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AI Has Already Started Reshaping Special Education

April 22, 2018

Developing fully intelligent education tools and new virtual teaching assistants will take time for sure. But given the current technological advancements, here is the five changes AI is already making on special education market today.

The Attitudes, Abilities, and Character of Students in Career and Technical Education

April 19, 2018

Previous research shows that students who select into career and technical education (CTE) tracks have, on average, lower test scores than their peers. Yet that same body of research finds that, after controlling for test scores, CTE course takers have higher high school graduation rates, overall educational attainment, or earnings.

Lego Education's Space-Themed Sets Are Ready for Lift-Off

April 19, 2018

Lego Education today provided a glimpse at two new space-themed sets that participants will use for the 2018-2019 FIRST Lego League challenges.

10 EdTech Research Journals That You Should Read

April 18, 2018

If you are involved in education technology in any way, you must stay up to date on the latest news and trends. Educational technology is growing at immense speed – practically changing every day. The best place to find out quality information from trustworthy sources is in EdTech research journals. These journals publish articles by EdTech entrepreneurs and educators providing the information you need.

K-12 Schools Need to Stop Wasting Money on Tech They Don't Need

April 18, 2018

Our current academic model is falling very short of where learners will need to be in order to graduate with digital literacy. The K-12 schools across the nation are determined to help make up for this deficit by purchasing every piece of technology that comes their way.

What is the Next Generation of Digital Learning Environments?

April 17, 2018

“The next generation digital learning environment (NGDLE) is conceived as an ecosystem--a learning environment consisting of learning tools and components that adhere to common standards.” Ultimately, the next generation of digital learning environment will become more focused on learning rather than administration.

You Don't Need a Device to Teach Students Code

April 16, 2018

Coding, in particular, is one of the best ways to teach STEM skills in the classroom. However, many teachers hesitate to teach coding because they either think it will be too difficult, time-consuming, or costly. They are wrong. You can teach your students to code without devices.

STEM Is Far More Than the Lone Genius

April 16, 2018

The lone-genius narrative is a powerful one. Picturing one person in a lab declaring “Eureka” is certainly easier than imagining an international team using a cross-time-zone conference call to finalize plans for their upcoming 17-minute window on a lunar orbiter. Even researchers who study trends in scientific collaboration have to reference the powerful idea. But research has shown that science is far from a lonely endeavor and has been gravitating towards dramatically larger teams over the last century.

Code.org teams up with Kahoot to help demystify computer science

April 16, 2018

The game-based learning platform Kahoot! is partnering with the nonprofit Code.org to launch specially curated computer science games on Kahoot's popular website and mobile app. By tapping into Kahoot's 70 million monthly active users -- more than 50 percent of K-12 students in the U.S., Kahoot estimates...

These factors drive black men out of engineering school

April 16, 2018

For black men, pursuing a graduate degree in engineering is like riding out a storm, according to new research. They enroll knowing they will face challenges, but the barriers that black men described as part of a six-year study show how race was a greater obstacle than they expected.

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