The global educational toys market is anticipated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of close to 10 percent from the present to 2021, according to a recent report by market research firm Technavio.
Millennials say they’re watching more videos and spending more time on social media, but they are not necessarily decreasing their attention to other media. However, a recent study states that younger internet users, the so-called Generation Z (ages 13 to 17), are moving away from text-based content online, as well as television, while increasing their time with video and social media.
Mouse, a New York-based nonprofit, is launching a handful of STEM courses this fall, aimed at teaching students new skills based on cutting edge technology.
In 2016, OER (Open Education Resources) are undergoing a major transformation: rather than educators needing to struggle with searching OER repositories containing millions of OER objects and then trying to stitch together those OER objects into coherent lessons, organizations such as Open Up Resources are producing curriculum-scale, OER-based courses. Finally, OER is coming of age!
- By Cathie Norris, Elliot Soloway
With proper planning and attention to detail, student-made podcasts add a new dimension to 21st Century classroom learning, according to a high school teacher in California.
Girls from all over the United States and the world are competing in the Technovation Challenge, a global effort by STEM education nonprofit Iridescent, which has invited girls ages 10-18 to learn and apply technology to try to solve problems in their communities. This year, 11,000 girls worked in teams of one to five to build mobile applications and address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which include quality education and poverty elimination.
Authors and educators Eric Sheninger and Thomas C. Murray offer multiple ways that classrooms and learning spaces can become student-centered, not teacher-centered.
- By Eric Sheninger, Thomas C. Murray
The national nonprofit, which teaches young women computer science (CS) skills, is bringing its flagship CS summer program to 11 cities in the United States.
Pai Technology, a Chinese ed tech company with a Santa Monica, CA office, introduced at the ISTE 2017 conference its newest product, Augie, a robot that teaches kids to code and combines that with augmented reality.
StudySync has launched Unit Creator, a new tool designed to help teachers create new English language arts units for students in grades 6 to 12 from scratch.