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5 Math Technology Tools to Engage Students

September 21, 2017

Why should teachers integrate technology into their math instruction? What resources are readily available? How can technology be effectively implemented into the learning environment? These questions have been challenging math teachers for quite some time.

How Arkansas Is Teaming Up With Teachers, Facebook & Other Tech Titans to Rethink Computer Science Education

September 20, 2017

Known more for low salaries and poor test scores than for a bustling technology sector, Arkansas is going all in on computer education, spending an initial $5 million to train teachers and help districts pay for staffing and equipment to bring computer literacy to all grade levels. Arkansas educators, business leaders, and policymakers are working at warp speed to fill a void in the computer education world by creating road maps for bringing computer science to elementary and middle school classrooms.

Biggest Barriers to Digital Learning: Lack of Time, Lack of Devices

September 20, 2017

The biggest barrier to digital learning for teachers is gaining student access to technology. That's followed by a lack of time during the school day. For administrators, the top concern is providing relevant and effective professional development to their staff, followed by limitations and problems with the technological infrastructure, such as WiFi and security.

Unseen Stars: GE Lights Up Grand Central With Women of Science

September 20, 2017

In addition to its internal diversity goals, GE has been publicly celebrating influential female scientists and engineers and supporting organizations like The Society of Women Engineers to encourage more young women to consider careers in STEM fields. From the first woman to win the National Medal of Science in Engineering, to the first woman to kill cancer cells with lasers, GE’s Unseen Stars projections are a 7-minute running daily until midnight through 9/21.

Edtech CEOs Seek to Change the 'Adversarial Narrative' With Public School Teachers

September 19, 2017

Who is the biggest spender in the education technology market? That would be school districts, which the report says make up about 33.5 percent of education technology purchases. The districts are largely spending their funds on software, with expenditures estimated to reach $3.9 billion in 2017. The majority of the purchases were for learning management systems.

GM Invests in STEM Education to Boost Women in Tech

September 19, 2017

General Motors Co. (GM) recently announced that it would contribute more than $850,000 to four nonprofits to help prepare young women and minorities for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers.(1) With this pledge, GM’s total investment in STEM education will exceed $10 million by year end.(2) Monica Eaton-Cardone, an IT executive specializing in risk management and fraud prevention, commends the automotive leader and calls for other firms to undertake their own efforts to help increase the number of women in technology professions.

Education technology and AI: Why digital learning should not be ignored

September 19, 2017

In recent years, the thriving digital era has paved the way for the exponential transformation of the world's education system. Thanks to the rising influence of #Education Technology (EdTech) and #Artificial Intelligence (AI), the science of learning, which includes the teaching and learning processes, is progressively reshaped to be more interactive, personalized and hands-on.

Learning Robot Brings Kids Into AI Worlds

September 18, 2017

It’s not difficult to see artificial intelligence and robotics go together like orange and chocolate, maybe better. It’s even less difficult to deduce that artificial intelligence and robotics, individually and combined, will be a source of future employment and those with mad skills resulting from the study of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects will be making the big bucks

Piper Raises $7.6M to Help Parents Battle Idle Screen Time

September 18, 2017

Piper is the creator of a DIY computer kit that promises to stimulate young minds to learn computing concepts while providing an alternative to passive, mind-numbing ‘screen time’ prevalent with so many 8 to 12 year olds. Piper’s first computer kit includes an array of electronics designed to entice naturally curious kids with little to no experience with computers or programming to open the box and begin playing with its components.

Talent Shortage Rooted in Education, Say Tech Industry Experts

September 17, 2017

Here’s a statistic to chew on: looking at the current pipeline of students, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says that by 2020, an estimated one million computer programming jobs in the U.S. will not be filled. The tech talent shortage isn’t a Utah problem, it’s a national problem--and its roots are dug deeply into our education system.

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