How technology is reinventing K-12 education

How technology is reinventing K-12 education

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New advances in technology are upending education, from the recent debut of new artificial intelligence (AI) chatbots like ChatGPT to the growing accessibility of virtual-reality tools that expand the boundaries of the classroom. For educators, at the heart of it all is the hope that every learner gets an equal chance to develop the skills they need to succeed. But that promise is not without its pitfalls.

“Technology is a game-changer for education – it offers the prospect of universal access to high-quality learning experiences, and it creates fundamentally new ways of teaching,” said Dan Schwartz,

 
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Rooting African science and technology education in cultures and languages

Rooting African science and technology education in cultures and languages

Khady Sall

Molecular biologist and entrepreneur Khady Sall helps to guide students towards jobs in biotechnology and artificial intelligence.Credit: Ricci Shryock for Nature

Voices from Africa

In the final article of this eight-part series about the career experiences of African women scientists, Khady Sall explains how seeing the 2018 superhero film Black Panther contributed to her decision to return to her native Senegal and develop her career there. The film depicts an African nation, posing as a developing country while creating advanced technologies.

Sall is an entrepreneur and molecular biologist at the Virtual University of Senegal in Dakar. She founded a

 
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Google touts new Chromebook repair program for education

Google touts new Chromebook repair program for education

Google announced today via its Google for Education blog that it’s starting a repairability program to help schools fix Chromebooks in-house, and turn it into a valuable training opportunity for students looking into the IT field.

Google says 50 million students and teachers are using Chromebooks while raising bold claims of the sustainability these laptops bring to the table via efficiency and extra durability. A Google-commissioned study cited on the page says its manufacturer partners build hardware that uses 46 percent less energy than competing products.

This post comes from VP of Chrome OS John Solomon, who wrote how the

 
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