Makeblock, a DIY and STEM education robotics construction company, has received the Red Dot Award 2017 for product design for two products: Airblock, a modular and programmable drone designed for STEM education; and Neuron, a programmable building blocks platform that teaches kids gadget building.
Every year, legions of K–12 students read through Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets in their English and language arts classes, but do they really understand what they’re reading? One website aims to make sense of the Bard’s poetic yet perplexing lines in modern English for contemporary young readers.
In New Mexico, two high schools in the Las Cruces Public Schools (LCPS) district and two in the Gadsden Independent School District (GISD) are using sleep pods — EnergyPods made by MetroNaps.
To celebrate International Women’s Day Wednesday and Women’s History Month in March, NASA and Google Expeditions have teamed up to launch a series of virtual experiences that bring students into the careers of seven women working in STEM.
Google Cloud has acquired Kaggle, home to the world’s largest community of data scientists and machine learning enthusiasts. Google Cloud is also releasing new machine learning products, including a Video Intelligence API that automatically recognizes objects in videos and makes them searchable and discoverable.
The New York-based Council for Economic Education (CEE) has released new content for Minecraft: Education Edition, produced by Mojang and Microsoft.
FutureEd, a new education policy think tank, has launched today, offering online news, analysis and research that’s independent, nonpartisan and “solution-oriented.”
Discovery Education, a provider of digital content and professional development for K–12 classrooms, invites administrators and educators across North America to participate in the Day of Discovery Tour, which kicks off April 29.
The Smithsonian and the National Art Education Association, which represents visual arts educators, have entered a three-year agreement to work collaboratively on educator professional development and to support teacher creation of model curriculum. One of the resources available to educators is the Smithsonian Learning Lab, an online toolkit to find, customize and share digital museum resources.
Use these free resources to help students learn about the democratic process and explore political issues.
- By Emily Major