STEM Gains Traction in After-School Programs

Leadership Lounge

It’s estimated that by 2020 there will be 1 million more unfilled computer science jobs in the U.S. Recognizing the needs of more rural communities, Google has recently joined with 4-H to help support coding programs.

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Profile of Asbury Park (NJ) Superintendent Sancha Gray

techlearning

Upper elementary students receive formal golf instruction by a PGA-certified golf pro at the country club, creating a great opportunity to learn etiquette and social graces in addition to a lifelong sport they might not otherwise have access to.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: April 24, 2017 Office 365 ProPlus updates | Office Blogs → If you've purchased Office 2016 (or earlier) perpetual licenses from Microsoft, their ability to connect to Office 365 services will expire in 2020. Tagged on: April 23, 2017 Is It Time to Break Up Google? | New York Times → Could it be that Google has become a natural monopoly by supplying an entire market’s demand for a service, at a price lower than what would be offered by two competing firms?

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: April 24, 2017 Office 365 ProPlus updates | Office Blogs → If you've purchased Office 2016 (or earlier) perpetual licenses from Microsoft, their ability to connect to Office 365 services will expire in 2020. Tagged on: April 23, 2017 Is It Time to Break Up Google? | New York Times → Could it be that Google has become a natural monopoly by supplying an entire market’s demand for a service, at a price lower than what would be offered by two competing firms?

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The Beginner’s Guide to the Hour of Code

Shake Up Learning

Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by the year 2020, there will be one million more computer science jobs than graduates prepared for these jobs. CS First (Google). Kodable Curriculum for Elementary. Google’s Made with Code.

The Ethics of Technology

Tech Helpful

According to Forbes, "Wearable Tech Market To Be Worth $34 Billion By 2020" ([link] Wrist-based devices can be found in schools everywhere. I've done it, I've been asked questions regarding certain educational topics, I've quickly googled it and was able to sound knowledgable but in honesty, my level of comfortability wasn't there. In fact, a friend of mine said she has twins in first grade at her school that have iWatches.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Jeb Bush’s lieutenant governor, as assistant secretary of elementary and secondary education, the top post at the Education Department overseeing K–12 policy.” science and student exchange programs through the end of the current budget cycle in 2020.” “​Chromageddon Comedown: Educators Are Wary,” says Edsurge , “After Thousands of Google Devices Fail.” (National) Education Politics. RIP Net Neutrality.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“ President Trump Earmarks $200 Million in Federal Grants for STEM , Computer Science Programs ,” says Edsurge , later swooning that “ Google , Facebook , Amazon Among Tech Titans Committing $300 Million to K–12 Computer Science.” Via Edsurge : “20 By 2020: Quizlet ’s Big Revenue Ambitions From Third-Party Content Partners.” ” Via Getting Smart : “Using Robots to Teach Elementary Students About Human Nature.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The New York Times : “ New York to Shorten Standardized Tests in Elementary and Middle Schools.” Via the press release : “ Amazon Announces More Than 10,000 Employee Participants in Career Choice and Expects to Reach 20,000 Participants by 2020.” “ Google Drive will soon back up your entire computer,” says The Verge. (National) Education Politics.