Technology & Learning

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 3, October

3D Printer Guide
3D printers allow users to design an object using 3D design software and print it in three dimensions. Tire printer works much like a hot glue gun, melting and extruding material. 3D printers can print anything from food to plastic, metal, wood polymer,...
Blended Learning in Action
Some educators express fear about the shift to e-learning courses and whether they produce the desired results for their students. However, a recent national survey of schools working with The Virtual High School, a provider of online learning programs,...
Hours of Code: Past & Present
The most obvious thing to do with computers in the early days of edtech was to program them using the BASIC language (Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code) that was built into the machines. Students wrote code, the instructions for computers...
IT: Assume the Impossible Is Possible
T&L advisor Terry Freedman suggests the following ways to enhance your IT program: 1 Make IT Unreal: Beginning with the assumption that the impossible is possible helps students to learn "computational thinking" and frees them to take risks,...
Navigating the Digital School: How Do You Find the Right Tool for Your School Needs?
When it comes to selecting digital resources for your school, there are a number of things to consider before making a purchase. With so many options available, it is important to make the best purchasing decisions to fit your school's and district's...
Sprout Allows for Easy 3D Prototyping
In November 2014, HP introduced Sprout, calling it an immersive computer. Seven months later, in June of this year, HP released 3D Capture, which adds the ability to capture physical objects in 3D. Sprout is the first fully integrated desktop scanning...
Stem Is Alive and Well
We've all seen the scary statistics. By 2018, there will be 1.2 million unfilled STEM jobs. Only 10 percent of US scientists and engineers come from underrepresented minority groups. In 2013,35percent of eighth-grade students performed at or above...
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