- 1 Hive Learning Community in Kansas City | Gigabit Community Fund
- 2 Projects
- 2.1 Spring 2014 Pilot Projects
- 2.2 Summer 2014 Pilot Projects
- 3 Events
- 4 Recent Hive KC Blog Posts
- 5 Stay Connected
Hive Learning Community in Kansas City | Gigabit Community Fund
The Hive Learning Community in Kansas City supports connected learning experiences in the Kansas City metropolitan region. In 2014, Hive KC is supporting the development of these learning experiences through the Gigabit Community Fund.
About Hive Learning Communities
Hive Learning Communities use the connected learning principles and the practices of Hive to operationalize a learning network. They draw heavily from the experience of existing Hive Learning Networks whose leaders function as consultants and mentors sharing information about structure, program design and strategy. Local facilitators adapt tools, practices, frameworks to their local contexts.
The Hive concept has developed into a grassroots movement with Hive Learning Communities forming around the globe. Current examples include Hive Chattanooga, Hive India, Hive Berlin, and others. Learn more about the three tiers of hive.
About the Gigabit Community Fund
The Gigabit Community Fund, supported by the National Science Foundation and part of the broader US Ignite initiative, invests in organizations and projects that utilize gigabit technology to serve educational systems, support educators in and out of the classroom, and impact student learning. Projects supported by the Fund will build and pilot gigabit-enabled applications and associated curricula that have immediate, measurable impact on classrooms and informal learning organizations in Chattanooga and Kansas City. Through these pilot projects, Chattanooga and Kansas City will become living laboratories in which to study how these next-generation networks can impact education and workforce development.
Spring 2014 Pilot Projects
The following projects are KC’s first-ever grant recipients of the Mozilla Gigabit Community Fund. The fund invested $75,000 in this first (spring) round to allow innovators to build and launch a pilot in Kansas City that impacts learners and our community by leveraging and building capacity for gigabit technology.
Gigabots | Big Bang
The Gigabots bring connected robotics and devices to classrooms using existing educational robotics platforms. A Gigabot is a combination of hardware, software and a cloud platform that connects Gigabots to each other from any location in real-time. This project takes Robotics to a new frontier in science and engineering through programming, all while teaching kids how to share innovation in collaborative ways. Web | Blog | Twitter | Wiki
3D Multi-School Learning | aSTEAM Village
A project featuring next gen telepresence technology to teach Computer Programming and Video Game Design, providing a key STEAM pathway for students in a multi-school setting. This project can deliver high tech innovation to interest-driven pursuits for non-dominant students in STEAM subjects. Web | Blog | Twitter | Wiki
Project Bright Spots | The Lean Lab
Using the gig as a collaboration tool for video and live sharing to rapidly spur community dialogue and collaboration around innovation in education by sharing examples of “Bright Spots” in teaching and learning in the KC metro region. This project leverages the power of community, as powered by technology to create real solutions in advancing systemic education. Web | Blog | Twitter | Wiki
Gigabit Cafe | Reconciliation Services
Bridging the digital divide by bringing gigabit internet connectivity to social services by deploying the first public test of the “Software Lending Library” to demonstrate internet relevancy and transformative powers to Reconciliation Services’ clients and neighbors. This project is the perfect example of using technology and innovation to address societal needs. Web | Facebook | Twitter | Wiki
Augmented Reality | Bonner Springs Fire Dept
A specialized training system that equips first response trainees with Google Glass to share live video and real-time information during training and simulation scenarios. This project proposes to use the gig to save lives, giving KC a civic application of modern computing, with an ability to aggregate data to help coordinate first responders’ actions in the field. Web Blog | Twitter | Wiki | Video
Summer 2014 Pilot Projects
PlanIT impact KC | PlanIT impact LLC
TechHawks | Fitnet
Students Reduce Patient Re-admissions with the Gig | Northland CAPS
High school students work with business partners to develop a suite of communications, monitoring and treatment tools for clinicians and high-risk patients to reduce the frequency of re-admissions. Web | Facebook | Twitter | Wiki
Minecraft+Oculus Rift for Community Development | Kansas City Public Library
Virtual reality tech gives kids a voice and a way to design their ideal neighborhood in two of Kansas City's urban areas, creating a gamed-up way to build community in this fully immersive educational program from KC's Public Library. Web | Blog | Twitter | Wiki
Gigabit Demo Call
First Friday of each month @ 10am CT (Gigabit sandbox to mix, source and show and tell - call in detail and demo sign-up here)
Hive KC Monthly Meetup
Second Tuesday of each month @ 5:30pm to 7pm - click here for details
Third Thursday of each month Crows Coffee | 304 E. 51st Street | Kansas City, MO | 64131 | Casual, caffeine-fueled conversation about Hive KC, the intersection of technology and education, and connected learning.
Recent Hive KC Blog Posts
- Catalytic Education Event @ Gigabit City Summit
- Education IS the Eco Devo Agenda
- Ten Projects Receive $165,400 from Mozilla Gigabit Community Fund
- Project Midterms - the view (and report) from the front lines
- Hive Global, Hive Local: Scaling to Reach 10,000 Contributors
- Spring Round Grantees in Kansas City & Chattanooga
- KC's Spring Grant Projects
- What can you do with a gig? 20 Proposed Pilot Projects in KC