Education

How K–12 Schools Can Get Started with Blended Learning

November 01, 2018

A K–12 expert offers tips for teachers struggling to integrate blended learning tools like Chromebooks.

Rethinking the Purpose of Education

October 31, 2018

If most politicians -- on both left and right, “liberal” and “conservative,” Democrat and Republican -- could have their way, “education” would mean little more than training docile cogs to enter the “workforce.” Recall Marco Rubio’s quip three years ago that “[w]e need more welders and less [he meant ‘fewer’] philosophers.” (He recanted earlier this year, realizing that, after all, both are important.)

5 critical guidelines for data privacy across school districts

October 30, 2018

When Congress passed the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, also known as FERPA, in 1974, school and district leaders could rely on once-a-year training and reviews to make sure they remained in compliance. But in 2018, when educators can add new apps with a few mouse clicks, managing student data privacy has become a never-ending task.

The role of AI in education and the changing US workforce

October 29, 2018

The growth of artificial intelligence (AI) and emerging technologies (ET) is poised to reshape the workforce.[1] While the exact impact of AI and ET is unclear, experts expect that many jobs currently performed by humans will be performed by robots in the near future, and at the same time, new jobs will be created as technology advances.

K–12 Experts Weigh In on Training Teachers to Use Education Technology

October 29, 2018

For K–12 schools implementing new classroom tools, professional development is crucial to guaranteeing that both teachers and students make the most of such investments. A recent PwC report notes that of 2,000 K–12 teachers surveyed, only 10 percent reported feeling secure in their ability to incorporate “higher-level” technology into their classrooms

STEM education is needed for next generation energy workers

October 28, 2018

According to the Consumer Energy Alliance, STEM Education a must for the next generation of energy workers and a coordinated response is needed to address the education deficit.

Why Technology Alone Won't Fix Education

October 25, 2018

The issues affecting the educational system, especially at the school district and classroom levels--budget constraints, staffing and training gaps, lack of material resources in many regions--are complex. And a tablet, Chromebook, or the next hot social learning app isn’t the solution.

Google Is Teaching Children How to Act Online. Is It the Best Role Model?

October 25, 2018

Google is on a mission to teach children how to be safe online. That is the message behind “Be Internet Awesome,” a so-called digital-citizenship education program that the technology giant developed for schools. The lessons include a cartoon game branded with Google’s logo and blue, red, yellow and green color palette. The game is meant to help students from third grade through sixth guard against schemers, hackers and other bad actors.

Google Launching Its Own Computer Science Courses on Campuses

October 24, 2018

Google is picking up the tab for tuition, room, and board for all students accepted into its new machine learning intensives in the inaugural year of the program, which starts at Oakland’s Mills College in February for the first 20 students. The course will then be held at four other higher education institutions in the summer.

A new look at apprenticeship: Linking school to 21st Century Skills

October 22, 2018

Finding ways to better prepare our youth for the new workplace has recently taken on greater urgency among educators and policymakers. Across the country high schools are providing different programs -- such as career pathways and certifications - to acquaint teenagers with workplace demands. Yet we seem to be short on a potentially effective strategy - apprenticeships -- and how students may benefit from such programs.

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