More and more educators are starting to integrate computer science into their curriculum, and with good reason. Aside from being a highly sought-after skill, coding facilitates other skills such as critical thinking and collaboration. Despite the virtues of programming education, not all schools offer courses in computer science, and those that do are in well-resourced school districts. This leaves a significant margin of students at a disadvantage. Code with Google is aiming to solve that ve...
When educators were surveyed about the most pressing challenges to the sector, they replied that surprisingly little has changed. They did, however, mention that what they saw change were the ways in which they saw the global community responded in solving said problems. Three of these innovative trends are detailed below. These trends change the way we look at education, and it’s time for stakeholders to take note of them.
Neuroscience has the potential to shape education reform...
Being a leader doesn’t simply mean that you’re in charge of other people. Leadership is about conducting yourself in a way that makes people want to follow you. All entrepreneurs should work on honing their leadership skills at all times.
Find out 5 tips to become a better leader by Noble Newman.
Author Spotlight: Aldous Huxley
Aldous Leonard Huxley, born in Godalming, Surrey, England on July 26, 1894, was a writer best known for his novel Brave New World. He authored nearly fifty books throughout his life.
Born into a family of writers and scholars to Leonard Huxley and Julia Arnold, Huxley’s early childhood was characterized by education both in the home and later at Eton College. His home education was put to a stop when his mother became terminally ill and late...
Author Spotlight: George R.R. Martin
George R.R. Martin was born in September 1948 in Bayonne, New Jersey. He is best known for writing the book series that inspired the award-winning series “Game of Thrones.” However, his writing career and involvement with film and TV began years earlier.
The Early Years
As a youth, Martin became interested in the fantasy and horror genres. He wrote and sold his fantastical stories to childhood friends. While in high school, he developed...
Even a generation ago, a college education was something that was simply out of reach for many people who couldn't afford the expensive costs of seeking a degree. With the rise of high-speed Internet and other telecommunication technology, however, a top-notch education has become available to a much wider pool of students. Here are just a few ways that technology is changing education, and why a university education may soon become inseparable from technological innovation.
1. A Wealth of On...
An Abridged History of Science Fiction Movies
The history of science fiction in movies largely reflects three major points: trends in popular culture, the availability of special effects equipment and technology, and the hopes and fears of their contemporary audiences. One of the first science fiction films was A Trip to the Moon. Released in 1902, the film reflected the hopes that audiences had at the turn of the 20th Century. In one of the most iconic scenes, a group of a...
Pittsburgh has a lot going for it as a city for starting a high tech company. After all, it is home to such renowned universities as Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the University of Pittsburgh (PITT) whose academic environments help generate innovative ideas for new businesses. So it is no surprise that Pittsburgh is in Inc. magazine’s ‘Best places in America for Starting a Business.’
Here are a few startups that highlight Pittsburgh’s potential:
Argo AI was founded by a couple ...
Science Fiction Spotlight: Ursula K. Le Guin
Ursula K. Le Guin was a novelist who wrote numerous science fiction and fantasy books and short stories; she is profound in that she was defined as one of “America’s greatest living science fiction writer” by The New York Times in 2016, and profoundly revolutionized the canon of sci-fi. This is not a light statement and places her in the lineage of writers such as Ray Bradbury.
Le Guin recently passed away on January 22, 2018, a...
Three Literary Journals with Great Poetry to Teach to Your Students
It is way too often that the canon of our literature focuses primarily on authors who are deceased. However, there are so many talented poets writing today that it is foolish not to teach them as well. With the Twitter movement that has taken hold, #TeachLivingPoets, I decided to use this space to spotlight a few literary journals where you can find some of today’s most vivid poets. They all have work onlin...