A New Social Science? Statistics Outgrowing Other STEM Fields

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Statistics Outgrows All Other STEM Fields From 2010-2013. The ASA analyzed data compiled by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) on 160 STEM bachelor’s degree categories granted by U.S. FASTEST-GROWING STEM UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES 2010–2013.

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How to Introduce Engineering Principles Early to Help Inspire Interest in STEM

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This story about STEM education was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.). “I

The Politics of Education Technology

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” I mean, yes, I’m totally making up the framing of the “trends” angle here (in the hopes, I confess, to defanging all those ridiculous clickbait articles that just list a bunch of shiny new consumer technology products and predict that they’re poised to “revolutionize school”). The business of education technology overlaps with the politics of ed-tech. There is No Technology Industry (There is Only Ideology). Technology is a system.

Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology

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Over the past 25 years, multiple waves of education technology and innovation have slowly washed into America’s schools and colleges. Along the way, innovators have often over-promised and under-delivered, causing many smart people to wonder if we’re now in a frothy bubble of irrational exuberance, most eloquently summarized by Audrey Watters in Hack Education, who worries that “education technology [merely] serves as a ’Trojan Horse’ of sorts, carrying.

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Education Technology and the Year of Wishful Thinking

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In 2005, Joan Didion published The Year of Magical Thinking , which chronicles her husband’s death in December 2003, shortly after their daughter had fallen into septic shock and been placed an induced coma. I want to start this year’s review of education technology acknowledging grief. I want to start this year’s review of education technology sanctioning, if such a thing is necessary, our mourning. Grief and Loss and Education Technology.

Game-Based Learning Gains Steam in Higher Education: Triseum Raises $1.43 Million to Transform Educational Experiences for Students

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We are very proud to have laid a foundation and company culture built on rigorous curriculum, and innovative, bleeding-edge digital technology,” said André Thomas, CEO of Triseum recently profiled in The Huffington Post (with Robyn Shulman (me).

How to build an engineer: Start young

The Hechinger Report

Some, like the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program , have been inordinately successful at guiding underrepresented students, including many young women, from middle school algebra through to a college degree in a STEM subject. Related: Too little aid for low-income STEM majors?

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How can teachers use VR in the classroom?

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These days, using multimedia tools is a foregone conclusion for the well-resourced teacher; technology is enabling greater interactivity and engagement between students as well as with the information they are required to learn. One such technology — older than most — is Virtual Reality (VR).

CUE 2015 Student Showcase highlights students projects, Two Bit Circus STEAM Carnival

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This innovative and highly creative company blends theatrics and spectacle with science and technology to spark imaginations and foster solutions. The Student Showcase has been a feature of the CUE conference since 2003, when it was produced by the California Department of Education.

“When technology becomes the ‘air and water’ we need in innovative instruction, and learning exists in a seamless and transparent way, then we know we’ve done well for our students. – Dr. Melanie Wiscount, USA

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Since 2003, I have enthusiastically immersed my instruction and students into technology,” she says. “It It is exciting how every year there are new tools, technologies, and trends which keep my instruction and my students’ learning and assessments in constant renewal.”. Why do you feel passionate about innovation and technology in the classroom? I am very excited about all the free cloud-based technologies which are available for students, teachers, and parents.

New Markets Venture Partner’s Latest Edtech Fund Closes at $68 Million

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When New Markets Venture Partners first began fundraising for its second education technology investment fund, Barack Obama was in office, Brexit for up for debate and iPhones still had headphone jacks. One deal that’s in the works, he teased, is a startup focused on STEM and computer science. To date, New Markets has invested nearly $30 million across 23 education technology companies since its founding in 2003. Education Technology Investors Edtech Business

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New Markets Venture Partners Adds $30 Million, Former Gates Foundation Executive to Edtech Fund

Edsurge

The four focus areas include career credentialing, digital and adaptive learning platforms, STEM and computer science instructional tools and data analytic services for schools. New Markets has supported 43 companies since its launch in 2003; edtech startups make more than 90 percent of its deals in the past five years, Palmer adds. Education Technology Movers and Shakers CommunityNew Markets is bringing back a familiar face to steer its next education investment fund.

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PBS to Present “Spotlight Education,” A Special Week of Programming Featuring Reports About America’s Students and New Models of Learning, September 12-17

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Combining current-day footage, at the time of their hoped-for high school graduation, with a wealth of material shot over more than a decade, starting in 2003 when they were just entering their first year of school, the film reveals who has made it through, despite daunting obstacles.

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?This College Program Wants to Overhaul the Education Culture in Alaska

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Nearly 40 percent of students starting at 4-year public institutions took at least one developmental (or college-level readiness) course while enrolled from 2003 to 2009. Starting at the middle-school level, ANSEP offers 2-week programs throughout the year where students and their teachers visit the university for hands-on STEM education, like a popular build-your-own-computer program. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

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Classroom prizes and grants available!

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For Immediate Release: December 8, 2014 Contact: Amber Taylor, 703-201-4893 , amber@ taylored-communications.com Speak Up America Week Highlights Chance to Share Views on Technology and Learning Preliminary Data on 2014 Findings Released Every Day This Week; Prizes and Grants Available for Schools, Districts and Participants during Speak Up America Week, Dec. One of last year’s winners reported back, “I have been participating in the Speak Up survey ever since it started [in 2003].

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A Commitment to Confronting Our Bias and Privileges

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Avenue Q parodied this concept with the song “Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist” back in 2003. Like many education technology companies in the Silicon Valley, our demographic makeup does not reflect the education system that we report on. Mary Jo Madda ( @MJMadda ) is Senior Editor at EdSurge, as well as a former STEM teacher and administrator. Education Technology Diversity and Equity Community

The Asian Money Fueling US Edtech Investments

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Investors, particularly in China, are looking across the Pacific to check out innovative tools and models that they haven’t explored or implemented back home,” observes Victor Hu, Global Head of Education Technology and Services at Goldman Sachs’ investment banking division. The technologies built by these companies span a wide gamut of buzzwords (adaptive learning, artificial intelligence, gamification) but will be integrated with TAL’s online offerings.

Colleges are using big data to track students in an effort to boost graduation rates, but it comes at a cost

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James Wiley is a technology analyst with Eduventures, which does consulting work for companies in the predictive analytics industry. But some STEM majors are tougher than others. Keenan Robinson works out at Georgia State University’s fitness center.

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The Greatest EdTech Generation Ever – LIVE Blog of Justin Reich’s Keynote

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” The idea, though, that the kids had separated from technology was ridiculous as Justin shows a YouTube video on how to make a rainbow loom starbust bracelet that has been viewed over 30 million times! STEM/STEAM. Justin Reich is the co-founder of EdTechTeacher, the Richard L.

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Nearly 60% of Teens Use Their Own Mobile Devices in School for Learning

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Over the last few years of the Speak Up survey, more students and administrators have signaled the importance of being able to access mobile devices in the classroom, whether through Bring Your Own Device policy consideration and implementation or through school-provided technology.

“If everything in life is a game, then we need to choose the games we play carefully.” – Szymon Machajewski, USA

Daily Edventures

Szymon Machajewski has two passions: education and technology. Young professionals in most fields, not just the technology area, must adopt online tools to create personal learning networks and pursue learning throughout their careers. ” The Blackboard Exemplary Course Award highlights technologically rich, engaging, well-designed, and pedagogically sound courses that showcase best practices for the user community. Students change majors away from STEM.

Five Ways Design and Making Can Help Science Education Come Alive

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Excerpted from Making Science: Reimagining STEM Education in Middle School and Beyond by Christa Flores, published in 2016 by Constructing Modern Knowledge Press. Design is an artistic endeavor that values the creative and human centered application of math, science and technology. Studies show that the best predictor of STEM career choice in adulthood is linked to whether kids self-report seeing themselves as scientists when they grow up by 8th grade (Maltese & Tai, 2011).

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North Carolina New Schools Shuts Down, Cites Rapid Growth

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In addition, the organization increased its focus to include early college high schools, regional specialty high schools, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) schools, as well as the coaching of teachers and principals. (Image: North Carolina New School Foundation).

Theories for the digital age: The digital natives discourse

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One of the more controversial theories of the digital age is the claim that technology is changing (or rewiring) our brains (Greenfield, 2009) whilst some also claim that prolonged use of the Web is detrimental to human intellectual development (Carr, 2010).

Theories for the digital age: The digital natives discourse

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One of the more controversial theories of the digital age is the claim that technology is changing (or rewiring) our brains (Greenfield, 2009) whilst some also claim that prolonged use of the Web is detrimental to human intellectual development (Carr, 2010).

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Good analysis of higher ed trends and strategy: Jon McGee’s _Breakpoint_

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That population is increasingly nonwhite: “By 2023, graduates of color will represent nearly half of all high school graduates… up from one-third in 2003.” Naturally I find two key features absent or woefully underplayed, namely technology and adjunctification.

Good analysis of higher ed trends and strategy: Jon McGee’s _Breakpoint_

Bryan Alexander

That population is increasingly nonwhite: “By 2023, graduates of color will represent nearly half of all high school graduates… up from one-third in 2003.” Naturally I find two key features absent or woefully underplayed, namely technology and adjunctification.

The looming decline of the public research university

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Four floors above a dull cinder-block lobby in a nondescript building at Ohio State University, the doors of a slow-moving elevator open on an unexpectedly futuristic 10,000-square-foot laboratory bristling with technology. This article appears courtesy of Washington Monthly.

Why Some Colleges Are Ditching the Science Lecture For Hands-On Learning

MindShift

There’s a lot of talk about the importance of STEM — Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, for America’s future competitiveness. Otero helped start up the LA program soon after she came to CU Boulder’s School of Education in 2003. “Squat! Squat!

'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

Hack Education

You hear it all the time, accompanied by a standard set of justifications about the pressing need to reform education: something about the " factory model of education ; something about radical shifts in the job market in recent decades; something about technology changing faster than it’s ever changed before. All of these claims play pretty fast and loose with the facts – with the history of education, with the history of technology, and with the history of work.

Hack Education Weekly News

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I love this headline from Campus Technology , which echoes the wise words of Bill and Ted from their excellent adventure: “ Ed Tech Changes … and Stays the Same.” In other STEM news, Pornhub awards a “women in tech” scholarship. ” The report is from the Technology for Education Consortium. (I’ve Via Mark Guzdial’s Computing Education Blog : “University CS graduation surpasses its 2003 peak, with poor diversity.”

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