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8 Educational STEM Toys for Kids at CES 2017

January 12, 2017

The demand for engineers, programmers, and technology experts to keep devices and platforms safe from hacking will continue to increase. That said, it’s never too early to get tech into the little hands of kids, to prepare them for a technologically encompassed world. This year’s CES featured STEM toys from around the world; perfect for introducing children to concepts in programming and engineering.

Teachers Should Embrace Artificial Intelligence in Education

January 11, 2017

While automation in the classroom started with automated lights, it is now expanding to automating tasks with artificial intelligence (AI) machines. While some technophobes may paint a picture of robots replacing teachers in the near future, nearly all technology experts agree that this is highly unlikely. Rather, AI will just help teachers increase efficiency and improve their classroom management.

10 Things Employers Think About Your Online Degree

January 10, 2017

Online education's flexibility is ideal for those seeking a career change. For prospective online students, it's important to consider what employers think about job applicants who didn't earn a degree in a classroom setting.

Why STEM Majors Need the Humanities

January 10, 2017

The argument against replacing the liberal-arts tradition with a narrow vocationalism is usually phrased in purely humanistic terms -- the importance of educating the whole person, the need for a broadly informed citizenry, and so on. Often overlooked is that for STEM majors, as much as for other future professionals, a broad background in the humanities is likely to give them a tremendous advantage in their career.

Girl Scouts' IP Patch is helpful program for encouraging STEM education

January 09, 2017

The Girl Scouts of America, in conjunction with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the Intellectual Property Owners (IPO) Education Foundation, is doing its part to promote innovative thinking patterns among girls with the creation of the Intellectual Property (IP) Patch.

Tableau Study Reveals the State of Data Education in 2016

January 09, 2017

The report, titled "The State of Data Education in 2016," found that approximately 20 percent of four-year universities in the U.S. now offer analytics programs. That figure is driven largely by highly-ranked institutions, nearly all of which offer analytics-focused programs to their students. The report also found that just two percent of two-year institutions offer such programs, indicating a significant gap in the availability of analytics education.

5 Unexpected STEM Cities

January 09, 2017

Growth rates for jobs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are surging -- in fact, STEM-related jobs are expected to grow 1.7 times faster than non-STEM jobs between 2010 and 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. With the expansion of this specialized labor force, STEM talent has a lot to consider -- from job potential to research opportunities to the cost of living -- when considering where to send their résumé.

5 Online Education Trends to Watch in 2017

January 08, 2017

In the past few years, more students enrolled in online courses, more organizations offered alternative credentials such as digital badges and nanodegrees and more employers accepted online degrees from job candidates. Here are five trends experts say students might see in online education in 2017.

New report outlines ways to support high-quality STEM education

January 08, 2017

National discourse about educational policy frequently focuses on the importance of science, technology, engineering, and math curricula, also known as STEM concepts. But historically, there has been little expert guidance around what makes for effective early childhood STEM policy and practice. Now, a new report by a group of early childhood leaders offers a series of guiding principals and recommendations for educational leaders, policy makers, researchers, and program funders on ways they can take action to support high-quality STEM education and experiences for young children.

Good math skills begin at home

January 04, 2017

Some parents and teachers talk about numbers and math frequently so that their children are hearing words such as two, twelve, more, less, count, and add repeatedly in various contexts. Other parents and teachers, however, rarely use number and math words or engage children in meaningful math-learning activities. Failing to talk to our kids about math and introducing them to mathematical ideas and activities is what we call "The Great Shortchange" because it stunts children's math growth and their future success.

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