Written by: on May 10, 2016 @ 2:43 pm

The technologies of tomorrow are already being tested in select classrooms today, laying the seeds for the future of how students could learn. Check out these 4 tech trends below that are enhancing education in schools!

Virtual Reality (VR)

First Google Cardboard, then Samsung Gear VR and now Oculus. The VR realm has exploded! The VR technology allows students to test the waters of different careers. Giving students a better idea of what they want to do when they grow up and minimizing educational expenses for years spent figuring out what exact career path to take.

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3D Printing

3D printers have already broken through in education, helping students bring their ideas to life or put their hands on concepts that previously lived only in textbooks. But 2016 could prove to be a huge year for the technology as the devices become more affordable

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Wearables

“Wearables not only assist students, but also offer many benefits to educators. From pinging students’ GPS locations during a field trip to recording point-of-view lessons, teachers have more options to monitor and engage with students. And this engagement can also translate to communication between educators, giving them more options for collaboration,” according to the K-12 Tech Decisions blog.

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Robots

Companies have proved that kids educational robots not only succeed in delivering results, but do so in ways much more engaging than through current ed tech initiatives. Take a look at some of the best educational robots on the market today: http://tech.co/top-5-kids-educational-robots-ces-2015-2015-01

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Source: http://www.edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2015/12/5-tech-trends-could-supercharge-education-2016

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