Educators have stressed that the computing curriculum, due to start in September, is not just about learning how to code or program but more importantly is about a young person’s journey in learning the necessary digital skills to solve real-world problems.
Countries with greater gender equality see a smaller proportion of women taking degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), a new study has found. Policymakers could use the findings to reconsider initiatives to increase women's participation in STEM, say the researchers.
The first product from Sony's Global Education division, a candy-colored robot-building toy called Koov, is now ready for all of us to order. The toy, which is Sony's attempt to topple Lego Mindstorms' dominance in the STEM toy market, comprises of blocks that you can put together with motors and sensors.
The new partnership will integrate littleBits within a science curriculum offered by Pearson, called Elevate Science, to create a new product, Elevate Science + the Pearson littleBits STEM Invention Toolbox, the two companies said. To date, many schools use littleBits’ kits in supplemental ways, as special stand-alone lessons or projects focused on STEM or engineering...
Kamau Bobb is senior director of the Constellations Center for Equity in Computing at Georgia Tech. In this column, Bobb cites the lack of students of color in STEM majors, a failure that he believes ought to be on everyone’s mind as Atlanta pursues Amazon’s second headquarters. He contends the plan to lure Amazon here must consider how Georgia can democratize computing so STEM opportunities are open to all students.
MakerBot is an integrated educational process. It offers fabulous chances for students to really learn all the fundamentals of STEM. STEM means Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, with which the world of the future will be in symbiosis with technologies.
You've seen apps and toys that promise to teach your child to code. Now enter the robots. At the CES electronics show in January, coding robots came out in force. One convention hall area was packed with everything from chip-embedded, alphabet-like coding blocks to turtle-like tanks that draw on command.
It isn't often that Alabama's public schools can say they were the first in the world to achieve something spectacular. But one district, Winfield City Schools, can claim that honor, as they are the first school district in the world--yes, the world---to have every school attain STEM certification through the worldwide AdvancEd accreditation agency.
The research found that 45% of women working in STEM jobs were dissatisfied with their current career choice. They also don't expect to continue in STEM jobs for their entire career. As for the factors that discourage them to continue in the job, 46% cited the need to upskill constantly. As much as 39% of respondents were daunted by the long hours, while 36% pointed to the male-dominated office environment.