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Also known as the Badge of Military Merit, The Purple Heart was created on August 7, 1782 by General George Washington and awarded to three soldiers of the American Revolution in 1783. Symbolizing bravery and valor, the medal is heart shaped with a gold border and contains the profile of Georg...
Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. STEM toys are popular with parents, but it's too early to know their impact on learning. Full story from Vox 2. Digital art classes gain popularity and esteem.
Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. Indiana Jones-style android game aims to teach millions of adults to read. Full story from Phys.org 2. How provosts can be digital leaders. ...
Lexi’s World is an app that introduces young children to uppercase and lowercase letters, the QWERTY keyboard, and word formation. Learners finds themselves in an empty land with a young girl named Lexi, then fill the world around her by typing words that come to life. The experience is inspired by Fred Rogers, Sesame Street, and books by Ezra Jack Keats. Lexi’s world costs $2.99. Pros...
Julia Haried is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of MakerGirl and also works full-time at one of the largest public accounting firms in Chicago. MakerGirl is a nonprofit organization working to bridge the gender gap in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by educating girls ages 7 to 10 about STEM through 3D printing. The MakerGirl vision is for all girls to live as unstoppable for...
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"A simulation of the work graduates do at leading companies." (InsideSherpa) A Risk-Free Way to Learn the Day-to-Day of Different Careers Nearly a third of Americans are unsatisfied with their current jobs. While dissatisfaction has many causes, it’s not uncommon to fin...
Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. From education to urban planning, the application of immersive tech in smart cities. Full story from Forbes 2. Professor proposes assessing students' emotions using tech to...
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During last Friday’s brownbag seminar, we discussed how to teach the history of immigration in America. Some of the discussion questions were: what makes immigration to America so appealing? Should we provide historical overview of immigration to America or stick to current debates about the subject? How do we incorporate it into other subjects besides history? Do we teach to appeal to empathy and exclude the more negative side of immigration? Luckily, there were plenty of resources available to help us think about ...
With gamification becoming more prominent video games are an increasingly key component of formal and informal learning. However, many educators, parents, developers, and players are unclear about their educational value. In this study, researchers from Gaming Horizons interviewed educators and players regarding their experiences and beliefs about gaming. Based on these interviews, the resear...