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The average American spends a decent amount of their time on phones messaging, video chatting or browsing the web. In other parts of the world, individuals socialized more on a face-to-face level. Students in Singapore won 30,000 to create an app that prevents people from using their phones. The app, Apple Tree, works when two or more people bring their phones together. This immobilizes the phones. The longer they are joined together, t...
Teachers tend to follow the school curricula and other administrative tools to evaluate a student's learning outcomes. Every teacher has their own style of teaching and has a goal for what he or she wants their students to learn. Organizations in states like Ohio are training teachers to make customized assessments. This article suggests three ways teachers can provide purposeful and effective assessments to students. One is to give exams w...
When major tech companies release an update or new operating system (OS), it usually spells the doom of the current OS. The latest to do so is how Microsoft. The tech giant will no longer add features to support Windows 7. However, it will extend support for a few years to make it run at an average pace and make it safe to use. Every new product always has a life cycle, f...
A recent article, describes how a young futurist and innovator is using creativity and STEM knowledge to improve learning efficiency. Sahil Doshi has created a device that converts carbon dioxide into electricity. Doshi also want to create caps that read our brain waves for better search results, and a glass desk to solve or answer simple problems rather than working it on a board. Doshi's ambition might be described as science fiction for now but this might be th...
I came across this article, titled 60 Free Online Courses, and it immediately caught my attention. The courses are well structured, easy to understand, and are taught at top universities like Stanford and MIT. Whether you are a beginner programmer or brush up on a specific tool or platform, these courses will suit your desire. The courses are organized by focus: Introduction, Systems, Programming Languages, Algorithms, CS Theory and Miscellaneous.
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Improving your math and other STEM skills before attending college might be the difference between graduating on time or not at all if you are a community college student. This piece notes that 60-70 percent of community college students are assigned to remedial math programs and only five percent are able to complete this program. Equally troubling, 80 percent of students in these programs fail to complete college level courses w...
The social differences between men and women are still a problem in many parts of the world, especially remote and impoverished communities. In some of these communities, females are not allowed to attend school. They are usually married off at a young age and spend most of their time performing household tasks while their husbands work. This piece offers an inspirational and encouraging effort by a woman in war torn Afghanistan who completed her education despite numerous obstacles. The young woman, educated in a refugee camp, wants other Afgh...
I recently came across an interesting topic that suggests education should be mandatory from a tender age to college level because humans are living longer. According to this article, people used to live until 68, so they had until 18 to finish school, start a family and find a career. Now that humans are projected to live until 100, we have more time to make future decisions and have families later in our lives. This raises questions about whether college educat...
This article highlights the cost of attending public universities depending on your state of residency. According to College Board, the cost of education for your family might be reduced by $50,000 by moving to states like New York, Wyoming and Florida. New Hampshire will be a very bad idea because it is the worst place to look for low-cost education. In other words, they have the highest cost of tuition. Factors that determines tuition costs are tax rates, parents income and college tuition. W...
The New York Board of Education has recently approved the implementation of technical and career education for high schoolers after graduation. In my view, this amounts to an associate degree while in high school. This kind of education has advantages and disadvantages. It makes high school graduates college ready and saves time and money otherwise spent on re...