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.
A site devoted to crowd-sourcing donations for classroom materials has grown into a much bigger force over the past 13 years.
Getty By Jennifer Roland Few schools and teachers have access to all the funds they need or want to outfit their classroom. According to a PBS survey last year, only one in five teachers say they have the updated technology they need. But with some creativity, educators can go beyond the typical PTA fundraiser and […]
In the past two days, I’ve received a few comments and emails from readers about different articles that all point to the same problem: frustration over lack of money to take advantage of all these transformational tech tools that we write about here. In response to The Most Anticipated Tech Tools of Back to School, […]
Continuing my conversation with the Department of Education’s Director of Education Technology Karen Cator, we talk about how schools can find inventive ways of allotting money for tech tools. What’s your position on creative reallocation of funds in order to pull schools and districts into the 21st century? We’re going to have to figure out […]