Posts tagged “STEM education”
Google and DonorsChoose.org surprised the entire student body at Dillard Drive Middle School today by fulfilling the funding request made by a special needs teacher. Google is also funding projects for more than 7,000 students across the state.
New research from Common Sense shows that teens spend more than six hours daily in front of computer screens, consuming nine hours of media outside of school and schoolwork.
North Carolina ranks among the top performing states on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Enterprising States: States Innovate study released Monday, coming in at No. 10 among those with the best high-technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
IXL Learning, an education technology firm based in Silicon Valley, is opening an office in Raleigh. And the company is hiring. It's the first East Coast presence for the firm. IXL already has a number of clients in North Carolina.
The Forge Initiative, formerly Wake Robotics, adds Durham's American Underground to its wish list of family innovation spaces in the Triangle, reports Amy Huffman for ExitEvent. The group is also working toward opening space in Cary.
Girls in the Raleigh-Durham area have an opportunity this month to learn computer science and coding through two innovative programs offered by the new, local chapter of Black Girls CODE, an organization which focuses on helping minority girls in underserved areas better understand programming and digital technology.
Technology is enabling a possible revolution in education. I am not talking about the much-hyped Massive Open Online Courses. To me, these are as imaginative as the first TV shows in which radio stars stood in front of a camera with a microphone in hand. I am talking about a complete transformation of the way teaching is done, with the computer taking the role of the lecturer, the teacher becoming a coach, and students taking responsibility for their own learning.
Discovery Place Education Studio has announced the 2015 cohort of its flagship program STEM Fellows, a three-year fellowship that prepares local teachers for dynamic, hands-on learning experiences in order to deliver high-impact STEM lessons in the classroom that prepare students for real world challenges.
Last year, in the Shell Eco-Marathon competition in Houston, a team from Duke University took second place. This year, they hope to better their showing in the global competition where students design, build and test energy-efficient vehicles.
The Broadband Report: More than 100 North Carolina businesses will be helping middle school students this week connect with what they are learning in the classroom with future career opportunities.
The Raleigh-Durham metro area is one of seven metropolitan areas selected for a Google program that will teach elementary and middle-school students about computer science in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America and AmeriCorps.