The Perfect Storm for Maker Education

User Generated Education

The term This term is also used to describe an actual phenomenon that happens to occur in such a confluence, resulting in an event of unusual magnitude. Why the Maker Movement Is Important to America’s Future ). Focus on STEM and STEAM Education. Educate to Innovate ).

How Librarians Continue Their Work Digitally Even as Coronavirus Closes Libraries

Edsurge

Libraries are temporarily closing their doors due to coronavirus—like so many other institutions in the wake of a growing pandemic. And like schools and colleges, they are trying to move operations online as much as they can. We've got a clean bathroom that is available to all genders.

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What’s next? Lessons from the lockdown on traditional education

Neo LMS

While it’s important to discuss what is happening right now, we’ve had enough time to also think about the future. As usual, these things are hard to predict and nobody has a definite answer. In a crisis, this becomes so obvious that it’s impossible to ignore.

When a dollar and a dream isn’t enough

The Hechinger Report

Members of the BizTech Challenge winning team (from left to right): Rashad Pierre, senior, business management major; Nathan Morrison, senior, mechanical engineering and supply chain management; Ashley Lewis, sophomore, electrical engineering; and Polite Stewart, Jr.,

MIND Blog Rewind: May 2020

MIND Research Institute

Each month on the MIND blog, we share stories of how our organization, our partners, and educators across the country are advancing the mission to mathematically equip all students to solve the world’s most challenging problems. Welcome to the MIND Blog Rewind!

A Perfect Storm for Maker Education

User Generated Education

The term is also used to describe an actual phenomenon that happens to occur in such a confluence, resulting in an event of unusual magnitude. Why the Maker Movement Is Important to America’s Future ). Focus on STEM and STEAM Education. Focus on STEM and STEAM Education.

The changing geography of work: a new report

Bryan Alexander

How will a changing economy redistribute jobs and economic growth in the United States? Its thesis is that we’ll probably see urban areas that are economically growing now continue to do well, while a large chunk of America will stagnate or fall behind.

AI can disrupt racial inequity in schools, or make it much worse

The Hechinger Report

From driver-assisted car systems to video games and virtual assistants like Alexa and Siri, artificial intelligence (AI) has transformed almost every aspect of our lives, as our machines learn from the massive amounts of data we provide them.

Digital Equity: It’s More Than Just Student Access

techlearning

Digital equity is one of the most complex and urgent issues facing 21st-century educators. Digital equity is one of the most complex and urgent issues facing 21st-century educators. It’s an economic concern, as schools consider how they can ensure equal access for all.

The changing geography of work: a new report

Bryan Alexander

How will a changing economy redistribute jobs and economic growth in the United States? Its thesis is that we’ll probably see urban areas that are economically growing now continue to do well, while a large chunk of America will stagnate or fall behind.

What Are the Implications of Distance Learning?

Education Superhighway

According to the U.S. Department of Education’s most recent study of the topic, the percentage of public school districts whose high school students took distance learning courses rose from 30 percent in 2002 to 53 percent in 2010. They will have to consider this not only for A.P.

“With accessible technology, we have the opportunity to break down barriers to education (and beyond) for people with disabilities.” – Megan Lawrence, USA

Daily Edventures

Megan Lawrence is part of a team on a mission to reduce the unemployment rate for people with disabilities. Lawrence’s career path started with her PhD in geography, where she studied how blind and low-vision people use spatial thinking and spatial abilities in STEM education.

‘Learn’-Launching the 2017 Edtech Conversation With Cautious Optimism

Edsurge

Edtech gatherings that attract more than 1,000 attendees, such as LearnLaunch’s Across Boundaries Conference last week in Boston, are usually echo chambers of hubbub and hoopla about technology’s potential to transform education. Yet throughout the two-day gathering of entrepreneurs, researchers and educators, keynote speakers urged attendees to curb their enthusiasm, and evaluate the edtech landscape with a sense of cautious optimism.

“Every student has different needs, different interests, different learning paths and different types of intelligence. So, why to teach them all the same?” – Pablo García-Brull, Spain

Daily Edventures

Students need to learn abilities that they are going to need in their future,” he says. “I I don’t believe that concepts are the most important to be learned — skills are more important. So, why to teach them all the same?”. What inspired you to become an educator?

Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

It is “college day,” and the students in this old farming town 60 miles north of Denver are applying to a handful of state universities and community colleges, their transcripts printed out for quick review. Most hope to eventually land tech-related jobs. They have to learn early.”.

Makerspace Starter Kit Updated

The Daring Librarian

Three years ago I shared with you what I was buying to boost our Makerspace area using four empty Library study carrels that no longer held desktop Macs. I want you to know that though I'm daring, I'm also cautious and considering. But if you're only going to start with one thing?

Learning Revolution Free PD - Angela Maiers Tonight - LOTS of 2014 Global Education Conference Updates - Proposal Deadline, Keynotes, and Volunteering

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The great majority of these events are free to attend. To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at the Learning Revolution. The fifth annual Global Education Conference is just a few weeks away, and we want to be sure that you have an opportunity to contribute to this year''s conference as a presenter. Everyone is encouraged to submit a presentation proposal, including first-time presenters. Get ideas on how to participate!

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

I think it is worthwhile, as the decade draws to a close, to review those stories and to see how much (or how little) things have changed. But as the ed-tech sector is never willing to let a bad idea die, the report will live on. They want to choose a school.