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

The initial listing of examples, ideas, and miscellaneous technology or news was culled from a variety of sources we monitor on a regluar basis.

We'd love to see your clippings here as well! Please use the edit this page button to add more, 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 identify items you think are of high interest to us, as I have done here by typing 4 tilde (~) characters-- - alan alan Jan 27, 2010. This will help us to sift through the articles and determine which ones resonate most strongly with the board as a whole.

Recommended Reading

  • Smithsonian Insitution: 2030 Vision: Anticipating the Needs and Expectations of Museum Visitors of the Future www.si.edu/opanda/docs/Rpts2007/2030Vision.final.pdf - len.steinbach len.steinbach Apr 30, 2010 You can't figure out what technologies will meet the needs of museum, whose role in life is to serve visitors, until you understand who they are and are going to be. This paper provides great insights....I just have a feeling that 2030 will be here sooner than we think. - christina.depaolo christina.depaolo May 1, 2010This article articulated the needs of the Gen Y and M that are emerging at my museum - technology is mobile, they are tied to group knowledge and they want a visit that is participatory and experiential. - elizabeth.babcock elizabeth.babcock May 2, 2010 - mike.kelly mike.kelly May 3, 2010
  • 14 Ways K–12 Librarians Can Teach Social Media by Joyce Valenza
    http://www.techlearning.com/article/23558
    Major shifts in our information and communication landscapes present new opportunities for librarians to teach and lead in areas that were always considered part of their role, helping learners of all ages effectively use, manage, evaluate, organize and communicate information, and to love reading in its glorious new variety.- holly holly Apr 26, 2010 --K-12 librarians, museums can learn from them too! - christina.depaolo christina.depaoloJoyce has the most user-friendly definition of the commons concept and need for a new definition of copyright in an open society (librarians are my personal heros). - elizabeth.babcock elizabeth.babcock May 2, 2010 - mike.kelly mike.kelly May 3, 2010
  • 25 ways to teach with Twitter by Sonja Cole
    http://www.techlearning.com/article/20896
    Here are 25 ways that teachers can use Twitter to ask for help, get lesson plan ideas, book and professional resource recommendations, connect with other professionals, and even host an online book club. - elizabeth.babcock elizabeth.babcock May 2, 2010 - mike.kelly mike.kelly May 3, 2010
  • Are cell phones the 2009 “lipstick”?
    http://www.trendsspotting.com/blog/?p=1125
    Continuing our earlier recession coverage, a new survey from Pew Research Center indicates that the recession has forced Americans to reevaluate many items that used to be seen as necessities.
  • BetterLesson
    http://www.betterlesson.org/
    An organizational and sharing platform for educators to manage curricula.
  • Diva in a Bluetooth Dress
    http://www.wired.com/gadgets/miscellaneous/news/2009/06/reuters_us_britain_fashion_mobiledress_tech_life
    Former Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova presented a prototype dress to reporters that is designed to light up when the wearer's mobile telephone rings.
  • Does the Fourth Amendment cover 'the cloud'?
    http://news.cnet.com/8301-19413_3-10436425-240.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20
    One of the biggest issues facing individuals and corporations choosing to adopt public cloud computing (or any Internet service, for that matter) is the relative lack of clarity with respect to legal rights over data stored online.- holly holly Apr 26, 2010- jeremy.ottevanger jeremy.ottevanger Apr 28, 2010
  • IEEE awards prizes for tech that benefits humanity
    http://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-10272488-76.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-5
    The world's largest technical professional society is granting prize money to students from around the world who develop "unique solutions to real-world problems using engineering, science, computing and leadership skills to benefit their community and/or humanity as a whole."
  • iPhone orchestra ready for debut
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8394148.stm
    A group of US students has created an entire orchestra out of separate iPhone applications.- holly holly Apr 26, 2010The last line of this article sounds like museum directors talking about the internet, holograms, audio-guides (take your pick). I think it misses the point though--the applications aren't trying to replace the "real thing" whatever the "real thing" is in this case. - elizabeth.babcock elizabeth.babcock May 2, 2010
  • Job Security No More......(by Jen Wagner)
    http://www.techlearning.com/article/24150
    The false sense of pride of being the “techie know it all” not only alienated and limited my staff but also was selfish to myself and the burden I placed upon myself…because of my unwillingness to share the information. So now I am consciously striving to put myself out of a job.- holly holly Apr 26, 2010
  • Learning from the Premier League
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/
    So can the newspaper, movie and music businesses learn anything by looking at the Premier League - can they too get consumers to pay for compelling content by making sure there are no alternative means to get it?
  • OMG! Texting and IM-ing doesn't affect spelling!
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/10/19/AR2009101902878.html?wprss=rss_technology
    Parents, u r gonna be surprised by this, but a study from the University of Alberta says that the abbreviated and unpunctuated language commonly used in instant messaging and texting probably has no effect on your child's spelling abilities - elizabeth.babcock elizabeth.babcock May 2, 2010
  • Say hello to .كوم as domain names go truly global
    http://arstechnica.com/web/news/2009/10/domain-extensions-go-global-goodbye-com-welcome.ars?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss
    Chinese, Korean, Arabic, Hebrew, and other characters are coming to Internet domain extensions thanks to a vote by ICANN. The organization said that the system has been in "intense" testing for years, and that it will help everyone reach more Internet users.
  • Student Involved Assessment by Dean Shareski
    http://www.techlearning.com/article/21222
    The concept of student involved assessment is hard to deny as a powerful learning practice. Students taking care of their own learning and being able to use meta-cognition to dissect understanding and progress and seek ideas and support to learn more.
  • Tracking your kids, stuff is the future, according to AT&T
    http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2010/01/att-getting-into-the-device-kid-tracking-game-in-2010.ars?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss
    More of your everyday stuff may be able to communicate with cell networks throughout 2010, at least if AT&T has anything to say about it. The company says that it plans to add services to a plethora of consumer products as part of an expansion of its mobile offerings, and that the first of these products may be available in the second half of this year.
  • Understanding the New Web Era: Web 3.0, Linked Data, Semantic Web
    http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/understanding_the_new_web_era_web_30_linked_data_s.php#more
    I've been following a fascinating 3-part series of posts this week by Greg Boutin, founder of Growthroute Ventures. The series aimed to tie together 3 big trends, all based around structured data: 1) the still nascent "Web 3.0" concept, 2) the relatively new kid on the structured Web block, Linked Data, and 3) the long-running saga that is the Semantic Web.

- holly holly Apr 26, 2010- jeremy.ottevanger jeremy.ottevanger Apr 28, 2010 - mike.kelly mike.kelly May 3, 2010
  • 'Virtual graduation' for students
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/edinburgh_and_east/8378291.stm
    A university is to hold a "virtual graduation ceremony" for students on a distance learning course.