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Top K–12 Tech Tools for Teaching STEM

EdTech Magazine

At some schools, science, technology, engineering and math are being incorporated into the overall classroom curriculum in all grades, while others are creating courses designated for STEM learning. First and foremost, teachers should choose to invest in technology based on their specific classroom needs, which will vary from class to class. . Robotics kits: Products like the Sony KOOV and HamiltonBuhl’s HB Invent! Google+. Top K–12 Tech Tools for Teaching STEM.

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IPEVO's cool new DO-CAM

Kathy Schrock

Since many K-12 schools and universities may still be including some type of remote or blended teaching and learning in the education mix for this coming school year, having a document camera can help support both the students in the classroom and those watching online.

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IPEVO VZ-R HDMI/USB Dual Mode 8MP Document Camera

Kathy Schrock

IPEVO offers two free software programs to support this: Visualizer and Visualizer LTSE (accessibility software to use with the document camera). I attached the sturdy metal bottom plate, plugged it into my Mac, open the IPEVO Visualizer software, and I was ready to go!

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Profile of Asbury Park (NJ) Superintendent Sancha Gray

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and students are thriving under innovative initiatives that include blended learning, tech-rich classrooms, and exposure to hope and opportunities for lifelong success. Considered a high poverty district, we provide our students with everything—uniforms, books, book bags, free breakfast, free lunch, and an after-school program with snack and dinner, served family style, with constructive conversation about their day in the classroom. MobyMax —Digital personalized learning software

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Impatient with universities’ slow pace of change, employers go around them

The Hechinger Report

The courses employers have been helping to create don’t just teach skills students need to work for Microsoft, Amazon or Google, like the highly specialized training classes that are longtime industry standards — Linux System Administration, for example, or Office 365 Fundamentals. It usually manages to fill just two or three of those positions, Soni said. Soni is more blunt. “We’ve Microsoft employees in Redmond, Washington.

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This Workforce Partnership Trains Tech Talent. Can It Boost Civic Engagement Too?

Edsurge

Roughly 200 local employers, including Kaiser Permanente, OSISoft, Sony and Typeform, have also participated. Representatives from the companies regularly visit the classroom to share feedback on the projects. Shuffling along the stations are adult professionals—among them city officials, including the mayor of San Leandro, and representatives from Google, Sony and Wells Fargo—who offer guidance and poke holes in the projects. SAN LEANDRO, Calif. —

WHAT’S NEW

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Software & Online ACCELERATE LEARNING STEMSCOPES SCIENCE ( www.stemscopes.com ) Accelerate Learning announced a new platform using the best of CNN’s digital content to create a new science education product. The cloud-based software automates and streamlines the registration, enrollment and admissions workflow to give time and money back to school and district administrative staff to spend on supporting teaching and learning.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” That’s Joel Rose ’s School of One software. ” The New York Times on “ mastery based learning ” : “A New Kind of Classroom: No Grades, No Failing, No Hurry.” ” The Google Memo. Via Motherboard : “ Google Employee’s Anti-Diversity Manifesto Goes ‘Internally Viral’ ” Via Wired : “Internal Messages Show Some Googlers Supported Fired Engineer’s Manifesto.”

Education Technology and the History of the Future of Credentialing

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If you want a job as a software developer in the technology industry, you’ll need a college degree. As The Wall Street Journal reported in March, Seventy-five percent of job ads for those roles at technology companies specify an educational requirement, compared with 58% of openings posted by the full universe of employers that are hiring software developers, according to Burning Glass Technologies, a labor-market data firm that analyzed 1.6 By Google.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via Fast Company : “How Software Is Taking On School Shootings.” ” Related: Safiya Umoja Noble’s new book Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism is out soon, and it seems like a “must read” for teachers, particularly those who tout their special “Google Certified Educator” badges. “ AI Will Give Rise to ’Superhuman Workers ,’ Says Google X Co-Founder,” writes Futurism.com.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

Hack Education

Code.org is backed by a long list of technology companies – from AT&T to Amazon to Facebook to Google to Verizon. (I’ll Sony’s in the business. ” As venture capitalist Tom Vander Ark wrote in Education Week in July , “Chalk up the sector disruption to better software-as-a-service platforms, cheaper cloud-computing services and the rise of artificial intelligence across all HR functions.”