Newest Library Items http://navigator.nmc.org/library/rss.xml en Elvis Presley’s Graceland Looks to iBeacon Technology to Boost Tourism http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/elvis-presley%E2%80%99s-graceland-looks-ibeacon-technology-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> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/elvis-presley%E2%80%99s-graceland-looks-ibeacon-technology-boost-tourism#comments clickz.com 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 http://navigator.nmc.org American Museum of Natural History Assigns Students Clever 3D Scanning & Printing Dinosaur Project http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/american-museum-natural-history-assigns-students-clever-3d-scanning-printing-dinosaur-proje <p>This summer, students used 3D printing technology to re-create the skeleton of a dinosaur at The American Museum of Natural History in New York City.</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"><div class="adr"> <span class="fn">The American Museum of Natural History</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/american-museum-natural-history-assigns-students-clever-3d-scanning-printing-dinosaur-proje#comments 3-D print 3D print 3dprint.com fabricate HZ 136 North America Museum Stories, Examples, Food for Thought Museum Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:34:33 +0000 Michele Cummins 22743 at http://navigator.nmc.org Public Education (Finally) Speeds into Digital Age http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/public-education-finally-speeds-digital-age <p>Despite the endless partisan gridlock in Washington, a groundbreaking vote by the Federal Communications Commission to restructure how it spends taxes on mobile phones will make a real difference in America's public schools.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/public-education-finally-speeds-digital-age#comments app connectivity e-rate huffingtonpost.com HZ 135 infrastructure LMS mobile mobile learning News K-12 K12 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:20:37 +0000 Michele Cummins 22742 at http://navigator.nmc.org Student-Built Apps Teach Colleges a Thing or Two http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/student-built-apps-teach-colleges-thing-or-two <p>This article discusses how students are designing and implementing their own solutions to problems in their registration systems and various other services they must work with on a regular basis.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/student-built-apps-teach-colleges-thing-or-two#comments Higher Education HZ 135 mobile.nytimes.com Stories, Examples, Food for Thought HiEd Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:00:27 +0000 Michele Cummins 22741 at http://navigator.nmc.org Technology Defines Much of Higher Education’s New Normal [#Infographic] http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/technology-defines-much-higher-education%E2%80%99s-new-normal-infographic <p>Technology has helped foster growth in the education world, but it has also increased the workload. Take a trip back to the Reagan years and see how higher education has changed:</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/technology-defines-much-higher-education%E2%80%99s-new-normal-infographic#comments edtechmagazine.com evolution evolving Higher Education HZ 135 online education Stories, Examples, Food for Thought HiEd Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:37:51 +0000 Michele Cummins 22740 at http://navigator.nmc.org What it Really Takes for Schools to Go Digital http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/what-it-really-takes-schools-go-digital <p>North Iredell Middle School, about 60 miles north of Charlotte, leaped into the digital learning age in March when it gave each of its more than 650 students MacBook Air computers. The gear is part of a $20-million federally funded plan by the Iredell-Statesville Schools District to issue MacBooks to some 11,300 students across nine middle schools and seven high schools. This article discusses how the changes have affected teaching and learning and what challenges have arisen.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/what-it-really-takes-schools-go-digital#comments blended Digital digital divide hybrid HZ 135 Mooresville N.C. tech divide time.com K-12 Challenges and Trends K12 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:22:53 +0000 Michele Cummins 22739 at http://navigator.nmc.org Creating Effective Videos for Flipped Learning http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/creating-effective-videos-flipped-learning <p>Imagine if textbooks were personalized to meet the needs of each student. Rice University is making this notion a reality through their OpenStax project.</p> <p>"We want a system that turns reading the book into an exploration of knowledge."</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/creating-effective-videos-flipped-learning#comments adapt adaptive learning HZ 135 newscientist.com OpenStax personal learning personalized learning ple Rice University K-12 Challenges and Trends K12 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:09:58 +0000 Michele Cummins 22738 at http://navigator.nmc.org NMC On the Horizon: Rearranging Learning Spaces http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/nmc-horizon-rearranging-learning-spaces <p>New technologies and pedagogies are putting teachers and students in a different headspace. So why not switch up their physical spaces as well? </p> <p>In this free event on Sept. 3, a panel will explore how rearranging learning spaces can bolster engagement and productivity.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/nmc-horizon-rearranging-learning-spaces#comments evolution hangout HZ 135 learning environment learning space News nmc.org On the Horizon panel professional development String Theory NMC News Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:48:16 +0000 Michele Cummins 22737 at http://navigator.nmc.org Colleges enlist apps to combat assaults on campus http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/colleges-enlist-apps-combat-assaults-campus <p>These apps helps users leverage a network of trusted people (friends and family) to create a safety net of contacts for emergency situations.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/colleges-enlist-apps-combat-assaults-campus#comments Apps for EDU bostonglobe.com emergency Emerging Technologies Higher Education HZ 135 network safety social network Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:27:27 +0000 Michele Cummins 22736 at http://navigator.nmc.org Computer Science: The Future of Education http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/computer-science-future-education <p>According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2020 there will be 1.4 million new computer science jobs. However, between current professionals and university students, we will only have 400,000 computer scientists trained to fill those roles. This article lists five simple steps that teachers, schools, parents, and industry can take today to integrate computer science into classrooms and begin to overcome the above-mentioned challenges:</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/computer-science-future-education#comments computer science edutopia.org HZ 135 Internet Technology STEM K-12 Challenges and Trends K12 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:37:52 +0000 Michele Cummins 22735 at http://navigator.nmc.org How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/how-does-brain-learn-best-smart-studying-strategies <p>As a veteran science reporter for the New York Times and previously the Los Angeles Times, Carey has covered cognitive science, psychology and psychiatry for 20 years. Combing through decades of cognitive science investigations of memory and learning, he has pulled together its best lessons into a practical and engaging guid</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/how-does-brain-learn-best-smart-studying-strategies#comments blogs.kqed.org brain HZ 135 strategies studying Challenges and Trends Food for Thought Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:24:53 +0000 Michele Cummins 22734 at http://navigator.nmc.org From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe: Bringing Khan Academy (Lite) Around the World http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/afghanistan-zimbabwe-bringing-khan-academy-lite-around-world <p>Khan Academy is an open source Python server. Students can connect to this server using most devices so that content is always accessible without an internet connection. Soon, KA Lite will also allow teachers to create and share their own content.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/afghanistan-zimbabwe-bringing-khan-academy-lite-around-world#comments digital divide edsurge.com HZ 135 KA Lite khan academy offline K-12 Challenges and Trends K12 Sun, 24 Aug 2014 15:40:03 +0000 Michele Cummins 22733 at http://navigator.nmc.org The Top 7 Technology Trends Dominating 2014 http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/top-7-technology-trends-dominating-2014 <p>This article takes a look at the top technology predictions Forbes made at the beginning of this year, and assesses how those predictions have turned out so far.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/top-7-technology-trends-dominating-2014#comments 3-D print 3D print Emerging Technologies forbes.com google HZ 134 natural language processing natural language search smart watch Tech News Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:15:00 +0000 Michele Cummins 22732 at http://navigator.nmc.org This Guy Just Built a Mind-Controlled Robot http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/guy-just-built-mind-controlled-robot <p>Mind-controlled robots aren’t that expensive. Chip Audette just built one by attaching his laptop to less than $500 in specialized equipment and writing a little custom software code.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/guy-just-built-mind-controlled-robot#comments brain-powered brain-wave Brainwriter Emerging Technologies HZ 134 mind-control OpenBCI robot wired.com Tech News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:08:55 +0000 Michele Cummins 22731 at http://navigator.nmc.org 5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/5-ways-help-your-students-become-better-questioners <p>Working within an answers-based education system, and in a culture where questioning may be seen as a sign of weakness, teachers must go out of their way to create conditions conducive to inquiry.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/5-ways-help-your-students-become-better-questioners#comments edutopia.org environment HZ 134 inquiry question K-12 Challenges and Trends Food for Thought Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:43:11 +0000 Michele Cummins 22730 at http://navigator.nmc.org What Will a Liberal Arts Education Look Like in 50 Years? http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/what-will-liberal-arts-education-look-50-years <p>At this year's Aspen Ideas Festival, The Atlantic asked a group of academics within some of America's top universities to weigh in on the fate of higher education. "We won't have liberal arts and sciences at all 50 years from now unless we really understand how to save what's good, but reinvent what's new and needed," says Harvard University education professor Howard Gardner.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/what-will-liberal-arts-education-look-50-years#comments Higher Education HZ 134 Liberal arts Reflections on the Future theatlantic.com HiEd Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:10:48 +0000 Michele Cummins 22729 at http://navigator.nmc.org Shortchanged: The Hidden Costs of Lockstep Teacher Pay http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/shortchanged-hidden-costs-lockstep-teacher-pay <p>Even though nobody goes into teaching to get rich, compensation is one of the most important factors determining who enters the profession and how long they stay. Nearly 90 percent of all school districts in America use a lockstep approach to teacher pay that completely ignores job performance. This report discusses the consequences of lockstep pay.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/shortchanged-hidden-costs-lockstep-teacher-pay#comments HZ 134 lockstep pay professional development teacher education tntp.org Reports and Research Research and Reports Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:06:43 +0000 Michele Cummins 22728 at http://navigator.nmc.org Five Smart Habits to Develop for Back to School http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/five-smart-habits-develop-back-school-0 <p>If "the enemy of innovation and growth is routine," how can you shake yours up a bit in positive ways? Here are some great ideas to prepare yourself for an innovative school year:</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/five-smart-habits-develop-back-school-0#comments blogs.kqed.org edtech habit HZ 134 Innovation professional development K-12 Stories, Examples, Food for Thought K12 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:33:17 +0000 Michele Cummins 22727 at http://navigator.nmc.org Adult Education: Finally Hip to the Game http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/adult-education-finally-hip-game <p>This article describes the landscape of mobile and/or game-oriented products that allow adult learners to gain skills outside the classroom at their own convenience. Mobile learning for adults can deliver instruction in small, bite-sized snacks rather than comprehensive, multi-course meals. Adult education students often don’t have time to sit down and do traditional homework, notes Gaer.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/adult-education-finally-hip-game#comments edsurge.com game-based learning games Gamification gaming Higher Education HZ 134 Mobile Device mobile learning Stories, Examples, Food for Thought HiEd Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:29:29 +0000 Michele Cummins 22726 at http://navigator.nmc.org Why Students Prefer to Learn From a Machine http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/why-students-prefer-learn-machine <p>New Jersey Institute of Technology instructors have been using a program called E-Rater as a proofreader and basic writing tutor and have found that students who feel that handing in successive drafts to an instructor wielding a red pen is “corrective, even punitive” do not seem to feel rebuked by similar feedback from a computer.</p> <p>Precisely because learning can be so emotionally fraught, a nonjudgmental computer may motivate students to try, to fail, and to improve more than almost any human. Just don’t let the robo-reader give out grades.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/why-students-prefer-learn-machine#comments HZ 134 proofread robo-reader robot slate.com software tutor writing Food for Thought Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:23:24 +0000 Michele Cummins 22725 at http://navigator.nmc.org