Newest Library Items http://navigator.nmc.org/library/rss.xml en Where Does Automated Essay Scoring Belong in K-12 Education? http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/where-does-automated-essay-scoring-belong-k-12-education <p>This article argues that automated assessments are best used by students before turning in their final drafts so that digital tools can help in the revision process. Plus atomated tools can record the student’s process of writing so that each draft--with mistakes and student’s revisions--is recorded and reviewable by teachers.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/where-does-automated-essay-scoring-belong-k-12-education#comments automated essay scoring edsurge.com HZ 139 K-12 K12 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:54:15 +0000 Michele Cummins 22778 at http://navigator.nmc.org New social network aimed at improving education http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/new-social-network-aimed-improving-education <p>IT company IBM and Brockenhurst College in the UK have created a private social network to help give staff a better understanding of their students and tailor lessons to them.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/new-social-network-aimed-improving-education#comments analytics bbc.com data data mining Higher Education ibm learning analytics predictive analytics social network student data Challenges and Trends Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:51:28 +0000 Michele Cummins 22777 at http://navigator.nmc.org British Museum to be digitally recreated in Minecraft http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/british-museum-be-digitally-recreated-minecraft <p>The British Museum in London - complete with all of its exhibits - is to be recreated in the video game Minecraft in hopes to serve as an effective educational tool among a younger demographic.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/british-museum-be-digitally-recreated-minecraft#comments bbc.com British Museum game game-based learning gaming HZ 139 minecraft museum museum education Museum Stories, Examples, Food for Thought Museum Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:07:28 +0000 Michele Cummins 22776 at http://navigator.nmc.org Rhode Island Schools Embark on a Blended Learning Odyssey http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/rhode-island-schools-embark-blended-learning-odyssey <p>The smallest state in the nation has undertaken the ambitious goal of becoming the first "blended learning state" in the nation.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/rhode-island-schools-embark-blended-learning-odyssey#comments blended edtechmagazine.com HZ 139 North America online learning rollout K-12 Challenges and Trends K12 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:24:39 +0000 Michele Cummins 22775 at http://navigator.nmc.org These People Can Make Student Loans Disappear http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/these-people-can-make-student-loans-disappear <p>Strike Debt, a group of economic activists, has erased $3.9 million in private student loans. They buy secondary market debt, which is sold at bargain prices, &amp; instead of trying to collect this debt, the group makes it disappear.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/these-people-can-make-student-loans-disappear#comments Higher Education HZ 138 npr.org Rolling Jubilee student debt student loan Stories, Examples, Food for Thought HiEd Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:56:31 +0000 Michele Cummins 22774 at http://navigator.nmc.org This One Red Button Promises To Do Anything http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/one-red-button-promises-do-anything <p>A new product called the Bttn connects internet of things tasks into a single press. It’s a single button, connected to the internet through either a mobile data chip (like LTE) or Wi-Fi and all of the complicated programming is handled by the existing service IFTTT, a platform that allows users to easily build cause and effect relationships to their connected devices.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/one-red-button-promises-do-anything#comments Bttn button Emerging Technologies fastcodesign.com HZ 138 internet of things IOT programming Tech News Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:56:57 +0000 Michele Cummins 22773 at http://navigator.nmc.org A National Admissions Office’ for Low-Income Strivers http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/national-admissions-office%E2%80%99-low-income-strivers <p>Arianna Trickey was opening a piece of mail in her bedroom during junior year of high school when a pamphlet fell out of the envelope. The pamphlet seemed to offer the impossible: the prospect of a full scholarship to several of her dream colleges.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/national-admissions-office%E2%80%99-low-income-strivers#comments admissions financial aid Higher Education HZ 138 nytimes.com QuestBridge Stories, Examples, Food for Thought HiEd Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:33:54 +0000 Michele Cummins 22772 at http://navigator.nmc.org PeerSpace Raises $1.5 Million To Create An Airbnb For Creative Work And Meeting Spaces http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/peerspace-raises-15-million-create-airbnb-creative-work-and-meeting-spaces <p>Billing itself as a sort of Airbnb for creative spaces, PeerSpace has built a marketplace that allows businesses with unique places to monetize them when they’re not in use. Think dance studios or art galleries or photography studios that go unused a couple of times a week and could be rented out to teams that want to get out of their cube farms for a day.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/peerspace-raises-15-million-create-airbnb-creative-work-and-meeting-spaces#comments collaborate collaborative HZ 138 News PeerSpace techcrunch.com Tech News Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:52:23 +0000 Michele Cummins 22771 at http://navigator.nmc.org Iowa State joins other colleges in University Innovation Alliance http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/iowa-state-joins-other-colleges-university-innovation-alliance <p>The University Innovation Alliance — which was created by 11 major research universities including Oregon State, Michigan State, Ohio State, Purdue University and Iowa State — will focus on retention rates for low-income and first-generation students. </p> <p>One of the innovations that Iowa State may implement is using predictive analytics to see how students will perform in their classes and provide them with advising tools that will help them determine which majors in which they would be successful.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/iowa-state-joins-other-colleges-university-innovation-alliance#comments Higher Education HZ 138 iowastatedaily.com News predictive analytics retention University Innovation Allianc HiEd Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:25:11 +0000 Michele Cummins 22770 at http://navigator.nmc.org Most mobile apps will fail standard security tests, Gartner says http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/most-mobile-apps-will-fail-standard-security-tests-gartner-says <p>Seventy-five percent of mobile apps will fail the most basic of security tests next year, predicts market researcher Gartner. This poses a problem for bring your own device strategies as they are vulnerable to security breaches.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/most-mobile-apps-will-fail-standard-security-tests-gartner-says#comments app BYOD cnet.com HZ 138 mobile app mobile security breach security Challenges and Trends Tech in Popular Culture Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:07:03 +0000 Michele Cummins 22769 at http://navigator.nmc.org University of Georgia Rolls Out New App http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/university-georgia-rolls-out-new-app <p>Students at the University of Georgia can use the university's new app to find their classes, track buses, check out menus at all campus dining locations, access course materials and more.</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"><div class="adr"> <span class="fn">University of Georgia</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div></div> </div> </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/university-georgia-rolls-out-new-app#comments campustechnology.com HZ 138 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:58:15 +0000 Michele Cummins 22768 at http://navigator.nmc.org Students Study a Rampant Virus at University Cybersecurity Lab http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/students-study-rampant-virus-university-cybersecurity-lab <p>Students at the new Cyber Security Lab at the University of Southern Maine are learning in a unique environment where viruses can be studied before they become a crippling problem to the outside world. Students study the latest techniques in cybersecurity and learn about the digital threats that can easily damage corporate or government defenses.</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"><div class="adr"> <span class="fn">University of Southern Maine</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div></div> </div> </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/students-study-rampant-virus-university-cybersecurity-lab#comments cybersecurity edtechmagazine.com Higher Education HZ 138 virus Stories, Examples, Food for Thought HiEd Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:48:40 +0000 Michele Cummins 22767 at http://navigator.nmc.org 5 STEM Resources for Higher Ed and K-12 Classrooms http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/5-stem-resources-higher-ed-and-k-12-classrooms <p>From 3D design tech to Web-based satellite experimentation EducationDIve recommends five of their favorite STEM resources for K-12 and higher education.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/5-stem-resources-higher-ed-and-k-12-classrooms#comments educationdive.com Higher Education HZ 138 resource resources STEM K-12 Free Resources References Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:35:48 +0000 Michele Cummins 22766 at http://navigator.nmc.org Tracking a Discipline's Evolution http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/tracking-disciplines-evolution <p>Two Kent State University professors frustrated by the lack of analytical data on the evolution of their discipline have compiled all of the field’s doctoral dissertations into a database to track growth and changes in the field.</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"><div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Kent State University</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div></div> </div> </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/tracking-disciplines-evolution#comments analytics data data mining data visualization database Higher Education HZ 138 insidehighered.com Kent State University visualizing data Challenges and Trends HiEd Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:28:11 +0000 Michele Cummins 22765 at http://navigator.nmc.org 'Mobile' Schools Use Technology to Break Free of the Classroom http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/mobile-schools-use-technology-break-free-classroom <p>Students at Houston's A+ Unlimited Potential school will have class in places such as coffee shops, tapping into free wireless networks to collaboratively edit texts, or visit city parks to photograph wildflowers before researching them online. They will spend roughly half their time out and about, and the rest at a rented space in the heart of Houston's Museum District.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/mobile-schools-use-technology-break-free-classroom#comments classroom environment Houston HZ 137 mobile mobile learning online.wsj.com space K-12 Challenges and Trends K12 Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:11:17 +0000 Michele Cummins 22764 at http://navigator.nmc.org How Edtech Startup ‘Native Innovation’ Goes the Extra 300 Miles For Navajo Customers http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/how-edtech-startup-%E2%80%98native-innovation%E2%80%99-goes-extra-300-miles-navajo-customers <p>The Navajo Nation spans three states and more than 27,000 square miles. While 90% of these reservations have wireless internet, edtech training is infrequent. Edtech consultant and former educator Jerome Tsosie has created a company to help fill the implementation and training gap from providing affordable tech support services to developing apps in the Navajo language.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/how-edtech-startup-%E2%80%98native-innovation%E2%80%99-goes-extra-300-miles-navajo-customers#comments app culture digital divide edsurge.com edtech HZ 137 mobile learning Native Innovation Navajo startup underserved communities K-12 Stories, Examples, Food for Thought K12 Sat, 13 Sep 2014 12:06:30 +0000 Michele Cummins 22763 at http://navigator.nmc.org When Schools Can't Get Online http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/when-schools-cant-get-online <p>About 70 percent of America's elementary schools still rely on slow Internet connections. But in rural areas, the challenges—and costs—make getting broadband particularly complicated.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/when-schools-cant-get-online#comments blended learning connectivity e-infrastructure HZ 137 infrastructure North America online theatlantic.com wireless K-12 Challenges and Trends K12 Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:28:01 +0000 Michele Cummins 22762 at http://navigator.nmc.org What’s Going On Inside A Dyslexic Student’s Brain? http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/what%E2%80%99s-going-inside-dyslexic-student%E2%80%99s-brain <p>This video breaks down dyslexia, which affects up to 1 in 5 people. People with neurodiversifications like dyslexia include Picasso, Muhammad Ali, and Steven Spielberg. It explains how hose with dyslelxia can physically change their brain to improve their reading with an intensive multisensory intervention.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/what%E2%80%99s-going-inside-dyslexic-student%E2%80%99s-brain#comments blogs.kqed.org dyslexia HZ 137 neurodiversity reading K-12 Stories, Examples, Food for Thought K12 Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:17:48 +0000 Michele Cummins 22761 at http://navigator.nmc.org 5 must-have tools to hire and develop effective teachers http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/5-must-have-tools-hire-and-develop-effective-teachers <p>David Schuler, superintendent of High School District 214, shares five tools to hire and develop effective teachers</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/5-must-have-tools-hire-and-develop-effective-teachers#comments eschoolnews.com hiring HZ 137 professional development teacher training tools training K-12 Challenges and Trends K12 Thu, 11 Sep 2014 21:10:45 +0000 Michele Cummins 22760 at http://navigator.nmc.org Mining for Antibiotics, Right Under Our Noses. http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/mining-antibiotics-right-under-our-noses <p>University of California, San Francisco chemist Dr. Michael A. Fischbach and his team have written gene-recognizing software that leverages machine learning to help them mine and analyze the bacteria in our bodies. They are learning how our own microorganisms may be used for new molecules and antibiotics.</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"><div class="adr"> <span class="fn">The University of California, San Francisco</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div></div> </div> </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/mining-antibiotics-right-under-our-noses#comments data data mining Emerging Technologies Higher Education HZ 137 machine learning medical nytimes.com San Francisco University of California Tech News Thu, 11 Sep 2014 18:01:15 +0000 Michele Cummins 22759 at http://navigator.nmc.org