Harvard, Berkeley rank among 10 worst schools for free speech
Harvard University and the University of California at Berkeley are used to being ranked among America’s top colleges, but a ranking issued by a campus watchdog on Monday isn’t much to write home about. Both schools are included on the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education’s annual list of the 10 worst colleges for free speech.
Tech Engages Today’s Students, But Teachers Need Support
This generation of students is beyond tech-savvy and could be described as tech-innate. Since this group has grown up in a high-tech society, they think spatially and in 4D, which is different than past generations. As digital leaders, it is important to cultivate systemic conditions in education that support and nurture a growth mindset for these students, while allowing them to utilize their technical expertise.
Idaho panel passes STEM diploma bill
The Idaho Senate Education Committee passed Thursday a bill to recognize students excelling in STEM disciplines with a special diploma. The bill, SB 1267, would recognize public school and public charter school students who complete more science and math classes than the three years required by the state.
Online courses only beneficial for certain demographics, prompting self-reflection
There’s been a surge of staggering evidence claiming the growth of online education hinders the success of students who need it the most: Less proficient students who are in need of face-to-face time with skilled educators. These types of students tend to take more online coursework and do significantly worse than students who took the same class in a traditional setting.
Just How Shallow is the Artificial Intelligence Talent Pool?
Everyone agrees that the competition to hire people who know how to build artificial intelligence systems is intense. It’s turned once-staid academic conferences into frenzied meet markets for corporate recruiters and driven the salaries of the top researchers to seven-figures. But how scarce AI talent really is has been something of an industry mystery.
Tech Companies Are Buying Their Own Education Research. That's a Problem
Last month, a pair of Apple shareholders demanded in an open letter that the company address growing concerns about children's addiction to their products. In light of research on the detrimental effects of electronic-media use, investment firm JANA Partners and the California State Teachers' Retirement System argued, parents need better resources to make sure children are using devices "in an optimal manner."
The importance of STEM support for teachers
In January, Discovery Education debuted STEM Connect, a web-based supplemental K-8 resource, developed with the input of educators and curriculum experts, which helps educators create engaging STEM lessons that strengthen students’ critical-thinking skills.
Teachers and Technology Must Not Be an Either/Or Dichotomy
We must either: integrate technology or support teachers; teach traditionally or personalize learning; support districts or support charters; fund edtech or fund schools; individualize learning or humanize instruction. As oversimplified as the above statements may seem, recent public discourse around ongoing trends in K-12 education has fallen into this trap of two-sided, black-and-white debates.
Drone STEM Education: Don’t Miss an Opportunity to Introduce the Next Generation of Flight
We live in a world where technology is changing so quickly that career counseling, planning and educational choices must be based on forecasts of job availability. Technology is progressing in every industry, including aviation and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), making it essential that we prepare our young people for future careers in this arena.
Survey Results Reveal Rapidly Increasing Technology Adoption by U.S. School Districts
Kajeet, the industry leader for safe, mobile student Internet connectivity, today announced results from its recent survey exploring how Internet-enabled devices are used in classrooms. Kajeet collected feedback from 451 school administrators across the country, discovering the latest about Internet and device use inside and outside the classroom, mobile device and classroom management tools, and other technologies being used by schools around the country.