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June 27, 2014

Students Design STEM-Focused Apps to Tackle Community Problems

This week, Verizon announced the winners of its "Innovative App Challenge," a contest in which teams of middle and high school students design concepts for STEM-focused mobile apps to help people in their communities.

June 23, 2014

Google Puts $50 Million Toward Getting Girls Into Coding

Google's gift is part of an initiative aimed at closing the gender gap in computer coding.

May 27, 2014

Company Offers All Schools Free Mapping Software to Enhance Learning

The dominant player in the world of geographic information systems is making free accounts to its advanced mapping software available to the nation's elementary and secondary schools.

May 15, 2014

(When) Should Students Learn to Code?

Should computer coding be taught in elementary schools? Or high schools? Or is a better question: Should coding be taught at all?

April 24, 2014

NAEP Uses Video-Game Design for New Technology and Engineering Test

At the U.S. News STEM Solutions Conference this week, representatives for NAEP detailed the group's most recent assessment, which aims to measure how well students apply technology and engineering skills to real-life situations.

February 20, 2014

Assessing Common-Core Math Skills With Screencasting

Teachers who want to know what students are thinking as they solve math problems might try having them create screencasts as they work.

February 12, 2014

Teaching 'Big History' With Visual Timelines

A new classroom tool—and its associated curricula—builds on the idea that big history is worth teaching at all levels.

January 15, 2014

Indiana Gov. Hints That State Might Drop Common Core

Gov. Mike Pence's comments were among his strongest suggesting that the state might abandon the common core.

January 13, 2014

Federal Hearing Highlights Private-Sector Efforts to Promote STEM Education

At a congressional hearing, the heads of STEM education programs and high school students discussed private-sector efforts to engage young people in the STEM fields.

January 07, 2014

Stanford Engineer Develops Virtual Science Labs for MOOCs

An engineering professor at Stanford University has developed a way for students in MOOCs to conduct virtual lab experiments—an "iLab," as he calls it—that could have value for K-12 students.

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