Weekly News Round-up: 6.27.14

By Cassie Hudson 06.27.2014 blog

From the coding movement to preparations for ISTE 2014, here are the stories making headlines in the education world this week:

Why (And How) To Start Teaching Coding In School

Edudemic focuses on the idea that we can meet the growing demand for programmers in the work place if the critical thinking skills needed for coding are taught in classrooms. It goes on to explain different ways to teach coding, from an activity called Robot Friends to a free web based tool called Scratch.

Education Technology #3 in Booming Startup Industries List by Mashable

According to EdTech Times, Mashable has released its list of 8 up and coming startup industries. Education Technology took the #3 spot on the list.

Edutopia Helps You Prepare for ISTE

ISTE 2014 is days away! Edutopia created a resource guide on Pinterest for the upcoming edtech conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Are you attending ISTE this year? Let us know in the comment section below — and look for us and HMH at the show!

U.S. Students Get Top Scores for Sleepiness

As Education Week writes, students in the United States are ranking first in one area: sleepiness. According to the study, “the percentage of U.S. pupils enrolled in classrooms in which teachers report that student sleepiness limits instruction “some” or “a lot” in 4th grade reading and 4th and 8th grade math and science has consistently exceeded 70 percent.”

Report: US Teachers Love Their Jobs But Don’t Feel Valued

HuffPost article reports that public school teachers in America love their jobs, despite feeling underappreciated and undervalued by society, according to a new international survey of educators.

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