5 student opinions about higher education you should know

October 10, 2016

As colleges and universities become increasingly focused on student services in order to attract and retain students, it’s never been more important to gauge how students feel about some of the larger, innovative -- and often tech-based -- initiatives leadership spends copious amounts of time and money supporting on campus.

Can Virtual Reality Improve Education?

October 10, 2016

"We've gone from the Model T to the Tesla and from the switchboard to the smartphone. Yet high school has remained frozen in time." That's the theory that underpins XQ, a new nonprofit dedicated to reimaging the American high school for the modern era. In September 2015, XQ launched its "Super Schools" grants competition with a full-page New York Times ad requesting "audacious, unconventional, unconstrained ideas to reinvent the American high school."

Students Experiment With Drones for 4-H National Youth Science Day

October 09, 2016

More than 100,000 K-12 students across the country experimented with engineering, coding and design in the 4-H National Youth Science Day "Drone Discovery Challenge" Wednesday (Oct. 5). Students worked in groups overseen by volunteers to explore the science behind drones and apply it to real-world problems. Younger students experimented with drone engineering and design, while high schoolers learned about computer coding for remote sensors and unmanned flight.

SimplyFun Releases Two New Games Focused on Developing Math & STEM Skills

October 07, 2016

Math & STEM, one of four skill sets that are the focus of game development at SimplyFun, zero in on counting, mathematical relationships, computations and algebra, spatial reasoning, geometry and early scientific concepts appropriate for right and left brain-leaners of all ages.

Honeywell And NASA Hit The Road To Bring STEM Education To Life For Students

October 06, 2016

Honeywell and NASA are bringing FMA Live! Forces in Motion, an award-winning hip-hop educational experience, to 30 schools during the fall; marking the 25th tour of the program since its inception in 2004. This fall, FMA Live! has performances planned at public, private and military-connected middle schools in nine states - Virginia, Maryland, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas.

Could EdTech Boost A More Profound Teacher-Student Relationship And Address Digital Equity Issue?

October 06, 2016

Due to the promising potential of education technology, K-12 strategy specialist David Andrade revealed that teachers are looking for more up-to-date ways to connect with students by using a more personal, individualized and data-driven pedagogical approach. According to EdTech magazine's EdTech Focus On K-12, emerging technology trends could boost a more profound relationship between students and teachers.

Great EdTech Helps Teachers As Well As Students

October 05, 2016

For decades, principals, school superintendents, and educators have sought to improve education in one way or another. Whether it’s the advent of chalkboards or iPads, technology has been at the forefront of that push. The problem is that, while these technologies may make the learning process easier for kids, it’s not helping teachers teach. And that’s the best way to get kids back in the swing of things.

Is The "T" In STEM Supposed To Be Silent?

October 05, 2016

Aside from being another clever educational catchphrase, STEM became seriously recognized as curriculum based on the idea of educating students in the four specific disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The problem, though, was that “technology” was never considered an academic discipline, and we have no agreed upon definition of “technology” as it relates to education.

Why edtech can't grow as much as healthtech

October 05, 2016

Although edtech overall has seen quite a few successes in the past years, the global uptake of truly innovative educational technology at universities is still limited. The higher-ed market is traditionally characterized by long sales cycles, many stakeholders with various interests and lack of synergy of technology initiatives.

The King way: Personalizing STEM education for your child

October 05, 2016

At King School, a PreKindergarten-Grade 12 co-ed independent day school, all students are deeply immersed in the study of STEM throughout their elementary, middle and high school years. Faculty at King have examined how an integrated STEM curriculum can transcend the four distinct disciplines and take a more holistic approach to teaching and learning.


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