Archive for November, 2013

Dade schools delay tech rollout to study problems elsewhere

The Miami Herald

Dade delays tech rollout as other districts struggle

By David Smiley [email protected]

Tens of thousands of high school freshman and seventh graders were slated to get brand new, high tech hardware this fall as the Miami-Dade school district prepared to launch a massive rollout of digital devices.But after months
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Miami ‘Maker Faire’ celebrates creativity, technology

The Miami Herald
Posted on Sun, Nov. 17, 2013
Miami ‘Maker Faire’ celebrates creativity, draws plenty of future engineers

By Nancy Dahlberg [email protected]

Rocket Rose, aka Rose Eigelberger, was explaining to a group of youngsters how rockets are engineered and how they fly. Rose is only 8.She’s part of the Jellyfish News, an informal “makers group” formed by
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Verizon STEM Challenge Offers $20,000

Middle and high school students can compete to win $20,000 for their school and the latest Samsung tablet as part of an innovative science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) challenge from Verizon.

The Verizon Innovative App Challenge was first launched in 2012 as a collaborative competition to encourage students’ interest in STEM.  Verizon believes student …

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HP offers free STEMx Catalyst Academy

HP catalyst academy logo

Free online mini-courses for innovative approaches to STEM education–the HP STEMx Catalyst Academy–are now open for registration.
HP has partnered with ISTE and the New Media Consortium (NMC) to offer these mini-courses.
Four-week mini-courses are offered  on topics such as Remote Labs, Maker Spaces, Sports Performance, Gaming, and App Design.

Most courses start Nov. …

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