4 Ways to Help Tomorrow's Leaders Develop the Right STEM Skills
Students today are twice as likely as their parents to enter a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics industry, which is good news to the organizations creating more jobs in these fields each year. The problem, though, is that there won't be enough workers to fill all of the STEM jobs in the near future, according to estimates.
The Future of MOOCs Must Be Decolonized
The heyday for massive open online courses was studded with hype. So much so, the New York Times even dubbed 2012 the “Year of the MOOC.” Advocates for the courses would point a finger at the unaffordability of traditional education, promising that MOOCs could offer cheaper, more innovative alternatives. But in many ways, the times have changed.
What are your edtech resolutions?
We asked 22 teachers and administrators to share their new year’s goals; here’s what they hope to accomplish in 2019.
How EdTech is Re-Shaping the Education Landscape
There's no denying that the landscape of education is changing. With the advent of computers, the internet and mobile phones, there are so many technologies available today that were not present in the 1950s, or even five or ten years ago. A decade ago, the iPad didn't exist. Now you'll find them in millions of classrooms around the country.
How Technology Can Help Special Education Students
Children with disabilities deserve the opportunity to learn, be social and participate in the same way that students without disabilities do. Many challenges remain for educators and parents when it comes to providing special-needs students with a fulfilling, involved school experience. Fortunately, assistive technology gives students with disabilities the chance to be independent and to excel in academics and sports.
Advice for educators seeking a smooth transition to the cloud
For administrators looking to take the focus of edtech away from upkeep and back to learning, moving to the cloud could be the answer. In the early days of the edtech wave, superintendents saw many benefits from using digital resources in the classroom, but they also saw a large number of resources being committed to just this one aspect of education.
Experts Debate Merits of AI in Education
Will artificial intelligence make most people better off over the next decade, or will it redefine what free will means or what a human being is? A new report by the Pew Research Center has weighed in on the topic by conferring with some 979 experts, who have, in summary, predicted that networked AI "will amplify human effectiveness but also threaten human autonomy, agency and capabilities."
Report Highlights MSIs as 'Underutilized Resource' for Strengthening STEM Workforce
Providing early research experiences and creating supportive campus environments are among the promising and intentional strategies outlined in a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine focused on the impact and role of minority-serving institutions (MSIs) in producing graduates in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Bayer Launches Amazon Alexa Skill to Turn Students into Scientists
Bayer is turning to Amazon Alexa to find the world's next big scientists, engineers, and mathematicians. The German pharmaceutical and science giant is launching "Science Studio," an Alexa STEM education skill designed to engage the next generation of students.
The very best STEM toys for kids
For decades, “educational” toys had a well-deserved bad reputation. The most popular choices included things like worryingly flimsy chemistry sets and boring wooden blocks from that “alternative” toy store at the mall your aunt liked. Now, however, learning through toys is an amazing technological landscape full of make-your-own computer kits and robots you can code.