Category Archive for "Education"

Future of Education: Robot Teachers Are In!

    Kids will soon be facing robotic teachers and more virtual learning. Is this a good sign for the educational sector? Learn more about the future of robotic teachers and how the scholastic world can prepare for this big

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When Tech Meets Project-Based Learning

Almost 20 years ago, when Paul Curtis was a social studies teacher at the just-opened New Technology High School in Napa, Calif., there wasn’t much “tech” to support project-based learning. “We didn’t even give the kids email addresses back then,”

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This Is the Tech That Will Make Learning as Addictive as Video Games

The way we learn today is just wrong. Learning needs to be less like memorization, and more like…Angry Birds. Half of school dropouts name boredom as the number one reason they left. How do we get our kids to want

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Building a Nation of Makers

From June 17 through 23, our nation celebrates the National Week of Making. This week recognizes that makers, builders and doers – of all ages and backgrounds – always have had a vital role in pushing our country to develop

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Applying Learning to Teaching and Teaching to Learning

In a class session for my doctoral program over the weekend, the professors asked that we share our greatest learning moment from our first year in the program. In contemplating the question, I realized that the greatest learning moment came

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Simple Numbers Game Seems to Make Kids Better at Math

Although math skills are considered notoriously hard to improve, Johns Hopkins University researchers boosted kindergarteners’ arithmetic performance simply by exercising their intuitive number sense with a quick computer game. “Math ability is not static — it’s not the case that

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Girls Are Beating Boys in Tech and Engineering at School

In news that could (hopefully) bode well for increasing the number of women in STEM fields in the future, eighth grade girls outperformed eighth grade boys on a national test measuring engineering and technology literacy. The exam, called the National

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Educators Discuss Integrating STEM Education Throughout Curricula

BALTIMORE–Science, technology, engineering and math, better known as the STEM fields, need to be integrated throughout a child’s education to be most effective. That was the the key takeaway at the “Shattering Silos: Implementing Interdisciplinary Learning” breakout session at the

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Make STEM education exciting and engaging

Education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) is a priority for policymakers that want the United States to remain competitive in these fields. While this discussion has gone on for some time, the rapid pace of technological advancement makes

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Tech Helps Disabled Students Soar at Jersey City School

Jonn Villanueva sat inside his Jersey City school with his wheelchair next to his computer and dictated a new chapter of his creative-writing assignment. Mr. Villanueva, a 20-year-old student at the A. Harry Moore School, has muscular dystrophy, a condition

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