Press Clippings


Press Clippings: Miscellanea- Stories, Examples, Food for Thought

The initial listing of examples, ideas, and miscellaneous technology news represents the newest items from the Horizon Project Navigator Library (explore more readings on Stories, Examples, or Food for Thought)

We'd love to see your additions here as well! Please use the edit this page button to add an item, or add comments on how or why you think they may or may not be important. As is the convention throughout the Horizon Project Wiki, we ask you to mark items you think are of high interest to this project, as I have done here by typing 4 tilde (~) characters-- -
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This will help us to sift through the articles and determine which ones resonate most strongly with the board as a whole.

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  • Are Virtual Labs As Good as Hands-On?
    go.nmc.org/lab
    This article describes an experiment that proved virtual labs can be as effective as hands-on labs to promote conceptual learning. Being actively engaged in experimentation whether virtually or in-person will allow students to understand concepts much better than if they were merely observing their teacher perform it or a video. Virtual labs may actually put students more at ease as they can run an experiment as often as they like and learn from mistakes. -
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  • At Street Fair, Science Replaces Sausage
    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/01/nyregion/at-street-fair-science-replaces-sausage.html?_r=1&
    Google, in partnership with the city’s Department of Youth and Community Development have organized "Geek Street Fair" as part of a larger effort to promote the study of hard sciences and technology among young New Yorkers, especially those of modest means and timid dreams. Booths with lego robots, virtual games, and speed Rubik's "cubers" were set up on 14 Street in Manhattan.
  • Attracting more students to STEM by teaching climate change
    http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2013/attracting-more-students-to-stem-by-teaching-climate-change/
    In a paper published in the journal Nature Climate Change, a team of Michigan State University researchers pushes to teach students the science of climate change as a way to explain the real-world applications of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and the social sciences, which are all necessary to fully understand it. aligns to PBI and CBL - Holly.Lu Holly.Lu Aug 19, 2013
  • Beyond Design Thinking in Education and Research
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/jordanshapiro/2013/07/24/beyond-design-thinking-in-education-and-research/
    K-12 edtech contributor Jordan Shapiro writes about his journey trying to figure out what "design thinking" is, and discovers his own definition of what intellectual path leads to innovation I believe this is going to be a very hot topic sooner than later - Holly.Lu Holly.Lu Aug 19, 2013- Christian.Guetl Christian.Guetl Aug 20, 2013

  • The Code Academy
    http://www.codecademy.com/
    The Code Academy is an massively open online course that teaches programming code.-
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  • EcoMUVE: Advanced Ecosystems Science Education via Situated Collaborative Learning in Multi-User Virtual Environments
    http://ecomuve.gse.harvard.edu/
    EcoMUVE uses immersive virtual environments, recreating authentic ecological settings within which students explore and collect information. Students work individually at their computers and collaborate in teams within the virtual world, learning about ecosystem and causal patterns.
  • Data from edX’s First Course Offer Preliminary Insights into Online Learning
    go.nmc.org/mitd
    MIT and Harvard are studying data from a free online course in circuits and electronics that was launched in 2012. This article describes the preliminary results from the analysis of 6.002x data on users’ characteristics, study habits and motivations for taking the course. -
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  • EdX Goes Open Source To Woo MOOC Developers
    http://go.nmc.org/edx
    EdX, the massive open online course (MOOC) consortium started by MIT and Harvard, has released its full source code, a decision the backers hope will accelerate advances to the platform.The primary challenges were the code edit process and security checks. EdX did an internal security audit, hiring two security companies to help with the audit.
  • FTTH Council Encourages FCC To Establish 'Gigabit Communities Race to the Top' Program
    http://thejournal.com/articles/2013/07/23/ftth-council-encourages-fcc-to-establish-gigabit-communities-race-to-the-top-program.aspx
    Following the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) recent decision to review and modernize the E-rate program, which helps schools and libraries pay for Internet access, the Fiber to the Home Council Americas (FTTH Council) has petitioned the FCC to now establish a Gigabit Communities Race to the Top program. local governments and community anchor institutions would work together with service providers to implement gigabit networks for the anchor institutions and their surrounding communities. In turn, these networks will accelerate the creation of a new generation of transformational applications that will promote more rapid investment in and deployment of ultra-high-speed networks across the country.
  • Harrisburg University Partners with Altius Education to Offer Two Big Data Master of Science Programs, Entirely Online
    http://www.watchlistnews.com/2013/07/30/harrisburg-university-partners-with-altius-education-to-offer-two-big-data-master-of-science-programs-entirely-online/
    By 2015, it’s estimated that 4.4 million IT jobs will be created in the U.S. to support big data. Harrisburg University of Science and Technology in Pennsylvania is launching two new Master of Science (M.S.) programs in the field of big data that include the use of real data sets, opportunities to work on industry-provided projects, and authentic assessments based on real corporate situations. These programs will also be offered entirely online.
  • International Team Targets Innovations in STEM Learning
    http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=127063
    Students in Finland have a reputation for doing well on international assessments in science and mathematics, an accomplishment that's long been of interest to educators and policy makers here in the U.S. A new research collaboration between the two countries is aimed at advancing the best ideas from both sides of the ocean, with the goal of bringing new innovations to STEM education in environments from kindergarten through undergraduate education.- Christian.Guetl Christian.Guetl Aug 20, 2013

  • New law is a win for improved STEM education
    http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20130804/OPINION03/708049967
    Washington State Governor Jay Inslee recently signed into law Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill 1872. This bold, comprehensive law will bring about greater coordination, innovation, and accountability of STEM education efforts statewide. Specifically, it aligns state agencies and resources around a comprehensive PK-20 STEM education strategy and evidence-based framework for accountability.
  • Soapbox Science event boosts gender awareness
    http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/soapbox-science-event-boosts-gender-awareness/2005631.article
    London’s South Bank often plays host to entertainers trying to persuade tourists to part with their cash. But last week it became the domain of female researchers, who got on their soapboxes to boost awareness of women in science.
  • Teaching the NSA files and data security – news and resources round up
    http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2013/aug/04/nsa-security-data-education-news-resources
    In the midst of endless news surrounding the National Security Agency, the author of this article pulls together resources and stories that he feels are most helpful to use in teaching students about how the NSA works and what it means in relationship to data protection, copyright, and citizenship.
  • U.C. Berkeley Data Science Master's Program 100% Online
    http://www.informationweek.com/education/online-learning/uc-berkeley-data-science-masters-program/240158400
    The University of California at Berkeley is offering what it calls the country's first fully online master's program for data scientists beginning in January 2014. Students will develop the skills to put big data to work for businesses angling to make more productive use of data from a wide variety of sources. Hopefully this will allow more opportunity for individuals to embark in the STEM field - Holly.Lu Holly.Lu Aug 19, 2013
  • Video feature: 'Council on Science and Technology
    http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S37/10/48Q77/index.xml?section=featured
    The Council on Science and Technology at Princeton University promotes the development of courses in science and engineering for students concentrating in humanities and the social sciences. These courses have no prerequisites, are appropriate for all students, provide high levels of student engagement, and offer a direct application to societal issues.
  • New Visual Tool Teaches Kids How to Code at Home
    http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/08/new-visual-tool-teaches-kids-how-to-code-at-home/
    Kids are impressing adults with their creativity, with their facility in learning new technologies, and their ability todesign challenging video games
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  • Quirkyhttp://www.quirky.com
    Shop for products invented by real people just like you--STEM people. -
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  • STEM Contests, Fairs and More
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  • A Case Study- Egypt First STEM Schools: Lessons Learned
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