Technology Trends: Past, Present, and Future

In 1995, TICAL cadre member Sandra Miller queried a broad range of experts about how, by 2005, technology was likely to affect the content of the school curriculum and the delivery of instruction to students. These thinkers included policy makers, futurists, and educators. Her analysis of what they had to say formed the basis of Sandra’s doctoral dissertation.

In this interview, Sandra shares three of the most important predictions and reflects on the extent to which each has—or has not—come to pass.

Click here for some additional key resources on emerging trends in technology.

The Countryside Experience

For six years, TICAL cadre member Becci Gillespie has been superintendent-principal of Pleasant Grove Joint Union School District, a single-school, K-8 district in a rural area 25 miles from Sacramento, California. Rural for now, that is. Big plans are in the works to build a whole new community within the district, complete with ten to twelve new schools! Hear Becci talk about how she worked with her staff to increase their use of technology and her hopes of maintaining the good things about her small district as it grows to many times its current size.

After listening to Becci, you might enjoy the following additional resources: