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LA County Students to Build STEM Skills in Fab Labs

The fab labs were created by the public university with help from Toyota, the W.M. Keck Foundation and Motivo Engineering to address several issues described as “the heart of the STEM crisis” by the organizations.

Biggest Barriers to Digital Learning: Lack of Time, Lack of Devices

The biggest barrier to digital learning for teachers is gaining student access to technology. That's followed by a lack of time during the school day. For administrators, the top concern is providing relevant and effective professional development to their staff, followed by limitations and problems with the technological infrastructure, such as WiFi and security. Overall, across both roles, the main obstacle to integrating technology into the classroom was lack of time and an insufficient number of devices to do so.

Carnegie Learning Boosts Computer Science Focus with Globaloria Acquisition

Through acquiring Globaloria, Carnegie wants to strengthen its mathematics and computer science offerings, since the two subjects often go hand-in-hand in STEM education.

Samsung STEAM Competition Asks Students to Solve Community Challenges

STEAM teachers in grades 6-12 can submit an application through Nov. 9 for a chance to win a share of $2 million worth of Samsung tech.

Bipartisan Report Advocates Use of Data to Improve Government, Including Education

A government report put into play during the Obama administration is pushing Congress, against privacy objections, to repeal current bans that limit how federally collected education data is used while also putting in place privacy and security protections.

Texas Instruments Debuts Classroom Robot

Students can connect to Rover through the TI Innovator Hub with a TI-84 Plus CE or TI-Nspire CX graphing calculator and program the robot to draw, dance or crash.

Wearables to See Double-Digit Growth through 2021

Wrist-worn devices will drive the market, according to a new forecast, while "lesser-known wearable products, such as clothing and ear-wear, will experience market-beating growth in the years to come."

Digital Learning Fund to Help Teachers Acquire Technology

Curriculum Advantage is partnering with DonorsChoose.org on the Digital Learning Fund, an effort to help teachers fund classroom technology.

Where Do Students Go When They Leave Their Online Charter Schools?

Recent coverage by a television station in North Carolina examined why two virtual charter schools in the state have such seemingly high numbers of students departing.

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