The Horizon Project is a longstanding collaborative project between the New Media Consortium (NMC) and the Educause Learning Inititative. For the past six years, they have produced the Horizon Report, which focused on the use of technology in higher education. There is now a K-12 edition, produced by the NMC and the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN). The pdf report, available for free on the web, is a must read for anyone interested in today’s and tomorrow’s technology in the K-12 system.
Six technologies or tends are highlighted in the 2009 report: collaborative environments, online communication tools, mobiles/mobile computing, cloud computing, smart objects, and the personal web. Each technology is treated in a different section, with an overview, a discussion of the relevance for the classroom, examples of the technology in practice and resources for futher reading.