CompTIA has created future//of>>tech to explore how technology is changing the way we live and work. The free and growing library of resources is intended to help the creators of tomorrow understand the basics of emerging technologies. For example, students will learn about today’s flood of information and the challenges of collecting, storing, and making sense of it (Big Data), as well as the practice of safeguarding data and the systems we use to store and transmit them (Cybersecurity). They will learn how cutting-edge medical innovations are changing how we think about healthcare (Digital Health) and be introduced to the interconnected gadgets revolutionizing how we live, work, and play (Internet of Things). And they will investigate the systems and devices that think, talk, and act—and maybe feel—just as we do (Artificial Intelligence).
Each year we publish blogs and newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in 2020.
Did you know the origin of the word meme has more to do with evolutionary biology than LOLcats? Or that the chemical element cobalt takes its name from a pesky goblin in German folklore? Science Diction is a bite-sized podcast about words—and the science stories behind them.
SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids makes many aspects of the engineering process accessible to children. Whether it’s designing and making, applying principles of mechanics, or just inspiring creativity, the collection of apps will teach and engage children as young as four.