Newest Library Items http://navigator.nmc.org/library/rss.xml en Technology in the classroom: myth vs reality http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/technology-classroom-myth-vs-reality <p>Here are a few of the most common myths about big data and education, and Charlie Harrington of Knewton's take on the reality.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/technology-classroom-myth-vs-reality#comments data digital textbook e-book ebook electronic textbook HZ 131 Reflections on the Future student data telegraph.co.uk K-12 K12 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:32:44 +0000 Michele Cummins 22694 at http://navigator.nmc.org Duke Libraries Offers E-Books and Audiobooks for Personal Mobile Devices http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/duke-libraries-offers-e-books-and-audiobooks-personal-mobile-devices <p>Duke University Libraries has launched a service called Duke Overdrive that allows students, faculty, and staff to download up to five e-books at a time onto their personal devices, including iPhones, iPads, Nooks, Android phones and tablets and Kindles.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/duke-libraries-offers-e-books-and-audiobooks-personal-mobile-devices#comments campustechnology.com Higher Education HZ 131 library mobile app mobile library mobile reading HiEd Stories, Examples, Food for Thought Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:38:12 +0000 Michele Cummins 22693 at http://navigator.nmc.org Beaverton School District Will Award Technology Grants to 17 Teams of Teachers http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/beaverton-school-district-will-award-technology-grants-17-teams-teachers <p>Check out how 17 teams of Beaverton School District teachers are making use of the "Positive Change Innovation Grants" they've received for this coming school year.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/beaverton-school-district-will-award-technology-grants-17-teams-teachers#comments Beaverton grant HZ 131 oregonlive.com K-12 Stories, Examples, Food for Thought K12 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 03:22:03 +0000 Michele Cummins 22692 at http://navigator.nmc.org Forget the Shortest Route Across a City; New Algorithm Finds the Most Beautiful http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/forget-shortest-route-across-city-new-algorithm-finds-most-beautiful <p>Often, pedestrians want the quietest route or the most beautiful but if they turn to a mapping application, they’ll get little help. That could change now thanks to the work of Daniele Quercia at Yahoo Labs in Barcelona, Spain, and a couple of pals. These guys have worked out how to measure the “beauty” of specific locations within cities and then designed an algorithm that automatically chooses a route between two locations in a way that maximizes the beauty along it.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/forget-shortest-route-across-city-new-algorithm-finds-most-beautiful#comments algorithm Emerging Technologies GPS HZ 130 technologyreview.com Tech News Tue, 15 Jul 2014 04:12:47 +0000 Michele Cummins 22691 at http://navigator.nmc.org Creating a Community of Learners With Coding http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/creating-community-learners-coding <p>This article highlights how the characteristics of a coding classroom go beyond the code and enable an environment of collaboration, communication, and creativity.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/creating-community-learners-coding#comments authentic learning coding collaboration communication community edudemic.com HZ 130 real world learning real-world K-12 Stories, Examples, Food for Thought K12 Tue, 15 Jul 2014 04:01:35 +0000 Michele Cummins 22690 at http://navigator.nmc.org Udacity’s Nanodegrees: Edtech’s Challenge To College Credentials? http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/udacity%E2%80%99s-nanodegrees-edtech%E2%80%99s-challenge-college-credentials <p>Udacity plans to roll out an array of company-designed nanodegrees starting this fall. Thrun says pricing hasn’t been finalized yet for the nanodegree programs. But the cost could be about $3,000 or less for a sequence of courses that some students might complete in as little as six months, he says.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/udacity%E2%80%99s-nanodegrees-edtech%E2%80%99s-challenge-college-credentials#comments alternative learning Higher Education HZ 130 nanodegrees online learning Udacity xconomy.com Challenges and Trends HiEd Tue, 15 Jul 2014 03:42:22 +0000 Michele Cummins 22689 at http://navigator.nmc.org In Mississippi schools, access to technology lacking, uneven http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/mississippi-schools-access-technology-lacking-uneven <p>Mississippi is so far behind on technology use in schools, it earned an “F” on a“digital report card” published this year byDigital Learning Now, a group that advocates for more online learning. The rankings examined whether schools have high-speed broadband, whether teachers and students have Internet-capable devices, and whether the states have metcertain benchmarks to ensure effective use of technology.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/mississippi-schools-access-technology-lacking-uneven#comments digital divide digital report card hechingerreport.org HZ 130 Mississippi North America K-12 Stories, Examples, Food for Thought K12 Tue, 15 Jul 2014 03:26:28 +0000 Michele Cummins 22688 at http://navigator.nmc.org Hiring an electric 'smart' bike in Copenhagen http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/hiring-electric-smart-bike-copenhagen <p>Copenhagen has upgraded its bikes to include electric assistance and GPS travel guides and they can be booked using a smartphone.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/hiring-electric-smart-bike-copenhagen#comments bbc.com Copenhagen Emerging Technologies HZ 130 smart bike smart tech Tech in Popular Culture Tue, 15 Jul 2014 03:08:31 +0000 Michele Cummins 22687 at http://navigator.nmc.org The Body Learns http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/body-learns <p>Involving the body improves learning because bodily movements provide the memory with additional cues with which to represent and retrieve the knowledge learned. Educators and parents can also help students incorporate bodily movements of their own into the use of educational technology, an approach that Black has applied to the teaching the programming language Scratch. Asking students to act out the motions they intend for the program’s virtual “agent” using their own bodies, and then programming the agents to make the same moves, has shown itself to be “a particularly effective learning approach.”</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/body-learns#comments body embodied cognition HZ 130 physical movement slate.com K-12 Stories, Examples, Food for Thought K12 Tue, 15 Jul 2014 02:33:07 +0000 Michele Cummins 22686 at http://navigator.nmc.org A tablet a day http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/tablet-day <p>Nigeria is facing one of the world’s worst learning crises and desperately needs to rethink education. Techies argue that growing connectivity can reach these students in classrooms where books are scarce, and that teachers can use free online resources to keep their lessons up to date.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/tablet-day#comments digital divide economist.com HZ 130 Nigeria Raspberry Pi tablet K-12 Stories, Examples, Food for Thought K12 Tue, 15 Jul 2014 02:26:37 +0000 Michele Cummins 22685 at http://navigator.nmc.org The Case for Social Innovation Micro-Credentials http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/case-social-innovation-micro-credentials <p>We’ve seen the disruptive power of “micro” in the fields of finance (micro-loans and micro-savings), insurance (micro-insurance), work (micro-jobs), housing (micro-homes), and entrepreneurship (micro-consignment). Now, it’s education’s turn. Many schools, companies, and nonprofits are starting to experiment with micro-credentials, using a common digital framework (“open badges”) developed by the Mozilla Foundation.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/case-social-innovation-micro-credentials#comments badge badges badging Higher Education HZ 130 micro-credentials Mozilla open badges ssireview.org Challenges and Trends HiEd Tue, 15 Jul 2014 01:29:11 +0000 Michele Cummins 22684 at http://navigator.nmc.org Creativity on the Run: 18 Apps that Support the Creative Process http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/creativity-run-18-apps-support-creative-process-0 <p>Useful apps for the creative process are those that encourage the recording of our thought flow and merge text with features such as voice recording, video, sketching and photography.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/creativity-run-18-apps-support-creative-process-0#comments apps BYOD creative process creativity device edutopia.org mobile learning K-12 References Tue, 15 Jul 2014 01:25:04 +0000 Michele Cummins 22683 at http://navigator.nmc.org Putting the World In Their Hands: Augmented Reality in the Classroom http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/putting-world-their-hands-augmented-reality-classroom <p>Observing the tactile changes within the “glassroom,” students are moving away from the tablets’ “touch, swipe, double tap” to interacting with content through voice and head motions.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/putting-world-their-hands-augmented-reality-classroom#comments augmented reality blogs.kqed.org classroom EduGlasses Edustream Emerging Technologies Glass K-12 Tue, 15 Jul 2014 01:21:46 +0000 Michele Cummins 22682 at http://navigator.nmc.org The special educational needs reforms are a lost opportunity http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/special-educational-needs-reforms-are-lost-opportunity <p>Headmaster Barry Huggett discusses why he feels that education, health and care plans will benefit students with severe disabilities but not those with language-based problems</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/special-educational-needs-reforms-are-lost-opportunity#comments health care HZ 130 More House School special education special needs theguardian.com Food for Thought K-12 Challenges and Trends Tue, 15 Jul 2014 01:15:56 +0000 Michele Cummins 22681 at http://navigator.nmc.org This practically ancient Internet technology supports speeds 1,000 times the national average http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/practically-ancient-internet-technology-supports-speeds-1000-times-national-average <p>Bell Labs is using copper wire technology - the same stuff that once upon a time drove dial-up and now supports DSL in addition to your regular telephone calls - to send Internet traffic over phone lines at speeds 1,000 times faster than what the average American household currently gets.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/practically-ancient-internet-technology-supports-speeds-1000-times-national-average#comments Bell Labs DSL Emerging Technologies HZ 130 internet speed washingtonpost.com Tech News Fri, 11 Jul 2014 04:54:01 +0000 Michele Cummins 22679 at http://navigator.nmc.org Report: Importance of Data's Physical Location Diminishing http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/report-importance-datas-physical-location-diminishing <p>A new Gartner report defines four types of data location: physical location, legal location, political location, and logical location. "None of the types of data location solves the data residency problem alone, but the future will be hybrid — organizations will be using multiple locations with multiple service delivery models. IT leaders can structure the discussion with various stakeholders, but eventually, it's the business leader who has to make a decision, based on the input from general counsel, compliance officers, the information security team, privacy professionals and the CIO."</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/report-importance-datas-physical-location-diminishing#comments data data residency gartner HZ 129 thejournal.com Reports and Research Tech News Thu, 03 Jul 2014 19:53:47 +0000 Michele Cummins 22678 at http://navigator.nmc.org Micro Cars Drive Sustainability Research at 4 Universities http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/micro-cars-drive-sustainability-research-4-universities <p>Four universities have been chosen to participate in a pilot program to test new, all-electric micro cars on campus. Each car is equipped with sensors that will feed researchers data on how they're used.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/micro-cars-drive-sustainability-research-4-universities#comments Colorado State University data edtechmagazine.com Higher Education HZ 129 micro car sensor sustainability University of Pittsburgh University of Washington University of Wisconsin-Madison HiEd Stories, Examples, Food for Thought Thu, 03 Jul 2014 19:39:38 +0000 Michele Cummins 22677 at http://navigator.nmc.org Boston Is Getting Solar-Powered Park Benches That Charge Your Devices http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/boston-getting-solar-powered-park-benches-charge-your-devices <p>Thanks to a trio of hardware designers and engineers who generated the idea at the MIT Media Lab, Boston is now turning to cute benches that can charge mobile devices. With 10 already installed in parks across the city in a pilot project, the solar-powered “Soofas” mark a new milestone in smart urban furniture.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/boston-getting-solar-powered-park-benches-charge-your-devices#comments Boston fastcoexist.com HZ 129 mit media lab SoLAR solar-powered soofa Tech News Thu, 03 Jul 2014 19:30:18 +0000 Michele Cummins 22676 at http://navigator.nmc.org NASA Explores A New World: Crowdsourcing Ideas http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/nasa-explores-new-world-crowdsourcing-ideas-0 <p>NASA is using crowdsourcing to field ideas from the public of how NASA's technologies can best be applied commercially.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/nasa-explores-new-world-crowdsourcing-ideas-0#comments crowdsourcing HZ 129 NASA npr.org Stories, Examples, Food for Thought Tech News Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:59:13 +0000 Michele Cummins 22675 at http://navigator.nmc.org Virtual flashlight reveals secrets of ancient artefacts http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/virtual-flashlight-reveals-secrets-ancient-artefacts <p>Revealing Flashlight is a system that projects computer-generated models on to real objects, filling in missing details wherever its spotlight lands. The system has been piloted at the Allard Pierson Museum at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, where it illuminated lost pigmentation on a fragment from an Egyptian tomb.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/virtual-flashlight-reveals-secrets-ancient-artefacts#comments artefact Emerging Technologies exhibit gesture-sensing HZ 129 LeapMotion newscientist.com Revealing flashlight Museum Thu, 03 Jul 2014 16:52:50 +0000 Michele Cummins 22673 at http://navigator.nmc.org