Educators seek new ways to steer kids toward technical fields

Hi everyone – I thought you might be interested in this article:

In August 2009, ninth-graders entered the building across the street from the University of Cincinnati and cracked open their digital backpacks.

Inside the backpacks, they found an iPod, a digital camcorder, a tripod and microphones. Armed with these high-tech mobile tools, the students split into groups for a multimedia project.

At brand new Hughes STEM High School, the days of learning solely by lectures and handouts were history. In this new environment, students would learn concepts of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by using their hands.

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