Technology News for September 16 2017

Kevin Kelly: How technology evolves

http://www.ted.com Tech enthusiast Kevin Kelly asks “What does technology want?” and discovers that its movement toward ubiquity and complexity is much like …

Education World: Technology in the Classroom

The Education World Tech Team offers lessons and activities to help educators make better use of technology tools for instruction, and to help students improve their technology skills within the context of the regular curriculum. Still, many educators, less familiar and less comfortable with technology than their students, struggle to seamlessly integrate a growing list of technology tools into their regular curriculum. “Students are coming to class with more skills. Whether a teacher requires it or not, most students use technology for their projects.” Probably the technology tool used most often for student projects is the World Wide Web. “We would locate appropriate sites and then I would create a Web page for students to use. The science teacher sometimes came into the lab with his students and guided the research; other times, he used the Internet on a big screen in his classroom. Students sometimes worked in pairs to answer questions. I found that most teachers felt more secure using the Internet in the lab with me or in their classroom if I was there. As time went by, they became more confident and comfortable with the technology.” “In history,” high school Webmaster Fred Holmes said, “a teacher might assign students to research different areas of a particular subject. Students would then go onto the Internet, collect pictures, information, and so on, and present the results of their research to the class. A study of Civil War battles would be an example of that type of activity; the teacher would assign groups different battles, the students would research their assigned battles, collect pictures, and then give a guided tour of the battlefield, telling what happened there.” Blogging can be used with 5- and 6-year-olds, with high school students, and with elementary age students. WORD PROCESSING. “Facilitate students’ ability to use word processors and they can do a lot with technology on their own without taking up teacher time,” Stew Pruslin said. “We did some keyboarding instruction beginning in grade 3, and then used the weekly spelling list for practice,” noted Betty Kistler; “Sort of like the old ‘write the words 5 times’ assignment. Students eventually became proficient with word processing for writing essays. In 6th grade, students used word processing to report on a week-long camping experience; in 7th grade, they learned to use columns to create a newspaper based on topics from colonial times.” How many teachers require their students to write? If writing is such a powerful learning experience, shouldn’t every teacher every day plan activities that involve writing? And if not, why not?”. Students can edit or enhance the ads using video capture and editing software, and then show the ads to their schoolmates and ask the student body to vote for the best candidate. To promote technology use among their students, Jennifer Wagner recommends that teachers encourage online projects, visit other teachers’ Web sites to see how they are integrating technology, and get together with other teachers on a bi-weekly basis to go through the curriculum and share ways they can use technology in their lessons.
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Business Technology

UAT’s cutting-edge Bachelor of Science Business Technology degree focuses in the areas of entrepreneurship and product development to prepare students for tech startups and high demand technology management careers in today’s tech-driven business world. With a dynamic and synergistically chosen curriculum, our Business Technology degree students learn a unique combination of technical, strategic, critical, financial, analytical and managerial skills. These business technology-centered leadership and management skills will allow graduates to excel in the high demand areas of business management, global business, innovation, technology product development and project management in tech startup, private and public sector firms. From day one, the degree candidates from this business degree program will learn to be business champions leading tech start up or new product development teams from within this top technology college’s complete array of degree programs: Digital Arts, Advancing Business Technologies, Game Studies, Hardware Creation, Cyber Security and Programming. UAT’s Business Technology degree develops students with the necessary foundational critical expertise in the underlying disciplines of product development and all of the little pieces of knowledge, tech and business wisdom required to bring new innovation to market. Business Technology degree students will be prepared to lead business and tech start ups with specific courses tailored to the growing unification, convergence and new thinking of advancing technologies and business management. Students enrolled in our Business Technology degree will build the necessary skills to be fluent in business models, regulatory issues, business development methodology, managing cross-functional and international teams, strategic management, innovation and “Go-to-market strategies” driven by modern analytics and metrics. Business Technology students actually apply their experience as business leaders of the UAT student innovation teams to the real world as makers. Not only do these Business Technology degree students learn it, they actually do it with UAT’s vast tools and resources that allow Business Technology degree students to make or create tangible things from start to finish in any one of UAT’s innovation labs and apply them in the business world. By incorporating the technical as well as the financial and data-driven marketing elements into a product’s development strategy, Business Technology degree students will learn the project management skills and strategic business principles now required to leverage the new business economy driven by advancing technology. Business Technology degree candidates at UAT learn how to bring new products to market, drive cross discipline teams with executive project management skills and apply for patents – top level skills separating them from the crowd. With a degree in Business Technology from UAT, graduates become tech savvy leaders, fully prepared to lead teams and take on managerial and executive roles within the industry’s top business and technology sectors to innovate product and process innovation.
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IACP Technology

The IACP Technology Center is designed to function as a comprehensive resource for law enforcement agencies and IACP Members in planning, implementing, and managing technology to a) improve public and officer safety and homeland security, b) enhance the effectiveness of operations and the efficient use of resources, and c) support and encourage the professional development of law enforcement personnel, public safety agencies, and IACP Members. In response to the expanding use of new and emerging technologies, the International Association of Chiefs of Police released a Technology Policy Framework to guide the development and support policies that ensure responsible and effective deployment and use of technologies. A copy of the IACP Technology Policy Framework can be found HERE. IACP support For modernizing crime reporting. This resolution, which was sponsored by the Research Advisory Committee, Victim Services Committee, CJIS Committee, and Communications & Technology Committee, can be found HERE. Former FBI Director James B. Comey also addressed the need for detailed, incident-based data in his remarks at the 2015 IACP Annual Conference. His remarks regarding incident-based reporting can be found in the IACP YouTube channel of his speech, beginning at 23.04, HERE. IACP is actively engaged in the National Crime Statistics Exchange program, which is being spearheaded by the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, with the support of the FBI. The NCS-X Team includes the IACP, Research Triangle Institute, SEARCH Group, IJIS Institute, and PERF. More information on the status of the NCS-X project, and access to project resources, can be found HERE. 42ND Annual IACP Technology Conference. The IACP and SafeGov co-hosted a symposium called “Leveraging the Cloud in Law Enforcement” in January 2013. The symposium featured results of a survey of IACP members undertaken by IACP, the Ponemon Institute, and SafeGov regarding cloud computing and its application to law enforcement. Results of the survey of IACP members can be found in a PowerPoint presentation HERE, and an article in The Police Chief magazine HERE. In addition to the survey, IACP also developed Guiding Principles on Cloud Computing for Law Enforcement. The IACP LEIM Section provides law enforcement executives, IT managers, and technology specialists with a forum in which to share information, leading practices and lessons learned regarding state-of-the-art law enforcement information management, communications and interoperability, technology standards, and information sharing. The LEIM Section has created a Subgroup of IACP on LinkedIn. The LEIM Section Subgroup is open to all IACP LEIM Section members. IACP hosts several committees that deal directly with law enforcement technology, including the Communications & Technology Committee, the Criminal Justice Information Systems Committee, and the Computer Crime & Digital Evidence Committee.
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