Technical, Technology, STEM Education December 2016

 
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  • Virtual and Augmented Reality Learning Experience - DOE Launches $680,000 Challenge
  • Coding to Every Classroom 
  • Students are a (Plasma) Cut Above with CAD/CAM 
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Virtual and Augmented Reality Learning Experience - DOE Launches $680,000 Challenge

Simulated environments, such as virtual and augmented reality, 3D simulators and multiplayer video games are emerging approaches to deliver educational content. Research indicates that simulation-based learning provides students with enriched experiences in information retention, engagement, skills acquisition, and learning outcomes. The EdSim Challenge seeks next-generation educational simulations that strengthen academic, technical and employability skills. The Department

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Coding to Every Classroom

The push to teach coding in U.S. schools has been growing: Thanks to initiatives like White Houses CS for All program, computer science is now recognized as a core skill for today's students. A new study by Gallup and Google revealed that 90 percent of parents want their child to learn CS, yet only 40 percent of K-12 school districts offer some kind of CS course. Teacher recruitment and training efforts are beginning to solve the problem at the high school level, but in K-8 schools (where very few schools offer

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Students are a (Plasma) Cut Above with CAD/CAM

The students in Dale Sunderman's shop classes at Oregon's Stayton High School are so busy cutting, pressing, milling and welding unique projects they wish there were more hours in the school day. The courses begin with Manufacturing 1 and include the basics in shop safety, sheet metal work, drill press, lathe and mill operations and automated manufacturing. Here, the students get their feet wet in CAD (Computer Aided Design) and CAM (Computer Aided Machining) operations. After a basic fabrication class, students enter Advanced Manufacturing, where they hone their skills in MIG

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