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Promising Practices for Student Learning

It’s been three years since our first report on mobile technology. And, wow, have we seen this market surge. In the 2012 National Survey on Mobile Technology for K-12 Education, 54% had adopted mobile technology in 25% or more schools. … Continue reading

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Who buys apps for education?

About a year ago, I asked a teacher friend how she decides which apps to use in her classroom. She responded, “Well, a bunch of us get together on our own time and we gush over our favorite apps for … Continue reading

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Should All Apps Be Free for Education?

“Apps should be free”, my friend, a chief technology officer at a local school, recently told me. “If we were to get great apps for little or no money, tablet devices would transform education. They would replace computers, calculators, and … Continue reading

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New! 2012 National Survey on Mobile Technology for K-12 Education, Corporate and Non-Profit Edition

Wondering which tablets are being adopted for student instruction in K-12 education or which apps educators find most useful? This new report, published by IESD in collaboration with STEM Market Impact, surveys Technology Directors, CIOs, CTOs, and Media Directors to … Continue reading

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New! 2012 National Survey on STEM Education–Corporate and Non-Profit Edition

“The high level view of the STEM landscape in the National Survey on STEM echoes a lot of what we’re seeing as developers, but also brings into focus surprising new insights. It has really set us buzzing here, and a … Continue reading

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Who’s Funding STEM?

Over the last few years there has been a lot of talk about STEM education. But have you ever wondered, “Who’s funding it?” According to a report by the National Science and Technology Council, the feds spent 3.4 billion just … Continue reading

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2012 Educator Edition of the National Survey on STEM Report

Last month, the Corporate Edition of the 2012 National Survey on STEM Education was published covering topics such as: STEM funding priorities, projections for STEM funding, and over 700 open-ended responses detailing the types of technology STEM educators would like … Continue reading

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A Theory of Action for STEM Education

by Guest Blogger: Dr. Tom Peters Executive Director and Devil’s Advocate South Carolina’s Coalition for Mathematics & Science Nearly everyone I know has a story to tell about their first encounter with a four letter word. Invariably, the humor underlying … Continue reading

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Demographic Disparities in STEM Education

The commerce department released a report today which looks at demographic disparities in STEM education. The report finds that educational attainment may affect equality of opportunity in these critical, high-quality jobs of the future. Key findings of this report include: • … Continue reading

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Why Students Choose STEM

Why do today’s students choose STEM over other fields of study such as business, law, or the arts? Income? Passsion? According to a new study, most college students studying for degrees in science, technology, engineering or math make the decision … Continue reading

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