Being connected. When we hear it, most of us instantly think of technology. Connecting through technology is important. It gives us a chance to maintain relationships with friends and family who may live far away from us.
If you've ever wondered how much a particular college major -- such as nursing, computer science or art history -- defines your destiny, check out this new interactive data tool from the Brookings Institution's Hamilton Project.
In the space of just five years, Google has helped upend the sales methods companies use to place their products in classrooms. It has enlisted teachers and administrators to promote Google’s products to other schools. It has directly reached out to educators to test its products -- effectively bypassing senior district officials.
“We think students shouldn’t have to purchase this old technology that predates the internet,” said Eli Luberoff, the company founder. “This market is shifting. A monopoly is crumbling.” Calculators such as the TI-84 are a staple for most college-bound students in the U.S. They retail for about $100, with fancier models going for more than twice that.
About a dozen activists appeared outside Pai’s home at 4:00 p.m. Eastern time. The group remained peaceful and did not appear to trespass onto private property. The activists argue that Title II oversight is necessary to ensure that internet service providers, including Comcast and Verizon, cannot dictate what websites can access their network.
Dozens of young girls spend an hour of their school day sitting engrossed on computers at a Hamilton elementary, working to crack the code to later success in technology studies and perhaps even careers.
Slant Robotics, a robotics company from Boise, Idaho, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its latest toy: a 3D printed Arduino robot geared towards promoting STEM education. Called LittleBot, the cute 3D printed device is particularly focused on teaching kids engineering, programming, and robotics.
The internet of things (IoT) is in the midst of an explosion, as more connected devices proliferate. But there's a problem: There's not enough talent with the right skills to manage and execute on IoT projects.
Despite slow growth in other consumer markets, Futuresource Consulting reports that sales of laptops, tablets and mobile devices in the education sector grew 18 percent year over year from 2015 to 2016, and 2017 is on par for continued growth.
If you are looking to learn more about electronics, teach electronic circuitry and design to STEM students or build LEGO projects with integrated electronics, in a new modular electronic system called the DFRobot BOSON might be worth more investigation.