Giant academic social networks have taken off to a degree that no one expected even a few years ago. A Nature survey explores why.
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People with bachelor’s degrees in science, technology, engineering and math are more likely than other college graduates to have a job, but most of them don’t work in STEM occupations, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released Thursday.
Nearly 75 percent of all holders of bachelor’s degrees in STEM disciplines don’t have jobs in STEM occupations, according to a survey that reached 3.5 million homes, said Liana Christin Landivar, a sociologist with the Census Bureau. The bureau’s American Community Survey is the largest household survey in the nation.
About half of those who have degrees related to engineering, computers, math and statistics do get a STEM job, the survey found.
When viewed from a global perspective, U.S. schools seem to do as badly teaching those from better-educated families as they do teaching those from less well educated families. Overall, the U.S. proficiency rate in math (35 percent) places the country at the 27th rank among the 34 OECD countries that participated in the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). That ranking is somewhat lower for students from advantaged backgrounds (28th) than for those from disadvantaged ones (20th).
Check out the federal budget from 2013. The gap between federal and local funds may surprise you; $60 in federal funding versus $464B locally.
Want to know which elementary particle best describes you? Well this interactive quiz by the DESY research centre and Universum Bremen will show you based on how you see yourself.
* My top 3 particles were the gluon, tau neutrino, and up quark.
HHMI’s BioInteractive is a good place for science teachers to search for science lesson plans, videos, animations, and slideshows to use with students.
The resources available through HHMI’s BioInteractive appears to be best suited for high school settings. The “click and learn” activities available on BioInteractive could be good to assign to students to view as homework prior to a lesson on the topic.
Places that can jail you for “stealing” education (faking your address)
Here’s an infographic with 2013 state-by-state education statistics. Click on the tabs and the individual states to see information in different areas, including high school graduation rates, test scores and more.
Super Zips are “the country’s most prosperous, highly educated demographic clusters. On average, they have a median household income of $120,000, and 7 in 10 adults have college degrees.” This fascinating map from the Washington Post reveals how “it’s possible to live in a Super Zip and rarely encounter others without college degrees or professional jobs.” That’s problematic because “the trend is isolating well-to-do Americans from the problems of the poor and the working poor.”
I have created an interactive graphic of the SAMR Ladder to illustrate the big picture. The image includes a sample of a vocabulary centered wiki project at each level of SAMR. The Ladder includes questions designed by Dr. Ruben R. Puentedura, Ph.D. for reflection about making the transition to the next level. The circle at each level targets research, writing and digital citizenship. There you will find a quick suggestion about ways to capture and embrace the natural progression of skills at each level.
There are many grads and current teachers out there on #education looking for jobs. While this really interesting interactive search committee on The Chronicle is geared towards highered hiring, it may provide some insight into the process and help you push your application higher in the pile.
When students don’t continue or complete high school or college, factors like social, family, and proficiency issues can be the cause. Find out why students might be struggling academically and the cost of not completing 16 years of education.
Researchers have been searching for ways to explain why there are so many more men than women in the top ranks of science.
Now comes an intriguing clue, in the form of a test given in 65 developed countries by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. It finds that among a representative sample of 15-year-olds around the world, girls generally outperform boys in science — but not in the United States.
Want to put a little Tony Stark in your life while studying the periodic table? This really neat rendering test by Ricardo Cabello let’s you feel like you’re designing Iron Man’s MK V armor - load it on your iPad or other iOS device and twirl it around!
Economists are making predictions of possible economic recovery by 2015, and with that will come a shift in the jobs available. While some students enter the workforce after high school, others pursue a Master’s degree or beyond. Take a look at this infographic and see how these differing paths of education affect opportunities and careers.