CodeMonkey, a game-based learning platform that can teach kids to code, has launched the Game Builder platform, which enables students to build and design their own online games.
The program supports the adoption of unmanned aerial vehicles (also known as drones) in classrooms, labs and field work.
Google is sponsoring a $500,000 competitive grant program through the American Library Association that will fund projects in 25 to 50 school and public libraries around the country in order to "ensure expert library professionals are prepared to develop and deliver programming that promotes computer science (CS) and computational thinking (CT) among youth...."
Apple is inviting kids ages 6-12 to visit its retail stores this summer to learn to code, draw, edit videos and more on Mac computers at no cost.
The private, Christian, liberal arts college will use $810,000 of the grant funds to provide scholarships for students with double majors in education and a STEM field.
Teenage boys say they are more likely to pursue STEM careers than girls, according to research recently published by nonprofit Junior Achievement and professional services firm EY (formerly Ernst & Young). More than one-third (36 percent) of boys surveyed said they would pursue STEM careers in the future, versus only 11 percent of girls.
The Micro:bit Educational Foundation in the United Kingdom has opened up availability for its micro:bit small-board computer to education customers in the United States and Canada
Project Scientist is partnering with Concordia University Irvine (CUI) to offer a STEM summer academy for girls between the ages of 4 and 12. Project Scientist Summer Academy will start June 26 in Irvine and will be a five-week day camp.
MEL Science, based in London, has launched a series of virtual reality (VR) chemistry lessons for K–12. The 3-year-old company this week released a MEL Chemistry VR app, featuring a virtual chemistry lab, for free on Google Daydream.
A small team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have come up with a tool that allows newbies and experts to design customized robots that can use 3D-printed parts and off-the-shelf actuators.
Miami-Dade County Public Schools, CareerSource South Florida and TechLaunch @FVI teamed up to bring coding bootcamps to the next-generation workforce in Miami this summer.
Lego Education said it would be pairing Mindstorms Education EV3 with the Swift Playgrounds learning platform to allow students to program their Lego Mindstorms robots and other creations with motors and sensors.