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.
The joke about children figuring out how to set up TiVo better than their parents can be funny — until it’s downright frustrating. For all of us who’ve had to walk through the fraught process of helping our parents set up e-mail accounts, send videos, search for information, or even change the desktop image, Google […]
Following in the heels of Google’s big headliner about its new eBooks software yesterday, Amazon announced its own web-based e-reader, according to the Wall Street Journal. From the article: Asked how the new Amazon feature might change the competitive landscape, Google spokeswoman Jeannie Hornung said, “Google eBooks is a competitive offering.” A key difference for […]
Google has irrevocably changed our lives. People will argue adamantly on both sides of the Google fence — whether its omnipotence is harnessed for the good or for the evil. But in the education space, at least, I’d like to point out a few free and useful Google tools for educators. Google Earth. Explore remote […]