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A Survey Sheds Light Into Parental Views Of Technology in Education and Careers Of Their Kids

Forbes – Anna Powers

“It’s school season again and all the preparations that come with it, especially for parents, who are eager to see their children succeed and have poured their hearts into planning and organizing all their activities. It is no secret that tech and gadgets are going to play a big role this school year, as according to data gathered by Nielsen, 45% of children age 10 to 12 get a smartphone, with age 10 being the predominant age. Given this climate, Microsoft teamed up with YouGov to understand how parents of children under 18 in the U.S. view technology in the realms of education, parenting and career prospects.” (more)

K–12 Schools Should Teach Soft Skills to Prepare Students for the Future Workforce

Ed Tech Magazine – Joe McAllister

“While digital tools are woven into educational pedagogy nationwide, another component of learning may help educators give students advantages in a world not yet known to them. A 2017 Report by Dell Technologies estimates that 85 percent of the jobs that will exist in 2030 — fewer than 12 years from now — haven’t been invented yet.” (more)

Redefining Education: Preparing Children For A Radically Different World

Forbes – Richard Levick

“Almost everything about our lives has changed in the past couple of generations, much of it with breathtaking speed. The economy has gone global and is now thoroughly dependent on digital technologies, rendering obsolete much of our parents’ world. Trains and planes now travel at three or four times the pace of their predecessors – and they’re much safer than they used to be.” (more)

2 major investments support STEM education

E-School News – Laura Ascione

“Schools may be out for summer, but STEM education efforts and investments are going strong. STEM investments are critical for a number of reasons. First, many of the jobs today’s K-12 students will hold in the future don’t exist yet, and nearly all of them are predicted to require solid STEM skills. Second, there are large gender and racial gaps in the STEM workplace. These gaps start as early as middle school, when girls and minorities stop engaging with STEM lessons and extra-curricular activities.” (more)

How to prepare students for the unknowable

E-School News – Adam Garry

“The workforce is on the cusp of a major evolution. But will Gen Z—those born after 1996 and just beginning to think about their careers—be prepared with the essential skills to succeed? Now more than ever before, educators have the opportunity and the imperative to engage students in learning tasks that ask them to think critically and problem-solve.” (more)

Bridging the STEM Skills Gap Involves Both Education and Industry Commitments

The U.S. News and World Report – Rebecca Ellis

“Inside Subaru of Indiana Automotive, students gather around a scaled-down version of the robotic arms the industry uses to make cars. They watch as it sorts colored blocks on a miniaturized production line, occasionally glancing at the nearby laptop to make sure it is following the commands they programmed. These students are simulating the roles of modern manufacturing employees.” (more)