“We’ve come full circle since 1981.” That was my first thought a few years ago, when I began to hear about the necessity of teaching coding in K-12 schools.
Back in the 1980s, programming was the buzzword. Logo, BASIC and Pascal programming were required classes for the…
It’s easy to think of coding as a skill that applies only to math or science, or to think coding is something not easily taught to the youngest learners. Heidi Williams is busting those myths, proving coding can be applied to reading and writing, even in kindergarten classrooms.
Maker faires, science camps, robotics competitions — they’re often the go-to strategies for recruiting students to STEM careers. Kids who are passionate about STEM find them irresistible. But are they effective at winning over students who are on the fence about it?
Self-driving cars. Data mining. Robo-investment-advisers. Artificial intelligence has already begun disrupting entire industries, and it’s poised to completely transform the way people work.
As businesses across all industries adopt AI tools in droves, they’ll need employees who can use…
In Greenfield Union School District where I teach fifth grade, I’m known as a bit of a technology enthusiast. This means I’m always excited about new ways to integrate tech in the classroom…
Today’s students will live and work side by side with artificial intelligence. But will they understand it?
What kids know about AI often comes from movies like Wall-E and Big Hero 6, in which they see robots thinking, feeling and learning autonomously…
The late Steve Jobs once said, “Everybody in this country should learn to program a computer because it teaches you how to think.” I am inclined to edit this quote to read, “Everybody in this country should learn to…