Time Is the Greatest Challenge to Teaching STEM. Families Can Help.


Brian Carter, a former Program Officer at the Overdeck Family Foundation (a funder of my organization, PowerMyLearning) says exposure to STEM is especially important for students in under-resourced communities: “Students imagine scientists to be white, middle‐class, male, and ‘brainy,’ which is, for many, not who they see when they look in the mirror. Bringing Families Onboard It does not have to be robotics, 3D printers or coding.

Top 100 Sites/Apps for Game Based Learning

Technology Tidbits

DimensionU - An amazing site for educational games 3D games for Math and Literacy aligned to Common Core Standards. ** Door 24 - A fantastic iPad that has students working different Math/Algebra problems to help a robot fix his circuits and uncover the mystery behind Door 24. This is going to be one of my most ambitious posts yet, as I have curated a gigantic list of my favorite sites/apps for Game Based Learning (a.k.a Gamification).


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Hack Education Weekly News

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Speaking of ed-tech exacerbating inequality, Edsurge looks at PowerMyLearning ’s plans to give parents homework – “family playlists” – to do alongside their children. ( ” According to Edsurge , Knewton is now a courseware company and not a “robot tutor in the sky.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” There’s some robot news in the privacy section below. (National) Education Politics.

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“Can robotics teach problem solving to students?” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” “ Robots and drones take over classrooms,” according to the BBC. Via Techcrunch : “ Hanson Robotics built a Professor Einstein toy to teach kids science with a familiar face.” ” More robot crap in the Betteridge’s section above. PowerMyLearning has received $6.5