GP is a new blocks-based programming language being developed by John Maloney (most well-known for developing Scratch), Jens Mönig (developer of Snap!), and Yoshiki Ohshima (one of the developers of Squeak EToys) in Alan Kay's group. They are all part of the new partnership between Alan Kay and Y-Combinator Research: HARC (Human Advancement Research Community).…
Global studies have shown that women are underrepresented in some science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects and fields. Even in countries with higher gender equality, sex differences in math and technical scores persist. Now, using international data, a team of psychologists from the University of Missouri, the University of California-Irvine and the University of Glasgow in Scotland, have determined that, overall, girls experience negative emotions about mathematics that can result in avoidance of math topics.
Very few K-12 science teachers have the experience needed to teach the science and engineering practices described in the Next Generation Science Standards, according to a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
Do you have a male brain or a female brain? The answer, according to science, is no. If you didn’t expect this to be a yes-or-no question, you’re not alone. Male brains do seem to be built differently than female brains. An analysis of more than 100 studies found that the volume of a man’s brain...
arEditor’s Note: ‘Tis the trendy season for trends, to reflect on 2015 and to make bold predictions about what next year may hold. This year, we asked thought leaders to share their outlooks on education, but with a twist. They have to frame their thoughts as a response to some of the finest college a
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Jay Silver, co-inventor of the MaKey MaKey, shares thoughts about making and education, that making is about making sense of the world, not about the stuff. Process over product.
Roy Kenyan engineer Roy Ombatti set out to 3D print custom shoes for those who had suffered from deforming jigger infections. But once he embarked on his entrepreneurial journey, he began to see that shoes were only the beginning of what 3D printing could do for his people. Now, he’s on a mission to encourage Kenyans to think differently about their problems—and how this empowering tool might help them produce creative solutions.
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Roy is a Stanford FabLearn Fellow - I've been working with them for the past year and am delighted to see Roy get some attention for the amazing work he does.
Schools across the country will launch AP Computer Science Principles. The course introduces students to the "foundational concepts of computer science and challenges them to explore how computing and technology can impact the world." I've been asked to develop new curriculum and teach it to 11th and 12th graders next fall. The AP® Program advises that each individual school…
Japanese artist Mariko Kusumoto uses translucent fabric to produce balloon-like objects, orbs that contain various forms trapped within their soft exterior. The creations inside range from smaller versions of the spherical sculptures to sea creatures and cars, playful forms that fit the bright c
White female students are more likely to pursue STEM fields in college if they attended a high school with a high proportion of female math and science teachers, according to a recent study. The results were not as conclusive for black female students.
Leo Perrero had worked for the Walt Disney Co. in Orlando for more than 10 years, helping to run the point-of-sale systems at Walt Disney World and its other local parks, until late 2014. That's when he learned that his job, like 300 others, was going to be turned over to a foreign worker within...
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