Several years ago, a team of seven people (see www.globalmathproject.org) had the bold vision to bring together 1 million students from around the world through a common mathematical experience. Inspired by Code.org’s hugely successful “Hour of Code” program, which makes computer coding relevant and fun for millions of students each year, the team believed that it was possible to shift the way the world perceives mathematics, making it more approachable, more enjoyable and meaningful. Read more
We have been hearing the term “Digital Humanities” a lot lately. But exactly what does it mean?
We asked Linda LoSchiavo, Director of Libraries at Fordham University in New York. “Digital humanities (DH) has morphed from the next big thing to this week’s stock-in-trade,” she told us. “Academic libraries now have dedicated staff (DH librarians), infrastructure (scanning centers), and activities (workshops, data curation, consultations, preservation and repository services). So how do you define DH? If you’re within the academy, you’ll know it when you see it.” Read more
Research conducted by the Student Research Foundation turned up something troubling about what students are learning in most American high schools. An important outlook, “Global Citizenship,” is not being sufficiently addressed or developed. Read more
“The Top 5 Skills Every College Student Needs to Acquire Before Graduation,” an article that Christina DesMarais recently wrote for Inc., says that before graduating from college, today’s students should know how to . . . Read more
We are excited to announce that the Student Research Foundation will help fund 1,000 classroom projects through DonorsChoose.org in calendar year 2019. By supporting DonorsChoose.org, we look forward to helping to deliver needed learning materials and program support to thousands of students in public schools throughout America. Read more
If you work in education in North America, chances are you have a positive view of how motivated female students are whose families have come from other countries. You see eager school-age girls whose families have worked hard to come to North America to provide good educational opportunities for their children and you think, “These students have the familial support they need . . . all we need to do is provide the right classes and materials and they will move ahead.”