What’s on the five-year horizon for K-12 schools worldwide? Advancing cultures of innovation, coding as an essential literacy, building makerspaces, forecasting artificial intelligence, and much more. Across the globe, school leaders must anticipate and prepare for the trends, challenges, and developments in technology poised for deep impact. The NMC Horizon Report > K-12 Edition series, produced in partnership with CoSN and sponsored by mindSpark Learning, is your guide to better strategic planning for your school with easy-to-digest definitions and research. Discover exemplars of schools that are pushing the envelope for creative technology adoption and gain a clear understanding of the implications for policy, leadership, and practice.

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The New Media Consortium (NMC) and CoSN (Consortium for School Networking) released the NMC/CoSN Horizon Report > 2017 K-12 Edition and Digital Toolkit in a special webinar.


The new edition reveals annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project, designed to identify and describe emerging technologies that could impact learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in K-12 education. Both organizations have also collaborated to produce an implementation toolkit to help educators put ideas from the report into action. The report and toolkit are made possible by Share Fair Nation under a grant from the Morgridge Family Foundation.

The internationally recognized NMC Horizon Report series and regional NMC Technology Outlooks are part of the NMC Horizon Project, a comprehensive research venture established in 2002 that identifies and describes key trends, significant challenges, and emerging technologies likely to have a large impact over the coming five years in education around the globe.

The New Media Consortium, the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), with the support of HP, produced the NMC Horizon Report > 2013 K-12 Edition. This fifth edition in the annual K-12 series of the NMC Horizon Project examines emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in teaching, learning, and creative inquiry within the environment of pre-college education.

The NMC Horizon Report > 2012 K-12 Edition is a collaborative research effort between the NMC, the Consortium of School Networking (CoSN), and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). This edition of the NMC Horizon Report series discusses the top emerging technologies, trends, and challenges that the advisory board believes will have a major impact on teaching, learning, and creative inquiry in pre-college education over the ne

The second Horizon Report for the K-12 sector describes the emerging technologies that will likely have a significant impact on K-12 education. This report was produced in partnership with the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) and was made possible via a grant from HP. View the work that produced the report here.