Fourth graders are capable of using a computer to type, organize, and write well enough to be assessed, a federal pilot study finds. But whether a computer-based test can effectively measure their abilities remains to be determined.
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A Johns Hopkins University professor argues that high schools should stop teaching calculus, and instead teach computer science and statistics.
June 27, 2014
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's gift is part of an initiative aimed at closing the gender gap in computer coding.
May 27, 2014
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
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
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
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
A new classroom tooland its associated curriculabuilds on the idea that big history is worth teaching at all levels.
January 15, 2014
Gov. Mike Pence's comments were among his strongest suggesting that the state might abandon the common core.