3D Printing Umbilical Cord Clamps in Haiti
3D printers are cutting edge. They’re in the news. They’re printing amazing things, from custom prosthetics, to fully functional engines, to buildings. They print forms that would be impossible to manufacturable otherwise. And they’re a fairly accessible toy for the DIYer to use at home.
The next steps in education technology
We have SMART boards. iPads. Laptops. Cellphones. We have learning management systems like Canvas, Blackboard, and Moodle. Cloud storage systems like Dropbox, and notetaking apps like Evernote. We have the ability to connect with individuals around the world and talk about everything from the basics of addition and subtraction to the complexities of international relations. We have the ability to provide free educational modules to thousands upon thousands of individuals at one time, and many educators who are already doing so.
High tech education There is no chalk for the class clown to slip inside any erasers in Sarah Coletta’s Haverford High School classroom. That tired prank is as long-gone as the chalkboards themselves.
Yet, even the whiteboard markers sat unused last Thursday as Coletta asked her ninth-grade algebra class to solve a series of questions. Most students did not have a pencil or paper in front of them, either.
The role of technology and education
Does more progress in technology mean the end of teachers and how important is it to teach science and technology ? These are the two main debates at this years’ World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) in Dohar.
200 free kids educational resources
This collection provides a list of free educational resources for K-12 students (kindergarten through high school students) and their parents and teachers. It features free video lessons/tutorials; free mobile apps; free audiobooks, ebooks and textbooks; quality YouTube channels; free foreign language lessons; test prep materials; and free web resources in academic subjects like literature, history, science and computing. This newly-released list is a work in progress. Please tell us if we’re missing something good.
7 myths about young children and technology
5 ways to integrate technology for kids learning
Most of us didn’t have today’s technology options when we were in school, so while parents realize technology has become an integral part of their child’s education, they’re sometimes finding it difficult to incorporate it into the learning process.