08 November 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Mobile Devices for 21st Century Classrooms

We visited a few public schools in the downtown area and were impressed with the use of mobile devices in the classroom.  From elementary to high schools, students are using Netbooks, iPads, cell phones, iPods, e-readers and even PDAs for mobile learning. Educators are beginning to experiment with incorporating them more into the curriculum.  Students are using apps in the classroom to check math calculations, verify foreign language translation and pronunciation and build vocabulary through electronic flash cards.  Take a look at this short video as educators discuss the future uses of mobile devices in the classroom.  Share your thoughts with us about this new trend.

Remember to also check back to this blog for future happenings in the Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation and Creativity.

01 November 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Promoting STEM Education to Stimulate Minds

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math subjects (STEM) have become a frequent discussion topic in education and in the media. According to Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce, the U.S. will only be able to fill about 50% of the projected 1.5 million new STEM jobs that will be created over the next decade. School systems, museums and libraries throughout the US are looking at ways to promote STEM learning. As part of our new technology center, we are also looking into ways to stimulate, engage and educate students with fun, interactive activities while promoting the importance of STEM education.

Watch this blog for further information about upcoming attractions at the Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation and Creativity.