MOOC Madness Reflection: A Student’s View from Inside UC Berkeley

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After attending the Technapex’s MOOC Madness event last Monday, I found myself both excited about the potential MOOCs have to expand the reach of higher education, as well as slightly sore about some of the assumptions that were made about Continue reading

Georgia Tech Now Offers A Computer Science Master’s Degree Online

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Just in time for Technapex’s upcoming MOOC Madness event, Georgia Tech announced on Tuesday that they will offer a master’s degree in computer science that can be earned entirely through online courses. To receive credit for the master’s, you’ll need Continue reading

Instructional Video Platform for Spanish Speakers, TareasPlus, Launches New Educational Exchange

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How long does it take a student to learn how to multiply fractions, solve quadratic equations or balance chemical reactions? Well, that varies from student to student, and while it may take one student 10 minutes to master a Die Continue reading

New State-Led Science Standards Prioritize Real-World Applications

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Math and literature teachers are working to adopt the Common Core State Standards into their curricula; now, K-12 science teachers across 26 states will begin to adopt new science standards into their lesson plans as well. The long-anticipated and state-led Continue reading

The Rise and Fall of High Schoolers’ Interest in STEM

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Last week My College Options and STEMconnector released a report on high school students’ interest in STEM subjects. The national survey set out to reveal whether or not students want to pursue STEM subjects in college and in their careers, and Continue reading

Another Hackathon – But This One’s for Textbooks

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If you thought hackathons were just for coders, you thought wrong. Last week, edtech startup Boundless, whom we profiled back in September, hosted a hackathon — but for writing textbooks instead of code. The company, who works to provide free, Continue reading

DHS Secretary Advocates Early Cybersecurity Education

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The Department of Homeland Security is hoping to inspire a legion of American security professionals by proposing that cybersecurity education begin as early as kindergarten. This is not an effort to merely teach kids to exercise caution on the internet—don’t Continue reading

Infographic: How Hurricanes Work

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As the East Coast prepares for Hurricane Sandy, the NYC mayor has closed New York City schools today and tomorrow. The hurricane raises questions among kids who may have not experienced one before. ABC provided a few tips for how Continue reading

MIT Students Create Educational Videos for K12 Students

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Students and educators at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are now producing educational videos for K12 students. Teachers can submit ideas for STEM-related experiments and demonstrations, and MIT students then create a short video explanation. As MIT-K12′s website points out, Continue reading

Vocational Education in the 21st Century at P-Tech

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The typical high school curriculum is broad, and high school students often graduate with a vast array of knowledge across many subjects instead of a specialized focus in one particular subject area. Pathways in Technology Early College High School hopes Continue reading