Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 06/09/2014 - 4:11pm
Attending an all-girls high-school or college can keep women on the technology track, a panel of women investors and executives said at Bloomberg’s Next Big Thing Summit this week. Being in a same-sex academic environment erased some of the stereotypes and stigmas that prevent girls from pursuing a passion for technology, according to the Women & Tech Next Wave session panelists.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 06/03/2014 - 7:10am
The problem is not only getting girls to computer class, but keeping them there. While parents often worry about recreational “screen time,” some educators now believe that gaming could be a way to get girls interested in coding, and even to increase the numbers of girls in STEM
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 06/03/2014 - 7:05am
While the effort to expand families’ access to tracking devices is a worthy one, it shouldn’t overshadow the lower-tech strategies for preventing and responding to wandering by children with autism: collaboration, education and sharing information. Though safety can be enhanced by technology, it shouldn’t depend on technology.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 06/03/2014 - 7:01am
It’s time to recognize the increasing need for cybersecurity experts. We must encourage this career path in students from an early age. Efforts that encourage science, technology, engineering and math education for elementary, middle and high school students are essential.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 05/26/2014 - 7:45am
Cyberbullying sparked media attention in dramatic, high-profile cases in which victims of online harassment committed suicide. These stories raise awareness of dramatic cases. But they overlook the dangers of minor, daily, mundane incidents — teasing, name calling, taunts that have a corrosive impact on victims’ quality of life.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 05/26/2014 - 7:32am
One key component in updating school security and increasing emergency response time is utilizing technology to connect physical security measures to safety personnel and first responders on one broad network across an entire district.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 05/20/2014 - 9:33am
Educators believe technology deepens the educational value of lessons given to students. Many veteran teachers, who are willing to try new tools but face a bit of a learning curve, should not be afraid to jump in and try something new.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 05/20/2014 - 9:26am
The education our schools deliver has not kept pace with the advancing role of technology in our economy. There is agreement that growth in STEM jobs over the next four to six years will far outpace the growth in non-STEM jobs. Yet, of the students produced by our K12 schools who are prepared for college-level math and science, less than a quarter decide to pursue a STEM major in college.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 05/20/2014 - 2:33am
With technology available to every student and every teacher, the idea is that school will be better tailored to students' needs and also better able to prepare them for the future. The promise of technology is paired with a threat, however. Without access to computers, the Internet and these new types of learning, advocates argue that U.S. students will be left behind.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 05/12/2014 - 3:58pm
For years, we have been hearing about the great American STEM shortage. The federal government and state and local school districts have been pouring millions into upping the number of STEM graduates. Yet the evidence for a broad-based shortage of graduates in these fields doesn’t appear to exist.