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10 Emerging Educational Technologies & How They Are Being Used Across the Globe

10 Emerging Educational Technologies & How They Are Being Used Across the Globe
For over a decade, the New Media Consortium (NMC) has been charting the landscape of emerging technologies in teaching, learning, and creative inquiry on a global scale. The NMC’s advisory board includes 750 technology experts and faculty members from colleges and universities in 40 countries, and is supported by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). The NMC’s latest research efforts, the NMC Horizon Report: 2013 K-12 Edition and the NMC Horizon Report: 2013 Higher Education Edition, were released this spring, and together highlight ten emerging technologies that will impact education over the course of the next five years: cloud computing, mobile learning, learning analytics, open content, 3D printing, MOOCs, virtual and remote laboratories, games and gamification, tablet computing, and wearable technology. As an educator, you have probably heard about many of these technologies, if not all of them. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Related:  Español

Apple facilitará a las escuelas el uso de iPads para sus alumnos Apple hará las cosas más fáciles para los educadores y todo aquel que administra redes y programas de IT en las escuelas: A partir del próximo año empezarán a realizarse cambios tan significativos como la unificación de sus herramientas de implementación y la eliminación del requerimiento de disponer de un Apple ID al configurar un nuevo iPad, lo que de paso permitirá la instalación de apps de forma controlada y sin complicar la vida al personal que gestiona el material. No todas las escuelas pueden darse el lujo de brindar un iPad a cada estudiante, por lo que, quienes optan por ellas para acercar a los chicos a la tecnología de las tablets, deben recurrir a tediosas tareas como el crear cuentas genéricas en cada uno de los dispositivos -no es tan fácil que un niño menor de 13 años cuente con un Apple ID y mucho menos que disponga de él en un dispositivo ajeno- e ir configurándoles por separado en el tema de aplicaciones y controles de acceso.

The 20 Best Pinterest Boards About Education Technology Pinterest is quickly becoming one of the biggest sources inspiration and innovation when it comes to cooking, design, and education. That’s right, education is a prominent fixture on Pinterest now and that, of course, means that education technology plays a starring role. In an effort to help curate the massive amount of Pinterest boards about education technology, you can use the following list as a jumping off point to start your Pinterest journey. The following boards are curated by teachers, admins, and other education enthusiasts. Don’t forget to check out the Edudemic Pinterest board where you can keep track of all the stuff we’re up to. Patricia Brown : Patricia showcases a myriad of videos, articles, tutorials, and lots of other resources all about education technology. We want to see what YOU are pinning!

Ideation and the 90:10 Rule Most surveys today indicate that Research and Development executives are frequently disappointed in their ideation exercises and that they commonly complain that ideas aren’t actionable, aren’t relevant or simply aren’t economical. They also complain that ideas are insular, vague and can’t be scaled for the real world but ultimately it would appear that good ideas are hard to find and some recent research studies have indicated that it can take thousands of ideas to generate one commercial success. That’s a lot of time, money, and energy to invest only to meet frustration. Most companies respond to this dissatisfaction by increasing the number of participants in the ideation process, or by increasing the number of ideation sessions but in the worst cases by simply stopping the programs all together and this can lead to the company’s slow death. What could Albert Einstein, a man born in the 19th century tell us about working in the 21st century? image credit: successfulworkplace.com

¿Por qué el cerebro humano necesita el arte? | Escuela con cerebro El arte en todas sus manifestaciones constituye una característica esencial que identifica al ser humano, ha permitido transmitir la cultura en toda su extensión y ha sido y es básico para su supervivencia. Nuestro cerebro plástico necesita el arte. Ya en los primeros años y de forma natural el niño juega, canta, baila, dibuja y todas estas actividades son imprescindibles para su correcto desarrollo sensorial, motor, cognitivo, emocional y en definitiva cerebral que le van a permitir aprender a aprender. Y realizando todas estas actividades el niño se divierte, muestra orgulloso sus resultados a los demás, intenta mejorar y ésta es una forma efectiva de entrenar una de las grandes virtudes del ser humano: el autocontrol. Las neuroimágenes cerebrales revelan algunos indicios de por qué las actividades artísticas son tan importantes. Como podemos ver en la figura 1, cada actividad artística activa diferentes regiones cerebrales. La memoria Las emociones La creatividad Artes visuales.

5 Ways To Participate In Online Courses According to the National Survey of Student Engagement , research has shown that a student’s success is directly related to his participation, or involvement, in the educational experience. This is particularly true in the online courses where face-to-face connections are extremely rare. Understanding the ways in which participation occurs is important for online students, instructors and administrators. Bored? Try A Discussion Board Discussion boards are one of the most widely utilized participation tools in online courses. Try Real-Time Chats For some instructors, real-time chats are preferable to the standard discussion board format. Use Both Blogs And Wikis Blogs and wikis are a newer format for the online classroom. Virtual Labs Labs are typically found in science courses and in some math courses. Share And Discuss Assignments No matter how they are offered, assignments are the key to your grade.

How to be Innovative: The Top 3 Innovation Articles of March 2013 Every company asks themselves the question, ‘How can we be more innovative?’ According to Google, there are about 591,000,000 web pages devoted to answering that question. Each month The Medici Group highlights the top innovation stories of the last 30 days. The stories come from nearly every field imaginable: Last month highlighted the United Nations and Corporate Anthropology. Our year end wrap-up showcased innovation in the film industry, economic development and automobiles. This month we look at two separate stories. Germany’s Model Stresses Execution Over Innovation – Ben Rooney Copycats are everywhere. Tuition at Learn-to-Code Boot Camp Is Free — Until You Get a Job – Marcus Wohlsen Most people consider innovation a shiny new product—an iPhone or Google Glass. The Origin of Human Creativity Was Surprisingly Complex – Heather Pringle A very readable and interesting look into how we evolved the capability to innovate.

Cómo saber si su hijo/a está desarrollando adicción al móvil y qué hacer | kids and teens online Existe un debate entre la comunidad científica acerca del uso de conceptos como la “adicción a internet” o la “adicción al móvil”. Pero, sin entrar en el debate, por todos es aceptado el hecho de que existen conductas de uso y abuso, que en su máxima expresión conllevan consecuencias negativas para los niños y adolescentes que las desarrollan. En el estudio EU-NET-ADB financiado por la Comisión Europea, y desarrollado por la organización PROTEGELES en España junto a distintas universidades y entidades de Alemania, Holanda, Islandia, Grecia, Polonia y Rumanía, se pone de manifiesto que los adolescentes españoles y rumanos de entre 14 y 17 años, se encuentran a la cabeza de Europa en desarrollo de conductas de riesgo que pueden derivar en problemas relacionados con la adicción a Internet. España es el país que aparece con el porcentaje más alto de jóvenes en esta situación, alcanzando el 21,3%. Pero ¿cómo identificamos el problema? ¿cuándo debemos preocuparnos? Me gusta: Me gusta Cargando...

The Most Unique Thing About MOOCs – And Where Creative Effort is Most Needed I am, ostensibly, on vacation. But if I don’t get this thought out of my brain it will continue to torment my cross-country driving. What exactly is most unique / special about MOOCs? Let’s unpack the acronym back to front: - Courses. - Online courses. - Open online courses. - Massive. I think in our ever-stumbling hurry to do what we’ve always done with new technology, we’re missing a genuine opportunity to see something new in the “massive” part of MOOCs. “Is there a form of teaching which is indigenous to the online environment?” “Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) provide an interesting opportunity to research this question. Relatedly, I’ve also thought for some time (but frustratingly can’t find it quickly in my archives): Our traditional pedagogies scale poorly beyond 30 or so people because they were developed in the context of teaching 30 or so people. This seems to be an appropriate time to say, “we have to think outside the box.”

Top 20 Innovation Articles – March 2013 Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 10 as part of our FREE Innovation Excellence Weekly magazine (PDF for printing or downloading to iPad, Kindle, Nook, etc.) and email newsletter. But enough delay, here are February’s twenty most popular innovation posts (each receiving 3,600 – 6,000 page views): BONUS – Here are four more strong articles published the last week of the month: If you’re not familiar with Innovation Excellence, we publish 2-6 new articles every day built around innovation and marketing insights from our roster of contributing authors and ad hoc submissions from community members. P.S. Wait! Choose how you want the latest innovation content delivered to you:

“Mamá: no puedo parar los pensamientos que me llegan a la cabeza” | kids and teens online Una amiga me comentó hace unos días que su hija, de apenas cinco años de edad, le había sorprendido con este comentario mientras la llevaba a un cumpleaños. Sentada en su sillita, en los asientos traseros del coche, la pequeña se mostraba agobiada y desconcertada. No es la primera madre que me comenta algo parecido, pero en este caso resulta especialmente significativo el hecho de que la niña considerara que los pensamientos le llegaban de fuera.. No se trata del argumento de una película de ficción, al estilo de La invasión de los ultracuerpos, ni tampoco es consecuencia en este caso de alguna enfermedad mental, o una situación puntual y pasajera. Tras descartar todo lo descartable con el psicólogo, la conclusión no se hizo esperar: se trata sin duda de otra niña más alcanzada por lo que denominamos sobreestimulación. El problema de la sobreestimulación es que, al igual que hacen las drogas de síntesis, provoca lo que denominamos “tolerancia”. Me gusta: Me gusta Cargando...

The Big Idea That Can Revolutionize Higher Education: 'MOOC' - Laura McKenna Massive open online courses combine the best of college -- exceptional instruction -- with the best of technology -- online interactive learning. Is this the future of efficient, effective education? Reuters In the historic sweep of technology, higher education stands apart as a bastion of old-fashioned thinking. But in anticipation that the information revolution is coming for colleges, Ivy League colleges are competing to create online classes without the Ivy League price tag and without the Ivy League admission hurdles. In a recent article in the New Yorker, the President of Stanford, John Hennessy said, "There's a tsunami coming." Daphne Koller, a professor of Computer Science at Stanford University and the co-founder of Coursera, a free online classroom, believes that Hennessy is right. Coursera is a massive online open classroom -- or MOOC -- that operates in conjunction with four top universities - Stanford, University of Pennsylvania, the University of Michigan, and Princeton.

THE SIXTH WAVE: THE RISE OF THE CREATIVE CITIES Innovation is no longer driven by states or nations. It’s driven by cities. The key for the future of competitiveness is the development of local ecosystems. Some years ago, I developed the thesis of the six innovation waves. The economist Joseph Schumpeter was the first in introducing the concept of innovation in the economic literature. This view of innovation was closely linked to public R+D spending, mainly for military issues, fueled by the II World War and the Cold War. Soon, innovation emerged as a new management concept. But echoes from the automotive sector, the most competitive and R+D intense in the world said that it wasn’t enough. And the new century arrives. But, after the last international crisis, a surprising phenomenon is raising: innovation seems to stick to some specific locations. Why innovation tends to concentrate in some specific areas, and why cities offer the best scenarios to develop innovation ecosystems? But it is not enough. References:

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