Newest Library Items http://navigator.nmc.org/library/rss.xml en 10 Uses of Drones in Higher Education [Slideshare] http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/10-uses-drones-higher-education-slideshare <p>Brian A. Rellinger, CIO Ohio Wesleyan University has been experimenting with drones on campus to see firsthand how they can used to enhance teaching, learning, research, and service to society. Some OWU students are already bringing drones on campus, further extending the bring your own device concept.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/10-uses-drones-higher-education-slideshare#comments BYOD drone drones Emerging Technologies Higher Education huffingtonpost.com HZ 143 research HiEd Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:23:14 +0000 Michele Cummins 22829 at http://navigator.nmc.org Blended Learning Provides Pathway to Success for High School Students http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/blended-learning-provides-pathway-success-high-school-students <p>The Red Clay Consolidated School District (RCCSD) was one of the first school districts in Delaware to offer blended learning opportunities to high school students and this article explains why it has been beneficial for them.</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"><div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Delalware</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/blended-learning-provides-pathway-success-high-school-students#comments blended learning hybrid HZ 143 North America thejournal.com K-12 Challenges and Trends K12 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:20:59 +0000 Michele Cummins 22828 at http://navigator.nmc.org Museums Morph Digitally http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/museums-morph-digitally <p>"The transformation, museum officials say, promises to touch every aspect of what museums do, from how art and objects are presented and experienced to what is defined as art."</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/museums-morph-digitally#comments HZ 143 nytimes.com Technology in Popular Culture Museum Museum Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:12:37 +0000 Michele Cummins 22827 at http://navigator.nmc.org Visits to Australia’s museums rise on the back of a digital experience http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/visits-australia%E2%80%99s-museums-rise-back-digital-experience <p>Statistics are showing that as more people discover what museums offer via digital channels, the more they want the experience of visiting the museums themselves.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/visits-australia%E2%80%99s-museums-rise-back-digital-experience#comments apps Australia Australia-New Zealand HZ 143 mobile social media social media marketing theconversation.com virtual exhibition virtual visit web presence Challenges and Trends Museum Museum Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:24:22 +0000 Michele Cummins 22826 at http://navigator.nmc.org In a decade or two, going to the movie theater could feel as outdated as renting a VHS tape. http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/decade-or-two-going-movie-theater-could-feel-outdated-renting-vhs-tape <p>"At some point, VR is going to eliminate the need to go to a physical place and see a big screen," Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe told CNNMoney. "It can be even richer than the IMAX experience in a theater, because it can be 360 and all around you."</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/decade-or-two-going-movie-theater-could-feel-outdated-renting-vhs-tape#comments augmented reality Emerging Technologies HZ 143 money.cnn.com Oculus virtual reality visual story-telling vr Tech in Popular Culture Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:21:38 +0000 Michele Cummins 22825 at http://navigator.nmc.org Surprising Gadgets, Not Just Books, Are Ready for Checkout at College Libraries http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/surprising-gadgets-not-just-books-are-ready-checkout-college-libraries <p>Justin Ellis’s official title at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s library is instructional-technology associate, but he thinks of himself as the gadget guy. He manages a program at the library that lets students and professors check out a growing catalog of computers, cameras, and other electronics—a selection more akin to a Best Buy store than a lending library.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/surprising-gadgets-not-just-books-are-ready-checkout-college-libraries#comments check-out chronicle.com electronics gadgets Higher Education HZ 143 Library Q Challenges and Trends Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:12:08 +0000 Michele Cummins 22824 at http://navigator.nmc.org American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn’t Exist http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/american-schools-are-training-kids-world-doesn%E2%80%99t-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> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/american-schools-are-training-kids-world-doesn%E2%80%99t-exist#comments authentic learning discovery discovery learning HZ 143 learning environment real-world learning wired.com K-12 Food for Thought Stories, Examples, Food for Thought Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:21:53 +0000 Michele Cummins 22823 at http://navigator.nmc.org STEM contests challenge students to make a difference http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/stem-contests-challenge-students-make-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> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/stem-contests-challenge-students-make-difference#comments challenge-based learning contests eschoolnews.com 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 http://navigator.nmc.org As Many As Two Million Students Could Receive Associate Degrees Through National Student Clearinghouse’s Reverse Transfer Project http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/many-two-million-students-could-receive-associate-degrees-through-national-student-clearing <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> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/many-two-million-students-could-receive-associate-degrees-through-national-student-clearing#comments associate associates degree community college credit degree Higher Education HZ 143 Lumina News nscnews.org reverse transfer transfer two-year college HiEd Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:56:30 +0000 Michele Cummins 22821 at http://navigator.nmc.org EdCast CEO: The multiversity can help fend off MOOC disruption http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/edcast-ceo-multiversity-can-help-fend-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> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/edcast-ceo-multiversity-can-help-fend-mooc-disruption#comments cloud collaboration Edcast educationdive.com 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 http://navigator.nmc.org Smithsonian X 3D - Overview http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/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> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/smithsonian-x-3d-overview#comments 3d 3D print 3D scan conservation exhibit model research smithsonian youtube.com Museum Stories, Examples, Food for Thought Museum Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:55:13 +0000 Michele Cummins 22819 at http://navigator.nmc.org Do Our Students Understand Our Standards? http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/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> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/do-our-students-understand-our-standards#comments assessment authentic assessment authentic learning HZ 142 individualized learning learning paths pernillesripp.com 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 http://navigator.nmc.org After 20 years, a teacher reinvents her classroom using technology http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/after-20-years-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> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/after-20-years-teacher-reinvents-her-classroom-using-technology#comments blended blended learning customizable hechingerreport.org 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 http://navigator.nmc.org Metacognition: The Gift That Keeps Giving http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/metacognition-gift-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> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/metacognition-gift-keeps-giving#comments autonomy edutopia.org 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 http://navigator.nmc.org Program Helps Kansas City-Area Students Create Technology, Not Just Use It http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/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> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/program-helps-kansas-city-area-students-create-technology-not-just-use-it#comments authentic learning computer science create HZ 142 kcur.org 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 http://navigator.nmc.org The Real Revolution in Online Education Isn’t MOOCs http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/real-revolution-online-education-isn%E2%80%99t-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> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/real-revolution-online-education-isn%E2%80%99t-moocs#comments blogs.hbr.org competency-based Higher Education HZ 142 online learning Challenges and Trends HiEd Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:01:37 +0000 Michele Cummins 22814 at http://navigator.nmc.org Efficient, Useful Blue-Light LED Draws Nobel Prize in Physics http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/efficient-useful-blue-light-led-draws-nobel-prize-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> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/efficient-useful-blue-light-led-draws-nobel-prize-physics#comments cnet.com 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 http://navigator.nmc.org Startup Builds on Wi-Fi Chips for Cheaper Llast Mile' to Home Broadband http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/startup-builds-wi-fi-chips-cheaper-llast-mile-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> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/startup-builds-wi-fi-chips-cheaper-llast-mile-home-broadband#comments broadband Connected connection digital divide Emerging Technologies HZ 142 internet Mimosa Networks pcworld.com wi-fi Tech News Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:47:26 +0000 Michele Cummins 22812 at http://navigator.nmc.org Let Your Finger Do The Reading With This Great Device From MIT Media Lab http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/let-your-finger-do-reading-great-device-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> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/let-your-finger-do-reading-great-device-mit-media-lab#comments bigthink.com 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 http://navigator.nmc.org Robotics Enters K-12 Classrooms http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/robotics-enters-k-12-classrooms <p>These schools and programs leverage robotics to engage students.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/robotics-enters-k-12-classrooms#comments eschoolnews.com 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 http://navigator.nmc.org