Top K–12 Tech Tools for Teaching STEM

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Computer-aided design software: There are a dozen kid-friendly CAD programs that allow budding engineers and architects to design 3D objects, from simple to sophisticated. . Robotics kits: Products like the Sony KOOV and HamiltonBuhl’s HB Invent! Google+.

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

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Roughly 200 local employers, including Kaiser Permanente, OSISoft, Sony and Typeform, have also participated. Using drones and Picterra, an AI object detection software, she wants to locate trash hotspots in beaches, parks and other public spaces. SAN LEANDRO, Calif. —

Profile of Asbury Park (NJ) Superintendent Sancha Gray

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PILOT PROGRAM OFFERS FREE ROBOTICS TEACHING RESOURCES Sony is offering a pilot program through which educators will be provided multiple KOOV kits, free of cost, along with one hour of training with the KOOV team and four weeks to experience KOOV firsthand. Autodesk Inventor CAD Software.

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

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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.

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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. This release will also now include support for Google Drive.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” That’s Joel Rose ’s School of One software. ” 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.” ” Via The Guardian’s Julie Carrie Wong : “Segregated Valley: the ugly truth about Google and diversity in tech.”

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.

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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'

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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.”