It’s estimated that only about 10 percent of K-12 schools teach computer science. Some companies are trying to fill a void in American public education by teaching kids computer programming basics. The push comes amid projections that there will be far more tech sector jobs than computer science graduates to fill them.
Archive for May, 2012
One educator rethinks Bloom’s Taxonomy because it gives the impression that there is a scarcity of creativity in students.
Could this be a model for the future school? Students spend time doing projects at off-site organizations, listening to lectures at home, collaborating with other students and teachers at school.
“Failure is a part of creating new and amazing new things. We can’t both fear failure and make amazing new things,” says inventor Regina Dugan in this inspiring TED Talk. Scientists and engineers defy the impossible and have pushed beyond expectations because they were given the freedom to fail, she says. How can this ideology […]
Seeing its massive potential as a learning tool, 2 teachers — one in Finland, one in the U.S. — took it upon themselves to create a version for educators.
The wired world has made it possible for people from all across the globe to connect and learn from each other. In a few days, New York Times reporter Nicholas Kristof will host a Hangout and interview United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice during school hours. In classes across the country, students are hearing about the […]