RURAL SCHOOLS CONNECT TO INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS VIRTUALLY

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Public schools in rural areas enroll nearly 12 million students, representing 24 percent of all students in the United States. By comparison, 31 million live in the suburbs or cities. Bottom line? Nearly a quarter of all U.S. students live in rural areas and they have no access to diverse industry; thus they have no [...]

A Case for Focusing on the “A” in STEAM Year-Round

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  Initiatives such as National STEAM Day highlight the increasing need for curriculum that prepares students to enter the growing STEM workforce — but schools need to think beyond a single day of the year. National STEAM Day serves as a reminder to fully engage students in STEAM activities, and foster a lifelong passion for [...]

Why Africa needs new solutions to its education challenges

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Through the Millennium Development Goals the global community promised all children a quality education regardless of their gender, ethnicity and educational needs.  Undoubtedly much progress has been achieved. For example, the number of pupils in school has increased by a third across Africa since 1999, but considerable challenges remain and will require attention in the [...]

How digital technology can help reinvent basic education in Africa

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African countries have worked hard to improve children’s access to basic education, but there’s still significant work to be done. Today, 32,6 million children of primary-school age and 25,7 million adolescents are not going to school in sub-Saharan Africa. The quality of education also remains a significant issue, but there’s a possibility the technology could be part [...]

Africa wins with Edtech

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Mobile learning (m-learning), online courses, and other aspects of e-learning technology have the potential to enhance education provision in Africa in numerous ways. From raising literacy levels in poor rural areas where education infrastructure is lacking, to complementing the existing courses at Africa's top universities, remote learning using educational technology is flexible and very versatile. Affordable internet [...]

Together, technology and teachers can revamp schools

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How the science of learning can get the best out of edtech IN 1953 B.F. Skinner visited his daughter’s maths class. The Harvard psychologist found every pupil learning the same topic in the same way at the same speed. A few days later he built his first “teaching machine”, which let children tackle questions at [...]

USING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TO HELP STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES LEARN

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Educators can have a challenging time adapting their teaching style to match every student, especially when there are students with learning disabilities in their classroom. A learning disability presents a unique obstacle to traditional teaching methods. It can be difficult in a contemporary classroom for teachers to give students the attention and instruction they really [...]

HOW TO USE EDTECH TO HELP YOUR STUDENTS BOND

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Students developing friendships with one another is a core component of a successful classroom. When children can develop peer relationships, they are more apt to help one another with difficult material and relevant social issues. These friendships are an integral part of the academic experience, even if it has no direct impact on their grade. [...]

HOW IMMERSIVE TECH IS BRINGING NEW OPPORTUNITIES INTO THE CLASSROOM

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Imagine a classroom where students are traveling back in time or inside the human body from their desks. With immersive technology, this is possible! Immersive technology is just what the terms dictate – technology that allows you to immerse yourself in it. Immersive technology includes tools like augmented reality and virtual reality. Both AR and [...]

HOW DIGITAL AND MEDIA LITERACY IMPACTS TODAY’S CLASSROOM

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There are not many teachers complaining that they simply don’t have enough material to cover in their classes. Rather, the opposite is normally the case. So the call to add yet more material—this time, in the form of digital literacy and media literacy—is unlikely to be welcomed wholeheartedly by America’s teachers. And yet these topics [...]

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