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Girls Who Code Is Debugging the Tech World

Girls Who Code is a nonprofit organization with one very simple goal: to bridge the gender gap in the technology industry. One means by which they hope to do so is their Summer Immersion Program, in which young participants get a crash course in basic coding, before building an actual project. GeekWire explains further:

The girls have an opportunity to meet and hear from women working in leadership positions at tech companies, and the students are matched up with a female tech mentor. The mentors ...

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Maker Education Is More Than Fun Activities

While the Maker Movement is certainly gaining traction with students, adoption of making by educational institutions is moving at a far slower pace, according to this piece by Eric Westervelt at nprED:

Schools "are not thinking about it as an instructional tool," says Chris O'Brien, a former teacher who helps schools create maker and project-based learning spaces in New York City. [...]

Schools that embrace making, he says, need to find a thoughtful place for maker projects in the school's curriculum. Otherwise, he warns ...

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Why Isn't Computer Science Catching On in Schools?

A recent report from the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation reveals that in spite of skyrocketing demand among students and parents, Computer Science remains underrepresented within the standard high school—and even college—curriculum. The report lays out what would seem to be a highly compelling and clear-cut case:

To maintain the field’s current momentum, the perception of computer science needs to shift from its being considered a fringe, elective offering or a skills-based course designed to teach basic computer literacy or coding alone. Instead ...

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Enter Google Science Fair and Win a Scholarship

Registration for Google Science Fair is now open, and accepting project submissions through May 17. Open to students between the ages of 13 and 18 from around the globe, Google Science Fair is like a standard high school science fair, but...a lot bigger, and with way better prizes.

Google provides excellent instructions for teachers on how to get their students involved. It's a great way to give kids a tangible reason to try some scientific experiments and to reward them with recognition and ...

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Pi Day with Science Buddies' Raspberry Pi Projects Kit

What better way to celebrate Pi Day than by making a project using a Raspberry Pi? Our friends at Science Buddies (full disclosure: we're a sponsor) have put together a Raspberry Pi Projects Kit, which includes all of the parts and instructions you need to build a puppet robot, design a video game, make a burglar alarm, and more.

For those who already have a lot of electronic components lying around (and who doesn't these days?), instructions and videos domonstrating how to complete ...

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