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Hack Club!

High school students have started taking charge of their own computer science education. One of them, an 18-year-old who was named to Forbes' "30 Under 30" list for 2016, has helped to create a network of "Hack Clubs" that have spread to 16 states so far. The purpose: to get kids coding regardless of background or prior technical knowledge.

3D Technologies Add Another Dimension to Learning

New enhancements to 3D instruction create a more immersive, interactive experience

'Leveling Up' Technology for Teaching

This month's innovator, Tami Lenker, has helped to spearhead an overhaul of the school's professional development program that has led to increased interest and participation in creative uses of technology.

Students at Oakland Unified Participate in Virtual Medical Internships

The program helps students develop real-world skills in their chosen field and helps put their classroom learning into context.

HUD's Castro Looks to Tech Sector to Connect 275,000 Poor Families to Broadband

More than half of all low-income families in this country are not currently connected to the Internet, according to Julián Castro, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

7 Tips for Creating Memorable Learning Experiences

Memorable learning, according to Next Vista For Learning founder Rushton Hurley, is outside the book, the school bus and the campus; and it's hands on and engaging and involves talking, being creative and taking risks.

Blackboard CEO Bill Ballhaus Reflects on His First Weeks at the Helm

Ballhaus likes what he sees at the company he now leads, especially the breadth of its offerings and its capabilities.

Apps Are Free for a Reason

Introducing an educational app to the classroom can be dangerous, and the danger can be revealed at surprising times with startling images.

Inspiring the Next Gen of Tech Workers

It has been called "America's persistent problem": not enough skilled workers to fill millions of job openings. Now some high-tech companies are acting with an eye toward the future with programs and events aimed at K-12 students and educators.

Reshma Saujani Makes the Case for Girls Who Code

The geeky wizards who control the digital world are mostly young men. But girls, led by lawyer-turned-tech-advocate Reshma Saujani, have begun to mine this source of power.

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