Horizon Report > 2013 Higher Education Edition Login or Create New Account Member Spotlights RIT Launches Nation’s First Minor in Free and Open Source Software and Free Culture Partner News HP LIFE e-Learning Raffle: Win an Amazon Gift Card! iTUNES U Ideas that Matter and More High Quality, Free EdTech Content Sparking innovation, learning and creativity. > Publications > NMC on iTunes U > Creative Commons NMC Horizon Report > 2013 Higher Education Edition The NMC Horizon Report > 2013 Higher Education Edition is a collaborative effort between the NMC and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), an EDUCAUSE Program. The tenth edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, a decade-long research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in higher education. Tags: 2013 135638 reads Sparking innovation, learning and creativity. Identifying the impact of emerging technologies. News Events Members Projects Connections Publications Horizon About
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EdTech Chic: How #GAFE and #Chrome are helping @BrenhamISD stay CIPA compliant by educating students domain-wide with just a few clicks! First of all, if you are not familiar with CIPA (Children's Internet Protection Act), you can read more about it here. According to the FCC: The Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) was enacted by Congress in 2000 to address concerns about children's access to obscene or harmful content over the Internet. CIPA imposes certain requirements on schools or libraries that receive discounts for Internet access or internal connections through the E-rate program – a program that makes certain communications services and products more affordable for eligible schools and libraries. In early 2001, the FCC issued rules implementing CIPA and provided updates to those rules in 2011. Because Brenham ISD receives e-Rate money, we must work hard to make sure we are meeting requirements by monitoring and filtering student Internet access and providing education about online safety, cyberbullying, etc. WHAT WHAT?! Here's what I learned while I was setting all of this up...
for Education - Three Things We Need To Remember For Every Professional Development There are lots of ideas out there as to why teachers don't want to engage in PD. Many times the PD, when it is required, isn't meaningful. When I was in the classroom I was part of a team that helped to decide the direction our PD at the school level would take. On the flip side, at the district level, teachers rarely got to choose the direction of the PD. However, one theme that came up again and again was maybe too much blame was being placed on teachers and district administrators. What do you think?
Five-Minute Film Festival: Teaching Digital Citizenship "Digital citizenship" is an umbrella term that covers a whole host of important issues. Broadly, it's the guidelines for responsible, appropriate behavior when one is using technology. But specifically, it can cover anything from "netiquette" to cyberbullying; technology access and the digital divide; online safety and privacy; copyright, plagiarism, and digital law, and more. In fact, some programs that teach digital citizenship have outlined no less than nine elements that intersect to inform a well-equipped digital citizen. It's an overwhelming array of skills to be taught and topics to explore. But while there is much talk about the importance of teaching digital citizenship in this information society, not many are sure what that really looks like. Video Playlist: Teaching Digital Citizenship Watch the player below to see the whole playlist, or view it on YouTube. What is Digital Citizenship? More Resources for Learning About Digital Citizenship
5 Reasons Chromebooks Make Sense for Schools Ravenscroft had been mulling a one-to-one initiative for more than a decade. But when Chromebooks hit the market in spring 2011, it became a no-brainer. Because they run the browser-based Google Chrome operating system, these notebooks start up instantly, integrate with Google Apps for Education and cost far less than traditional models. "When Chromebooks came out, I purchased one and gave it to my son," says Jason Ramsden, chief technology officer for the independent K–12 school in Raleigh, N.C. "We quickly saw its potential for use in a school environment. He was able to immediately get online and start working. Ravenscroft began a pilot in fall 2011, distributing 30 Samsung Series 5 Chromebooks to the 10th-grade English composition classes. "It's really made life easier for the teachers," Ramsden says. Here are five key reasons schools nationwide are dropping traditional notebooks and going Chrome. 1. "You need to look at sustainability," she says. 2. SOURCE: Google 3. 4. 5.
5 Tips to Help Teachers Who Struggle with Technology "I'm not very tech savvy" is the response I usually hear from teachers that struggle with technology. Whether it's attaching a document to an email or creating a PowerPoint, some teachers really have a difficult time navigating the digital world. As schools around the globe begin to embed the use of technology in their learning environments, these teachers can be left feeling frustrated and marginalized by the new tools they are required to use but do not understand. The school where I teach is currently within its post-BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) implementation age. We started with a small cohort of tech-savvy teachers to pilot a BYOD program with selected classes. If you plan on introducing a new technology or are embarking on the mighty task of becoming a wireless BYOD school, here are five tips to help your teachers still struggling with technology. 1. Integrating technology can be very stressful for educators that aren't familiar with it. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Frequently Overlooked Google Search Tools and Strategies This morning I spent some time reading the first part of the solution to Dr. Daniel Russell's most recent search challenge on Search ReSearch. Dr. The solution to Dr. Reading through the solution to Dr. Google Books: Google Books can be a good research tool for students if they are aware of it and know how to use it. Google Scholar: Google Scholar, like Google Books, is one of the research tools that students often overlook when searching on the web. You can find screenshots of these processes here. Google Earth, Maps, and Street View imagery: When confronted with a location-based search challenge Google Earth and Google Maps can provide a student with a lot of clues. Control F (Command F): Many students have the bad habit of only glancing at the webpages they open from a search results page. Public Data Explorer: Google's Public Data Explorer draws on data sets from the World Bank, the US CDC, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, and other sources of public data.
Getting Started with your Chromebook Chromebooks rare easy to set up and use. However, getting started with your Chromebook can be a better experience if you knew a bunch of things, especially those that make Chrome OS and Chromebooks different from other laptops and operating systems. This guide will do just that! Getting Started With Your Chromebook Chrome OS and Chromebooks are new concepts. I wrote this guide answering those questions and also adding few tips and tricks that will make your Chromebook experience more rewarding. Ready When You Are! Ready When You Are! You are already doing it when you use Gmail, Google Doc or Dropbox. So, do you think you are ready for Chrome OS and Cloud Computing? Getting To Know The Keyboard Remember I told you about Chromebooks being different from traditional laptops? Instead of function keys, you have dedicated keys for managing your Chrome browser. Here is the first thing for you to do. The Search Key and Caps Lock Key Chrome OS Apps Menu is quite useful. No Delete Key Change Time Zone
How to Get Hesitant Teachers to Use Technology In my consulting as well as administrative technology work, I am often asked the same questions by different schools and officials. One of the most common is: “How do you get teachers who are hesitant or resistant to use technology?” I am keenly aware that many of my colleagues are not, for various reasons, gung ho about educational technology. And it’s interesting. Quite often, the teachers who are hesitant to adopt new technology are great — in fact, amazing — educators. In my role as tech advocate, I habitually find myself trying to coax these established educators to use new tools and incorporate new methodologies. 1. If you’re working with veteran educators, this is especially important. Instead, try this: observe what they do in the classroom that’s made them successful and build out from there. 2. If teachers express a want or need for technology in the classroom (a particular browser, program, hardware, etc.) accommodate them! 3. 4. Teachers are not done at three o’clock. 5. 6.
How To Bring Your Lab Notebook Into The 21st Century As more and more states adopt the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), teachers are beginning to wonder what tools they will need to implement the new standards in their classrooms. The NGSS focuses on three dimensions: core ideas in science and engineering necessary to prepare students to gain more knowledge independently; concepts that cut across content areas; and practices employed by scientists and engineers as they investigate, design and build (National Research Council 2011). The framers of the NGSS emphasize the need for students to do science and not just learn about science. What do you need to do science in the classroom? Well, that’s going to depend a lot on your grade level and your content area, but I would argue that all science students need a lab notebook – an electronic lab notebook (ELN) to be specific. Keeping a lab notebook is an essential part of the science or engineering process. Creativity and Innovation Science, at its heart, is a creative undertaking.
Getting Started with your Chromebook The holidays are now over and many of you may have received a Chromebook for Christmas. Welcome to the world of Google’s desktop operating system. I have written this guide to help new Chromebook users to get up and running with their new device, it may also provide some tips for you Chromebook veterans. This guide will apply to all Chromebooks, from the now retired Cr-48 to Samsung’s and Acer’s latest offerings. Signing In, Updating Chromebook When you first turn on your new Chromebook, it will require to first connect to the Internet. Once you are connected to the Internet, Chrome OS will start to look for the latest updates for your Chromebook. Once updated, you will be next required to sign in with your Google account. Thats it! Basically, you will be up and running within a few minutes, and you can start using your Chromebook without any other setup. Learning the keys Ctrl + Alt + ? Chromebooks also has a different keyboard to what you may have seen on other laptops. Personalising