How Will the Internet of Things Impact Education?

March 27, 2017

Internet of Things technology is all around us. From cars to dishwashers, everyday items are becoming connected devices. So, how does that connectedness translate to the future K-12 classroom? According to a 2016 survey by Extreme Networks, smart schools are using IoT technology to track school buses, attendance and student ID cards, and to monitor lighting and security systems, among other things.

Ways Technology In Education Helps Improve Student's Performance

March 26, 2017

Technology continues to grow. The gathering and sharing of information on public domain novels, variety of subject and up-to-date scientific information advances as well. Technology is the new host of new tools and methods that can be used to improve learning. Forbes Technology Council shared 8 ways on how technology can improve education.

5 ways to reduce the harrowing STEM teacher shortage

March 26, 2017

No technology can replace high-quality teachers. But what happens when high-quality STEM teachers become hard to find, and what happens when STEM teacher applicant pools dry up? And how can the U.S. extend critical STEM learning opportunities to its youngest students?

Big Dreams Aren't Just for the Movies: Overcoming the Scarcity of Women in STEM

March 26, 2017

Schools and celebrated nonprofits like Girls Who Code are making great strides in encouraging female students to embark on careers in STEM -- science, technology, engineering, and math -- related fields. But that pathway narrows considerably by the time young women reach college and then actually choose their careers.

5 technologies to avoid in the classroom-and what to use instead

March 23, 2017

The most popular article on eCampus News is a surprising one to the editors: “6 apps that block social media distractions.” This story, which seemed  a bit counter-intuitive for us to write (being a tech-cheerleading publication in nature), has held the top spot by a massive margin for almost three years now; which had the editors considering the question, “Are there technologies that should simply be avoided in the college classroom?”

Appalachia Has STEM Jobs Available. Will Students Have the Skills to Fill Them?

March 23, 2017

In at least one corner of Appalachia, good mid-level energy-sector jobs are available, thanks to an ongoing natural-gas boom and steady declines in the region's working-age population. But it remains to be seen whether the area's schools can produce enough workers with the science, technology, engineering and math backgrounds that employers are looking for, according to a new RAND Corporation report examining the STEM labor-force pipeline in a 27-county region spanning Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

A crucial product change was hiding in Apple's latest launch

March 23, 2017

Apple said on Tuesday that Swift Playgrounds would be available in Simplified Chinese. Swift Playgrounds is an app, only available on iPads, that helps kids learn to code through games. Not only does Playgrounds help kids learn to code, but it teaches them Apple's new coding language, Swift, released in 2014.

Stanford researchers adapt a DIY robotics kit to give STEM students tools to automate biology experiments

March 22, 2017

Elementary and secondary school students who later want to become scientists and engineers often get hands-on inspiration by using off-the-shelf kits to build and program robots. But so far it’s been difficult to create robotic projects to foster interest in the “wet” sciences - biology, chemistry and medicine - so called because experiments in these field often involve fluids.

When Students Know More About Technology Than Their Teachers

March 22, 2017

For someone trained in an era when teachers were lucky to have a single Apple IIe computer to share with another teacher, today's high-tech era of cloud computing, virtual reality, and 3-D printing is a little bit overwhelming at times. Overcoming these fears hasn't been easy, but I've learned to change my thinking about technology in three ways...

U.S. News & World Report Honors STEM Trailblazers

March 22, 2017

The theme of this year's conference is "Building America's Workforce: A Blueprint for Tomorrow." This year's group of Hall of Fame award-winners were selected for their longstanding leadership, guidance, and commitment to improving science, technology, engineering and math education and workforce development.


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