Newest Library Items en American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn’t Exist <p>Alternatively framed as maker classes, after-school innovation programs, and innovation prizes, these programs are frequently not framed as learning at all. Discovery environments are showing up as culture and entertainment, from online experiences to contemporary art installations and new kinds of culture labs.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> authentic learning discovery discovery learning HZ 143 learning environment real-world learning K-12 Food for Thought Stories, Examples, Food for Thought Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:21:53 +0000 Michele Cummins 22823 at STEM contests challenge students to make a difference <p>Students are learning how STEM disciplines connect to their lives through a growing wave of competitions aimed at encouraging the next generation of young innovators—while filling the pipeline for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics employees.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> challenge-based learning contests hands-on learning HZ 143 STEAM STEM K-12 Challenges and Trends K12 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:10:59 +0000 Michele Cummins 22822 at As Many As Two Million Students Could Receive Associate Degrees Through National Student Clearinghouse’s Reverse Transfer Project <p>Reverse transfer of credits occurs when a four-year institution transfers student credits back to any two-year institution from which a student has transferred. It doesn’t matter if the student transferred to another associate degree granting institution first or a bachelor’s level institution, attended public or private institutions, or transferred across state lines. If eligible, the student is then awarded an associate degree. Eligible students will now have the opportunity to be awarded a first associate degree that reflects their educational achievement and allows them to compete more successfully in advanced higher education pursuits as well as the workforce.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> associate associates degree community college credit degree Higher Education HZ 143 Lumina News reverse transfer transfer two-year college HiEd Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:56:30 +0000 Michele Cummins 22821 at EdCast CEO: The multiversity can help fend off MOOC disruption <p>Edcast founder and CEO Karl Mehta has high hopes for a "multiversity" concept that is largely focused on providing a user-centric experience to access open-source content available to students and faculty worldwide. This would help facilitate collaboration between universities.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> cloud collaboration Edcast Higher Education HZ 143 Knowledge Cloud multiversity open content open-source Stories, Examples, Food for Thought HiEd Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:11:09 +0000 Michele Cummins 22820 at Smithsonian X 3D - Overview <p>Learn how 3D technology impacts the Smithsonian exhibits, research, conservation techniques and more by traveling objects in a safer way to providing educators with new access tools and supporting researchers by giving them accurate, measurable data.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> 3d 3D print 3D scan conservation exhibit model research smithsonian Museum Stories, Examples, Food for Thought Museum Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:55:13 +0000 Michele Cummins 22819 at Do Our Students Understand Our Standards? <p>A 7th grade teacher reconstructed the standards they were seeking to achieve so that all parties understood learning objectives clearly, and then came to an agreement that there are multiple paths to successfully fulfill those expectations. This teacher hopes that by this students will see that there is room for all of their abilities and not just the ones determined by the teacher.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> assessment authentic assessment authentic learning HZ 142 individualized learning learning paths personalized learning real-world learning self-directed learning student-directed learning K-12 Stories, Examples, Food for Thought K12 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:21:18 +0000 Michele Cummins 22818 at After 20 years, a teacher reinvents her classroom using technology <p>When this DC Public Schools 5th grade teacher hit a wall in reaching her students, she took control of her own professional development by taking a fellowship with the CityBridge Foundation to research and develop a new teaching method:</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> blended blended learning customizable HZ 142 online learning professional development K-12 Stories, Examples, Food for Thought HZ Classics Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:00:40 +0000 Michele Cummins 22817 at Metacognition: The Gift That 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> autonomy 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 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> authentic learning computer science create HZ 142 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 The Real Revolution in Online Education Isn’t 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> competency-based Higher Education HZ 142 online learning Challenges and Trends HiEd Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:01:37 +0000 Michele Cummins 22814 at Efficient, Useful Blue-Light LED Draws Nobel Prize in 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> 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 Startup Builds on Wi-Fi Chips for Cheaper Llast Mile' to 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> broadband Connected connection digital divide Emerging Technologies HZ 142 internet Mimosa Networks wi-fi Tech News Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:47:26 +0000 Michele Cummins 22812 at Let Your Finger Do The Reading With This Great Device From 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> 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 Robotics Enters K-12 Classrooms <p>These schools and programs leverage robotics to engage students.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> 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 11 Ed Tech Developments from Educause <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> educause HZ 142 K-12 'Technologies to Watch' Lists K12 Tue, 14 Oct 2014 18:20:13 +0000 Michele Cummins 22809 at Maps, Apps and Technology to 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> algorithm 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 Gartner Predicts Top 2015 And Beyond Trends For 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> gartner HZ 141 prediction 'Technologies to Watch' Lists Tech News Fri, 10 Oct 2014 17:03:12 +0000 Michele Cummins 22806 at Wearable Technology That Feels Like 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> attachable computer Emerging Technologies HZ 141 NUI skin wearable wearable tech Tech News Fri, 10 Oct 2014 16:09:56 +0000 Michele Cummins 22805 at How Students Lead the Learning Experience at 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> authentic learning 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 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 <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> 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