5/22/2013 - Education Week
Programs build partnerships to provide the kinds of high-tech skills students need for college and careers.
5/22/2013 - THE Journal
Even though computers are pervasive in everyday life, many educators question the value of children becoming articulate in the language of technology—programming. But as STEM and Common Core concepts—with their emphasis on math, science, and critical thinking skills—begin to shift curricula across the K-12 spectrum, coding is sparking renewed interest.
5/22/2013 - The Chronicle of Higher Education
People who have taken dozens of massive open online courses share their advice for those teaching them.
5/21/2013 - Education Week
Students who successfully complete an Advanced Placement computer science class in Washington state will get a math or science credit toward graduation, rather than having it count as an elective, under legislation Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee signed last week.
4/18/2013 - THE Journal
Maryland's Prince George's County Public Schools is expanding its relationship with global security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin to tackle the STEM gap among its high school students. In this latest chapter the county's Division of Academics and Office of Information Technology (OIT) have teamed up with Lockheed Martin to test out a cloud-based STEM Innovation system with a small group of students in three high schools.
3/15/2013 - The Chronicle of Higher Education
Call it the year of the mega-class. Colleges and professors have rushed to try a new form of online teaching known as MOOCs (massive open online courses). The courses raise questions about the future of teaching, the value of a degree, and the effect technology will have on how colleges operate.
2/4/2013 - eSchoolNews
An explosion in the popularity of high school robotics teams suddenly has made it chic to be geek: Robotics team members are getting varsity letters and patches, being paraded before school assemblies like other sports stars, and seeing trophies in the same lobby display cases as their football, basketball, or baseball counterparts.
1/11/2013 - eSchool News
People who worried that the technology boom would lead to kids playing video games in class were right: In schools around the country, students are playing such games as “Minecraft,” “World of Warcraft,” and “Angry Birds”—and their teachers are encouraging it.
12/19/2012 - eSchool News (requires registration)
Today’s digital-age students are expected not only to communicate effectively, think critically, and collaborate with one another, but also to analyze information while meeting rigorous state and national benchmarks. To meet these challenges, teacher preparation programs must be reexamined and restructured in order to promote “learner-centered education.”
12/11/2012 - THE Journal
The number of educators who participate in online social networks has increased 34% since 2009, according to new research, with 82% now belonging to social networks compared to 61% in 2009. Librarians have the highest rate of participation in online social networks, followed by teachers, and then principals.
11/7/2012 - THE Journal
The instructors teaching students to be technicians in their schools not only see these programs as important teaching tools, but also as the direction teaching needs to move in order for a curriculum to be relevant.
11/2/2012 - CNN
When Ted Turbiasz, 36, first heard about Hurricane Sandy, he gathered his two children in their backyard and put them to work. Collectively, they built a do-it-yourself weather station equipped with a rain gauge and wind indicator, and connected their home television to feed live video of the storm. They topped it off with a specially-made banner held on with green duct tape and labeling the unit as "Aidan's Sandy Weather Station." The purpose of it all was to "teach them that weather is something that can be monitored," Turbiasz told CNN's iReport.
10/19/2012 - Inside Higher Ed
One-third of faculty use some form of social media as part of their teaching, according to a survey to be released today by Pearson and the Babson Survey Research Group.
10/17/2012 - eSchool News
Seventh graders in some Illinois schools are designing playground equipment using advanced modeling software. Middlesboro, Ky., eighth graders are going to have a “robot drag race” later this year. These and many more projects across the nation are made possible by the nonprofit organization Project Lead The Way, which provides STEM curriculum and programs to schools across the country.
10/17/2012 - USA Today
Rocketship Si Se Puede Academy, a 3-year-old charter school, is part of a tiny chain of schools set to expand nationwide. It defies nearly all the conventional wisdom about how an urban elementary school should operate. For one thing, students spend as much as two hours a day one-on-one with a computer, learning virtually all of their basic skills through games.
10/10/2012 - CNN
"The Life Size Mousetrap" is a large-scale version of the classic board game. Creator Mark Perez said it applies physics concepts—and it's just fun to see. Hands-on and problem-based learning will be key parts of new school science standards.
9/10/2012 - THE Journal
Students in Arkansas will have access to a web-based tool to help them master math and science. The Arkansas Department of Education will be providing access to Penda Learning, a web-based standards mastery resource for students in grades 4 through 10.
8/21/2012 - The New York Times (requires free registration)
A group of online-learning ventures is collaborating on a new kind of free class to be offered this fall, known as a mechanical MOOC (for “massive open online course”), that will teach a computer-programming language by patching together existing resources from open-learning sites.
7/30/2012 - The Chronicle of Higher Education
The college experience of 2020 will further shift from in-person lectures on brick-and-mortar campuses in favor of Web-based learning, according to a majority of technology experts, education administrators, and Internet users who responded to a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center and Elon University.
6/19/2012 - The New York Times (requires free registration)
The American Federation of Teachers is forming a partnership with TSL Education, the British publisher of the weekly Times Educational Supplement, to create a Web site where teachers can share curriculum materials with one another.
6/6/2012 - The Washington Post (requires free registration)
Kramer Middle School in Washington, DC, will launch a blended learning model in the 2012-13 school year, and it has selected Adaptive Curriculum to provide courses in the areas of math and science. Students at the school will participate in traditional classes 50 percent of the time, and the rest they will take online.
5/29/2012 - The Chronicle of Higher Education (requires registration)
Teams from 15 universities are competing in the U.S. Department of Energy's latest Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions, now in their 25th year.
4/30/2012 - Los Angeles Times
When the California State Science Fair kicks off today, one 15-year-old Studio City innovator will feel fortunate that he still has a project to present.
1/10/2012 - THE Journal
Despite recent cutbacks, the American space program is alive and thriving—at least for students. More than 500 middle school, high school, and college students will test their rocket prowess as part of a special NASA program.
1/3/2012 - THE Journal
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently hosted a workshop on STEM education that included a demonstration of a university project to create STEM-focused videos that can be freely used in high school classes.