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This Teenager Just Built a Low-Cost Device for Diagnosing Lung Cancer

Jayne Miller wrote this on Mar 18, 2016


Give it up for Maya Varma, everyone. This week Maya took home the top prize at Intel's Science Talent Search with her invention to diagnose chronic lung diseases. The teen built her device with household electronics and is hoping to study biomedical engineering in college. You can read her story in the Washington Post article below.

A few other pieces caught our attention this week. Among them, dispatches from SXSWEdu and a story that explores original student thinking within the confines of group work.

For any of our stressed teacher friends, there is also a Bright article below about managing classroom stress that is worth a click. But we hope you have no stress this weekend. Just you, some good reads, and two glorious days off.

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Meet the teen who just won $150,000 for inventing a device to diagnose lung disease | The Washington Post

Your mobile phone bill is sparking an edtech renaissance | TechCrunch

What Kind of Group Work Encourages the Most Original Thinking? | MindShift

Harvard University Has A Bold Plan To Transform K-12 Education | HuffPost Education

Who You Know Matters. So Why Isn’t Edtech Helping Students Build Social Capital? | EdSurge

Turmoil Behind The Scenes At A Nationally Lauded High School | NPR Ed

Stressed? Your brain may be hard-wired to focus on the negative, but you can reprogram it. | Bright

An Open Request to all Fellow Techs: Let’s Remember to Keep it Simple | Emerging EdTech

3 Takeaways From the SXSWedu Conference | The Chronicle of Higher Education

Tech In the Classroom Can’t End With the Technology | EdTech Magazine


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