Many in the scientific community believe that if the American public were more informed about the science behind climate change and energy issues, people would hold views that aligned more closely with those of scientific experts.
The new Secretary of the Department of Education told an audience of education innovators that she believed the role of technology in education has just begun to "scratch the surface," particularly in bringing "new opportunities" to rural populations.
Lack of STEM access is a critical equity issue in education, particularly for students in urban and rural communities, where access to high-level math and science courses is often out of reach.
We've been fooled into thinking our students are tech savvy when they're really text savvy. They're consumers, they're not creators. They have snowed their teachers into believing they know everything about technology and we have believed them.
Over the last few years, Google Classroom has been an effective tool in helping teachers keep organized, promote collaboration, enable personalization and communicate with students at school and away.
Zyrobotics has announced the launch of their new interactive STEM eBook for early readers called ‘The Name Game’. The Name Game is an AI-powered educational app for children ages 3-7 and the award-winning Education and Technology Company has launched this new book as a part of their STEM Storiez library.
“There are simply not enough adequately trained people to fill the current need for information security analysts, hardware engineers, software developers, computer programmers, data scientists and other STEM professionals. States must both inspire and prepare a far greater number of students to pursue CS education and related careers.”
Framing computer science education in a way that interests both teachers and students could help boost the number of teachers seeking computer science certification and increase STEM achievement across K–12.
“At best, we’re throwing spaghetti against the wall and hoping that it sticks. Except that we don’t even know what it means to stick.” That is how Dr. Robert Pianta, Dean of University of Virginia’s (UVA) Curry School of Education, described the current state of efficacy research in education technology, kicking off two days of discussion, debate and collaboration on the topic.