Newest Library Items http://navigator.nmc.org/library/rss.xml en Metacognition: The Gift That Keeps Giving http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/metacognition-gift-keeps-giving <p>This article describes the importance of metacognition and how to teach students to take control of their own learning and become an independent thinker.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/metacognition-gift-keeps-giving#comments autonomy edutopia.org HZ 142 metacognition real-world learning real-world skills self-directed K-12 Stories, Examples, Food for Thought K12 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 03:46:31 +0000 Michele Cummins 22816 at http://navigator.nmc.org Program Helps Kansas City-Area Students Create Technology, Not Just Use It http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/program-helps-kansas-city-area-students-create-technology-not-just-use-it <p>Summit Technology Academy in Lee’s Summit offers advanced computer programming courses to students from schools around Jackson County. Most of these students have taken basic computer science courses at their home schools and are now looking for something more. This article describes how Veteran instructor Terry Yoast teaches her students to "think like a programmer."</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/program-helps-kansas-city-area-students-create-technology-not-just-use-it#comments authentic learning computer science create HZ 142 kcur.org make maker program programmer real-world learning STEM K-12 Stories, Examples, Food for Thought K12 Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:33:04 +0000 Michele Cummins 22815 at http://navigator.nmc.org The Real Revolution in Online Education Isn’t MOOCs http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/real-revolution-online-education-isn%E2%80%99t-moocs <p>This article argues that online competency-based education has the potential to provide learning experiences that drive down costs, accelerate degree completion, and produce a variety of convenient, customizable, and targeted programs for the emergent needs of our labor market.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/real-revolution-online-education-isn%E2%80%99t-moocs#comments blogs.hbr.org competency-based Higher Education HZ 142 online learning Challenges and Trends HiEd Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:01:37 +0000 Michele Cummins 22814 at http://navigator.nmc.org Efficient, Useful Blue-Light LED Draws Nobel Prize in Physics http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/efficient-useful-blue-light-led-draws-nobel-prize-physics <p>This year's physics Nobel Prize went to three researchers who received the 2014 Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for the invention of a blue light-emitting diode (LED), a technology now used in high-speed networking, data storage, smartphones, water purification, and efficient home illumination.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/efficient-useful-blue-light-led-draws-nobel-prize-physics#comments cnet.com data storage Emerging Technologies HZ 142 LED networking Nobel Prize physics research smartphone Tech in Popular Culture Sun, 19 Oct 2014 01:58:01 +0000 Michele Cummins 22813 at http://navigator.nmc.org Startup Builds on Wi-Fi Chips for Cheaper Llast Mile' to Home Broadband http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/startup-builds-wi-fi-chips-cheaper-llast-mile-home-broadband <p>Areas starved for high-speed broadband may get a new option thanks to a system that’s based on Wi-Fi hardware and could deliver half a gigabit per second to each home. That could mean a much cheaper connection than running fiber or copper wires to each residence, an attractive proposition for service providers that want to compete with cable companies and carriers or get people in less developed countries online for the first time.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/startup-builds-wi-fi-chips-cheaper-llast-mile-home-broadband#comments broadband Connected connection digital divide Emerging Technologies HZ 142 internet Mimosa Networks pcworld.com wi-fi Tech News Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:47:26 +0000 Michele Cummins 22812 at http://navigator.nmc.org Let Your Finger Do The Reading With This Great Device From MIT Media Lab http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/let-your-finger-do-reading-great-device-mit-media-lab <p>Only 7% of books are available in Braille, audio &amp; large print. MIT Media Lab’s Finger Reader project aims to change that. Trace a page with your finger and Finger Reader will read it out loud for you.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/let-your-finger-do-reading-great-device-mit-media-lab#comments bigthink.com braile Emerging Technologies finger reader HZ 142 reader reading visual impairment visually impaired wearable NMC News Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:00:58 +0000 Michele Cummins 22811 at http://navigator.nmc.org Robotics Enters K-12 Classrooms http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/robotics-enters-k-12-classrooms <p>These schools and programs leverage robotics to engage students.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/robotics-enters-k-12-classrooms#comments eschoolnews.com hands-on HZ 142 maker making robot robotics STEM tinkering K-12 Stories, Examples, Food for Thought K12 Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19:18:26 +0000 Michele Cummins 22810 at http://navigator.nmc.org 11 Ed Tech Developments from Educause http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/11-ed-tech-developments-educause-0 <p>From the latest LMS to publishing developments to lecture capture, and in no particular order, Education Dive put together the following list of things to note from Educause 2014.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/11-ed-tech-developments-educause-0#comments educationdive.com educause HZ 142 K-12 'Technologies to Watch' Lists K12 Tue, 14 Oct 2014 18:20:13 +0000 Michele Cummins 22809 at http://navigator.nmc.org Maps, Apps and Technology to Make City Life More Fun http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/maps-apps-and-technology-make-city-life-more-fun <p>PhD student, Panos Mavros, from University College London's Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (Casa) has created a helmet to measure stress levels while navigating cities. This article describes how various projects like this are seeking to understand how people perceive cities and make beneficial changes based on the data.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/maps-apps-and-technology-make-city-life-more-fun#comments algorithm bbc.com city city planning computer science HZ 141 neuroscience Technology in Popular Culture Tech in Popular Culture Fri, 10 Oct 2014 17:24:45 +0000 Michele Cummins 22807 at http://navigator.nmc.org Gartner Predicts Top 2015 And Beyond Trends For Technology, IT Organizations, And Consumers http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/gartner-predicts-top-2015-and-beyond-trends-technology-it-organizations-and-consumers <p>Gartner, Inc. has highlighted these top 10 technology trends that will be strategic for most organizations in 2015:</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/gartner-predicts-top-2015-and-beyond-trends-technology-it-organizations-and-consumers#comments gartner gartner.com HZ 141 prediction 'Technologies to Watch' Lists Tech News Fri, 10 Oct 2014 17:03:12 +0000 Michele Cummins 22806 at http://navigator.nmc.org Wearable Technology That Feels Like Skin http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/wearable-technology-feels-skin <p>When it comes to the future of computing, there is one major known and a principal unknown. The known, with almost guaranteed certainty, is that the next era of computing will be wearables. The unknown, with commensurate guaranteed uncertainty, is what these wearables will be and where on your body they will live.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/wearable-technology-feels-skin#comments attachable computer Emerging Technologies HZ 141 NUI nytimes.com skin wearable wearable tech Tech News Fri, 10 Oct 2014 16:09:56 +0000 Michele Cummins 22805 at http://navigator.nmc.org How Students Lead the Learning Experience at Democratic Schools http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/how-students-lead-learning-experience-democratic-schools <p>The Fairhaven School, which opened its doors in 1998, has no tests or grades, and no assigned homework. Its goal is to help students develop two core traits: agency and autonomy.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/how-students-lead-learning-experience-democratic-schools#comments authentic learning blogs.kqed.org democratic school experiential learning HZ 141 learning experience real-world learning K-12 Stories, Examples, Food for Thought K12 Fri, 10 Oct 2014 15:58:58 +0000 Michele Cummins 22804 at http://navigator.nmc.org Museums of the Future Will Let You 'Touch' Treasures BEHIND Glass: Smart Mirrors Allow Virtual Objects to be Picked Up and Rotated in Mid-air http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/museums-future-will-let-you-touch-treasures-behind-glass-smart-mirrors-allow-virtual-object <p>Scientists have developed interactive semi-transparent mirrors that allow people to ‘touch’ exhibits in museums that are behind glass, using the reflection of their fingers, to reveal information and manipulate inaccessible objects.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/museums-future-will-let-you-touch-treasures-behind-glass-smart-mirrors-allow-virtual-object#comments dailymail.co.uk Emerging Technologies HZ 141 Interaction natural user interface NUI touch user interface Museum Museum Wed, 08 Oct 2014 22:06:46 +0000 Michele Cummins 22803 at http://navigator.nmc.org Stanford U Display Wall Takes Visualization to a Higher Level http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/stanford-u-display-wall-takes-visualization-higher-level <p>This article describes how Stanford University uses a seamless, curvilinear video wall that's 256-square-feet in size, spanning nearly the entire width of the room.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/stanford-u-display-wall-takes-visualization-higher-level#comments campustechnology.com Higher Education HZ 141 video wall visualization Stories, Examples, Food for Thought HiEd Tue, 07 Oct 2014 17:17:50 +0000 Michele Cummins 22802 at http://navigator.nmc.org Anyone Can Attend This Coding School That Meets in Coffee Shops http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/anyone-can-attend-coding-school-meets-coffee-shops <p>Hackvard is a web application dedicated to bridging the gap between offline and online education. The two founders felt that when they were starting out learning coding what they wanted weren’t in-person teachers, but a group of people who were going through the same thing they were. They created the platform to help connect learners to others in their community for meet-ups and support.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/anyone-can-attend-coding-school-meets-coffee-shops#comments coding community gathering Hackvard Higher Education HZ 141 meetup wired.com Challenges and Trends HiEd Tue, 07 Oct 2014 14:58:29 +0000 Michele Cummins 22801 at http://navigator.nmc.org Silicon Valley Teens on the Future of Technology http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/silicon-valley-teens-future-technology <p>During a tech event in Palo Alto the VC firm Foundation Capital asked dozens of teenagers what is in store for the future of technology. Some showed up with prototypes and models of projects they have in the works. When asked what kinds of college courses they’re looking forward to most, students called out things like “design thinking” and “applied entrepreneurship.”</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/silicon-valley-teens-future-technology#comments Design thinking future HZ 141 real-world learning recode.net Reflections on the Future Tech in Popular Culture Sun, 05 Oct 2014 16:33:28 +0000 Michele Cummins 22800 at http://navigator.nmc.org Future Smartphones Won’t Need Cell Towers to Connect http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/future-smartphones-won%E2%80%99t-need-cell-towers-connect <p>new feature being added to the LTE protocol that smartphones use to communicate with cellular towers will make it possible to bypass those towers altogether. Phones will be able to “talk” directly to other mobile devices and to beacons located in shops and other businesses.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/future-smartphones-won%E2%80%99t-need-cell-towers-connect#comments beacon connection Emerging Technologies HZ 140 LTE LTE protocol Mobile Device mobile learning smartphone technologyreview.com Tech News Sat, 04 Oct 2014 03:25:39 +0000 Michele Cummins 22799 at http://navigator.nmc.org 4 Ways to Tap Into Teens and Technology Leadership http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/4-ways-tap-teens-and-technology-leadership <p>In its latest communication market report, Ofcom shares that the "peak age for digital understanding is 14-15," as reported by The Guardian. If the optimal age for leading the way with digital innovation is 14-15, the question we should ask is: "Where are kids learning how to be digital innovators?"</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/4-ways-tap-teens-and-technology-leadership#comments community edutopia.org HZ 141 Innovation innovator leadership privacy social media social network teens K-12 Stories, Examples, Food for Thought K12 Fri, 03 Oct 2014 01:21:22 +0000 Michele Cummins 22798 at http://navigator.nmc.org What’s A Learning Simulation? http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/what%E2%80%99s-learning-simulation <p>"No student learns everything presented in any medium. This is true of lectures, textbooks, sports drills, and apprenticeships. But the more students actively engage the material, and see consequences good and bad that are based on their individual strategy and tactics, the greater the material does stick." - Clark Aldrich</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/what%E2%80%99s-learning-simulation#comments game game-based learning gaming HZ 140 interactive interactive learning learning simulation simulation teachthought.com K-12 Stories, Examples, Food for Thought K12 Thu, 02 Oct 2014 16:58:08 +0000 Michele Cummins 22797 at http://navigator.nmc.org Voice Hackers Will Soon Be Talking Their Way Into Your Technology http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/voice-hackers-will-soon-be-talking-their-way-your-technology <p>Voice-activated technology is so vulnerable to attack that users should immediately disable speech recognition on all their devices, a security researcher at AVG has warned. He made the ominous prediction that a “thief outside the door” could take control of gadgets such as smart televisions or laptops from outside a target’s home, potentially burgling them without even smashing a window.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/voice-hackers-will-soon-be-talking-their-way-your-technology#comments forbes.com hacker HZ 140 security voice voice hackers voice-activation Stories, Examples, Food for Thought Tech in Popular Culture Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:31:40 +0000 Michele Cummins 22796 at http://navigator.nmc.org