Newest Library Items http://navigator.nmc.org/library/rss.xml en How Computer Coding Can Increase Engagement, Provide a Purpose for Learning http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/how-computer-coding-can-increase-engagement-provide-purpose-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> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/how-computer-coding-can-increase-engagement-provide-purpose-learning#comments hechingerreport.org Higher Education HZ 139 Stories, Examples, Food for Thought HiEd Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:41:38 +0000 Michele Cummins 22786 at http://navigator.nmc.org The Future of Travel Has Arrived: Virtual-Reality Beach Vacations http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/future-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> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/future-travel-has-arrived-virtual-reality-beach-vacations#comments augmented reality Emerging Technologies HZ 139 immersive installation teleporter virtual reality virtual-reality wired.com Tech in Popular Culture Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:49:59 +0000 Michele Cummins 22785 at http://navigator.nmc.org Ringgold Elementary School hosts technology workshops for parents http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/ringgold-elementary-school-hosts-technology-workshops-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="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/ringgold-elementary-school-hosts-technology-workshops-parents#comments BYOT HZ 139 northwestgeorgianews.com 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 http://navigator.nmc.org Gaze-Tracker Lets You Connect to Devices with a Glance http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/gaze-tracker-lets-you-connect-devices-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> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/gaze-tracker-lets-you-connect-devices-glance#comments Emerging Technologies eye-tracking eye-tracking camera gesture-based computing HZ 139 iGaze newscientist.com Tech News Wed, 24 Sep 2014 02:41:06 +0000 Michele Cummins 22783 at http://navigator.nmc.org 8 Tips to Create a Twitter-Driven School Culture http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/8-tips-create-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> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/8-tips-create-twitter-driven-school-culture#comments edutopia.org HZ 139 social media tools twitter K-12 References K12 Wed, 24 Sep 2014 02:30:31 +0000 Michele Cummins 22782 at http://navigator.nmc.org With the Right Technology, Can Children Teach Themselves? http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/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> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/right-technology-can-children-teach-themselves#comments blogs.kqed.org 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 http://navigator.nmc.org Penn State Students Use Technology to Help Boal Museum Reach Community http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/penn-state-students-use-technology-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> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/penn-state-students-use-technology-help-boal-museum-reach-community#comments HiEd HZ 139 intern internship North America statecollege.com Museum Stories, Examples, Food for Thought Museum Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:16:51 +0000 Michele Cummins 22780 at http://navigator.nmc.org Kids coding at school: 'When you learn computing, you're thinking about thinking' http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/kids-coding-school-when-you-learn-computing-youre-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> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/kids-coding-school-when-you-learn-computing-youre-thinking-about-thinking#comments coding computer science curriculum HZ 139 ICT theguardian.com K-12 Challenges and Trends K12 Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:40:29 +0000 Michele Cummins 22779 at http://navigator.nmc.org Where Does Automated Essay Scoring Belong in K-12 Education? http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/where-does-automated-essay-scoring-belong-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> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/where-does-automated-essay-scoring-belong-k-12-education#comments automated essay scoring edsurge.com Emerging Technologies K-12 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:54:15 +0000 Michele Cummins 22778 at http://navigator.nmc.org New social network aimed at improving education http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/new-social-network-aimed-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> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/new-social-network-aimed-improving-education#comments analytics bbc.com 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 http://navigator.nmc.org British Museum to be digitally recreated in Minecraft http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/british-museum-be-digitally-recreated-minecraft <p>The British Museum in London - complete with all of its exhibits - is to be recreated in the video game Minecraft in hopes to serve as an effective educational tool among a younger demographic.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/british-museum-be-digitally-recreated-minecraft#comments bbc.com British Museum game game-based learning gaming HZ 139 minecraft museum museum education Museum Stories, Examples, Food for Thought Museum Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:07:28 +0000 Michele Cummins 22776 at http://navigator.nmc.org Rhode Island Schools Embark on a Blended Learning Odyssey http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/rhode-island-schools-embark-blended-learning-odyssey <p>The smallest state in the nation has undertaken the ambitious goal of becoming the first "blended learning state" in the nation.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/rhode-island-schools-embark-blended-learning-odyssey#comments blended edtechmagazine.com HZ 139 North America online learning rollout K-12 Challenges and Trends K12 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:24:39 +0000 Michele Cummins 22775 at http://navigator.nmc.org These People Can Make Student Loans Disappear http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/these-people-can-make-student-loans-disappear <p>Strike Debt, a group of economic activists, has erased $3.9 million in private student loans. They buy secondary market debt, which is sold at bargain prices, &amp; instead of trying to collect this debt, the group makes it disappear.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/these-people-can-make-student-loans-disappear#comments Higher Education HZ 138 npr.org Rolling Jubilee student debt student loan Stories, Examples, Food for Thought HiEd Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:56:31 +0000 Michele Cummins 22774 at http://navigator.nmc.org This One Red Button Promises To Do Anything http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/one-red-button-promises-do-anything <p>A new product called the Bttn connects internet of things tasks into a single press. It’s a single button, connected to the internet through either a mobile data chip (like LTE) or Wi-Fi and all of the complicated programming is handled by the existing service IFTTT, a platform that allows users to easily build cause and effect relationships to their connected devices.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/one-red-button-promises-do-anything#comments Bttn button Emerging Technologies fastcodesign.com HZ 138 internet of things IOT programming Tech News Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:56:57 +0000 Michele Cummins 22773 at http://navigator.nmc.org A National Admissions Office’ for Low-Income Strivers http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/national-admissions-office%E2%80%99-low-income-strivers <p>Arianna Trickey was opening a piece of mail in her bedroom during junior year of high school when a pamphlet fell out of the envelope. The pamphlet seemed to offer the impossible: the prospect of a full scholarship to several of her dream colleges.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/national-admissions-office%E2%80%99-low-income-strivers#comments admissions financial aid Higher Education HZ 138 nytimes.com QuestBridge Stories, Examples, Food for Thought HiEd Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:33:54 +0000 Michele Cummins 22772 at http://navigator.nmc.org PeerSpace Raises $1.5 Million To Create An Airbnb For Creative Work And Meeting Spaces http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/peerspace-raises-15-million-create-airbnb-creative-work-and-meeting-spaces <p>Billing itself as a sort of Airbnb for creative spaces, PeerSpace has built a marketplace that allows businesses with unique places to monetize them when they’re not in use. Think dance studios or art galleries or photography studios that go unused a couple of times a week and could be rented out to teams that want to get out of their cube farms for a day.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/peerspace-raises-15-million-create-airbnb-creative-work-and-meeting-spaces#comments collaborate collaborative HZ 138 News PeerSpace techcrunch.com Tech News Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:52:23 +0000 Michele Cummins 22771 at http://navigator.nmc.org Iowa State joins other colleges in University Innovation Alliance http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/iowa-state-joins-other-colleges-university-innovation-alliance <p>The University Innovation Alliance — which was created by 11 major research universities including Oregon State, Michigan State, Ohio State, Purdue University and Iowa State — will focus on retention rates for low-income and first-generation students. </p> <p>One of the innovations that Iowa State may implement is using predictive analytics to see how students will perform in their classes and provide them with advising tools that will help them determine which majors in which they would be successful.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/iowa-state-joins-other-colleges-university-innovation-alliance#comments Higher Education HZ 138 iowastatedaily.com News predictive analytics retention University Innovation Allianc HiEd Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:25:11 +0000 Michele Cummins 22770 at http://navigator.nmc.org Most mobile apps will fail standard security tests, Gartner says http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/most-mobile-apps-will-fail-standard-security-tests-gartner-says <p>Seventy-five percent of mobile apps will fail the most basic of security tests next year, predicts market researcher Gartner. This poses a problem for bring your own device strategies as they are vulnerable to security breaches.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/most-mobile-apps-will-fail-standard-security-tests-gartner-says#comments app BYOD cnet.com HZ 138 mobile app mobile security breach security Challenges and Trends Tech in Popular Culture Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:07:03 +0000 Michele Cummins 22769 at http://navigator.nmc.org University of Georgia Rolls Out New App http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/university-georgia-rolls-out-new-app <p>Students at the University of Georgia can use the university's new app to find their classes, track buses, check out menus at all campus dining locations, access course materials 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">University of Georgia</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/university-georgia-rolls-out-new-app#comments campustechnology.com HZ 138 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:58:15 +0000 Michele Cummins 22768 at http://navigator.nmc.org Students Study a Rampant Virus at University Cybersecurity Lab http://navigator.nmc.org/clipping/students-study-rampant-virus-university-cybersecurity-lab <p>Students at the new Cyber Security Lab at the University of Southern Maine are learning in a unique environment where viruses can be studied before they become a crippling problem to the outside world. Students study the latest techniques in cybersecurity and learn about the digital threats that can easily damage corporate or government defenses.</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"><div class="adr"> <span class="fn">University of Southern Maine</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/students-study-rampant-virus-university-cybersecurity-lab#comments cybersecurity edtechmagazine.com Higher Education HZ 138 virus Stories, Examples, Food for Thought HiEd Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:48:40 +0000 Michele Cummins 22767 at http://navigator.nmc.org