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Every College Student Should Take A Computer Science Course

Ran Libeskind-Hadas | Posted 05.01.2016 | Education
Ran Libeskind-Hadas

Computing has become an inextricable part of our lives. While I can't argue that computer science is more important than calculus or statistics or a physical or natural science course, it's becoming extremely difficult to argue that it shouldn't be an equal player in that array of extraordinary human achievement.

Have A Big Social Idea? Jump In And The Funding Will Come

Emo Kadiyski | Posted 06.21.2015 | Impact
Emo Kadiyski

My experience as a teacher made me believe that while education is hard work, when students are motivated and inspired, nothing is impossible. So I started dreaming that if I could inspire young people in Vratsa to gain and develop IT skills, we might awaken the potential of our hometown.

How An Anti-Tech Teacher Ended Up Creating A Mobile App To Improve Education In Africa

Toni Maravigila | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact
Toni Maravigila

Sometimes, the things we resist can house the most potential. For me, it was technology. After understanding its usefulness, I embraced its potential to educate students.

The Making of A Whole New Engineer

David Goldberg | Posted 11.28.2014 | Technology
David Goldberg

Mark Somerville and I have put the final touches on the production of our book A Whole New Engineer: The Coming Revolution in Engineering Education, a...

3 Ways To Build Students' Analog Skills In The Era Of The Emoticon

Alyssa Frank | Posted 08.28.2014 | Education
Alyssa Frank

If we think about computers not as instruments for solitary learning, but as collaborative tools that enable students to interact with others with whom they otherwise wouldn't have had the opportunity to connect, we stretch education in ways that have never been seen.

Computer Science in K-12 Classrooms Needs to Catch Up

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 10.02.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

It's estimated that in the next decade the number of computer science jobs in the U.S. will outnumber qualified people by 1 million. That's 1 million jobs for the taking that Americans will miss out on because of inadequate skill sets.

Computer Science Education: A Path Forward in Global Youth Unemployment Crisis

Lori Forte Harnick | Posted 03.23.2014 | Impact
Lori Forte Harnick

If we do not mobilize to provide these vital tools, skills and education, we will squander the incredible potential of the world's youth and put at risk our future global economic security.

6 Smart Toys Your Kids Will Love

Sandra Shpilberg | Posted 03.11.2014 | Parents
Sandra Shpilberg

Does the toy stimulate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) exposure, concepts or related curiosity?

These Health and Fitness Apps for Kids Will Help Keep the Doctor Away

Brad Spirrison | Posted 09.10.2013 | Technology
Brad Spirrison

While too much screen time can be unhealthy for kids, there are a handful of apps to help them appreciate their body, how it works, and what they put into it.

The Best Five iPad Apps to Teach Your Kid How to Read

Brad Spirrison | Posted 08.28.2013 | Technology
Brad Spirrison

While iPad applications should never fully replace books as a resource to teach your kid how to read, they offer many interactive benefits that simply can't be conveyed via black ink on white pages.

Add These Math Apps to Your Young Child's Curriculum

Brad Spirrison | Posted 08.14.2013 | Technology
Brad Spirrison

There are literally hundreds of iPad apps and games that claim to teach toddlers and elementary school-aged children the basic of mathematics. Unfortunately, when it comes to combining educational content with engaging features, most of these offerings just don't add up.

A Look at Recent Findings on Technology in the Classroom

Drew Hendricks | Posted 05.14.2013 | Technology
Drew Hendricks

With a supportive community and teachers who are willing to be trained and embrace technology in their classes, students of every age are sure to benefit from the many tools and skills technology can offer.

Hey, Teacher Trainers: Get a Geek!

Caleb Clark | Posted 04.08.2013 | College
Caleb Clark

You need teachers who know how to direct your passion for technology and media from consumption to literacy. You need teachers who think, "Projector, the cloud, the Web? No brainer!"

Jason Gilbert

A Sneak Peek At The Classroom Of The Future | Jason Gilbert | Posted 01.08.2013 | Technology

LAS VEGAS -- In a luxurious suite on the 54th floor of the posh Aria hotel here in Las Vegas, the future of education is being plotted by an unlikely ...

STEM Is the Key to Stronger Education

Stephen M. Coan | Posted 02.19.2013 | Science
Stephen M. Coan

All American children deserve this opportunity, not just those who demonstrate an early aptitude or who are fortunate to attend such forward-looking schools.

The Time Is Now

Cheryl Arnett | Posted 02.06.2013 | Education
Cheryl Arnett

We have been talking about the need to prepare students for jobs that do not yet exist. The truth is that we are now 12 years into the 21st century. It is time to quit talking and to take action.

How Quickly Things Fall Off the Cliff

Will Richardson | Posted 12.24.2012 | Education
Will Richardson

What if five years from now, we've moved (or are quickly moving) to a structure of schools that basically offloads almost all rote learning to personalized technology solutions aimed at creating enough mastery in kids to pass some type of examination or quest?

Inspiring Eureka: Rethinking Math and Science Education

Cheryl Oldham | Posted 12.05.2012 | Education
Cheryl Oldham

It's worth recognizing that everyone involved in the Mars mission was a student once. And somewhere along the line, these professionals had science and math teachers who inspired them to pursue a career in the final frontier.

From Legos to Raspberry Pi: The Most Creative Startups in Education Technology

Kelly Meeker | Posted 10.28.2012 | Education
Kelly Meeker

Technology is an opportunity to stretch the education dollar a little further and add meaningful learning to each student's day.

Q&A: How This Techie Teacher Made $100K This Year

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 08.24.2012 | Technology

How many teachers have the opportunity to make $100,000 a year? Meet Avi Flombaum, 28, a programmer and teacher who hasn't taken the usual route. ...

Five Critical Technologies You Can Teach With One Fun Class Assignment

Karl Gude | Posted 08.19.2012 | Education
Karl Gude

I teach a visual communication course and before we can get to storytelling, students need to learn some software. So I created a simple assignment. Even better, students work hard to do a good job because if they don't it will frustrate one of their fellow students. Can you say win/win?

New Video Game-Themed High School Program May Be A Hard Sell

Posted 09.12.2012 | Education

Never mind video games getting in the way of homework or learning time. At one Florida school, video games are homework. A new magnet program at M...

Real Life Lessons From Real Life DoGooders: Embrace Technology Today or Be Left Behind Tomorrow

Marc Ozburn | Posted 06.26.2012 | Impact
Marc Ozburn

Innovation and technology should be at the forefront of every organization, whether in the private or public sector, to remain relevant in an increasingly competitive and tech-savvy world.

Stop the Education "Blame Game": Let's Get Real About Accountability

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 06.17.2012 | Education
Lydia Dobyns

If we want our teachers to succeed, we need to stop blaming them and offer new habits. Transforming our schools will demand real resources and real reform built on a commitment to change some of our behaviors.

Innosight's Michael Horn on How 'Blended Learning' and Technology Can Bridge the Education Gap

Rahilla Zafar | Posted 06.16.2012 | Education
Rahilla Zafar

Author Michael Horn predicts that in the future, the majority of students will be engaged in what he calls "blended learning" where they'll learn online with control over the pace of their learning in schools with teachers providing guidance.