• Free Swift Coding Curriculum Added to Canvas Commons

    Instructors can now freely access "App Development with Swift" through the Canvas Commons. The course includes lessons, teacher guides and developer tools for use in the classroom. 09/12/2019 Read More

  • NSF Grants Aims to Fast-Track STEM Teacher Training to Fill Gaps

    A grant-funded program in a Georgia university is combining tuition, mentoring, professional development opportunities and extra pay to grow the number of STEM-certified teachers in the state. 09/10/2019 Read More

  • Screen-Free Ed Robot Launched for Early Learners

    Screen-Free Ed Robot Launched for Early Learners

    Makeblock's $150 "mTiny" can help children learn basic programming and incorporates 300 sound effects, 10 emotions and multiple kinds of track movements. 09/03/2019 Read More

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    LEGO Launches FIRST LEGO League Challenges

    LEGO Education is collaborating with FIRST to offer two challenges for students to gain skills in architecture, infrastructure and the sustainability of future cities 08/27/2019 Read More

  • Philly Museum Running Math in Art Online Course

    Philly Museum 'Running Math in Art' Online Course

    A Philadelphia art museum will soon be launching an online K-12 teacher training course, "Math in Art." This interactive course, being run by the Barnes Foundation, aims to promote experiential learning through the integration of math and art. 07/31/2019 Read More

  • Redesigned Framework Helps Construct Maker Learning Programs

    Redesigned Framework Helps Construct Maker Learning Programs

    Education technology nonprofit Digital Promise has updated its guidance to help school leaders set up maker programs that are sustainable and serve all learners. 07/30/2019 Read More

  • Esports Joining Olympics in 2024

    Esports Joining Olympics in 2024

    If you've wondered whether esports truly is an athletic endeavor, maybe this will convince you: The 2024 Summer Olympics, taking place in Paris, will include demonstration esports events. 07/30/2019 Read More

  • Roomba Maker Moves into the Classroom with Root Purchase

    Roomba Maker Moves into the Classroom with Root Purchase

    Consumer robot company iRobot Corp. recently acquired Root Robotics, which caters primarily to K-12. The latter's educational "Root" coding robot grew out of a summer research project in 2011 at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University. 07/17/2019 Read More

  • New Kit Helps Teach Coding to Students in Grades 4–8

    STEAM education technology company SAM Labs has released a new bundle to teach students in grades 4–8 how to code. The introduction of the Learn to Code Course Kit adds the upper elementary and middle school grades to the company's existing STEAM Course Kit, which serves grades pre-K–5. 07/16/2019 Read More

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    Free Workshop Trains Teachers on Developing STEM Lessons

    This month, New York University's Tandon School of Engineering is offering a free workshop for local middle school teachers on developing STEM lessons in the life sciences, physical sciences and mathematics. 07/10/2019 Read More

  • 9 Things to Know about 3D Printing in K-12

    9 Things to Know about 3D Printing in K-12

    3D printing is a technology that can be as complex or as simple as you make it. These ins and outs can help you simplify how 3D printing works in the classroom. 06/20/2019 Read More