Newest Library Items http://navigator.nmc.org/library/rss.xml en 7 takeaways from ConnectED to the Future http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/7-takeaways-connected-future <p>Recently the nation’s top superintendents and the U.S. Department of Education officials convened at the White House for the Superintendents’ Summit, which was known as "ConnectED to the Future." Check out seven themes that developed from this event:</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/7-takeaways-connected-future#comments Connected connectivity digital-learning HZ 147 leadership North America smartblogs.com superintendent K-12 Food for Thought Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:22:13 +0000 Michele Cummins 22879 at http://navigator.nmc.org New Report: Supporting and Assessing Key Habits, Mindsets, and Skills in PreK-12 http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/new-report-supporting-and-assessing-key-habits-mindsets-and-skills-prek-12 <p>A new report highlights habits, mindsets, and non-technical skills that are integral to academic, professional, and personal success. It discusses how to effectively cultivate and assess these areas and inform policy and practice.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/new-report-supporting-and-assessing-key-habits-mindsets-and-skills-prek-12#comments assessing assessment authentic learning edcentral.org HZ 147 real-world skills skills K-12 Reports and Research K12 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:36:50 +0000 Michele Cummins 22878 at http://navigator.nmc.org Hacking a Universe's Worth of Data http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/hacking-universes-worth-data <p>The American Museum of Natural History recently hosted its first Hackathon to help the museum and the public make use of a huge data set they call "The Digital Universe," which combines data from dozens of different organizations into a three-dimensional atlas of the entire Universe.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/hacking-universes-worth-data#comments American Museum of Natural History data Hackathon HZ 147 STEM theatlantic.com Challenges and Trends Museum Museum Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:10:43 +0000 Michele Cummins 22877 at http://navigator.nmc.org Tech Talk Roundtable 68 : The Horizon Report, Part One http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/tech-talk-roundtable-68-horizon-report-part-one <p>Concordia International School Shanghai Official created three podcasts exploring the topics from the 2014 NMC Technology Outlook for International Schools in Asia.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/tech-talk-roundtable-68-horizon-report-part-one#comments Concordia Concordia International School Shanghai edtech Emerging Technologies horizon project horizon report HZ 147 international school podcast.concordiashanghai.org Shanghai K-12 K12 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:13:15 +0000 Michele Cummins 22876 at http://navigator.nmc.org Welcome to the Failure Age! http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/welcome-failure-age <p>"An age of constant invention naturally begets one of constant failure. The life span of an innovation, in fact, has never been shorter."</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/welcome-failure-age#comments authentic learning failure HZ 147 nytimes.com real-world success Food for Thought Stories, Examples, Food for Thought Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:52:22 +0000 Michele Cummins 22875 at http://navigator.nmc.org 6 Rules to Break for Better, Deeper Learning Outcomes http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/6-rules-break-better-deeper-learning-outcomes <p>These recommendations can help educators create an environment that supports student-driven learning.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/6-rules-break-better-deeper-learning-outcomes#comments authentic edutopia.org HZ 147 initiative student-centered student-driven K-12 Stories, Examples, Food for Thought K12 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:17:23 +0000 Michele Cummins 22874 at http://navigator.nmc.org WiTricity's CEO Paints a Picture of a Wirelessly Powered Future http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/witricitys-ceo-paints-picture-wirelessly-powered-future <p>An MIT invention, magnetic resonance, allows wireless power to be transferred over magnetic waves to devices within the magnetic field of the charging source. This means multiple devices can be charged just by being placed near the power source.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/witricitys-ceo-paints-picture-wirelessly-powered-future#comments charging Emerging Technologies engadget.com HZ 147 magnetic resonance wireless power Tech News Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:20:25 +0000 Michele Cummins 22872 at http://navigator.nmc.org Making Classroom Learning Work for More Students http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/making-classroom-learning-work-more-students <p>John Mullin, the CEO of Enlearn, a not-for-profit K-12 company, is partnering with the University of Washington’s Center for Game Science to create digital curriculum that can adjust in real-time to the needs of individual students and teachers.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/making-classroom-learning-work-more-students#comments adaptive Digital Enlearn HZ 147 personalized psmag.com K-12 Challenges and Trends K12 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:13:40 +0000 Michele Cummins 22871 at http://navigator.nmc.org 4 Tech Tools That Support New Teachers http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/4-tech-tools-support-new-teachers <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/4-tech-tools-support-new-teachers#comments HZ 147 professional development thejournal.com K-12 Stories, Examples, Food for Thought K12 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:50:03 +0000 Michele Cummins 22870 at http://navigator.nmc.org For some students, virtual labs replace hands-on science experiments http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/some-students-virtual-labs-replace-hands-science-experiments <p>Virtual labs are increasingly being used in universities like Cal State L.A. and Stanford University to accommodate more students in popular courses while cutting costs.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/some-students-virtual-labs-replace-hands-science-experiments#comments Higher Education HZ 147 latimes.com virtual lab Challenges and Trends HiEd Sat, 15 Nov 2014 20:35:55 +0000 Michele Cummins 22869 at http://navigator.nmc.org Penn State Researchers Tackle Social Network Privacy Gaps http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/penn-state-researchers-tackle-social-network-privacy-gaps <p>Researchers at Pennsylvania State University's College of Information Science and Technology (IST) and the University of Kansas have partnered in an effort to reduce the gap between perceived and actual privacy for users of social networks. They hope to create an app that users could download to more easily control their privacy on various social media accounts.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/penn-state-researchers-tackle-social-network-privacy-gaps#comments campustechnology.com Higher Education HZ 146 personalized privacy social network Challenges and Trends HiEd Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:18:30 +0000 Michele Cummins 22868 at http://navigator.nmc.org The Refrigerator as Wireless Charger http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/refrigerator-wireless-charger <p>Energous has developed the WattUp wire-free energy router that can send up to 4 watts of power out in a 3.7-meter radius to specially equipped devices. Energous is teaming up with Haier so that higher end refrigerators can include this technology soon.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/refrigerator-wireless-charger#comments charging Emerging Technologies Energous HZ 146 power spectrum.ieee.org wire-free wireless Tech in Popular Culture Fri, 14 Nov 2014 17:55:49 +0000 Michele Cummins 22867 at http://navigator.nmc.org The British Museum Will Now Let You 3D Print Copies Of Its Artifacts http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/british-museum-will-now-let-you-3d-print-copies-its-artifacts <p>Following in the footsteps of New York's Metropolitan Museum, London's British Museum is about to revolutionize the gift shop experience by allowing visitors to download and 3D print replicas of its priceless antiques and artifacts.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/british-museum-will-now-let-you-3d-print-copies-its-artifacts#comments 3d 3D print 3d-print artifacts British Museum gizmodo.com HZ 146 metropolitan personalize Museum Stories, Examples, Food for Thought Museum Fri, 14 Nov 2014 03:40:33 +0000 Michele Cummins 22866 at http://navigator.nmc.org 5 Reasons Technology Should Be Allowed in the Classroom http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/5-reasons-technology-should-be-allowed-classroom <p>A college student argues for allowing students to bring their laptops and devices for use in the classroom.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/5-reasons-technology-should-be-allowed-classroom#comments BYOD classroom edtechmagazine.com Higher Education HZ 146 Challenges and Trends HiEd Thu, 13 Nov 2014 20:47:19 +0000 Michele Cummins 22865 at http://navigator.nmc.org The Lower Eastside Girls Club Is Making Waves With New Music Project http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/lower-eastside-girls-club-making-waves-new-music-project <p>The Lower Eastside Girls Club and Willie Mae Rock Camp are partnering on a 10-month sound design program, Making Waves: The Science of Sound, that teaches girls about digital sound design and multimedia production and diverse careers in music technology. Girls also meet professional women at the forefront of new technologies in the music industry.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/lower-eastside-girls-club-making-waves-new-music-project#comments authentic learning blogs.villagevoice.com creativity hands-on HZ 146 make maker multimedia music sound design STEAM K-12 Stories, Examples, Food for Thought K12 Thu, 13 Nov 2014 17:59:55 +0000 Michele Cummins 22864 at http://navigator.nmc.org Professors’ Place in the Classroom Is Shifting to the Side http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/professors%E2%80%99-place-classroom-shifting-side <p>Colleges have long seen students as passive receivers of content. That view is changing as More faculty members are using class discussions, relying on student inquiry to guide learning, and assigning group projects.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/professors%E2%80%99-place-classroom-shifting-side#comments chronicle.com guide Higher Education HZ 146 professor role Challenges and Trends HiEd Thu, 13 Nov 2014 17:40:35 +0000 Michele Cummins 22863 at http://navigator.nmc.org Competency, Texas-Style http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/competency-texas-style <p>The University of Texas System has created a competency-based curriculum involving multiple institutions around the state that eventually will stretch from high school, or even middle school, all the way to medical school.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/competency-texas-style#comments competency Higher Education HZ 146 insidehighered.com Challenges and Trends HiEd Wed, 12 Nov 2014 04:27:58 +0000 Michele Cummins 22862 at http://navigator.nmc.org Time to Redefine and De-Silo Online Safety Efforts http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/time-redefine-and-de-silo-online-safety-efforts <p>The author breaks down what needs to be redefined when it comes to internet safety and how privacy and security are all part of the equation.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/time-redefine-and-de-silo-online-safety-efforts#comments child safety huffingtonpost.com HZ 146 internet safety online safety policy privacy rights safety Challenges and Trends Food for Thought Wed, 12 Nov 2014 04:04:11 +0000 Michele Cummins 22861 at http://navigator.nmc.org How 3D audio technology could 'unlock' cities for blind people http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/how-3d-audio-technology-could-unlock-cities-blind-people <p>A new headset that transmits sound to a user's inner ear using vibrations aims to transform how people with sight loss experience the urban landscape. Using location and navigation data from GPS and Microsoft Bing Maps, as well as a network of Bluetooth-enabled beacons placed in urban locations, the headset can help visually impaired people navigate the city.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/how-3d-audio-technology-could-unlock-cities-blind-people#comments beacon Emerging Technologies GPS guide HZ 146 navigate navigation telegraph.co.uk visually impaired Tech News Tue, 11 Nov 2014 22:47:35 +0000 Michele Cummins 22860 at http://navigator.nmc.org Districts find new way to fund technology http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/districts-find-new-way-fund-technology <p>Three school districts and a community college passed a new form of school bonds on Tuesday aimed at ensuring technology purchases are more affordable and frequent.</p> <p>Called Ed-Tech Bonds, they are a series of low-interest, short-term bonds, with a three- to five-year payback period, each issued after the previous one is paid off.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/districts-find-new-way-fund-technology#comments bond Common Core Ed-Tech Bond edsource.org Funding HZ 146 K-12 Challenges and Trends K12 Tue, 11 Nov 2014 17:16:02 +0000 Michele Cummins 22859 at http://navigator.nmc.org