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A new study on the mobile device habits of college students shows they’re leaving their desktops behind and venturing out into an increasingly mobile landscape — one in which higher ed infrastructure will have to evolve to accommodate.
Researchers have found that kindergarten is more academic than it used to be. Today’s kindergarteners spend about 25 percent more time on early literacy than they did in the 1990s, often at the expense of time for play and for subjects like art, music, and social studies.
Counted hopscotch, solitaire and tile games are all things that come to mind when you ask about math games I played as a kid. Today, though, these are a thing of the past, and the value of getting our students up and moving while they learn is more relevant than ever. Over the past two years, I’ve hosted many math game days resulting in both success as well as some trial-and-error when connecting physical movement to learning.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Parents of seventh- to 12th-graders in the U.S. place a high value on computer science education in schools, according to a recent Gallup and Google study. Nine in 10 parents say offering opportunities to learn computer science is a good use of resources at their child's school, and about as many (91%) want their child to learn more computer science in the future.
Children's programming is a major if under-discussed part of Netflix's plan for streaming domination. At least 70 kids' shows were viewed by 2 million subscribers last year, revealed the notoriously circumspect company, while more than a dozen children's series were viewed by at least 5 million of Netflix's 35 million subscribers.
A new study tracks STEM credits among a diverse group graduating from high school.
No matter their ages, teachers and students need support to capitalize on digital tools in the classroom.
July 10, 2015 - RESTON, Va. | The American Association of Engineering Societies (AAES) announced today that it has developed an Engineering Competency Model to serve as a guide for the development of the engineering workforce.
Panelists at the U.S. News STEM Solutions Conference spoke about how children learn STEM at a young age.
Experts say early education is key to closing achievement gaps, and that teaching children about STEM topics even before kindergarten can help them be successful in school later on.
ADDITIONAL FUNDING WILL SUPPORT FAB LAB, TO OPEN IN AUGUST
PITTSBURGH, July 1, 2015 — Carnegie Science Center announced today that Chevron has renewed its long-term support as the title sponsor of the Science Center’s Chevron Center for STEM Education and Career Development. Chevron will contribute $900,000 over a three-year period through 2017.
For the first time, half of the astronaut class is women, and now NASA is offering new opportunities for female tech entrepreneurs.
Looking for talent to drive a new engineering design from prototype to product? She is a 5th grader in Oakland. Looking for expertise on clean tech to advise your venture capital firm? She is a junior in high school in Washington, DC. You may not have imagined these individuals as the solution to your workforce needs, but we do.
If wearing a tie-dye lab coat gets students interested in science, technology, engineering and math, that's what teachers should do.
For some high schoolers, science isn't an abstract topic they learn about in class, but the key to solving problems that affect the globe.
Teaching kids the basics of coding early on is all the rage, and why not? As this Kickstarter points out, digital literacy is the next frontier.
College- and career-bound students can now gain official recognition for studying science, technology, engineering and math.
STEM education is getting the College Board treatment.
The organization that administers the SAT and Advanced Placement exams announced a new effort Thursday aimed at attracting more high school students to potential careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
Decades ago, Allegheny Center on the North Side was a mecca for retailers such as Zayre, Sears, and Woolworth. Now a New York developer wants to keep it a focal point but in a new Pittsburgh kind of way — as a hub for technology and innovation.
Daniela Jorge is Vice President of AT&T's Digital Design & User Experience (UX) organization. Her team creates mobile and online user experiences that connect millions of people with the latest technologies every day.
Fab School Labs contest gives schools funding to create a first-class STEM learning environment
Northrop Grumman Foundation is launching an online STEM contest to encourage today’s students to become tomorrow’s innovators by creating classrooms and science labs that inspire.
There are certain television tropes about computer scientists that just drive programmers nuts. They include the portrayal of coders as sun-starved and soft-bellied nerds who spend long hours alone in front of their computers. And almost always, those TV characters are male.