Virtual-Reality Field Trips Give Students Advanced Adventure

February 19, 2018

On any given day, students nationwide are deep-sea diving, observing medical operations, even swimming through the human circulatory system using gadgets that are becoming increasingly accessible in both cost and content. At the least, teachers say, it's another way to engage the iPhone generation of students. At best, it can enhance their understanding and improve their grades.

Boy Scouts Launches National Pilot of After-School STEM Program

February 18, 2018

Boy Scouts of America is partnering with schools in more than two-dozen cities and 23 states to pilot anew after-school education initiative, STEM Scouts.

Alabama school district first ever to have all schools STEM-certified

February 16, 2018

It isn't often that Alabama's public schools can say they were the first in the world to achieve something spectacular. But one district, Winfield City Schools, can claim that honor, as they are the first school district in the world--yes, the world---to have every school attain STEM certification through the worldwide AdvancEd accreditation agency.

Asia Pacific - Women less likely to pursue STEM careers, study finds

February 16, 2018

The research found that 45% of women working in STEM jobs were dissatisfied with their current career choice. They also don't expect to continue in STEM jobs for their entire career. As for the factors that discourage them to continue in the job, 46% cited the need to upskill constantly. As much as 39% of respondents were daunted by the long hours, while 36% pointed to the male-dominated office environment.

MOOCs Attracting More Paying Customers

February 16, 2018

Eight hundred-plus universities are part of the MOOC movement, wooing some 78 million students to their online classes, according to Class Central CEO Dhawal Shah. However, there were fewer first-time MOOC students taking free classes in 2017 than in 2016 -- 20 million vs. 23 million. One reason, suggested Sha, is that there's a rise in the number of paying users.

The Importance of Teachers in a Technology-driven World

February 15, 2018

In today’s technology-driven world, where more and more people are joining the debate about, what is personalized learning? Let’s discuss the traditional and the personalized way of learnings. Personalized learning is the learning through technology, the technology that can offer new tools which are powerful and well-designed, which can help teachers and students to customize their own ways of new learning.

Advancing women and girls in science

February 15, 2018

In their study of gender disparities in education and employment, Ana Maria Munoz-Boudet and Ana Revenga, two experts from the World Bank, found that gender gaps in STEM fields are common around the world. According to the authors, in 2013 only four countries in Europe produced a pool of STEM graduates that were at least 15 percent female. In the United States, despite women earning more degrees than men overall, they account for only 35 percent of the undergraduate degrees issued in STEM fields.

'Rewiring Education' offers view of Apple's role in shaping what's next for schools

February 15, 2018

In "Rewiring Education: How Can Technology Unlock Every Student's Potential," John D. Couch, Apple’s first vice president of education, provides an inside look at the company’s vision for the role technology has played in education, and the opportunities and obstacles that lie ahead.

Celebrating Career and Technical Education

February 15, 2018

Throughout Career and Technical Education Month this February, educators, students and the business community celebrate the value of career and technical education and the achievements of these programs across the country. Cutting-edge, rigorous and relevant curriculum helps youth and adults prepare for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers.

Is Technology the "Elephant in the Room"?

February 14, 2018

Teaching and learning can no longer be extricated from conversations about apps and devices; and yet, the issue in education has never been about the medium - whether iPad, pencil, or quill and ink. Instead of thinking about technology as a thing, we need to consider it as a system.


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