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Ahmed's Clock Shows Us We Can Support Minority STEM Students Better

Jayne Miller wrote this on Sep 18, 2015


This week it was hard to miss Ahmed's story in the news. The 14-year-old was arrested after bringing a homemade clock to school to show his teachers, sparking public outrage. Nicole Lou of Popular Science responded to the incident with a thoughtful piece highlighting five organizations that support students from underrepresented backgrounds in pursuing interests in science, technology, engineering, and math.

This week we also enjoyed The Hechinger Report's column on using texts to reach students, as well as a guest post on The Startup Blog from Karl Rectanus, founder of LearnTrials.The post breaks down how much schools are spending on tech against how much that tech is actually being used and what goals are being met along the way.The results are pretty interesting.

You can give these stories and others a click below.

5 Ways to Support Minority STEM Students | Popular Science

How Technology Should Have Already Changed Your Teaching | TeachThought

can u fix education w/ txts? | The Hechinger Report

Schools Buying Ed-Tech Tools, Then Failing to Use Them | The Startup Blog

8-Year-Old’s 3D-Printed Smartwatch a Vision of the Future of STEM | EdTech Magazine

A Glossary of Ed Tech Terms | Free Tech for Teachers

Social Media Tips Every Educational Leader Must Follow | EdTech Review

15 Useful DIY Professional Development Resources for Teachers | Edudemic

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Topics: Weekly Roundup