Education

Are Libraries the Key to Teaching Computer Science?

July 31, 2017

As many education tools go digital, some people have feared that libraries may go the way of the dinosaur. However, the skills that students need to thrive in a modern world continue to adapt, and they need places where they can learn such skills. Libraries have the opportunity to become havens of future-ready skills lessons to meet that need.

Female tech leader suggests girls must be pushed into STEM

July 31, 2017

“Women aren’t getting into technology, not because they don't have an inherent aptitude, but because they're not exposed,” Eaton-Cardone explains. “I always use the analogy of a piano. There's very few kids that, without any exposure to a piano, could be sat down at age 15 and told to play and enjoy it and be able to do it, because they haven't developed the talent and they haven't been exposed to it.

Active Learning Best for Higher-Level STEM Instruction

July 30, 2017

Research published by the National Academy of Sciences reveals that active learning methodologies are more effective in STEM education than the passive method of lectures accompanied by note taking. That’s generally no surprise, falling in line with other studies on exemplar and abstraction learners.

How AI can improve the science of learning

July 27, 2017

We already know that computers have “reshaped” almost every aspect of life. And since education is commonly acknowledged as the groundwork of a civilized and advanced society, the fast-rising AI-driven EdTech programs could offer students better quality education by increasing access to educational resources.

White House looks to Apple's Cook, other tech CEOs to shape STEM education policy

July 27, 2017

Officials in President Donald Trump's office, including his daughter Ivanka Trump, have initiated a campaign to query the country's best and brightest minds about potential STEM education solutions, Bloomberg reports. Specific details are at this point unknown, but the White House group is looking to technology, business and education sector leaders for input on how best to fund STEM programs, the report said.

Trump donates portion of salary to Department of Education

July 27, 2017

White House press secretary Sarah Huchabee Sanders handed what she said was a $100,000 check to DeVos at the White House press briefing. The donation will fund a camp to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers, DeVos said.

Dems introduce cyber workforce bill

July 26, 2017

Three House Democrats on Tuesday introduced a multi-layered bill aimed at boosting the cybersecurity workforce. The "New Collar Jobs Act," released by Reps. Ted Lieu (Calif.), Matt Cartwright (Pa.) and Ann McLane Kuster (N.H.), would establish incentivized tax breaks for employers offering cybersecurity training, increase funding for a cyber scholarship program and establish a student debt relief program for cybersecurity job takers.

Kids Can Prep for Total Solar Eclipse with 'Space Racers' Website

July 25, 2017

The coast-to-coast total solar eclipse on Aug. 21 will be memorable for children and adults alike. So the preschool show "Space Racers" launched a new website called AugustEclipse.com to get kids interested in the big event.

These STEM coding toys will entertain your kids while teaching them about programming and robotics

July 25, 2017

Amazon recently experimented with a program that delivers STEM toys to subscribers’ homes, and analysts at NPD estimate sales hit $26 billion last year. But not all STEM toys are created equal. As with any burgeoning category, companies of all shapes, sizes, and pedigrees are trying their darnedest to strike STEM toy gold — with varying degrees of success. Here’s a list of the best STEM toys on the market, and where to buy them.

Why Brilliant Girls Tend to Favor Non-STEM Careers

July 24, 2017

Do girls avoid STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) fields because of ongoing, widespread discrimination? Or do girls with the skill sets that would give them entrance to STEM fields prefer fields that involve working with people over fields that involve working with things?

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