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.
We’ve talked about how augmented reality can be used as a learning tool. Now see how Google’s budding Project Glass takes us a few giant leaps into the future.
Students rely heavily on ranking–or how search tools decide the order in which to display results–to help them select sources to read. Most of us do, but the data about students comes from researchers Andrew Asher of Bucknell University and Lynda Duke of Illinois Wesleyan University. The researchers presented the findings of their latest study […]
Google has launched a new site called Search Education aimed at educators who want to teach online search strategies. The site includes lesson plans geared at different levels of expertise — beginner, intermediate and advanced– as well as training videos that walk through different strategies for subjects like using Creative Commons and Google maps. The […]
Flickr: dstrelau Dear Savvy Searcher, “We have hit a stumper. A colleague is looking for confirmation that Maya Angelou said the following (along with where and when): ‘We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter […]
Flickr: Richard Morton By Tasha Bergson-Michelson At its heart, clever searching lies at the intersection of critical thinking, imagination, and the savvy use of technical tools. Google Search Educator Tasha Bergson-Michelson begins a series of guest posts about innovative ways to approach finding information and the problems we can solve when we bring together technology, […]
Google has revamped its site for educators, creating a redesigned repository for all its educational tools and resources for teachers, schools, and students. The newest feature is News and Calendar, a listing of all events and deadlines for Google’s education endeavors. Google also created an online booklet called Google in Education: A New and Open […]
As quick and facile as searching the internet can be, there are ways to be even more efficient, more search-savvy. It’s our responsibility to teach kids how to find and research information, how to judge its veracity, and when it’s time to ask for a grownup’s help.
Yesterday was the first day of school for Grace Lutheran School in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Among the various tasks that the students had to accomplish today were establishing their Google accounts and setting up their new Chromebooks. There’s already a certain excitement that comes with a new school year, but according to principal Peter Iles, the […]