STEM provides platform to keep pace with technology

March 14, 2019

In the framework of education, STEM is an approach that intentionally incorporates science, technology, engineering and mathematics. As a 4-H youth development agent I have certainly thought about our 4-H programs and said, we have science, that means we’re doing STEM! However, what we commonly forget is the key to STEM education is integrating the subjects.

Veteran teacher shows how achievement gaps in STEM classes can be eliminated

March 14, 2019

Last quarter, something remarkable happened in Professor Tracy Larrabee’s Applied Discrete Mathematics class. For the first time in her 29 years of teaching, after five quarters of steady improvement and constant experimentation with teaching methods, the gap between the grades of her underrepresented minority and first-generation college students and the rest of the class vanished.

Rep. Stevens Introduces First Bill, the Building Blocks of STEM Act

March 13, 2019

The bill instructs the National Science Foundation (NSF) to more equitably allocate funding for research with a focus on early childhood. The bill also directs NSF to support research on the factors that discourage or encourage girls to engage in STEM activities, including computer science. The Building Blocks of STEM Act is a bipartisan, bicameral bill, introduced jointly by Congresswoman Stevens and Congressman Jim Baird (R-IN) in the House of Representatives, alongside U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) in the Senate.

6 Ways Machine Learning Will Revolutionize the Education Sector

March 12, 2019

Old school educators are having a hard time getting used to machines having the ability to think and learn. Suggesting to them that machine learning is going to revolutionize the education field usually falls on deaf ears. However, sooner or later, they will have to come to grips with this new reality.

What to Know Before Working With Google for Education

March 12, 2019

Even if you don’t like Google, Jeremy Lupoli told a crowded room surrounded by products from the tech giant, you’ll still have to work with it to get ahead in the education technology industry. The company boasts a footprint of 80 million educators and students using its G Suite for Education tools, and 40 million users using its Classroom app.

New Jersey Leads the Nation in Advanced Placement Physics Exam Achievement

March 12, 2019

The New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning (NJCTL) announced the results of an NJCTL-sponsored Hanover Research Report that analyzed trends in students' Advanced Placement (AP) physics exam performance between 2009 and 2018. The report considers mean scores, participation scores, and total scores on all AP physics exams offered over the span, both throughout New Jersey as well as all states nation-wide.

Federal Education Department Releases Budget Proposal

March 12, 2019

College funding, school safety and school choice are items addressed in the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed fiscal year 2020 budget, which department officials shared with media in a conference call Monday morning. The Trump administration’s proposal provides $131 billion in new post-secondary grants, loans and work-study and includes $64 billion in discretionary spending, a 10-percent reduction from the prior year. It includes recommended decreases, increases and unchanged or “level funding” throughout.

No coding required: 10 augmented reality apps for the classroom

March 11, 2019

For teachers that have always wanted to use augmented reality in the classroom -- technology that superimposes digital images on top of a view of the real world through a smartphone or other mobile device -- but haven’t had the chance to explore it, author, speaker and edtech consultant Jaime Donally has some suggestions.

Fine Arts Courses Help Students Excel In Math And Science

March 11, 2019

Beyond the argument that education should be designed to create a well-rounded citizen with an appreciation for a wide range of knowledge, there have been dozens of large-scale studies showing that an integrated curriculum of the sciences, humanities, and arts helps students excel in all areas of K-12 learning.

Learn How to Teach Computer Science With MINECRAFT: EDUCATION EDITION [Infographic]

March 11, 2019

Looking for innovative ways to bring computational thinking and computer science skills to your STEM classes? MINECRAFT: EDUCATION EDITION might be just the teaching tool for you, whether you’re an experienced player or are just learning about Minecraft.


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