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We're all about bird migration this weekend! Zoom in with our beautiful map.

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"Of course, despite the positive feedback from teachers, renewed funding for the schools' iPad programs may not be available in three years when the money is scheduled to run out. But if the benefiting school districts are willing to put up money to continue the programs in three years, Apple's investment might be a way to regain some of the market share it has lost in the classroom to Alphabet. That company's “Chromebooks accounted for 51 percent of computer and tablet purchases by US schools in the third quarter of 2015,” the WSJ reported. Apple products were only 24 percent of school purchases in that time period." #edtech #ipads #apple #chromebooks

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Apps "STEM Islands" !
Our kids are growing up in an era when technology is all around them,” added Saurabh Gupta, co-founder at Wonder Workshop. “But still, 90 percent of kids in the U.S. will have no idea of how things work.” Gupta co-founded Wonder Workshop to change the direction in which U.S. children are heading.

The U.S. Department of Education estimates that 75 percent of schools in America don’t have technology as part of their curriculum. According to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, more than 600,000 high-paying tech jobs went unfilled in 2015. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates by 2022, unfilled Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) jobs will rise to about one million. This jobs will be found mostly in the fields of computer science and engineering.

It's clear we need to incorporate STEM on an elementary level. Kids are sponges at that age. App "STEM Islands. City of Light. Optics" #iOS #mac
Instead of studying the phenomena of nature in a classroom, a Teacher and two students – a bright girl and a curious boy – set out on an amazing journey to various wondrous STEM Islands. "STEM Islands.City of Light" includes 9 learn-and-play sections:
• Sources of Light
• Light and Shadow
• Light Refraction
• Mirrors
• Ligh. • Mirrors
• Light Reflection
• Lens
• Optical Devices
#education #optics #teacher #sublimation #science #research #donewithschool #fsu #sooverit #fairmontstateuniversity #testtime #studentlife
#play #family #photooftheday #studyfun

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