Picking up on the Khan Academy meme, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has launched a program to encourage its students to create short instructional videos for K-12 students on science and engineering concepts, according to a release from MIT. The videosof which there are already some...
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Bialik--who playfully described herself as a "nerd" several times during the interview--is one of many actors to get involved in education initiatives.
January 20, 2012
In case you haven't heard yet, Apple Inc. announced yesterday that, in partnership with major textbook publishers, it has developed a series of digital textbooks designed for the iPad. (Don't say we didn't warn you.) The textbooks, to be listed at $14.99 or less, include multimedia elements such as ...
November 01, 2011
California schools feeling the accountability squeeze are spending less time teaching science, despite the fact that educators say they recognize the importance of science instruction, according to a new report.
October 28, 2011
Arizona State University's new education program, called Engineers Serving Education, is introducing the field of engineering to elementary and middle school students in metropolitan Phoenix.
September 27, 2011
Heads-up for up-and-coming math and science teachers: The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2012 fellowship award. Valued at $150,000, the award includes financial resources (including tuition assitance), professional development, teaching materials, and acces...
August 26, 2011
Doodling, often seen by teachers as a punishable offense, may actually be a key to science instruction, reports LiveScience, a website with science and technology news. The research, which will be published in the next journal Science, suggests that drawing helps students understand science concept...
June 09, 2011
Bill Turque at the Washington Post writes about one D.C. public school's decision to adopt the Singapore Math program--and the many challenges that have come with it.