Posts Tagged "education"

Robot connects Louisiana girl with rare illness to classroom

An unusual student lights up and rolls out of the corner of Erica Bossier’s first grade class at South Larose Elementary School at the start of the day. It’s a white, 3-foot tall robot with a small screen for its

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Robots are coming; they’ll be programmed by 10-year-olds

Roboterra is a small San Jose, California-based start-up with a big ambition: teaching kids around the globe to code. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Wednesday, it launched a cloud-based robotics coding platform it’s calling Castle Rock,

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Early number sense plays role in later math skills

WASHINGTON — We know a lot about how babies learn to talk, and youngsters learn to read. Now scientists are unraveling the earliest building blocks of math — and what children know about numbers as they begin first grade seems

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Are Hardware Toys the Future of Kids’ Coding?

Plenty of games and apps teach kids to code. But educators and toymakers are betting that teaching computer science isn’t about coding at all. “Computers have gotten so user-friendly that modern people, maybe not just kids, expect the computer to

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Parenting in the Tech Age: How Tech in the Classroom Will Impact the Playroom

In mid-September, the city of New York announced its commitment to offer computer science to all public school students within the next ten years, investing $81 million. This plan calls for teaching basic programming languages, such as Scratch, as well

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Students Need STEM Education for 21st Century Economy

High school seniors are gearing up for college admissions. Hundreds of thousands just took the SAT. Many more will soon sit for the ACT. Applications for early admission are due this month. Yet at graduation in June, many high school

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