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The next generation of science education means more doing

October 16, 2017

This type of project reflects the best intentions of the Next Generation Science Standards, which encourage teachers to enable students to learn science by doing. Drafted by representatives of K-12 education, higher education, industry and state governments between 2011 and 2013, the standards call for schools to help students build on science knowledge from one year to the next and make connections across disciplines that have historically been approached as completely separate.

Community College STEM Students Getting 'Nudged' Toward Success

October 15, 2017

Are text-based “nudges” the answer to helping students succeed in school? Up to a point, many experts say. While they are not a silver bullet that will transform student retention and completion, “behavioral nudges,” as they are also known, have been shown to be effective to that point that they are now a part of the education mainstream. Schools use text messages to remind students to sign up for classes, touch base with their academic advisors and a whole host of other necessary items on any college student’s agenda.

How tech undermines our education

October 15, 2017

With new and exciting job prospects and online academic resources, college students in particular are most aware of the many benefits that technology has brought them. But the convenience and access to knowledge made possible by our gadgets have come with an unexpected cost: our declining ability to focus on a single task for a prolonged period of time.

Ingredients for a great STEM Project

October 15, 2017

While constructing a concrete weir to hold back water and allow sediment to settle out, students made some miscalculations and mistakes. Undaunted, they identified the problem and rebuilt it. Students who antagonized one another in classrooms began to cooperate and work together. Somewhere along the way, students in “The Class” connected with math and science and engineered a working wetland. I like to look back at this project through a STEM lens. It’s easy to see what STEM principles made this wetland project successful...

Steve Wozniak wants to revolutionize tech education, starting in Arizona

October 13, 2017

Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Wozniak announced Thursday the launch of a digital institute that aims to reprogram tech education and to inspire the next generation of innovators. And he wants to do it from Arizona. It will be called Woz U.

Dell Inc. Expects to Donate Over $14 Million Globally in STEM Education for Underserved Children This Year

October 12, 2017

As a part of ongoing efforts to invest in a more diverse technology workforce, Dell Inc. expects to contribute $14 million in grants and technology donations to support future generations of STEM workers, in current fiscal year which ends Feb. 3, 2018. Current donations made across Dell's 71 youth learning partners globally are expected to bring technology education to more than 1.5 million underserved youth.

Are Online Graduate And Professional Programs A Scam Or An Opportunity?

October 11, 2017

Education has the power to transform, to enlighten, and to advance. But you must do your due diligence to ensure that you pursue the best possible educational opportunities, whether online or in person. If you don’t do your homework, you can get scammed out of both money and time.

How dance can help students in STEM disciplines

October 11, 2017

A proof-of-concept study at North Carolina State University finds participation in dance programs helps students - including those in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines - develop skills such as creativity and persistence that benefited them in the classroom and beyond.

Women Turn to Tech Careers Later than Men, Finds Harvey Nash Women in Technology Survey

October 11, 2017

Men’s interest in technology is piqued much earlier than women’s, as even in elementary or middle school just over twice as many males than females report their interest started there (20% vs. 9%). Further, men are more likely than women to have entered IT through a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) track in college, 59% vs. 44%.

Why Trump's $200M injection of funds into STEM matters

October 10, 2017

The funds allow schools to expand their computer programming education, which gives them a chance to start teaching skills, such as coding, at a younger age. Such classes can offer training for technology-based jobs in the future. This expands the opportunities for students to start their careers straight out of high school rather than obtain a four-year degree.

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