The Internet of Things Have a Significant Impact on Society and Education

In our blog entitled Sorting Through the Internet of Things with the MakePad we explained that the IoT is about “connecting computers, electronic devices, appliances, absolutely anything really, by way of the Internet” and that “the goal is to facilitate instantaneous back and forward communication between devices and users, and that this information can be used for some beneficial purpose.” Continue reading The Internet of Things Have a Significant Impact on Society and Education

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What is STEM and What Does It Mean for the Future of Education?

STEM is a word that has been tossed around social media and the Internet like a beach ball. Indeed, it is a concept in education that many a teacher, lecturer, policy maker and parent are talking about. In this article we’ll define STEM, analyze why STEM education is important, and briefly discuss what impact it is having, and will have, on education. Continue reading What is STEM and What Does It Mean for the Future of Education?

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The Importance of Coding for Learners with Special Needs

Learners with special needs deserve an education that is tailored to their needs, effective, and abounding with authentic learning experiences. Learning how to code is one of those learning experiences, and, due to the increasing availability of easy-to-use and intuitive learning technologies such as the MakePad, learning such-like skills is certainly within reach. Continue reading The Importance of Coding for Learners with Special Needs

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The ‘Maker Movement’ Making Its Way into Schools Across the Globe

Tim Bajarin of TIME Magazine, in an article entitled, ‘Why the Maker Movement Is Important to America’s Future’, explains, “It [the maker movement] has the potential to turn more and more people into makers instead of just consumers, and I know from history that when you give makers the right tools and inspiration, they have the potential to change the world.” Continue reading The ‘Maker Movement’ Making Its Way into Schools Across the Globe

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MakePi Committed to Protecting Children’s Online Privacy

Privacy refers to the fundamental right to seclude oneself, and personal details and information, from unwanted attention and scrutiny. It involves complete control over, and the ability to be selective about, what is shared with others. Continue reading MakePi Committed to Protecting Children’s Online Privacy

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