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.
Created by Dr. Sugata Mitra, this step-by-step guide will help teachers and parents ignite kids’ curiosity and learn about the world through self-discovery, sharing, and spontaneity.
By Katrina Schwartz There’s been a lot of excitement around TED’s foray into education, bringing its inspirational video model to the classroom. TED-Ed launched the YouTube Channel with produced and animated videos about two months ago and now includes a free service that lets teachers upload any YouTube video to its polished platform. Teachers can […]
“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 […]
YouTube All schools can now use the YouTube educational video site, youtube.com/education, without having to jump over Internet filtering hurdles. For schools that choose to opt in to the YouTube for Schools Program, YouTube will redirect Web users who go to the site straight over to youtube.com/education. On this portion of the site, all comments […]