Education

Ivanka Trump, DeVos urge female students to pursue STEM careers

March 29, 2017

First daughter Ivanka Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos teamed up to urge young girls to explore careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) during a trip to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum on Tuesday.

Technology Role in Advising Students Continues to Evolve

March 28, 2017

According to the CCRC research, many higher education institutions have understaffed advising teams – not exactly news to suppliers and users of the services. But the issue is serious: Understaffing limits the ability of staff to truly help; many adviser are relegated to helping students register for classes and little more. In response, institutions are considering the use of technology to streamline the process with the help of software companies. Creating a technology role to redesign advising and support offerings is sometimes called Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Success or e-advising.

Microsoft Encourages Girls to Study STEM

March 28, 2017

The campaign, unveiled March 7 to coincide with International Women's Day, focuses on ambitions of girls in science, technology, engineering and math fields. One of the girls featured in the campaign ad says, "There's always going to be someone that says, like, 'No, you can't do it.' I think I can!"

The Invasion of Tech in the Classroom

March 27, 2017

Classrooms no longer consist of only 20 desks and a chalkboard - they now most likely have at least a few computers and a projector at their fingertips. Technology has completely changed the way professors teach their classes and that trend isn’t going anywhere.

Exactly Why Do Girls Lose Interest in STEM?

March 27, 2017

Despite the promise of STEM jobs and the advances women have made in education and in the field, the U.S. is far from achieving gender parity in STEM. Two new surveys shed light on the problem. A Microsoft survey asked young women in Europe between the ages of 11 and 30 about their views regarding STEM - science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The survey reveals that at the age of 11½, girls are excited by those subjects. However, by the age of 15, they no longer have an interest in STEM.

Senate Appropriators Spotlight STEM Education Funding

March 27, 2017

At a Senate hearing, appropriations subcommittee members stressed the importance of sustaining federal investment in STEM education programs during a time of uncertainty for education funding.

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.

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