Carl Hooker, Director of Instructional Technology at Eanes Independent School District and a T&L advisor, made the following predictions for 2015:
Classrooms will become automated: With the increase of the “Internet of Things”, wearables, and beacon technology, it’s only a matter of time before the classroom becomes truly “smart.” While this has a wealth of possibilities, I’m just hoping we can cut some low-hanging fruit (like taking attendance) through automation.
Wearables will take over the world—and then regress: Between the launch of the Apple Watch and this gadget known as the “Ring” unveiled at CES 2015, we’ve become smitten with wearable technology. I predict we’ll reach critical mass by mid-July, at which point someone will have vision problems from their Google Glasses (ala Naven Johnson’s OptiGrab invention), thus resulting in the creation of the “People Against Wearables” (P.A.W.) activist group.
3D printers will become common classroom (& household) items: With the rapid price drop from $10,000 to closer to the $1,000 range for a 3D printer, it wouldn’t be far-fetched to think we could see these in everyone’s classroom (and house) at some point in the near future.
For the full list of bold predictions sure to go wrong , visit http://hookedoninnovation.com/2015/01/05/bold-predictions-sure-to-go-wrong-in-2015/