The New Media Consortium (NMC), the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), and the International Society for Technology in Education have released the NMC Horizon Report: 2012 K-12 Edition and are releasing the accompanying CoSN Horizon Report: 2012 K-12 Edition Toolkit in a special session at the ISTE 2012 Conference.
The CoSN Horizon Report: 2012 K-12 Edition Toolkit is intended to be used by educators, policymakers, and other stakeholders to continue the conversation around the future of learning and the emerging technologies and issues discussed in the Report.
There are four components to the CoSN Horizon Report: 2012 K-12 Edition Toolkit:
- Presentation Template - a PowerPoint overview of the Report, with the Notes View providing a suggested script for use in group discussions.
- Discussion Facilitator's Guide - providing guiding questions to pose to school district or education institution stakeholders to stimulate group thinking about the Report and new technologies.
- Discussion Activities - designed to engage stakeholders in dialogue to identify local instructional challenges, consider emerging technologies as solutions, and develop action plans.
- Video Clips - produced by JDL Horizons, developers of EduVision, an overview and six video shorts of the Report’s emerging technologies presented in a news story format that describe classroom application of the technologies and include insights from practitioners and students.
The NMC Horizon Report: 2012 K-12 Edition is available online at go.nmc.org/k12, free of charge, and published under a Creative Commons license to facilitate its widespread use, easy duplication, and broad distribution.
The CoSN Horizon Report: 2012 K-12 Edition Toolkit is available online, free of charge, at http://www.cosn.org/horizon.