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10 Products From CES That Will Impact Education

January 08, 2016

The annual tech-fest known as the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is taking place Jan. 6- 9 in Las Vegas, and companies new and old have already unveiled their latest bells and whistles. Here are 10 newly introduced products with the most potential for the classroom.

7 ways data collection is improving STEM education

January 07, 2016

Today’s students, being technology natives, expect the same kinds of engagement in the classroom as they seek out online. STEM classes in particular have a natural potential to be both tech-rich and inquiry-based, especially hands-on lab activities. The recent addition of probeware—sensory-based handheld devices for measuring things like water quality, light, and temperature—has allowed us to bring students out into nature and introduce them to the world of data collection and analysis.

Reading, writing, robots: A look at education technology on display at CES

January 07, 2016

What started with a simple chalkboard has evolved into projectors, computers, tablets and now robots. If you go by what you see at CES, which kicked off Tuesday in convention centers on the Strip, the beeping, booping machines are the future of technology in the classroom. It’s not a surprise that the programmable gizmos are taking center stage given the recent obsession with improving science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.

Google is becoming U.S. K-12 schools' operating system

January 07, 2016

Step into any U.S. public school and chances are Google is everywhere. Students have their own Google accounts. They work on math problems on Google-branded Chromebooks, file their homework in Google Drive and keep up with their classes through Google Groups. In just a few short years, the Internet giant has become the operating system of U.S. K-12 education. That doesn't sit well with everyone. Competitors such as Microsoft and Apple are far from ready to cede the educational market.

'Middle-skill' STEM jobs could lift low-skilled workers in Baltimore to middle class, report says

January 06, 2016

Low-skilled workers in Baltimore are missing growing opportunities for careers in science, technology, engineering and math because of limited access to and training for STEM jobs requiring an associate degree level of education or less. That's the premise of a report to be released Wednesday by the Greater Baltimore Committee and Associated Black Charities that recommends ways to boost the pipeline of workers in such "middle skill" occupations.

Edutech Will Continue Strong Growth In 2016

January 05, 2016

2016 already has a plethora of EduTech conferences and workshops lined up, with events such as the 36th annual national Future of Education Technology Conference 2016 kicking off in Orlando, Florida on the 12th of January, Bett in London from the 20th to 23rd of January, and the International Educational Technology Conference taking place in Dubai early on in February. Stated on Bett’s site, “To truly transform education through technology, we need to learn from experts, solution providers and each other.”

LEGO® Education Brings Science to Life for Elementary Students with WeDo 2.0

January 05, 2016

Today (Jan 5), LEGO® Education announced LEGO Education WeDo 2.0, a hands-on science solution designed for elementary classrooms using a robot-based learning system. The unique solution combines the LEGO® brick, classroom-friendly software and engaging, standards-based projects to teach elementary students essential science practices and skills. With WeDo 2.0, students explore, create and share their scientific discoveries as they build, program and modify projects.

4 Ways to Use Social Media as an Online Student

January 05, 2016

For online students, social media is an opportunity to personalize and enhance their experience, allowing them to interact with classmates, ask each other questions and collaborate on group assignments, experts say. "Your learning experiences are no longer limited to the physical borders of a college campus," says Dawn Edmiston, clinical associate professor of marketing at the Mason School of Business at the College of William and Mary,​ ​who has taught online courses at several different universities.

Why some colleges are better than others at getting women into STEM careers

January 05, 2016

Some American colleges are finding answers to a question that has bedeviled employers and policy makers alike: how to get more women into the high-paying, in-demand fields that drive today’s economy. Those schools, a new analysis finds, are using a range of strategies — from hiring more women faculty in fields where they’re traditionally underrepresented to setting up specific programs geared toward advancing female students’ ambitions in science, technology, engineering and math, or “STEM” — to prepare women for careers historically dominated by male graduates.

A Look Back at the 2015 Technology Trends in Education — and a Look Ahead at 2016

January 04, 2016

During the past year, technology has been at the forefront of education more than ever before. Assessments have moved online, devices have hit a price point that fits large-scale purchasing and digital curriculum has finally come into its own. Here are some of the big technology trends in education for 2015. With the shift to Common Core in many states, districts are required to conduct their assessments online, which means that schools that lagged in technology needed to roll out either more or newer devices that include keyboards.

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