Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 03/02/2015 - 12:27pm
A strong appetite for tech pursuits exists among minority students, but confidence in the skills required for these careers and access to the opportunities that would make them attainable is still lacking, according to a new Creating IT Futures Foundation survey.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 03/02/2015 - 11:26am
With the need for jobs in software engineering and networking expanding and interest in computer science growing, educators and legislators from states all across the United States have begun proposing that computer programming be considered part of foreign language requirements at the high school level.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 03/01/2015 - 10:51pm
Exposing youngsters to STEM areas in the early grades, keeping that interest alive through exceptional teaching, and ensuring that students take rigorous high school courses, are important strategies for increasing the number of students who will be drawn to STEM professions.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 03/01/2015 - 10:48pm
LAUSD must buy more technology; its students would be left woefully behind the college-and-employment curve without it. The current lack of funding for a massive iPad purchase creates a much-needed time-out, though, so that the district can do it right next time.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 02/23/2015 - 4:29pm
The Idaho Education Network once presented the promise of high-speed broadband and Internet access to advanced classes for rural school districts. Its collapse is a complicated story with no real heroes, and one in which the winners are hard to determine. The list of losers, including Idaho's taxpayers and students, is growing daily.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 02/23/2015 - 4:23pm
A Kentucky lawmaker got it right this time. A new bill to improve public school computer science offerings does not include a provision allowing students to count computer programming classes toward a foreign language requirement as it did last year.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 02/23/2015 - 3:56pm
Despite changing U.S. demographics, the default race for toys, games and children’s media remains Caucasian/white. While toys alone cannot alter children’s conceptions of race, we could do a much better job of showing children of color that they can excel in STEM paths by providing more and better depictions of underrepresented ethnicities in toys and media.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 02/16/2015 - 7:46am
Teachers armed with the right repertoire of digital tools, professional competencies and administrative supports will be better able to attend successfully to the needs of racially and economically marginalized students and to ensure that all can succeed in what appears likely to be a highly digital future.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 02/16/2015 - 7:15am
If indeed, after a decade of studying the human brain, we know the arts enhance math and science comprehension, we must begin changing the curriculum to be using the arts and art integration, namely teaching through the arts.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 02/16/2015 - 7:01am
Helping students become networked learners begins by thinking carefully about where we conduct our online learning. With most online learning, student contributions are usually limited to discussion forums and assignment submissions. A goal is for students to learn to build their own networks of learning resources.