Computer Science

  • U.S. College Seniors Beat Peers from China, India, Russia on CS Exam

    U.S. College Seniors Beat Peers from China, India, Russia on CS Exam

    Undergraduate seniors in the United States showed much higher levels of skill in computer science than their peers in China, India and Russia. A research project led by Stanford University's Prashant Loyalka in the Graduate School of Education made the discovery after testing students on a two-hour standardized exam given in the same languages their classes were delivered in.

  • Michigan School Opens Robotics Center

    Michigan School Opens Robotics Center

    The new center features fabrication equipment and a full-sized FIRST Robotics field for practice. Among the users will be regional robotics teams, the high school's own robotics club (the "Tractor Technicians"), the middle school robotics club ("Tractor Technicians in Training") and various elementary-level groups.

  • NY District Invests in Woz U STEAM Lessons

    Content covers coding, engineering design, drones, cybersecurity and mobile app development. In the future, according to the company, curriculum will also cover animation, data analysis and artificial intelligence. The company said the lessons adhere to Next Generation Science Standards.

  • Nintendo is releasing its fourth do-it-yourself cardboard kit this week. Nintendo Labo VR KIT provides an introduction to virtual reality.

    Nintendo to Begin Shipping VR Labo Kit for Switch

    Nintendo is releasing its fourth do-it-yourself cardboard kit this week. Nintendo Labo VR KIT provides an introduction to virtual reality.

  • Inside the Cyber Robotics Coding Competition

    Inside the Cyber Robotics Coding Competition

    Coding competitions drive critical thinking and help students develop workforce skills. Here’s a look inside the recent state finals for the New Hampshire Cyber Robotics Coding Competition, held at the University of New Hampshire campus in Durham.

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    Florida University's Hackathon Adds Crash Courses in Tech

    Stetson University's HackerSpace recently hosted both college students and high schoolers, who convened on the DeLand campus to participate in computer science challenges, a gaming tournament and workshops.

  • STEM Micro Campus: Middle School Converts Computer Lab into Innovation Space

    STEM Micro Campus: Middle School Converts Computer Lab into Innovation Space

    The lab is used for robotics, coding and computer aided drawing and design lessons, as part of a "STEM micro campus" within the school.

  •  LEGO Education SPIKE Prime, a hands-on classroom robotics and coding system for grades 6–8.

    LEGO Education SPIKE Prime Brings Coding and Robotics to the Middle School Classroom

    LEGO Education today revealed SPIKE Prime, a hands-on classroom robotics and coding system for grades 6–8.

  • A music teacher shares how she taught her K–4 students science, technology, engineering, arts and math without sitting them down in front of laptops or tablets.

    Teaching STEAM without Screens

    A music teacher shares how she taught her K-4 students science, technology, engineering, arts and math without sitting them down in front of laptops or tablets.

  • New Hands-on Learning Systems Link Coding and Robotics

    New Hands-on Learning Systems Link Coding and Robotics

    Pitsco Education is launching several solutions that tie together robotics and coding for K–12 education.

  • U California System Finally Adds CS as Science Prereq Option for Freshmen

    The University of California System has quietly begun accepting high school computer science credits as part of its curriculum prerequisites. CS will join engineering and applied science in the list of approved high school courses toward the university system's two-year college preparatory laboratory science stipulation.

  • AWS Launches Cloud Ambassador Program

    Amazon Web Services is investing educators who use the cloud and distributed computing in their classrooms through promotional credits program.