Getting Girls into STEM: The Power of Blended (and All-Female) Instruction

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Mary’s all-girls robotics team, knows a thing or two about breaking the mold. During a panel on the importance of STEM education for women, she explained what it’s like to be a female student competing in a male-dominated program: “Not only were we the only all-girls robotics team,” she explained of a recent competition, “we were the only team that actually allowed girls to touch the robots.” Jackie, the team captain of St.

Using Neuroscience to Launch a Research-Informed School Schedule

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Finally settling in at her desk, she checks Schoology, her school’s learning management system, to see what homework she has for the six classes she will attend tomorrow. Despite her knowledge of existing research about the cost transaction when switching between her academic assignments and an incoming text or Instagram message, she cannot resist social media breaks, which provide dopamine boosts. Andrew's students building robots; Image credit: St. It is 8 p.m.

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The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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It will continue to support charter schools, helping them with challenges like developing students’ “ social and emotional skills.” The Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation, which has given money to charter schools (including Success Academy Charter Schools), media organizations (including The 74), and conservative education organizations (including Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Excellence in Education). Wonder Workshop (robotics) – $41 million.

The Stories We Were Told about Education Technology (2019)

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Even if these publications fade away , the breathless stories about the possibilities of brainwave-reading mindfulness headbands and " mind-reading robot tutors in the sky " continue to be told. That's what a decade of ed-tech social media and PR have wrought: hashtag gurus and fake news. Joi Ito , Nicholas Negroponte , the MIT Media Lab — who will remember their connections to convicted sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein ?

Hack Education Weekly News

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I think it’s called “social emotional learning” in education circles though.) ” Former Kaplan exec Justin Serrano has been hired as the president of Schoology. ” Via Wired : “With Venues, Oculus and Facebook Push Social VR Into New Territory.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. ” Kaltura has acquired Rapt Media. ” Via Pew : “ Teens , Social Media , & Technology 2018.”

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was named in an investigation by The Associated Press last year for sharing racially charged content on social media.” Via The Guardian : “ Trump bans agencies from ‘providing updates on social media or to reporters’ ” This ban has been targeted at scientists at the EPA and USDA in particular. Mindwire Consulting’s Phil Hill on layoffs at the LMS Schoology. The American Library Association announced its youth media awards.