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4 years ago
There is always a need for innovation. The current school curriculum places a lot of focus on STEM. The attention on STEM is an effort to train the next generation of workers needed to fill up the availability of skilled jobs. As a result of the STEM emphasis, many schools are ignoring and cutting funds for art programs. Learning how color and light corresponds, knowing self expression through writing, sitting in cultural studies and critical thinking classes add to the creativity of a student. How do educators and teachers fit arts into
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Educational inclusion can be defined as teaching everyone in the classroom, including children with physical, mental, and developmental disabilities. The Individuals with Disability Education Act (IDEA) assures that students, age 3 to 21, in need of special education will receive it for free. However, limited resources can cause such policies to be a setback. The introduction of digital technology have made learning more efficient for the less than 1 percent of students affected by blindness and hearing impairments. Through the InnovateNJ
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There is a high need for STEM workers in the coming decade. There is a great need to include women in that field. According to the National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP), women make up 47 percent of the United States workforce. However, they are underepresented in STEM with less than 20 percent representation. Girls Who Code is an initiative that wants to bridge that gap through inspiration, education, and equipping girls with computer skills. The nonprofit organization aim to reach gender parity in t...
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You are more likely to come across sports prodigies than science and engineering ones. Society tends to place more enthusiasm and energy into the next Michael Jordan than the next Steve Jobs. This is the case of Kelvin Doe. A self taught engineer from Sierra Leone, he created batteries and generators from materials he found around his house or at the garbage dump. By using trash for his own treasure, he was able to create his own radio station. Kelvin used his media platform to broadcast community news and play music under his radio name "DJ Focus". Kelvin's
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Technology is drastically affecting many aspects of society in a positive way, especially education. Students have the internet to access countless amount of information for learning purposes.Technology has eliminated the need for physical interaction, with the introduction of video chat allowing students the option of a virtual study group. Younger students are exposed to computers through educational games and other multimedia forms. Furthermore, thanks...
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New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering (NYU Poly) recently received $3.5 million to support the NYU Center for K12 STEM Education. This is an initiative to train 500 New York City teachers in the STEM subjects. Thanks to a 2.5 million National Science Foundation (NSF) Discovery Research grant, a year round teacher training program will be created in the field of robotics. In addition, technology venture capitalist Joanne and Fred Wilson gave NYU a $1-million gift ...
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Camfed is an international non-profit that "invest in girls and women in the poorest rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa, where girls face acute disadvantage, and where their education has transformative potential.” Camfed is carrying out this quest with technology through a partnership with Worldreader, another international non-profit founded by former Microsoft executive David Risher. The two non-profit companies are using eReaders and other mobile technologies to distribute books in the poorest rural districts ...
4 years ago
There is a high need for workers in the STEM field to fill up thousands of jobs. If you didn't learn to code in college, there is still hope. You can teach yourself to code through many interactive tutorials, online courses, and other web based resources. Free Code Camp provides a unique way in volunteering your new acquired programming skills to non-profit organizations around the world. This requires a four step process: Get connected - Join a community of professionals. Learn Javascript - Challenge yourself on Fu...
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High schools across the nation are starting to bring more technology inside the classrooms. Students in more than 500 districts nationwide are learning with iPads or some sort of tablet. Many schools have placed textbooks on electronic device for an efficient and less physically daunting experience. A recent pilot program showed that students who used an Algebra 1 App outperformed their peers who used textbooks. It also provides low-income students with the opportunity to ...
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Students in Washington are earning required credits towards their graduation. This has been made possible through GG Interactive's Dev Pro game development curriculum. This allows students to learn computer science via game designing and programming. It is a unique idea that makes learning computer science compelling for students who otherwise might not be interested. Additionally, it exposes students to a career of game design and other fields in stem...