Sunday, July 23, 2017

S.T.E.M.

S.T.E.M.

In a noisy MIT classroom last week, high school students eagerly speculated on the problems they might see in the team math competition they were about to begin. The MIT students serving as the...

Despite the phenomenal rise in computing over the last 50 years, the birth of the internet, and our ever increasing reliance on technology, women are still not engaging with computer science at the same...

A survey of 2,462 Advanced Placement (AP) and National Writing Project (NWP) teachers finds that digital technologies are shaping student writing in myriad ways and have also become helpful tools for teaching writing to...
MicroMasters

MITx expands reach of MicroMasters in supply chain management with new paths to a master’s degree.Watch Video In October 2015, MIT launched the MITx MicroMasters credential, which enables online learners to take a semester’s worth...

New York schoolboy who made $72MILLION trading stocks on his lunch breaks - and now takes his friends out to dine on $400 caviar, drives a BMW and has definitely made his immigrant parents...

THE ATLANTIC. Even though they admit their devices distract them from class. Now, some educators are incorporating the digital tools into their teaching. image Dierk Schaefer/Flickr Smartphones, iPads, TVs, computers, videogames. Technology is omnipresent, especially for...
video

One thing is always certain: the best investment parents can make is to provide their children with the best education. Two key factors have influenced the rise of STEM: modern society, and its natural...

Engineering instruction should build on young students' natural problem-solving skills to prepare a future generation of critical thinkers. When Christine Cunningham, an education researcher and vice president at the Museum of Science in Boston, prompts...

According to the second annual Halifax Insurance Digital Home Index, a study offered by banking chain Halifax, one-third of 7 to 8-year-olds, two-thirds of 9 to 11-year-olds, and nearly nine in ten of 12...

Ever wondered why boys and girls choose particular toys, particular colors and particular stories? Why is it that girls want to dress in pink and to be princesses, or boys want to be Darth...

Jonathan Wai, Duke University and Heiner Rindermann, Chemnitz University of Technology When Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was asked to give this year’s commencement address at Harvard, he asked for advice from Bill Gates. Zuckerberg said,...

(courtesy SiliconValley) Just days after the Los Gatos-based video-on-demand company let its streaming-video rights with Viacom expire, Amazon announced Tuesday a $200 million exclusive licensing deal for hundreds of popular Viacom childrens’ shows, including...