Education

We need more research on the effects of tech tools to help students learn

April 24, 2018

More research is needed to determine if the use of computers can have positive long-term effects on cognitive skills, academic performance, social relationships and psychological well-being of our children. We must take steps that maximize positive effects of computer use and minimize negative effects on children's lives.

Skills employees will need in the future

April 24, 2018

According to experts, education and job training needs to be overhauled to focus on soft skills, like emotional intelligence and problem solving, and STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Education, and Mathematics), while at the same time, concentrating on the humanities and arts to reinforce students’ curiosity and creativity. Education and training, therefore, must close the gap between the skill sets of workers today and what they need in order to succeed in the future.

Hundreds Of Students From Across The Country Rise To The Challenge And Compete In The 30th Anniversary Rube Goldberg Machine Contest

April 24, 2018

More than 350 student inventors from across the country competed in the historic 30th Anniversary RUBE GOLDBERG MACHINE CONTEST® (RGMC) Live Finals at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago April 21-22, 2018. About 40 individual teams participated in the annual STEM contest, which also premiered an Apprentice Division for the first time, bringing elementary school into the Rube Goldberg Machine Contest activities. [ Watch the winning machine ]

It's Time for Ed Tech to Tackle the Adult Learner

April 23, 2018

Members of this group confront constraints in their schedules and how much time they can dedicate to learning. Owing to this diversity of circumstances, educators face an uphill battle in being able to personalize learning experiences in ways that could help their students. But technology could play a role.

ASTRA's STEM on the Hill 2018 State STEM & Innovation Report Cards

April 23, 2018

Now in its 18th year of publication, ASTRA’s STEM on the Hill™ State STEM Report Cards series illustrates the importance of scientific and engineering research and STEM Education to state and local economies, job growth, innovation, competitiveness, our standard of living and U.S. national security.

A look at Nintendo's new STEM-friendly Labo system

April 23, 2018

The first question you might have about Labo is: what’s so special about a box of cardboard and some mini-games? And the first thing to understand about Labo is that what’s actually in the box is only part of the appeal. What’s more valuable is what this tiny cartridge and its accompanying sheets of cardboard enable: after-school afternoons and weekends sprawled together on the floor, surrounded by pens and tape, making things and figuring out how they work.

5 Major Ways Tech is Changing the Way We Learn

April 22, 2018

Just a couple of decades ago, writing a research paper required a trip to the library, where you had to carry every heavy encyclopedia available to a desk and write down as much information as possible before the library closed. These days, all kids have to do is get on the internet, do a quick search (that doesn’t even have to be very specific) and choose a few (credible) resources. Technology has saved students a lot of time and effort.

Why Most HBCUs are Falling Behind on Tech

April 22, 2018

While these schools were once healthy and thriving institutions of higher learning for minority students, enrollment has been on the decline for decades. Black and minority students are still attending college, but they are less likely to attend HBCUs than they were in the past. Unfortunately, this shift in enrollment is making it even more difficult for these schools to keep up and attract new students.

AI Has Already Started Reshaping Special Education

April 22, 2018

Developing fully intelligent education tools and new virtual teaching assistants will take time for sure. But given the current technological advancements, here is the five changes AI is already making on special education market today.

The Attitudes, Abilities, and Character of Students in Career and Technical Education

April 19, 2018

Previous research shows that students who select into career and technical education (CTE) tracks have, on average, lower test scores than their peers. Yet that same body of research finds that, after controlling for test scores, CTE course takers have higher high school graduation rates, overall educational attainment, or earnings.

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