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AT&T and Udacity to Offer Scholarships to Underserved Students for New Online Tech Training Program

Non-profit organizations will award scholarships for nanodegees that will help students get high-demand technical skill
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WASHINGTON, DC, September 11, 2014 /3BL Media/ — Two-hundred students from diverse backgrounds will receive scholarships funded by AT&T and Udacity for an online degree that will help prepare them for careers in the tech industry.

New Disappearing Photo App Slingshot, Great Tech Use for Outdoors, Is My Child Ready for a Phone?

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To help you keep up with what’s going on with kids, families, schools, and technology, we’ve compiled a list of stories, tips, and insights, we’ve found most useful over the past week.

This week: New Disappearing Photo App Slingshot, Great Tech Use for Outdoors, Is My Child Ready for a Phone?

Tech Companies Take the Lead to Certify Conflict-Free Minerals

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On June 2nd, a rule in 2010’s Dodd Frank Act took effect. It requires U.S. companies with products that might contain conflict minerals to report to the SEC on whether those metals came from mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Four rare elements—gold, tin, tungsten, and tantalum—power our many devices, from computers and tablets to phones and game stations.

New National Research Indicates Teacher Professional Development Program to Integrate Mobile Technology May Have Positive Impact on Students’ Standardized Math Test Scores

Verizon, the Program’s Creator, and its partner, International Society for Technology in Education, to Launch Verizon Mobile Learning Academy to Train More Teachers Nationwide
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NEW CARROLLTON, Md., April 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ – New national research indicates that training teachers to integrate mobile technology into instruction may have a positive effect on students’ standardized test scores and academic achievement.

Using Technology to Level the Academic Playing Field

High tech lessons spark passion and confidence at Niemes Elementary School
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Meg Jimenez knew that education was changing, and she was determined to propel Niemes Elementary School into the technological age. As a member of the first 12 Verizon Innovative Learning Schools, Jimenez, principal of the Cerritos, California school, was prepared to help her teachers adapt the way they taught. New tools would require a new approach. But what she came to learn was that new technology did more than change the lessons. It changed the kids.

Proof the Next Great App Could Come From a Kid

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By Sarah Ang

Are kids these days really as hopeless and self-absorbed as we claim? Perhaps not.

The next wave of tech extraordinaires seem to get younger and younger, and the app-creating students mentioned here are just the tip of the iceberg.

Check out the apps below from impressive, pint-sized developers, who’ve accomplished much more before high school than most people more than twice their age.

Attend the STEM Competitions Town Hall from STEMconnector

Today, Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 3PM ET
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Competitions continue to emerge as a major outlet for students to engage in STEM exploration. From robotics to cybersecurity to rocket design, many students today have access to experiences that have the potential to expand and enhance their mastery of STEM skills and provide them leadership opportunities and access to career exploration.

The Results of Fun Student Contest: Innovative Solutions

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by Rose Kirk

Is it possible for 13-year olds to create an app that the medical profession finds useful?  Of course it is!  In the era of college-age students creating companies worth billions (think Facebook) and simple online games like Angry Birds becoming global entertainment--all things are possible.

Two Innovations Changing The Tech Landscape For Women In MENA

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The Middle East and North Africa is home to a growing number of women who are, uncharacteristically, demanding equal citizenship and a greater role in society. The impetus? Women are getting educated—and getting online.

KU Part of New Project Using Mobile Technology in K-12 Science and Math Classrooms

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By Ben Unglesbee

December 5, 2013

Kansas University has joined a pilot project that uses mobile technology to help teach math and science in K-12 classrooms.

The UKan Teach program, which trains KU students majoring in math, science and technology-related fields to become math and science teachers, has received more than 35 tablet computers equipped with mobile wireless access through a grant from the Verizon Foundation, a philanthropic arm of the mobile giant Verizon Communications.

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