Newest Library Items en Voice Hackers Will Soon Be Talking Their Way Into Your Technology <p>Voice-activated technology is so vulnerable to attack that users should immediately disable speech recognition on all their devices, a security researcher at AVG has warned. He made the ominous prediction that a “thief outside the door” could take control of gadgets such as smart televisions or laptops from outside a target’s home, potentially burgling them without even smashing a window.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> hacker HZ 140 security voice voice hackers voice-activation Stories, Examples, Food for Thought Tech in Popular Culture Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:31:40 +0000 Michele Cummins 22796 at 20 Collaborative Learning Tips And Strategies For Teachers <p>Collaborative learning teams are said to attain higher level thinking and preserve information for longer times than students working individually. This article lists best practices and ways to include collaborative learning in the classroom.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> best practices collaboration collaborative environment collaborative learning HZ 140 strategies tips K-12 Challenges and Trends K12 Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:06:23 +0000 Michele Cummins 22795 at OPINION: Education Technology: Could it Be Different This Time? <p>Umang Gupta, a Silicon Valley software entrepreneur discusses how and why he thinks there have been no mega-breakout companies in the education technology space. Neither has there been a transformation of education itself that has been as extensive and as far reaching as we have seen in the rest of our economy.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> change economy HZ 140 infrastructure revolution spending transformation Food for Thought Stories, Examples, Food for Thought Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:43:13 +0000 Michele Cummins 22794 at Meet The Finalists Of Intel's Make It Wearable Challenge <p>Nine months ago, Intel kicked off the Make It Wearable (MIW) Challenge. Part-competition, part-entrepreneurial mentorship program, MIW challenged thousands of global participants to inspire the next big idea in wearable technology. Since then, 10 teams of young entrepreneurs and developers were selected to develop their proposals into working, marketable prototypes</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> competition creator creators crowdsource crowdsourced HZ 140 intel make maker wearable wearable tech Stories, Examples, Food for Thought Tech in Popular Culture Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:50:24 +0000 Michele Cummins 22793 at 18 Apps Every Creative And Artist Type Should Download Right Now <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Apps for EDU art creative creativity exhibit HZ 140 mobile learning mobile museum museum STEAM Museum References Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:51:13 +0000 Michele Cummins 22792 at Nixie is a Wearable that Flies Off Your Wrist <p>Meet Nixie, the wristband that acts as your own personal airborne camera. With a flick of your arm the device takes off, turns around to capture a photo of you in action, then comes back to you.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> drone Emerging Technologies Nixie wearable Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:21:05 +0000 Michele Cummins 22791 at Could Bilingual Education Mold Kids’ Brains to Better Resist Distraction? <p>esearchers now believe that when people learn another language, they develop cognitive advantages that improve their attention, self-control and ability to deal with conflicting information. Brain researchers who study bilingualism believe that the act of juggling two languages strengthens the brain system that helps people pay attention. That strong capacity to focus might be what leads to better academic performance in some children who grow up bilingual or attend language immersion programs.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> bilingual bilingualism brain brain research distraction HZ 140 K-12 Challenges and Trends K12 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:34:53 +0000 Michele Cummins 22790 at How We Made the Show and Tell Circus App for Children with Autism <p>Circus Starr has created an interactive storybook where children can make their own circus story from a “bank” of related images and personalise these stories by uploading their own images, captions and footage. The research behind the app and future developments have potential to help support access to other forms of the arts like theatre visits, museums, and galleries.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> apps Apps for EDU arts Autism HZ 140 mobile learning personalize virtual K-12 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:05:52 +0000 Michele Cummins 22789 at A Solution To The Massively Disengaged Workforce [Slide Deck] <p>This article discusses how digital badges can address some of the current challenges of educating students and professionals to fit the job openings that are available and the needs of our future workforce.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Higher Education HZ 140 Challenges and Trends HiEd Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:43:28 +0000 Michele Cummins 22788 at Creating Classrooms for Social Justice <p>A lot has been discussed and written about being an "educator for social justice." What does that really mean? In this Edutopia post the author breaks down a few basic classroom practices that allow teachers to engage with best practices in teaching core subjects while also being advocates for social justice in the classroom.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> assessment authentic learning classroom community creating change HZ 140 real-world real-world learning real-world problems social justice K-12 Challenges and Trends K12 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:21:15 +0000 Michele Cummins 22787 at How Computer Coding Can Increase Engagement, Provide a Purpose for Learning <p>The HFOSS project has been likened to the well-known charity Habitat for Humanity — except that, instead of building houses for the needy, participants are building computer programs for use in situations where information is the scarcest and most valuable resource.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Higher Education HZ 139 Stories, Examples, Food for Thought HiEd Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:41:38 +0000 Michele Cummins 22786 at The Future of Travel Has Arrived: Virtual-Reality Beach Vacations <p>The Teleporter is a new virtual-reality installation from Marriott Hotels that leverages 4-D elements like pneumatic pumps embedded in the floor, misting nozzles in the walls, heater blowers in the ceiling, fans in the ceiling and floor, a scent dispenser, and a 1000-watt amplifier in the rear cabinet to send guests on a 90 second vacation.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> augmented reality Emerging Technologies HZ 139 immersive installation teleporter virtual reality virtual-reality Tech in Popular Culture Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:49:59 +0000 Michele Cummins 22785 at Ringgold Elementary School hosts technology workshops for parents <p>Ringgold Elementary School hosted a Tech Night workshop for parents to learn more about the programs students are using in class this year. Three stations were offered and led by administrators and staff, educating parents about Gaggle, Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT), Parent Portal, group messaging, and more.</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"><div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Ringgold Elementary School</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="">Google Maps</a></div></div> </div> </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div> BYOT HZ 139 parent-teacher parents safety student data student safety Tech night workshop K-12 Stories, Examples, Food for Thought K12 Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:19:00 +0000 Michele Cummins 22784 at Gaze-Tracker Lets You Connect to Devices with a Glance <p>GET ready to connect with a glance. Researchers have built a wearable, head-mounted computer that tracks your gaze. Called iGaze, it connects to devices just by looking at them.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Emerging Technologies eye-tracking eye-tracking camera gesture-based computing HZ 139 iGaze Tech News Wed, 24 Sep 2014 02:41:06 +0000 Michele Cummins 22783 at 8 Tips to Create a Twitter-Driven School Culture <p>Looking to integrate Twitter into your school or educational program? Where to start:</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> HZ 139 social media tools twitter K-12 References K12 Wed, 24 Sep 2014 02:30:31 +0000 Michele Cummins 22782 at With the Right Technology, Can Children Teach Themselves? <p>A new technology competition in the private sector seeks to “revolutionize global education" by developing a free, open-source and scalable software solution in 18 months that can enable children to teach themselves basic reading, writing and arithmetic. The software, says the challenge’s director, Matt Keller, will be designed to be deployed on very low cost Android tablet computers.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> digital divide edtech HZ 139 open content open source open-source scalable K-12 Challenges and Trends K12 Wed, 24 Sep 2014 01:43:54 +0000 Michele Cummins 22781 at Penn State Students Use Technology to Help Boal Museum Reach Community <p>Three Penn State Information Sciences and Technology (IST) students interned at the Boal Mansion Museum to make the museums contents more visible and inviting to the public. Filmon Beraki updated the online Boal family genealogy, Lisa Khuu created a virtual tour of some of the museum’s rooms, and Charles Chiang helped Pazamickas create a walking tour map with GPS capabilities of historic Boalsburg village.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> HiEd HZ 139 intern internship North America Museum Stories, Examples, Food for Thought Museum Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:16:51 +0000 Michele Cummins 22780 at Kids coding at school: 'When you learn computing, you're thinking about thinking' <p>"When you learn computing, you are thinking about thinking, and about how thinking works. You’re having to try to imagine how this computer is going to do something for you."</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> coding computer science curriculum HZ 139 ICT K-12 Challenges and Trends K12 Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:40:29 +0000 Michele Cummins 22779 at Where Does Automated Essay Scoring Belong in K-12 Education? <p>This article argues that automated assessments are best used by students before turning in their final drafts so that digital tools can help in the revision process. Plus atomated tools can record the student’s process of writing so that each draft--with mistakes and student’s revisions--is recorded and reviewable by teachers.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> automated essay scoring Emerging Technologies K-12 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:54:15 +0000 Michele Cummins 22778 at New social network aimed at improving education <p>IT company IBM and Brockenhurst College in the UK have created a private social network to help give staff a better understanding of their students and tailor lessons to them.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> analytics data data mining Higher Education ibm learning analytics predictive analytics social network student data Challenges and Trends Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:51:28 +0000 Michele Cummins 22777 at