Newest Library Items http://navigator.nmc.org/library/rss.xml en 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 Top ed-tech stories to watch: Maker movement makes waves http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/top-ed-tech-stories-watch-maker-movement-makes-waves <p>eSchoolNews has a series of posts on key ed-tech trends for the new school year and this particular one focuses on the proliferation of maker spaces in schools.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/top-ed-tech-stories-watch-maker-movement-makes-waves#comments Emerging Technologies eschoolnews.com HZ 134 maker movement maker space K-12 K12 Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:29:39 +0000 Michele Cummins 22724 at http://navigator.nmc.org Use BYOD strategies to prepare for BYOA http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/use-byod-strategies-prepare-byoa <p>BYOD has led to BYOA—bring-your-own-app—and focus must now shift from devices to software.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/use-byod-strategies-prepare-byoa#comments app apps BYOA BYOD districtadministration.com HZ 134 Mobile Device mobile learning Challenges and Trends Food for Thought Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:11:06 +0000 Michele Cummins 22723 at http://navigator.nmc.org Harvard’s 1,000 Kilobot swarm demonstrates the future of robotics http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/harvard%E2%80%99s-1000-kilobot-swarm-demonstrates-future-robotics <p>Swarms of small robots in their thousands that collectively complete complex tasks are now possible – and could be the future of robotics, according to researchers.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/harvard%E2%80%99s-1000-kilobot-swarm-demonstrates-future-robotics#comments collective Emerging Technologies hive HZ 133 robot robotics swarm theguardian.com HZ News Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:52:20 +0000 Michele Cummins 22722 at http://navigator.nmc.org Creating an Ever-Flexible Center for Tech Innovation http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/creating-ever-flexible-center-tech-innovation <p>Mr. Huttenlocher, dean of Cornell Tech, a closely watched collaboration in New York City between Cornell University and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, is making it his goal to create an environment where everything can be repurposed. Committing to flexibility means committing to nothing. Embracing technology means not buying too much.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/creating-ever-flexible-center-tech-innovation#comments Cornell Tech flexibility Higher Education HZ 133 infrastructure nytimes.com plsnning Stories, Examples, Food for Thought HiEd Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:44:04 +0000 Michele Cummins 22721 at http://navigator.nmc.org Canvas Network Announces Minecraft MOOCs and App in a Suite of 15 MOOCs for K-12 Teachers, Students and Parents http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/canvas-network-announces-minecraft-moocs-and-app-suite-15-moocs-k-12-teachers-students-and- <p>Instructure has unveiled a suite of MOOCs including two Minecraft MOOCs that aim to help teachers leverage gamification best practices in the classroom. Enrollment is free and open for registration for anyone in the world at canvas.net.</p> <p>Instructure is also releasing a Minecraft app for Canvas, which allows students to link their Minecraft account to Canvas and use in-game actions to submit assignments. For instance, students can tag locations of their creations for teachers to visit and explore.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/canvas-network-announces-minecraft-moocs-and-app-suite-15-moocs-k-12-teachers-students-and-#comments canvas game-based learning Gamification gaming HZ 133 Instructure Instructure.com minecraft MOOC News online course online learning professional development K-12 K12 Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:59:31 +0000 Michele Cummins 22720 at http://navigator.nmc.org 50 apps for the new school year http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/50-apps-new-school-year <p>Apps for productivity, travel, geography, and more can help teachers and libraries use and share new resources.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/50-apps-new-school-year#comments app Apps for EDU eschoolnews.com HZ 133 mobile learning resources K-12 References Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:40:02 +0000 Michele Cummins 22719 at http://navigator.nmc.org Using Design Thinking to Create a School from Scratch http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/using-design-thinking-create-school-scratch <p>Are you familiar with Design Thinking? Alpha Public Schools are using the "iterative approach to innovation and problem solving that starts by empathizing deeply with the people in a particular community."</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"><div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Alpha Public Schools</span> <div class="street-address">1601 Cunningham Ave., San Jose, CA 95122</div> <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=1601+Cunningham+Ave.%2C+San+Jose%2C+CA+95122%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div></div> </div> </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/using-design-thinking-create-school-scratch#comments Alpha Public Schools creativity design Design thinking edsurge.com HZ 133 maker problem solving real-world learning K-12 Stories, Examples, Food for Thought K12 Wed, 13 Aug 2014 22:23:00 +0000 Michele Cummins 22718 at http://navigator.nmc.org Is This The School Library Of The Future? http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/school-library-future <p>Rearranging physical library spaces can make them more conducive to creative thinking and group work. The focus is less about organizing books and more about the student experience.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/school-library-future#comments design fastcoexist.com HZ 133 learning space library physical space redesign K-12 Challenges and Trends Food for Thought Wed, 13 Aug 2014 22:17:25 +0000 Michele Cummins 22717 at http://navigator.nmc.org Magnets Join Race to Replace Transistors in Computers http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/magnets-join-race-replace-transistors-computers <p>Scientists at Technical University of Munich (TUM) have discovered a way to grow a computer chip with "number-crunching layers 100 nanomagnets deep." ...Meaning magnets could definitely be welcome competition for the transistors we're accustomed to.</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"><div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Technical University of Munich (TUM) </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/magnets-join-race-replace-transistors-computers#comments computer Emerging Technologies Europe Higher Education HZ 133 magnet magnetic newscientist.com Tech News Wed, 13 Aug 2014 22:05:35 +0000 Michele Cummins 22716 at http://navigator.nmc.org