NMC Blog

NMC Blog
November 22, 2013
By Mercè Fort The movement toward openess in many parts of the world is one of the key trends ranked by the NMC Horizon Report > K-12 Edition. "Open" continues its diffusion as a buzzword in education, leading more educators to realize that understanding its impact and influence is becoming essential. More >

NMC Blog
November 11, 2013
I remember the first time I saw a Google Project Glass device in a public setting — January 2013. I had the same contradictory reaction many of us seem to experience whenever we come face to face with a piece of new technology: fascination, curiosity, and a bit of apprehension about how this latest arrival would affect the way we live, learn, and interact with each other. More >

NMC Blog
October 30, 2013
NMC Content Manager, Michele Cummins, highlights the significant stories on our radar this month in our ongoing research for the NMC Horizon Project in the new "EdTech Rec" series. More >

NMC Blog
October 22, 2013
Game-based learning and the long tradition of learning through play are finding new followers across primary and secondary education each year. The advent of mobile technologies is inspiring new ways of thinking about the use of technology in the classroom, causing teachers and educators to experiment with the Montessori method and the Reggio Emilia approach, which foster self-guided learning in supportive environments. More >

HP Catalyst
September 25, 2013
Developed in partnership with HP, ISTE and the NMC, the HP Catalyst Academy has added 20 new free, online mini-courses to the COMING SOON catalog. Educators who want to enroll in this second cohort of mini-courses can sign up to receive notifications when the mini-courses open for enrollment. The HP Catalyst Academy offers busy STEMx educators innovative opportunities for professional development. More >

NMC Blog
September 23, 2013
Tom Haymes has taken a leap of faith -- he's abandoned textbooks, thrown away the traditional syllabus, and is encouraging students in his American Government class to design their own educational paths. Inspiring? Yes! Easy? Not even close. In the final installment of the "Unbound" series, Haymes offers his reflections on what he has accomplished breaking the educational paradigm at Houston Community College. More >

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The Edward and Betty Marcus Institute for Digital Education in the Arts (MIDEA) provides timely, succinct and practical knowledge about emerging technologies that museums can use to advance their missions.
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