learn about how our city was built, but a little bit about our history and culture. They can also learn each others languages. cristiana.mattos Mar 4, 2012
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    What are Virtual Assistants?
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    As voice recognition and gesture-based technologies advance and more recently, converge, we are moving away from the notion of interaction with our devices via a pointer and keyboard. Virtual assistants are the natural end goal of natural user interfaces (NUI), and build on developments in interfaces across the spectrum of engineering, computer science, and biometrics. A new class of smart televisions will be among the first devices to make comprehensive use of the idea. While crude versions of virtual assistants have been around for some time, we have yet to achieve the level of interactivity seen in Apple's classic video, Knowledge Navigator . The Apple iPhone 4s’ Siri is a recent mobile-based example, and allows users to control all the functions of the phone, participate in lifelike conversations with users, and more. Microsoft Research is devoting considerable resources to developing NUIs. Virtual assistants for learning are clearly in the long-term horizon, but the potential of the technology to add substance to informal modes of learning is compelling.
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    These may become low cost tutors. jean.tower Feb 23, 2012
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    Having students create/write programs that enlarge the scope of how you can interact with Siri - for example, tell it your coordinates and have it tell you where you are. jean.tower Feb 23, 2012
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