NMC Blog

NMC Blog
April 8, 2014
These days there’s no shortage of online community participation among social media and tech-savvy cultural institutions. The idea of sharing authority with our community is becoming more accepted by the day. More >

NMC Blog
March 10, 2014
By Sandy Brown Jensen The first time I heard the term digital storytelling was at iLane 2011, our Really Big Tech Conference at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon. Brian Lamb from the University of British Columbia was giving the keynote, and I remember very clearly when he said “digital storytelling” because I felt it zing into my brain like an electric cattle prod. More >

NMC Blog
March 3, 2014
By Ben Grundy My recent involvement in a student Code Camp run by Code Avengers opened my eyes to the benefits of coding with kids and the reasons why we, as teachers, need to offer more opportunities to code in school. With direct links to math and language, along with the fact that coding promotes problem solving, logical reasoning and analytical thinking, there are more than enough reasons why teachers should be introducing this skill to their students. More >

NMC Blog
February 13, 2014
As someone who has a passion for children and learning, I’m incredibly lucky to work in the biggest and best children’s museum in the world — The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. There’s nothing I love more than watching visiting families explore and learn together in the museum, and every day I have a front row seat as I follow the images, tweets, and videos that parents share with us on social media. But what fun is it to keep those family learning moments to myself? More >

NMC Blog
February 10, 2014
By Paul Signorelli More >

NMC Blog
February 7, 2014
By Aran Levasseur 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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The largest educational presence in any virtual world, involving more than 150 colleges and universities and a very active community of educators that numbers nearly 12,000.
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