Newest Library Items en 'Mobile' Schools Use Technology to Break Free of the 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> classroom environment Houston HZ 137 mobile mobile learning space K-12 Challenges and Trends K12 Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:11:17 +0000 Michele Cummins 22764 at How Edtech Startup ‘Native Innovation’ Goes the Extra 300 Miles For 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> app culture digital divide 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 When Schools Can't 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> blended learning connectivity e-infrastructure HZ 137 infrastructure North America online wireless K-12 Challenges and Trends K12 Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:28:01 +0000 Michele Cummins 22762 at What’s Going On Inside A Dyslexic Student’s 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> 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 5 must-have tools to 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> 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 Mining for 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="">Google Maps</a></div></div> </div> </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div> data data mining Emerging Technologies Higher Education HZ 137 machine learning medical San Francisco University of California Tech News Thu, 11 Sep 2014 18:01:15 +0000 Michele Cummins 22759 at When (Big) Data Changes the Way We View Our World: A Brief Case Study <p>Hot off the NMC Blog: Contributing Editor Paul Signorelli discovers a compelling application of big data that can help libraries and their surrounding communities. Read on!</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Big Data data Emerging Technologies HZ 137 libraries library Food for Thought Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:31:44 +0000 Michele Cummins 22758 at edX High School Initiative <p>MOOC provider edX has launched 26 free, online courses aimed at high school students.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> edX HZ 137 MOOC News online course online learning K-12 K12 Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:13:42 +0000 Michele Cummins 22757 at Apple Watch: Coming to a Classroom Near You? <p>Many of us eagerly followed the live streaming from Apple this week and wondered exactly this -- how can the 'new watch on the block' be applied to teaching and learning?</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Apple Watch Emerging Technologies Higher Education HZ 137 smart watch smartwatch wearable HiEd Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:09:15 +0000 Michele Cummins 22756 at 5 Hot Topics in STEM Education <p>This article urges educators to address 5 important topics related to #STEM programs and helping them grow and evolve.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> HZ 137 STEM K-12 Challenges and Trends K12 Thu, 11 Sep 2014 01:31:15 +0000 Michele Cummins 22755 at A ‘waterless’ shower and other breakthrough ideas from precocious students <p>A number of young people are quickly proving that, sometimes, all it takes is diving right in to create a radical invention and make a big impact regardless of what age you are. Here’s a list to name a few.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> HZ 136 maker science STEM tinkering K-12 Challenges and Trends K12 Mon, 08 Sep 2014 22:55:14 +0000 Michele Cummins 22754 at Hot new skills course gets the cloud treatment <p>The NMC Academy is in the news! Thanks to eCampus News for featuring our new, free HP LIFE e-Learning course for educators on teaching entrepreneurship. Register today at <a href="" title=""></a>.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Higher Education HZ 136 News online development online learning professional development NMC News Fri, 05 Sep 2014 21:47:08 +0000 Michele Cummins 22753 at Watson Goes to Medical School <p>IBM is releasing a cloud-based arm of its supercomputer as a commercial technology to aid researchers in parsing Big Data.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Big Data cloud cognitive computing data data mining Emerging Technologies Higher Education HZ 136 ibm medical medical school Watson Watson Discovery Advisor HiEd Fri, 05 Sep 2014 18:01:23 +0000 Michele Cummins 22752 at Grading Teachers, With Data From Class <p>Panorama is trying to assess how well teachers are doing by conducting scientifically valid student questionnaires that collect data about a variety of factors that might affect a teacher’s performance, from how well she conveys the material and whether she encourages interest in a subject to whether a school fosters a sense of belonging for students.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> data HZ 136 Panorama Education K-12 Challenges and Trends K12 Fri, 05 Sep 2014 17:47:06 +0000 Michele Cummins 22751 at Using Exhibits as Assessment <p>Normal Park Museum Magnet School leverages student-created exhibits as a form of assessment. The exhibits provide a way for students to share and celebrate what they've learned in a cross-disciplinary format not only with their teachers and school staff but with family and friends.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> assessment exhibit HZ 136 K-12 Stories, Examples, Food for Thought K12 Fri, 05 Sep 2014 16:45:30 +0000 Michele Cummins 22750 at Drone Technology Races Ahead of Rule-Makers <p>This video describes some of the issues that are arising as demand for and use of drones is growing while the current state of the law is not keeping up with how drones are being used.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> drone drones HZ 136 Challenges and Trends Tech News Fri, 05 Sep 2014 15:29:07 +0000 Michele Cummins 22749 at What the best education systems are doing right <p>This article compares the education systems in Finland and South Korea to discuss what works and what we can learn from them.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> education system Finland HZ 136 South Korea K-12 Stories, Examples, Food for Thought K12 Thu, 04 Sep 2014 20:50:14 +0000 Michele Cummins 22748 at 25 Of The Most Dangerous And Unusual Journeys To School In The World <p>The lack of funds and recurring natural disasters in many countries make it difficult to provide children with suitable routes to physically reach their schools.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> commute digital divide HZ 136 safety K-12 Challenges and Trends K12 Thu, 04 Sep 2014 15:44:44 +0000 Michele Cummins 22747 at How tech is changing reading at libraries <p>"90 percent of libraries are now offering eBooks. 60 percent of library users surveyed said they rely on their public library in order to get internet access." - Courtney Young, president of the American Library Association, describes some of the ways public libraries are becoming more dynamic.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> - None - HZ 136 library Challenges and Trends Food for Thought Wed, 03 Sep 2014 21:35:17 +0000 Michele Cummins 22745 at Elvis Presley’s Graceland Looks to iBeacon Technology to Boost Tourism <p>In honor of the recent anniversary of rock 'n' roll legend Elvis Presley's death, Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, has introduced a new interactive multimedia iPad tour that taps iBeacon technology to enhance visitors' experiences. </p> <p>Throughout the tour, the iPads use beacons to deliver immediate location-based content, including audio recordings, videos, and photos, enabling guests to dive deeper into the story of Presley's life.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Elvis Graceland HZ 136 iBeacon interactive tour Museum Stories, Examples, Food for Thought Museum Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:11:35 +0000 Michele Cummins 22744 at