Newest Library Items en When the Art Is Watching You <p>Museums are mining detailed information from visitors, raising questions about the use of Big Data in the arts</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Big Data data data mining HZ 150 privacy visitors Technology in Popular Culture Museum Museum Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:03:22 +0000 Michele Cummins 22907 at Experiential Learning: Just Because It’s Hands-On Doesn’t Mean It’s Minds-On <p>Many projects, problems, situations, and field trips do not yield lasting and transferable learning because too little attention is given to the meta-cognitive and idea-building work that turns a single experience into insight and later application.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> experiential hands-on HZ 150 K-12 Stories, Examples, Food for Thought K12 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:41:20 +0000 Michele Cummins 22906 at How to Help Students With Nonverbal Learning Disabilities <p>This article describes her experience with an NVLD student and gives some advice on how to help students with NVLD organize information and focus.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> dissibility HZ 150 NVLD special needs K-12 Stories, Examples, Food for Thought K12 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:24:26 +0000 Michele Cummins 22905 at Skype's newest app will translate your speech in real time <p>Microsoft's Skype Translator has demonstrated that it can translate calls between students in the U.S. and Mexico. Microsoft is also translating instant messaging conversations through Skype Translator, with more than 40 languages supported.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> collaboration communication Emerging Technologies HZ 150 mystery skype Skype skype translator translate translation videoconference K-12 K12 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:44:04 +0000 Michele Cummins 22904 at Choosing An Online Learning Platform: Which Makes Sense? <p>The most critical piece of information in choosing an online system are the most obvious and the most overlooked questions (1): What do you want learners to know and be able to do? (2) What platform can best help them attain these learning goals?</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> course creation Higher Education HZ 150 learning management LMS online course online learning HiEd References Tue, 16 Dec 2014 22:24:53 +0000 Michele Cummins 22903 at Averages Don’t Matter...and Other Common Mistakes in Data Analysis <p>Few educators ever receive training in assessment or formal guidance in data analysis. In this article Dr. Nick Sheltrown, Director of Learning Analytics at Compass Learning, describes five quick lessons learned through his experience in the data trenches.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> assessment Big Data data data analysis Emerging Technologies HZ 150 K-12 K12 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 20:19:25 +0000 Michele Cummins 22902 at 10 Online Learning Trends to Watch in 2015 [#Infographic] <p>A new infographic from TalentLMS, a cloud-based learning management system, offers its picks for the top 10 E-Learning Trends to Follow in 2015:</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> cloud Digital Learning elearning Higher Education HZ 150 LMS online learning trends 'Technologies to Watch' Lists HiEd Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19:59:47 +0000 Michele Cummins 22901 at An education in augmented reality: 8 tips for getting started <p>Matt Ramirez, lead augmented reality developer at digital education charity Jisc, lists some tips for organizations who are considering using augmented reality technology.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> 3-D 3d AR augmented reality Emerging Technologies HZ 150 JISC simulation visualization Tech News Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19:53:11 +0000 Michele Cummins 22900 at Idaho PTECH: Building the “Last Mile” of Opportunity for Rural Students <p>The Idaho PTECH Network is a partnership between high schools, community colleges and employers so that the middle 50% of Idaho students, no matter where they live, can access college and jobs.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> HZ 149 idaho network North America online online learning PTECH real-world learning K-12 Challenges and Trends K12 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 21:28:17 +0000 Michele Cummins 22899 at LEARNING IS EVOLVING: 10 KEY E-LEARNING TRENDS FOR 2015 <p>Aurion Learning lists its top ten picks for key eLearning trends to watch in 2015.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> 2015 adaptive elearning HZ 149 online learning trend watch list watchlist 'Technologies to Watch' Lists Food for Thought Fri, 12 Dec 2014 21:09:38 +0000 Michele Cummins 22898 at Online Education Has Reached the Mainstream <p>Online education has reached the mainstream. This infographic explores how, where, and why. The full report is available at <a href="" title=""></a>.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Higher Education HZ 149 online online course online learning Reports and Research HiEd Fri, 12 Dec 2014 20:59:31 +0000 Michele Cummins 22897 at New libraries go high-tech, cater to individual communities <p>Built to mimic their surrounding environment architecturally, equipped with high tech systems to automate high speed processing and shelving of books, and with the addition of self-service checkout machines and more, these new libraries are keeping with community interests, culture and needs:</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> books community community center HZ 149 Library library tech smart library Technology in Popular Culture Fri, 12 Dec 2014 19:14:07 +0000 Michele Cummins 22896 at Can a School's Tech Program Take a Rural Town out of Poverty? <p>"Across the country, 70 percent of schools lack a high-speed Internet connection." This article describes the effects and challenges of a new technology program rolled out in Piedmont Alabama.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> access digital divide HZ 149 North America rural K-12 Stories, Examples, Food for Thought K12 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:35:28 +0000 Michele Cummins 22895 at inBloom’s Collapse Offers Lessons For Innovation In Education <p>By now the story is well known. inBloom, a non-profit that offered a data warehouse solution designed to help public schools embrace the promise of personalized learning by helping teachers integrate seamlessly the number of applications they use in their day-to-day teaching, collapsed and has ceased to exist, as privacy concerns from interested parties mounted over a period of many months... This article explains hows this happened.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> data data warehouse HZ 149 inBloom policies policy privacy security storage K-12 Stories, Examples, Food for Thought K12 Wed, 10 Dec 2014 17:41:38 +0000 Michele Cummins 22894 at Districts Get Personal: How Districts Can Support Teacher PD <p>A new report from EdSurge examines the tools that support district and school leaders delivering professional learning experiences to an entire workforce of teachers. They hope this guide will help school and district administrators find the right systems when it comes to managing and delivering professional learning experiences.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> administration competency-based district HZ 149 pd personalize personalized professional development proficiency proficiency-based system tools K-12 Reports and Research K12 Wed, 10 Dec 2014 17:18:03 +0000 Michele Cummins 22893 at National Museum of Scotland set for Game Masters <p>In a new exhibit at the National Museum of Scotland that combines gaming with the history behind those games, Game Maters is a massive arcade with more than 100 games offered for visitors to play that also highlights the stories behind some of the world’s biggest computer games and the little-known artists who created them.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> games gaming history of gaming HZ 149 National Museum of Scotland Museum Stories, Examples, Food for Thought Museum Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:47:54 +0000 Michele Cummins 22892 at How to Raise a Museum-Loving Kid <p>Here are some things to think about when bringing kids to museums and advice on ways to help them engage with what they encounter.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> engagement engaging HZ 149 Museum Stories, Examples, Food for Thought Museum Tue, 09 Dec 2014 03:59:33 +0000 Michele Cummins 22891 at 13 higher ed tech tools and approaches to watch in 2015 <p>Education Dive lists its picks for 13 ed tech tools and approaches from companies and institutions that you should keep on your radar this year due to their recent recognition.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Higher Education HZ 148 watch watch list 'Technologies to Watch' Lists HiEd Mon, 08 Dec 2014 19:19:41 +0000 Michele Cummins 22890 at The Boston Startup Trying to Socialize the Museum Experience <p>Spotzer is a startup powering interactive, socially engaging and context-aware mobile apps that leverage beacon technology to personalize the experience for each user while also giving them access to other perspectives surrounding each specific museum piece they are interested in.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> beacon beacon technology Boston HZ 148 interactive mobile mobile app museum interaction personalization socialize Spotzer startup visitor engagement Challenges and Trends Museum Museum Mon, 08 Dec 2014 18:18:34 +0000 Michele Cummins 22889 at Innovation academies put Grand Rapids high school students on vocation-focused paths <p>Innovation Central High is a more career-focused model of secondary education that includes field-work and mentors from the business community, while still being comprehensive high school in which students learn math, science, foreign languages — everything the state of Michigan says students need to know.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> business career career-focused HZ 149 mentor K-12 Stories, Examples, Food for Thought K12 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 17:56:26 +0000 Michele Cummins 22888 at