Last year when we talked to 13-year-old Quin Etnyre, the budding young inventor and entrepreneur was immersed in plug-and-play electronic circuits. When he wasn't tinkering with the ArduSensors he had invented, he was…
Can old-fashioned craft supplies like pipe cleaners and toothpicks measure up to new and exciting classroom tech offerings like animation software and 3D printers?
Yes, says Laura Briggs, technology resource teacher/staff developer and coach for Loudoun County Public Schools in…
Super-Awesome Sylvia started making and tinkering when she was 7, and like a lot of kids, she loves to try new things. One year after visiting a nearby Maker Faire, she and her dad were inspired to create a web show about making.
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For too many students, doing mathematics means just plugging numbers into a memorized formula to get an answer. And because they don’t understand the formulas they’re using, they often fail to use the right one.
Take a look at Isaac’s work below, for example. He is a fifth grade…
To what extent and in what ways should digital technologies change career and technical education (CTE) programs in manufacturing? CTE teachers and administrators have been dealing with this question for decades, but recent changes in 3D design software and modern tooling, such as 3D…
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There she was in the White House, along with 120 other school superintendents, and there was President Obama, at the podium. And then there was this:
" "And then you got Mary Wegner, superintendent of the Sitka, Alaska, School District. Where's Mary?" " Obama said. " "She came a long…
We love year-end lists. Not only do they remind us of events that occurred or topics that emerged over the past year, they also show us patterns, context and insight.
When ISTE launched the EdTekHub, we set out to offer a smorgasbord of ed tech tips, trends, educator and student…
When I first watched a 3D printer in action, I went through a rapid progression of reactions:
Making teaches crucial skills that are largely missing from the traditional education model. The ability to push through failure and innovate, for example. The use of cross-disciplinary knowledge to solve real problems. The pursuit of learning as a means to self-fulfillment.