In an effort to help K–12 districts develop a sustainable framework for school culture, Kickboard has expanded its professional development services, which coach school teachers and administrators to use its school culture platform.
A program that celebrates inventions from middle and high school students is awarding grants to 42 teams at 39 schools in California, Massachusetts, Oregon and Texas.
Districts with multiple makerspaces describe what works.
With the advancement of algorithms and artificial intelligence expected to impact the economy and job market, should there be an algorithm curriculum worked in through K–12? The Pew Research Center’s Lee Rainie discusses how research and development in algorithms will impact K–12, higher education and the next-generation labor force.
For the sixth (and final) year in a row Google is running its Google Lunar XPRIZE, an online competition that challenges students ages 8 to 17 to form a team of two to four members and design, create and program robots.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The College Board, which develops and administers the SAT college entrance exam, has articulated new security measures, but has not remedied the test’s biggest vulnerability.
Circuit Cubes from Tenka Labs stack together to turn household items such as jars, cardboard tubes and old toys into powered objects that drive a motor, light an LED or do something else.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
A recent report by research center Child Trends and its Hispanic Institute finds that Latino children’s math skills trail those of white children by three months at the start of kindergarten.
THE Journal has highlighted a few grassroots VR, AR and mobile products that are using crowdfunding websites like Indiegogo and Kickstarter to develop immersive learning technologies.
Great things can come from humble beginnings. Anthony Johnson, a former high school dropout, is a teacher of the year winner in his school district and the southwest region of North Carolina. He is also a finalist for state teacher of the year. At Isenberg Elementary School in Salisbury, NC, he has transformed his science and social studies classrooms into “Johnsonville,” a world where each student must find a job, pay the bills, pay mortgage and taxes, and learn by doing projects.