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NASA's Robotics & STEM System Wins Badging Competition PDF Print E-mail
Written by NASATalk Team   
Monday, 27 February 2012 14:26

Badges for Lifelong Learning Competition Winners Announced

The Badges for Lifelong Learning Competition winners were announced Thursday, March 1, at the Digital Media and Learning Conference. The Competition links designers, entrepreneurs, technologists and educators with leading business and industry organizations to build digital badge systems and explore the ways badges can be used to help people learn, demonstrate skills and knowledge, and unlock job, educational and civic opportunities. The Competition is held in collaboration with Mozilla and is part of the 4th Digital Media and Learning Competition supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and administered by HASTAC. Read More...

NASATalk Announces First 2012 STELLAR Award Winner

AmyWilliams_001Amy Williams, a middle school science teacher at the Headwaters Academy in Bozeman, MT, is the recipient of the first NASATalk STELLAR Award of 2012. “The STELLAR Awards recognize excellent uses of NASA science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) materials by educators in classrooms or informal settings,” said Dr. Chuck Wood, director of the Center for Educational Technologies at Wheeling Jesuit University, which operates the NASATalk website through the NASA-sponsored Classroom of the Future program. “Ms. Williams is being honored for the astrobiology unit she organized and integrated into her science curriculum.” Read More...

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Videos can be used as a great engaging method for student learning. If you start your lesson plan with a short, fun, intriguing video, your students get excited about the upcoming course work! Unfortunately a lot of schools have YouTube blocked so that students cannot access it during class or view inappropriate videos. But is this the solution to the problem? Read More...

NASATalk Team Contributes to Special Issue on Virtual Learning Communities

The NASATalk team recently published A Logical Approach to Supporting Professional Learning Communities as one of 11 articles featured in Creating, Supporting, Sustaining, and Evaluating Virtual Learning Communities: A Special Issue of Knowledge Management & E-LearningAn International Journal. This special issue of Knowledge Management & E-Learning examines the role of emerging technologies and virtual learning communities (VLCs).

The special issue includes an editorial comment that overviews the journal and how the articles characterize four major themes. As Xun Ge, guest editor of the special issue explains, “It is truly interesting and exciting to see such a collection with a wide range of topics and from a group of authors with diverse background and disciplines practicing and researching virtual learning communities.”  Read more...

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