Education

Astronaut Peggy Whitson says students in STEM are the key to Missions to Mars

April 25, 2017

NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson’s accomplishments are out of this world -- she just broke the record for cumulative time spent in space by a U.S. astronaut. Now, she wants to encourage the next generation of space explorers.

3 Basic Digital Citizenship Standards All Educators Should Know and Teach

April 25, 2017

“Teachers have long understood the importance of instilling good citizenship in their students, focusing on social etiquette and how to treat people with respect in the course of their daily lives,” reads an article on Edudemic. “Today, though, it’s just as important that students understand what kinds of behaviors are acceptable online.”

NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Talks STEM Education with President Trump

April 24, 2017

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, currently living and working aboard the International Space Station, broke the record Monday for cumulative time spent in space by a U.S. astronaut - an occasion that was celebrated with a phone call from President Donald Trump, First Daughter Ivanka Trump, and fellow astronaut Kate Rubins.

Statistic Lessons Get New Look in Early Grades

April 24, 2017

Statistics lessons aren't just for math class anymore, and early-education experts are finding new reasons and ways to incorporate these topics in the early grades.

NSF seeds edtech startup Couragion to boost STEM career education

April 24, 2017

The National Science Foundation is seeking to increase the pipeline of science, technology and engineering and math talent with investments in edtech startups that make such careers accessible - and cool - to underserved kids.

Can Grade-Skipping Close the STEM Gender Gap?

April 24, 2017

Creating more opportunities for super-bright girls to skip grades might be one of the most viable ways to open cracks in the glass ceiling that has plagued STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields for decades. But these days, young children are far more likely to be “redshirted” -- held back from school to allow extra time for physical, socioemotional, or intellectual growth -- than they are to charge ahead of their same-age peers.

Grill That Edtech Company With These 6 Questions Before Buying Anything

April 23, 2017

Education technology providers dangle the promise of transforming classrooms and equipping previously disengaged students with the skills to become lifelong learners. Yet few can demonstrably support their arguments with strong evidence. So how can we expect a teacher or administrator with limited budget and time to separate what works from what doesn’t?

Butterfield advises students to stay informed, earn their degrees

April 23, 2017

Butterfield said students need to make the most of their college experience. “I want you to absorb all of this knowledge that is around you and get your degree from school, and then if you are so inclined, to go on to graduate school or go into your professions or whatever your career happens to be, be the best that you can be.” The best jobs in the future are forecast to be in the field of science, technology, engineering and math, Butterfield said.

To Succeed In STEM, Learn To Fail

April 23, 2017

It’s wise to consider a career in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Opportunities for professionals in these fields should continue to expand in the years ahead. But, there’s one major hurdle a lot of young people seem to be struggling to clear. These days, many students aren’t so great at failing.

5 Ways Technology Is Improving Education

April 23, 2017

The 21st century has brought a revolution to the world of education both over distances and in the classroom. The days of the traditional learning models of the world are numbered as we enter a digital, global educational arena. We can already see the effects of these new technologies on education today and here are five of the main ways technology is improving education.

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