Microsoft has provided an online collection of free hacking STEM lessons and hands-on activities developed by middle school teachers for Office 365. The inquiry- and project-based activities help students to visualize data across the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics curricula. The lessons address topics such as “Harnessing Electricity to Communicate,” “Building Machines That Emulate Humans,” and “Using Computational Thinking to Understand Earthquakes.” The lessons are accessible in English and Spanish.
As the year winds down and the holiday season is upon us, life slows down a bit and provides time to review the past year and begin contemplating our plans for 2018. We asked some of our guest authors what they wish for in 2018 with regards to education technology—what are their expectations? What do they hope for in 2018? We hope you enjoy their glimpse of the not-too-far future.
Educators of America delivers new, sustainable, and useful educational technology to K–12 schools and classrooms. Through its microgrant program, the organization outfits classrooms with technology resources, including web-connected devices, electronic whiteboards, and tablets.