Newest Library Items en Hacking a Universe's Worth of Data <p>The American Museum of Natural History recently hosted its first Hackathon to help the museum and the public make use of a huge data set they call "The Digital Universe," which combines data from dozens of different organizations into a three-dimensional atlas of the entire Universe.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> American Museum of Natural History data Hackathon HZ 147 STEM Challenges and Trends Museum Museum Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:10:43 +0000 Michele Cummins 22877 at Tech Talk Roundtable 68 : The Horizon Report, Part One <p>Concordia International School Shanghai Official created three podcasts exploring the topics from the 2014 NMC Technology Outlook for International Schools in Asia.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Concordia Concordia International School Shanghai edtech Emerging Technologies horizon project horizon report HZ 147 international school Shanghai K-12 K12 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:13:15 +0000 Michele Cummins 22876 at Welcome to the Failure Age! <p>"An age of constant invention naturally begets one of constant failure. The life span of an innovation, in fact, has never been shorter."</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> authentic learning failure HZ 147 real-world success Food for Thought Stories, Examples, Food for Thought Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:52:22 +0000 Michele Cummins 22875 at 6 Rules to Break for Better, Deeper Learning Outcomes <p>These recommendations can help educators create an environment that supports student-driven learning.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> authentic HZ 147 initiative student-centered student-driven K-12 Stories, Examples, Food for Thought K12 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:17:23 +0000 Michele Cummins 22874 at WiTricity's CEO Paints a Picture of a Wirelessly Powered Future <p>An MIT invention, magnetic resonance, allows wireless power to be transferred over magnetic waves to devices within the magnetic field of the charging source. This means multiple devices can be charged just by being placed near the power source.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> charging Emerging Technologies HZ 147 magnetic resonance wireless power Tech News Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:20:25 +0000 Michele Cummins 22872 at Making Classroom Learning Work for More Students <p>John Mullin, the CEO of Enlearn, a not-for-profit K-12 company, is partnering with the University of Washington’s Center for Game Science to create digital curriculum that can adjust in real-time to the needs of individual students and teachers.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> adaptive Digital Enlearn HZ 147 personalized K-12 Challenges and Trends K12 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:13:40 +0000 Michele Cummins 22871 at 4 Tech Tools That Support New Teachers <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> HZ 147 professional development K-12 Stories, Examples, Food for Thought K12 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:50:03 +0000 Michele Cummins 22870 at For some students, virtual labs replace hands-on science experiments <p>Virtual labs are increasingly being used in universities like Cal State L.A. and Stanford University to accommodate more students in popular courses while cutting costs.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Higher Education HZ 147 virtual lab Challenges and Trends HiEd Sat, 15 Nov 2014 20:35:55 +0000 Michele Cummins 22869 at Penn State Researchers Tackle Social Network Privacy Gaps <p>Researchers at Pennsylvania State University's College of Information Science and Technology (IST) and the University of Kansas have partnered in an effort to reduce the gap between perceived and actual privacy for users of social networks. They hope to create an app that users could download to more easily control their privacy on various social media accounts.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Higher Education HZ 146 personalized privacy social network Challenges and Trends HiEd Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:18:30 +0000 Michele Cummins 22868 at The Refrigerator as Wireless Charger <p>Energous has developed the WattUp wire-free energy router that can send up to 4 watts of power out in a 3.7-meter radius to specially equipped devices. Energous is teaming up with Haier so that higher end refrigerators can include this technology soon.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> charging Emerging Technologies Energous HZ 146 power wire-free wireless Tech in Popular Culture Fri, 14 Nov 2014 17:55:49 +0000 Michele Cummins 22867 at The British Museum Will Now Let You 3D Print Copies Of Its Artifacts <p>Following in the footsteps of New York's Metropolitan Museum, London's British Museum is about to revolutionize the gift shop experience by allowing visitors to download and 3D print replicas of its priceless antiques and artifacts.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> 3d 3D print 3d-print artifacts British Museum HZ 146 metropolitan personalize Museum Stories, Examples, Food for Thought Museum Fri, 14 Nov 2014 03:40:33 +0000 Michele Cummins 22866 at 5 Reasons Technology Should Be Allowed in the Classroom <p>A college student argues for allowing students to bring their laptops and devices for use in the classroom.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> BYOD classroom Higher Education HZ 146 Challenges and Trends HiEd Thu, 13 Nov 2014 20:47:19 +0000 Michele Cummins 22865 at The Lower Eastside Girls Club Is Making Waves With New Music Project <p>The Lower Eastside Girls Club and Willie Mae Rock Camp are partnering on a 10-month sound design program, Making Waves: The Science of Sound, that teaches girls about digital sound design and multimedia production and diverse careers in music technology. Girls also meet professional women at the forefront of new technologies in the music industry.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> authentic learning creativity hands-on HZ 146 make maker multimedia music sound design STEAM K-12 Stories, Examples, Food for Thought K12 Thu, 13 Nov 2014 17:59:55 +0000 Michele Cummins 22864 at Professors’ Place in the Classroom Is Shifting to the Side <p>Colleges have long seen students as passive receivers of content. That view is changing as More faculty members are using class discussions, relying on student inquiry to guide learning, and assigning group projects.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> guide Higher Education HZ 146 professor role Challenges and Trends HiEd Thu, 13 Nov 2014 17:40:35 +0000 Michele Cummins 22863 at Competency, Texas-Style <p>The University of Texas System has created a competency-based curriculum involving multiple institutions around the state that eventually will stretch from high school, or even middle school, all the way to medical school.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> competency Higher Education HZ 146 Challenges and Trends HiEd Wed, 12 Nov 2014 04:27:58 +0000 Michele Cummins 22862 at Time to Redefine and De-Silo Online Safety Efforts <p>The author breaks down what needs to be redefined when it comes to internet safety and how privacy and security are all part of the equation.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> child safety HZ 146 internet safety online safety policy privacy rights safety Challenges and Trends Food for Thought Wed, 12 Nov 2014 04:04:11 +0000 Michele Cummins 22861 at How 3D audio technology could 'unlock' cities for blind people <p>A new headset that transmits sound to a user's inner ear using vibrations aims to transform how people with sight loss experience the urban landscape. Using location and navigation data from GPS and Microsoft Bing Maps, as well as a network of Bluetooth-enabled beacons placed in urban locations, the headset can help visually impaired people navigate the city.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> beacon Emerging Technologies GPS guide HZ 146 navigate navigation visually impaired Tech News Tue, 11 Nov 2014 22:47:35 +0000 Michele Cummins 22860 at Districts find new way to fund technology <p>Three school districts and a community college passed a new form of school bonds on Tuesday aimed at ensuring technology purchases are more affordable and frequent.</p> <p>Called Ed-Tech Bonds, they are a series of low-interest, short-term bonds, with a three- to five-year payback period, each issued after the previous one is paid off.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> bond Common Core Ed-Tech Bond Funding HZ 146 K-12 Challenges and Trends K12 Tue, 11 Nov 2014 17:16:02 +0000 Michele Cummins 22859 at Some of the Most Sought-After Tech Jobs Don't Require a College Degree <p>There’s a mismatch between the broad education you get in any college program and the realities of entry-level cybersecurity jobs, and more vocational training could meet companies’ needs better, says Doug McLean, vice president of global marketing at Seculert, a security company in Santa Clara, Calif. Symantec (SYMC) is putting $2 million into a pilot project to train urban youth for entry-level jobs in cybersecurity.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> alternative education cybersecurity Higher Education HZ 145 informal education training Stories, Examples, Food for Thought HiEd Thu, 06 Nov 2014 22:53:01 +0000 Michele Cummins 22858 at 800,000 Pages of Patient Art and Mental Health Archives Are Going Online <p>The Wellcome Library is digitizing more than 800,000 pages of material from British psychiatric hospitals which will bring some rare and important historical material from a fascinating period of medical history into an open and free online resource</p> <p>Dating between the 18th and 20th centuries, the trove includes examples of patient artwork and writing, as well as patient-produced publications.</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"><div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Wellcome Library</span> <div class="street-address">183 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BE, United Kingdom +44 20 7611 8722</div> <div class="country-name">United Kingdom</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="51.525924">51° 31' 33.3264" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-0.134148">0° 8' 2.9328" W</abbr></span> </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> archives digitization Europe history HZ 145 Library medical preservation psychiatry research Wellcome Library Stories, Examples, Food for Thought 51.525924 -0.134148 Thu, 06 Nov 2014 15:58:05 +0000 Michele Cummins 22857 at