eSchoolNews asked edtech executives, stakeholders, and experts to share some of their thoughts and predictions about where they think edtech is headed in 2021. Kinderlab is included in the discussion, where we predict the return of hands-on (makerspaces!), collaborative, creative technology education!
See the predictions from 29 edtech leaders for schools and districts in the new year. Are there practices we can continue when the pandemic abates? What can we take from this past year when we return to our classrooms? And will we return to our classrooms to teach in the same manner as we did before COVID?
Jason Innes, KinderLab’s Director of Curriculum, Training, and Product Management predicts:
“Hands-on learning will make a big comeback. We are hopeful that, when the pandemic lifts, we can welcome a return to hands-on, collaborative, creative technology education in 2021. We all know young children learn best when doing and creating with concrete manipulatives. The return of makerspaces and other hands-on environments offers a space where students can cultivate a maker mindset and explore their interests, learn to use innovative tools, and develop collaborative and creative projects with their peers. By integrating screen-free tools, children can design and create in all STEAM subjects by developing a child’s computational thinking.”
See all the 2021 predictions.