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.
It's hard to pin down what makes the ISTE Conference & Expo such fertile ground for inspiration. Maybe it's the constant hum of excitement and passion that permeates the environment. Maybe it's the steady exchange of new ideas and information.
Whatever the case, if you haven't…
We should definitely be teaching computer science (CS) in elementary school. Why?
The most common answer to this question is jobs — but not necessarily traditional computing or programming jobs. Our nation's current trajectory points to a lasting digital era, and we'll need people…
In case you haven't already heard: We're 3D printing ourselves a whole new world. Computer-controlled fabrication is already revolutionizing a broad swath of industries, from health care to food technology.
But will it transform your classroom? That depends, says…