The New Media Consortium (NMC)is an international not-for-profit consortium of learning-focused organizations dedicated to the exploration and use of new media and technologies. The consortium and its members have dedicated themselves to exploring and developing potential applications of emerging technologies for learning, research, and creative inquiry. The consortium's Horizon Reports are regarded worldwide as the most timely and authoritative sources of information on new and emerging technologies available to education anywhere.
The report, released on May 17, 2011, is the latest in an annual analysis of the outlook for education technology. It addressed opportunities and challenges facing technology's adoption in America's K-12 schools.
Researchers identified five "key" trends and five "critical" challenges in the 2011 Horizon Report K-12 Edition. It identified key challenges facing education technology in the coming years, ranging from changing economics to instructional practices that have failed to adapt to the evolving technology landscape. But the No. 1 challenge in educational technology is with teachers themselves and the inadequacy of their preparation and ongoing training.
Here's a link to a comparison of Kindle vs Nook. Kindle is sold by Amazon while Nook is Barnes and Noble. (and is sold out until Jan.) The latest Kindle appears to be much improved over earlier models. The Nook is expected to be a big rival of Kindle.... techies are calling it the "Kindle killer."
You can view info on Sony readers at Sony's website
What are some creative ways you use technology?