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Amazon Future Engineer program expands STEM access to low-income students

Amazon Future Engineer program expands STEM access to low-income students

03 Nov, 2018 - By ADMIN

As computer science jobs continue opening with too few college graduates possessing the necessary skills, Amazon announced Thursday its Amazon Future Engineer initiative, which will help "inspire, educate and train children. 

Stanford's micro-drones can grab and haul heavy loads, open doors

02 Nov, 2018 - By ADMIN

Earlier this year, Boston Dynamics revealed that its SpotMini robot was now capable of opening doors using a manipulator arm. But though it's called Mini, this four-legged bot may not be small enough to get into tight spaces.

Want to learn to code for free? Amazon has got you covered How to apply

Want to learn to code for free? Amazon has got you covered How to apply

02 Nov, 2018 - By ADMIN

Amazon wants to get more kids thinking about becoming computer engineers as the company launched a programme on Thursday that aims to teach more than 10 million students a year how to code. 

How teaching AI to be curious helps machines learn for themselves

How teaching AI to be curious helps machines learn for themselves

02 Nov, 2018 - By ADMIN

This question is perhaps too broad to yield a single answer, but if you had to sum up why you accept that next quest, jump into a new level, or cave and play just one more turn, the simplest explanation might be “curiosity”.

Video skills are a valuable gateway to digital literacy

Video skills are a valuable gateway to digital literacy

01 Nov, 2018 - By ADMIN

At Armstrong Jr-Sr High School in Pennsylvania’s Armstrong School District (ASD), students who take video production classes learn far more than how to interview people, use TV equipment and edit video.

Report Pre-K ed apps often not grounded in developmental research

Report Pre-K ed apps often not grounded in developmental research

31 Oct, 2018 - By ADMIN

While more than half of Apple and Android apps are geared toward children under the age of 5, they aren't developmentally appropriate or geared toward the way preschoolers need to learn.

Online tool connects teachers to best-fit schools

Online tool connects teachers to best-fit schools

30 Oct, 2018 - By ADMIN

As schools look to hire and retain more teachers and educators struggle to find the right fit, a hiring tool called Selected, which is being used by more than 650 schools across urban areas in seven states, helps both parties get what they want. 

Using tech to increase teacher voice improves staff meetings

Using tech to increase teacher voice improves staff meetings

30 Oct, 2018 - By ADMIN

Technology can be an effective tool to engage teachers and improve the nature and productivity of faculty meetings, Michael Gaskell, principal of Hammarskjold Middle School in East Brunswick, New Jersey, writes for eSchool News.

Almost 50 IT professionals quit learning new technology mid-way: Report

Almost 50% IT professionals quit learning new technology mid-way: Report

29 Oct, 2018 - By ADMIN

During the past year, India’s technology services industry saw nearly 55000 job losses as roles in pure traditional programming languages faced uncertainties due to slowing demand from clients, according to estimates given by recruitment agencies. 

 

Meeting the Educational Demands of Generation Z

Meeting the Educational Demands of Generation Z

27 Oct, 2018 - By ADMIN

The next generation of students — dubbed Generation Z, or iGen — will soon be flooding into higher education. Millennials may be tech savvy, but Gen Z students are in a whole new league.

Nybble - Worlds Cutest Open Source Robotic Kitten

27 Oct, 2018 - By ADMIN

Nybble is the lightest and fastest robotic cat that really walks. Built on an open source platform, Nybble has endless possibilities in the way you can "teach" tricks, behaviors, and CAT-itude as you program it and help it grow.

Tiny Drones Team Up to Open Doors

26 Oct, 2018 - By ADMIN

In a move inspired by natural engineering, robotics researchers have demonstrated how tiny palm-size drones can forcefully tug objects 40 times.

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