The dearth of women in technology professions or girls taking STEM classes has been well-documented. But I found reason for hope recently during an afternoon with young girls studying STEAM, the acronym for science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics education, during full-day workshops on six consecutive Saturdays.
According to the organization “Take Shelter Oklahoma,” they’ve collected about 75,000 signatures so far but they need 160,000. They want to use a $500 million bond to fund storm shelter construction in schools across the state.
Davis Creek Elementary School in Barboursville, W.Va., is helping to kick off a U.S. Department of Education-funded study that looks at how well digital math courses are working. The four-year study follows a recent report from the National Assessment of Education, which said West Virginia's fourth graders ranked 42nd nationally in math.
Blended learning, when students learn both from a teacher and from online programs, has become a popular choice for schools around the country. In 2009, 3 million K12 students took an online course, up from 45,000 nine years prior. Now that blended learning is more commonplace, what’s next for the trend?
The iNACOL Innovative Blended and Online Learning Practice Award was presented to Canadian eLearning Network (CANeLearn) Chief Innovation Officer Verena Roberts for her work with emerging educational projects, such as creating the first K12 MOOC for high school students.
Discovery Communications announced it has acquired Espresso Group Limited, the leading provider of primary school digital education content in the U.K. Discovery Education, the company's education division and a global leader in providing curriculum-based digital content to classrooms, will oversee the business.
Recently, The Guardian held a live chat on teaching digital citizenship and how schools can help keep students safe online. Here are some of the best pieces of advice that were shared during the discussion.