A New Social Science? Statistics Outgrowing Other STEM Fields

TeachThought - Learn better.

Statistics Outgrows All Other STEM Fields From 2010-2013. ALEXANDRIA, VA Statistics—the science of learning from data—is the fastest-growing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) undergraduate degree in the United States over the last four years, an analysis of federal government education data conducted by the American Statistical Association (ASA) revealed. FASTEST-GROWING STEM UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES 2010–2013. Higher Ed Sociology higher ed science stem

STEM 87

Teaching Python: How Children Can Learn Python Programming

The CoolCatTeacher

Kelly has a Masters in Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology. She got started with integrating technology in the classroom in 2003 and dabbled with app design in File Maker and HTML. Computer Science Teachers Edtech Tool Tuesday Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Innovation IT Coaches and Directors Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Maker Movement STEM Teachers

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Discovery Education Acquires Mystery Science in $140 Million Deal

Edsurge

With billion-dollar fundraises on top of billion-dollar valuations , it’s no mystery that the education technology industry is attracting top dollars from investors. Education Technology STEM Mergers and Acquisitions

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

Edsurge

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.

Kaplan 130

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

MindShift

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

Why Esports in Schools is a Good Thing

ViewSonic Education

A 2003 analysis of 15 cases of school shooters found all but two suffered from social rejection. Esports in Schools Fosters STEM Learning. Esports and STEM go hand-in-hand. Students who are drawn to gaming are often equally captivated by the broader technology ecosystem. Sponsors at both the high school and college levels report that a substantial number of their esports participants are interested in science, technology, engineering and math. STEM careers.

STEM 323

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: Alaska Native students pursue STEM with great success. Since 2003, more than 15 million 6- to 11- year-olds at thousands of schools across the country have been taught how to think like engineers using the curriculum. K-12 News STEM

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

eSchool News

This innovative and highly creative company blends theatrics and spectacle with science and technology to spark imaginations and foster solutions. Our playful, high-tech approach ignites interest that drives student achievement, and we’re happy to be part of the 2015 CUE Conference where technology and student-driven learning are showcased in an important way.”. Featured CUE News STEM Top News Annual showcase features innovative student projects.

How can teachers use VR in the classroom?

Neo LMS

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. Teachers have a plethora of options when it comes to using technology in their lessons. One such technology — older than most — is Virtual Reality (VR).

“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

Daily Edventures

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.

The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

” 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.

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

Edsurge

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

EdTech 114

Education Technology and the Year of Wishful Thinking

Hack Education

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.

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.

Kaplan 123

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

Edsurge

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

Study 95

Classroom prizes and grants available!

Educational Technology Guy

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].

Survey 129

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

EdNews Daily

A Subprime Education,” a fresh look at the troubled for-profit college industry, examines reports of predatory behavior and fraud and the implosion of the education chain, Corinthian Colleges; and “The Education of Omarina” shows how an innovative program to stem the high school dropout crisis has affected one girl’s journey, from a public middle school in the Bronx to an elite New England private school, and now on to college. This is an important documentary series for everyone.

A Commitment to Confronting Our Bias and Privileges

Edsurge

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

Edsurge

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.

“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

MindShift

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).

STEM 61

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

EdTechTeacher

” 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! David Demming, an economist, updated the work of Levy and Murnane from 2003, shows that those jobs that require social skills and non-routine analytical thinking are increasing while routine ones are decreasing. STEM/STEAM.

EdTech 106

Sean O’Sullivan, Founder And Managing Partner Of SOSV – A Global Venture Capital Firm With 1000+ Portfolio Companies And $800M+ Assets Under Management

AsiaTechDaily

Sean began his entrepreneurial journey as president and founder of MapInfo, bringing street mapping technology to personal computers. He founded and ran the humanitarian organization JumpStart International, managing up to 3,500 people in Iraq after the 2003 war.

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. I suspect these absences stem from another issue, the book’s focus on traditional-age undergraduate education.

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. I suspect these absences stem from another issue, the book’s focus on traditional-age undergraduate education.

North Carolina New Schools Shuts Down, Cites Rapid Growth

K-12 Schools - Education News

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. The organization has received millions of dollars in donations and federal grants since its founding in 2003. (Image: North Carolina New School Foundation).

Theories for the digital age: The digital natives discourse

Learning with 'e's

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). It could be argued that these theories stem back to the seminal claim of Marshall McLuhan (1964) that ‘we shape our tools and thereafter, our tools shape us.’

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

The Hechinger Report

James Wiley is a technology analyst with Eduventures, which does consulting work for companies in the predictive analytics industry. We were just borrowing the technological resources from the healthcare side of the business,” said Ed Venit, a managing director at EAB and one of its first employees. He added that the number of students graduating with majors in STEM – science, technology, engineering and math – has doubled since the introduction of predictive analytics.

Theories for the digital age: The digital natives discourse

Learning with 'e's

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). It could be argued that these theories stem back to the seminal claim of Marshall McLuhan (1964) that ‘we shape our tools and thereafter, our tools shape us.’

STEM 29

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. The lack of teachers with science backgrounds means that most students get their first introduction to STEM disciplines from teachers who are less familiar with the subjects — and who may even be intimidated by them.

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

The Innovative Educator

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. Not to be forgotten, there are still students who report no regular access to technology in schools: 13 percent of high school students and 21 percent of middle school students.

The looming decline of the public research university

The Hechinger Report

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. The growth of the technology around us has become so familiar that we don’t question where it comes from,” says Bruce McPheron, an entomologist and the university’s executive vice president and provost, looking on.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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.”

Chegg 41

'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.