Technology has been changing the way teachers instruct and the way classes are held. It will introduce some interesting changes in the future of education. What does the future hold? Consider some up-and-coming possibilities:

Is it time to turn the U.S. K-12 school calendar completely on its head by abolishing summers-off schedules and adding time in the classroom? Would such actions make a significant positive impact on student performance, particularly in STEM topics?

Learning management systems boost personalized learning but seem to disconnect with the assessments required in certain topics. Is the next wave of LMS assessment integration?

When the school year ends, teachers are happy to have a break from the drudgery of the school year, but they also want students to avoid the summer slide.

As a teacher you may find it very difficult to work with your principal. Therefore this article provides tips for surviving the work place as you continue to invest in the lives of students.

As much progress as technology can help a classroom make, it isn't always a positive force. There are some drawbacks to trying to introduce technology into classrooms, even when the implementation is done in the most thoughtful and well planned out of ways.

If your classroom has students with special needs, modern technology can be a massive blessing. Digital devices and screen capability have helped countless students overcome communication hurdles and obstacles to class participation.

The cell phone can be a powerful distraction or an educational tool. You have to decide which it will be in your classroom.

Teacher turnover - the continuous cycling of new teachers through a district, with very few or even none staying beyond a year or few - is a big problem. It affects the state of education overall, and while it may not seem like it at first glance, it also impacts you as a prospective or freshly certified teacher. But how? Why should you care about teacher turnover?

When it comes to social media, it's not worth getting in wars -- especially with Kanye West. Here are some lessons that educational leaders can take from some of Kanye's most famous Twitter backlash.

The opinions expressed in Education Futures: Emerging Trends in K-12 are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.

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