Education

Gates, Zuckerberg team up on new education initiative

May 09, 2018

Tech moguls Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg said Tuesday they will team up to help develop new methods for kids with trouble learning -- an effort that will include dabbling into child brain science. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative intend to explore a number of potential pilot projects.

Why Introducing Technology Into The Classrooms Is A Good Thing

May 08, 2018

The students of today are clearly very much engaged and interested in the idea of technology. So wouldn’t it be a great idea if the teachers would be able to harness this interest and bend it towards progress? Using technologically advanced tools such as the laptops, tablets, and smartphones, the entire idea of technology will come with many benefits for both teachers as well as students.

7 Roles for Artificial Intelligence in Education

May 08, 2018

Artificial Intelligence is no longer just contained in science fiction films. It is a part of our everyday lives and in our classrooms. As we use tools like Siri and Amazon’s Alexa, we are just beginning to see the possibilities of AI in education. And, we should expect to see more.

Five good reasons why engineering should be a focus for technology education

May 08, 2018

A lot of countries have included tech in basic and secondary school program to help students become more technologically literate. But sometimes school systems don’t pay much attention to the tech studies, and it often stays unfulfilled. There are still a lot of students and parents who don’t fully understand the meaning and purpose of it. Using engineering for addressing tech ed can provide a solid basis for curriculum designing and easy way for integrating mathematics, science, and technology.

Fewer STEM courses offered in high minority schools

May 08, 2018

The majority (75 percent) of all high school students were enrolled in a STEM course during the 2015-16 school year, according to the newest Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC). For the first time, the CRDC includes new categories of data on STEM course taking, showing that some higher level math and science courses are offered at fewer high schools.

RoboKind's New Robot Teaching Kids to Be Tomorrow's Coders

May 08, 2018

Jett the robot, the software, and curriculum were all created by RoboKind, a robotic education company based in downtown Dallas. “We’re trying to capture the students at an early age to generate an interest that they can take with them,” said Scott Murphy, national sales manager for RoboKind. “If you don’t capture a child’s attention by the time they’ve reached the sixth grade, you’ve lost them.

Bridging the digital divide: Problems with internet connectivity, technology acute in schools

May 07, 2018

Smartphones, tablet computers and other internet-oriented devices fill today’s digital age, and yet access to these common technologies is not universal. A full quarter of Americans were still without broadband as of about a year ago, according to TIME, and many U.S. young people experience what has become known as the digital divide on a daily basis in their schools throughout the country.

The STEM crisis: What the growing skills gap means for the economy and where we go from here

May 07, 2018

Our government wants businesses to stop outsourcing. It creates incentives to encourage the hiring of American workers. It implements policies to keep jobs and factories here in the U.S. And while these measures are all well-meaning, none of them ultimately tackle what is the greatest threat to our nation’s long-term economic prosperity--the technical skills gap in our workforce.

Why We Need More Students Of Color In Math Enrichment Programs

May 07, 2018

The largely extracurricular world of math circles, competitions and summer camps is overwhelmingly white, Asian and Asian-American. These programs are often filled with students from well-off families, with parents who are professionals, many in technology or related fields, who see math as a key pathway of entry to increasingly selective colleges.

Colleges are adding programs in a once-decimated industry - manufacturing

May 07, 2018

Businesses are seeking workers whose profile is different from that of decades past, when a high school diploma was more than enough. As robots take over much of the manual labor in factories, the new jobs being created tend to require computer and engineering skills and advanced training. That’s helped to fuel a boomlet of college investment in manufacturing programs.

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