technology http://blog.wlrn.org en How A Library Program Is Helping A Miami Gardens Teen Become A Neuroscientist http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-library-program-helping-miami-gardens-teen-become-neuroscientist <p><span style="font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Arial;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial">Over the past few months, we've been covering the efforts of Miami-Dade library supporters to keep libraries fully funded. Advocates say libraries are more than just books -- they're major learning centers. One popular library program is <strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/youmediamiami" target="_blank">YouMedia Miami </a></strong>where teenagers learn about technologies like coding, graphic design and music production.</span></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:44:35 +0000 Marva Hinton 35728 at http://blog.wlrn.org How A Library Program Is Helping A Miami Gardens Teen Become A Neuroscientist How A Federal Program Will Help Florida Schools Go Wireless http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-federal-program-will-help-florida-schools-go-wireless <div id="full_story"><p>Curtis Lanoue teaches music in a trailer behind Oliver Hoover Elementary School in Miami. His colleagues have interactive smart boards in their classrooms.</p><p>Those are like 21st-Century chalk boards that can can plug into the school’s network -- and the Internet.<br /><br />But Lanoue doesn’t have a smartboard --- or the Internet -- in his portable classroom.<br /><br />“YouTube might not be the greatest thing to let a kid use unattended," he said, "but for the teacher to use it there’s a ton of resources on there.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 10:47:38 +0000 John O'Connor 35038 at http://blog.wlrn.org How A Federal Program Will Help Florida Schools Go Wireless Miami Beach Launches App To Report Complaints http://blog.wlrn.org/post/miami-beach-launches-app-report-complaints <div><p><span style="font-family: Georgia; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.4318181818181819; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">Miami Beach residents can now send their concerns to the city's department through a new smartphone app.</span></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 15:38:05 +0000 Julia Duba 34517 at http://blog.wlrn.org Miami Beach Launches App To Report Complaints Wynwood's Second Annual III Points Festival Announces Lineup http://blog.wlrn.org/post/wynwoods-second-annual-iii-points-festival-announces-lineup <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">lineup for the second</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> annual III Points festival in </span>Wynwood<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;was revealed </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">yesterday morning.</span></p><p>Headlining the event are electronic-music and hip-hop producer Flying Lotus and Lykki&nbsp;Li, who combines hip-hop and folk elements in her music.&nbsp;Hot Natured, a popular EDM group, will make its U.S. debut.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 15:38:10 +0000 Selima Hussain 32757 at http://blog.wlrn.org Wynwood's Second Annual III Points Festival Announces Lineup May 6, 2014: David Beckham And eMerge Americas Conference http://blog.wlrn.org/post/may-6-2014-david-beckham-and-emerge-americas-conference <p>Today on&nbsp;WLRN-Miami Herald News, you heard:</p><p></p> Tue, 06 May 2014 11:38:46 +0000 Marva Hinton 31885 at http://blog.wlrn.org Tech And Classical Collide Harmoniously In Miami Beach http://blog.wlrn.org/post/tech-and-classical-collide-harmoniously-miami-beach <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">From&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">April 26 to 28,</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;the New World Symphony in Miami Beach is looking hard at the way technology is changing music, and how the group itself is part of that equation. NWS is hosting the</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> annual <a href="http://www.nws.edu/EventDetail.aspx?EID=821">Network Performing Arts Production Workshop</a>, which connects people from the arts, technology and education.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 16:15:42 +0000 Alicia Zuckerman 31344 at http://blog.wlrn.org Tech And Classical Collide Harmoniously In Miami Beach See How Long Floridians Can Go Without Touching Their Phones http://blog.wlrn.org/post/see-how-long-floridians-can-go-without-touching-their-phones <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With a new app, UNICEF provides one day of clean water to a child in need&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">for every 10 minutes spent without touching your phone.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The app ranks Florida fifth in the country for total time spent without phones. California is in first place. This correlates with a recent Nielsen study that ranked South Florida as fifth in the country in smartphone usage.</span></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 23:58:11 +0000 Lisann Ramos 29230 at http://blog.wlrn.org See How Long Floridians Can Go Without Touching Their Phones Girls Who Code Aims To Bring More Women Into STEM http://blog.wlrn.org/post/girls-who-code-aims-bring-more-women-stem <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There’s an enormous push in South Florida right now to grab more of the innovation economy, but we’re not the only region making a play for this sector. The competition nationally is fierce. Cities like St. Louis, Charlotte, and Phoenix have made bigger strides when it comes to </span><a href="http://money.cnn.com/gallery/pf/jobs/2013/03/20/best-cities-tech-jobs.fortune/" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>growing as tech hubs</strong>.&nbsp;</a></p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 18:59:21 +0000 Karen Rundlet 27623 at http://blog.wlrn.org Girls Who Code Aims To Bring More Women Into STEM Why A Florida Private School Helps Its Staff Stay High Tech http://blog.wlrn.org/post/why-florida-private-school-helps-its-staff-stay-high-tech <p>Nancy Gavrish has taught for 36 years, art for the most part, to students at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy in Melbourne.</p><p>But lessons that worked for Gavrish at the beginning of her career weren't as effective later.</p><p>"I realized for years that I was not able to keep students’ attention like I used to," she said, "that demonstrations just weren’t doing it anymore."</p><p></p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 23:20:07 +0000 John O'Connor 27616 at http://blog.wlrn.org Why A Florida Private School Helps Its Staff Stay High Tech How Florida Lawmakers Want To Help Schools Get Ready For Digital Lesson http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-florida-lawmakers-want-help-schools-get-ready-digital-lesson <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Florida schools could get more money to upgrade classrooms, purchase new computers, tablets and other technology and train teachers and staff how to use them.</span></p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:42:09 +0000 John O'Connor 27260 at http://blog.wlrn.org How Florida Lawmakers Want To Help Schools Get Ready For Digital Lesson 'Pretty Silicon Beach': Tech Entrepreneur Responds To Phillip Levine http://blog.wlrn.org/post/pretty-silicon-beach-tech-entrepreneur-responds-phillip-levine <p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Editor's Note: This is a community contributor post that has been edited for clarity. &nbsp;The views expressed here are those of the author and not WLRN or WLRN-Miami Herald News.</em></p><p>My name is Daniel DiMassa and tech start-ups are more of a religion than passion to me.</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 13:46:13 +0000 Daniel DiMassa 26909 at http://blog.wlrn.org 'Pretty Silicon Beach': Tech Entrepreneur Responds To Phillip Levine Entrepeneur Brings Tech Education To Minority Students http://blog.wlrn.org/post/entrepeneur-brings-tech-education-minority-students <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Felecia Hatcher is on a mission. She wants to bridge the tech education gap in Florida's schools and give underserved students the chance to become web-based entrepreneurs. She</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;started the program <a href="http://codefevermiami.com" target="_blank">Code Fever</a> last year to reach that goal.</span></p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 19:22:42 +0000 Hillary Lindwall 26627 at http://blog.wlrn.org Entrepeneur Brings Tech Education To Minority Students Your Employer May Well Know You’re Reading This http://blog.wlrn.org/post/your-employer-may-well-know-you-re-reading <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ask your boss if she likes this story. With the right software she could be monitoring every key stroke and screen shot of your company-issued smart phone or computer. Every single day. Every word you say.</span></p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 11:17:02 +0000 Kenny Malone 26067 at http://blog.wlrn.org Your Employer May Well Know You’re Reading This Florida Loses Out On Bid For Drone Testing http://blog.wlrn.org/post/florida-loses-out-bid-drone-testing <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia; line-height: 18.421875px; text-align: justify;">Florida wasn't among six states selected Monday by the Federal Aviation Administration for drone development testing. A law approved in 2012 gave the FAA three years to develop a way drones can share airspace and Florida was among those competing for the research work. </span></p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 23:52:12 +0000 News Service of Florida 25957 at http://blog.wlrn.org Florida Loses Out On Bid For Drone Testing Simple Tasks, Heavy Burdens: Robot Engineers Compete To 'Save Humanity' http://blog.wlrn.org/post/simple-tasks-heavy-burdens-robot-engineers-compete-save-humanity <p>The Pentagon hosted a <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/robots-are-invading-homestead" target="_blank">robotics competition at the Homestead Miami Speedway</a> over the weekend.&nbsp;It’s being called the "Robot Olympics."<br /><br />Teams from all over the world came to prove their robots’ agility at the Robotics Challenge<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;trials</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The teams whose robots earn the top scores would get a shot at winning $2 million in the finals next year.</span></p><p>But the games are about much more than the cash:</p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 08:43:38 +0000 Sammy Mack & Maria Murriel 25513 at http://blog.wlrn.org Simple Tasks, Heavy Burdens: Robot Engineers Compete To 'Save Humanity'