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Meet Olivia Hallisey, the 16-year-old Who Just Won Google's Science Fair

Jayne Miller wrote this on Sep 25, 2015


This week a 16-year-old sophomore at Greenwich High School from Greenwich, CT was named the Grand Prize Winner of the 2015 Google Science FairOlivia Hallisey's project used silk to create a low-cost, high-impact Ebola test.  (You can read more about Olivia in Ed Tech Magazine's piece below.)

Other good headlines? We saw a lot of interesting pieces in response to Coursera's report on the effectiveness of MOOCs.We're also loving this story about a computer science teacher from Ohio who started a tech club that provided web design and video production to local organizations. Let's just say business is booming.

Catch these stories and lots of other good stuff in our weekly edtech roundup below.

Teen’s Silk-Powered Ebola Test Wins Google Science Fair | Ed Tech Magazine

Girls Against the World, Scientifically Speaking | Edutopia

Should computer-assisted teaching expand its reach to more states? | The Hechinger Report

What the Results of a Survey of Coursera Students Mean for Online Learning | Chronicle of Higher Education

Do MOOCs Help? | Inside Higher Ed

Is "Maker" Education Ready to Go 1-to-1? | Education Week's Digital Education Blog

Turning a Web Design Class Into a Small Business | THE Journal

Everything You Wanted to Know About Google Apps for Edu | Chalkup

10 Lessons For The Digital Teacher | TeachThought

Getting Googly With It  


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