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Computer science not just a game for S.F. schools

Computer science not just a game for S.F. schools

Computer science is moving from an elective to a core course in many schoolsThe second-period students in Room 124 at Balboa High School are playing Pong as their teacher, wearing…

Easy steps to OER creation

Easy steps to OER creation

Creating and using OER isn't as complicated as some educators might believeOpen educational resources (OER) offer educators a chance to align learning materials to students' needs--and teachers can create their…

Project-based learning gives students ownership of their education

Project-based learning gives students ownership of their education

Students are more engaged and excited when learning is project-based, advocates sayThe suggestions came thick and fast.Decatur needs a bigger and better mall. Or an amusement and water park. Or…

Robotics enters K-12 classrooms

Robotics enters K-12 classrooms

These six robotics resources can help educators introduce the subject into their classroomsThe lesser-known elements of STEM are enjoying the limelight right now, with computer science and coding moving to…

STEAM Ahead program gives students a taste of higher-level science, math, arts

STEAM Ahead program gives students a taste of higher-level science, math, arts

New program highlights increasingly popular concept of STEAM in educationThe students crouched intently over laptop computers, inputting data from a chemistry experiment. It was the kind of thing one might…

Carnegie Science Center defends its offerings to girls after criticism in social media

Carnegie Science Center defends its offerings to girls after criticism in social media

carnegiesciencecenter.orgOver the past decade, the Carnegie Science Center has considered itself a leader in the area of science education for girls, creating programs such as science sleepovers, implementing school…

El Paso uses digital textbooks for high school science

El Paso uses digital textbooks for high school science

El Paso students, teachers have switched to digital textbooks from the CK-12 Foundation El Paso teachers developed three digital textbooks this summer, for high school biology, chemistry, and physics.El Paso…

7 STEM apps designed by students

7 STEM apps designed by students

Students from across the United States met with congressional leaders and the Obama administration to show STEM apps and games they've developed Students present their apps and games in Washington,…

App of the Week: Busy bee storytellers

App of the Week: Busy bee storytellers

App name: Reader Bee's First Story MakerWhat is it? The Honeycomb Keyboard lets young children see and write rhyming words (cat, hat, sat) and sight words (with, the, and, is)…

What you need to know about Kaplan’s new SAT survey

What you need to know about Kaplan’s new SAT survey

New Kaplan SAT survey receives praise from college admission officers; concern from studentsTest takers who are members of the class of 2017 and beyond will encounter many changes when taking…






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