ISTE 2014 marks the launch of summertime for many educators as they come together to connect and share ideas about technology and innovation. Unsurprisingly, the theme of “connectedness” continues with this year’s show in Atlanta. The ability for schools to connect to the Internet and help make access to technology ubiquitous is changing learning in ways we probably never imagined: students can now take virtual field trips; they can access almost any information any time with the touch of a button, and traditional textbooks are going digital. Rapid advances in technology are accelerating change.
In 2015, 25 billion devices will be connected to the Internet. More things are connected to the Internet than there are people in the world. By 2020, that number will double to 50 billion devices, and each person will have an average 6.58 devices. We know that Internet of Things (IoT) connections will grow from two billion to six billion in the next five years, producing an enormous amount of information. Read More »