[INFOGRAPHIC] Our Future Demands STEM

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As a student at Cal, it feels like every other person I meet is majoring in something related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). So when I came across this infographic created by Microsoft, I was very surprised at Continue reading

Sokikom Gets Kids Excited About Math

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We attended the ed-tech meetup at Citizen Space and were impressed by Snehal’s presentation on Sokikom. Funded by the Department of Education, Sokikom offers a social learning math game. Students can collaborate on teams or compete against each other. Sokikom Continue reading

TED-Ed on YouTube

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Last year, the TED organization announced TED-Ed, an initiative to create shorter form TED videos for young students to learn about different topics such as science or language. Today, TED-Ed has created a YouTube channel where students can start watching Continue reading

Wired Differently

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The Pew Research Center’s survey results on technology’s effect on the next generation were posted last week. The online survey of technology insiders, critics, and students taken at the end of 2011 didn’t reveal anything too surprising. 55% agreed with Continue reading

The Gamification of Education [Infographic]

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Knewton, an EduTech company in NYC, posted an infographic today about the gamification of education. In case you haven’t heard the term, gamification is defined as “the use of game design elements in non-game contexts.” You may have come across Continue reading

How Video Chat is Globalizing the Classroom

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Remember the days of Pen Pals? Students across the world would hand-write letters to each other (yes – with actual pen and paper!) to learn about other cultures and improve their literacy abilities. These letters could take weeks to reach Continue reading