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Science, Technology, Engineering & Math


Drag-and-Drop Programming Tool Alice Updated

The developers of Alice have introduced a new version of their free drag-and-drop development tool as well as an online tutorial to help young students learn how to perform object-oriented programming.

High School Students Take Top Prize in Science Competition

Four high school students have won the grand prize in this year's Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology. The annual competition awards $100,000 scholarships to the winners of the Individual and Team categories.

U Colorado Boulder Tutorial Uses Video Games To Teach Coding

A University of Colorado Boulder team has launched a tutorial to help students, teachers and others create a 3D video game in an effort to generate interest in computer programming.

Chicago Public Schools Makes Computer Science Core Subject

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett have launched plans to elevate computer science to a core subject in the district.

3D Printing in the Classroom: 5 Tips for Bringing New Dimensions to Your Students' Experiences

Advice from a middle school science teacher who uses 3D printing to help students learn design, production and persistence.

Silicon Valley Students Concoct Ed Tech Concepts in Invention Workshop

Students in grades 6 through 10 spent time coming up with concepts for education technology as part of a free Microsoft-sponsored workshop held recently in Silicon Valley.

UTeach Launches Initiative To Improve STEM Ed with Mobile Technology

The UTeach Institute, a teacher preparation organization launched by the University of Texas at Austin, has partnered with Verizon to launch a program designed to help aspiring teachers use mobile devices to encourage student learning and interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

National Center for Women and IT Accepting Grant Proposals for Middle School Outreach Programs

The National Center for Women and Information Technology is now accepting proposals for its 2014 NCWIT AspireIT program.

MakerBot Thingiverse Names Winners of Math Manipulative Challenge

Winning 3D designs provide new ways to teach math skills.

Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart's Hour of Code

Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bellevue, WA is celebrating Computer Science Education Week (December 9 to 15) by participating in the Hour of Code.

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