Kids, Education and Engineering

While plenty of STEM lessons cover science, math and even technology, engineering is often left out. Dedicated educator Christine Cunningham has figured out numerous ways to bring the “E” into the classroom to help those other topics become more real for the youngest students…

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That’s the idea behind Engineering is Elementary, an organization created at the Museum of Science in Boston by Cunningham. EiE, as it’s known, has developed engineering curriculum for students in grades 1 through 5…

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When Students Whine About WiFi on Twitter

A woman tweeting on her mobile phoneMean tweets aren’t just a feature on Jimmy Kimmel Live! — they permeate the feeds of college students across America. And the primary target of their wrath seems to be campus WiFi:

“Here’s the deal… You can either give me functional WiFi or you can give me back a portion of my tuition. Which one is it gonna be?”

“What if this is all some kind of social experiment to see what happens when you take WiFi away from college students?”

“How to academically ruin a college student: shut off their WiFi on a Sunday.”

Two institutions are using those kinds of disparaging tweets from their community of students as inspiration for improving delivery of wireless networking.

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DeVos: We’re Just ‘Scratching the Surface’ of Ed with Tech

Betsy DeVosThe new Secretary of the Department of Education told an audience of education innovators that she believed the role of technology in education has just begun to “scratch the surface,” particularly in bringing “new opportunities” to rural populations.

Secretary Betsy DeVos spoke at the ASU+GSV Summit, taking place this week in Salt Lake City. The event brings together people from education, industry and government to discuss education and workforce innovation.

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