A study-skills guide and an infographic on the importance of the arts to STEM education lead this month’s Tech Showcase.
Arts education helps round out STEM training and gives students important interpretive skills, according to an infographic from Kent State. Access this piece for data, career projections and ideas for STEAM education, including a guitar-building workshop that teaches STEM skills through music.
Cengage has released the latest edition of “Essential Study Skills” by Linda Wong. Tips on taking notes, improving memory and using digital resources to conduct research while avoiding plagiarism are among the concepts included in this updated version.
Learning Upgrade now offers an Android app for students using its web platform. The app currently supports English Upgrade 1, 2 and 3.
The majority of high-school dropouts — 81% — said they would have stayed in school if they could have taken classes offering practical trade skills, according to an infographic on career-technical education. The infographic also includes data on graduation rates for students focused on CTE programs plus fields with growing demand for skilled trade workers.
Educators teaching game and application development can apply for a free Unity Education Edition License on behalf of their school. Also available for free is is the Unity Educator Toolkit, to help develop curriculum for courses.
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