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STEM Game-based Learning to See Surge in Immersive Tech

September 04, 2017

“The demand for educational video games, simulators and other game-based learning devices to learn STEM subjects is increasing because it encourages students to undergo live projects or real-time activities so that they can learn by experimenting. The incorporation of game-based learning in STEM subjects help students to overcome the fear of failure in STEM-related examinations by boosting their confidence.

Immersive Technology in Schools Is on the Rise

August 31, 2017

The number of students across the globe who will access virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) via head-mounted displays will jump from 2.1 million in 2016 to 83 million in 2021, reports Futuresource Consulting.

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos tours 'examples of what schools should aspire to be'

August 30, 2017

An advocate for school vouchers and charter schools, DeVos was on a two-day visit to Tallahassee with stops at Holy Comforter and Florida High, a Florida State University developmental research school.  A philanthropist who supported school privatization efforts before joining President Donald J. Trump’s cabinet, DeVos said she wanted to see first-hand how Holy Comforter and Florida High are “uniquely” meeting the “individual needs” of students.

Gender equity program brings women of color into STEM fields

August 29, 2017

The center started CompuGirls, where girls in grades 8-12 attend programs to learn about the latest technology. Women who have found success in STEM fields mentor the girls who attend the programs. “It’s really important for young people to see themselves reflected, and their future selves reflected, ...

Can computers enhance the work of teachers? The debate is on

August 29, 2017

As schools struggle to raise high school graduation rates and close the persistent achievement gap for minority and low-income students, many educators tout digital technology in the classroom as a way forward. But experts caution that this approach still needs more scrutiny and warn schools and parents against being overly reliant on computers.

How The Tech Evolution is Leaving Teachers Behind

August 28, 2017

According to a University of Phoenix College of Education survey, nearly all K-12 teachers said educational technology like laptops, SMART Boards and apps, are being used in schools. Unfortunately, the survey also found that nearly one in five of those surveyed feel intimidated by students’ knowledge of tech devices, and only one in four have had significant training in integrating technology into the classroom.

Here's What States Are Doing With Their ESSA Block Grant Money

August 28, 2017

To help get bigger bang for the fund's considerably reduced buck, Congress gave states the option, for one year only, to give the money out through a competitive process, allowing for fewer, but more-ambitious projects. Most states, though, still opted to pump the money out through a formula that assures each district at least some of the pie...

Millennials think they learn more from tech than people -- and that's a big problem for schools

August 27, 2017

Tim Elmore, president of Growing Leaders, said the trend of younger people feeling more comfortable learning through screens is especially important in the world of education. If schools don't adapt and move to a more blended style of instruction, Elmore said, America's schools could see a growing disinterest in traditional education.

Marvel Seeks Real-Life Super Girls in Thor: Ragnarok Stem Challenge

August 27, 2017

Marvel Studios is, once again, encouraging young girls to explore the superpower of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) with the Marvel Studios' Thor: Ragnarok Superpower of Stem Challenge. This program, supported by American Association for the Advancement of Science, Broadcom MASTERS, and Society for Science & the Public, seeks to inspire young girls to use the superpower of STEM to help their family, community or the world be safer, healthier or happier.

America's economy needs more than STEM

August 24, 2017

Business succeeds when STEM personnel pair with business executives to generate newer, more efficient ways to produce, market, distribute, and sell products. In many ways, American’s business leadership has been due to its openness to new ways of doing business and new ways of managing, marketing and financing firms. Businesses must also manage their human resources more effectively.

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