Virginia Tech names new No. 2 ranking administrator

Virginia Tech on Monday named Cyril Clarke the university’s permanent executive vice president and provost, the university’s second-highest ranking position that he held on an interim basis for the past year. Previously, Clarke served as the dean of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. The selection follows an international search with several in-person and on-campus candidate interviews, according to a Monday news release. Tech President Tim Sands pointed to several accomplishments during Clarke’s tenure as interim provost, including the university’s role in attracting Amazon to Northern Virginia. “It is leadership…

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Students recognized for career tech work

CENTER STAR — A senior from Waterloo and a junior from Lauderdale County High School have been recognized by the staff and faculty at the Allen Thornton Career Technical Center for their outstanding efforts in career technology during December. Director Gary Dan Williams said monthly awards are given for the career and technical student of the month, and employee of the month at the Simulated Work Place at Allen Thornton. Jasper Hammond of LCHS is the Career and Technical Student of the Month. He is a member of FFA, Young Farmers…

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Education risks examined for cybersecurity

SecurityScorecard has released its latest research, The 2018 Education Cybersecurity Report, examining the shift to modern data collection and storage in the education system. It highlights the new risk factors this move invites as massive amounts of personal data is being aggregated on networks and stored on premises and in the cloud, much of it accessible to multiple third parties. Data collection is a vital resource for educational institutions across the world, including student records which contain highly sensitive material such as a student’s name, address and social security number, and…

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Tech propels education for NSW high school

For one high school in NSW mobile phones have become a core part of learning, and it’s giggles that let teachers know if something’s awry. In a recent speech Education Minister Dan Tehan called for a return of common sense to classrooms, saying there’s a time and place for technology in classrooms. For Callaghan College that time and place is becoming more frequent. About 60 per cent of the Year Seven to 10 students use their mobile phones as part of the school’s “bring your own device” policy, which is…

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Ballarat Grammar teacher to attend Women in Agri-tech Education Symposium

BALLARAT Grammar agriculture teacher Noni Gabb is one of 15 female teachers chosen to attend the Women in Agri-tech Education Symposium in Brisbane next year, after a nationwide search. “I’ll be able to bring back new and emerging tech that I haven’t been exposed to and be able to teach in a lot more detail,” Ms Gabb said. “And I hope to find technologies that are relevant to all the enterprises that my students are interested in.” The two-day symposium kicks off a long-term project to increase digital literacy in…

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Tech Forward: Liberal Arts Education in a Technological University

Michigan Technological University’s thought leaders share their ideas to prepare students and the University for a rapidly changing future. David Hemmer, dean of the College of Sciences and Arts, explains the importance of the liberal arts to the University’s success. Michigan Tech is often called an “engineering school.” So why should it value and support a dynamic College of Sciences and Arts (CSA)? The easy answer is to teach engineering students foundational math and science classes. But what then of the social sciences, arts and humanities? “Our engineers need to…

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Pupils at Telford school enjoy glimpse of future tech

It is the second day the 35-tonne Titan II is available at the Holy Trinity Academy in Priorslee, and pupils got to grips with virtual reality, augmented reality, robotics and more. The lorry is full of headsets and consoles as well as top-of-the-range machines including 3D printers, and pupils enjoyed their glimpse of the future yesterday. The school’s deputy head Amanda Welsh said: “The day went really well. We’ve had children from Year 7 all the way through to Year 11 going in for the hand-on activities. “The kids all…

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Students honored by Career Tech Center

FLORENCE — A senior at Central High School and a senior from Brooks High School have been honored by the staff and faculty at the Allen Thornton Career Technical Center for their outstanding efforts in the month of November. Gary Dan Williams, director of the Allen Thornton Career Technical Center, said monthly awards are given for the career and technical student of the month and employee of the month at the Simulated Work Place at Allen Thornton. Williams said students from throughout the Lauderdale County School System are recognized for their…

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Alabama Elementary School Creates Tech Learning Ground for Teachers

(TNS) — Decatur City Schools has created what school leaders call a one-of-a-kind playground for teachers at Oak Park Elementary. Spark Lab is a place where teachers go for professional development in a game-like environment and learn the most innovative techniques to teach science, technology, engineering and math-based education. DCS technology coach Faith Plunkett came up with the idea after she was asked at a conference in Florence about what she would change to make education better. “I was in the area of professional development, and I wanted something that…

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From women’s refuge to evangelistic Durham professor of tech

Sue Black is easy to spot in the crowded London pub, thanks to her bright red spiky hair. And as soon as we start talking, she is making me wonder why I chose to focus on the arts and humanities at school. Were my teachers influenced by gender stereotypes; or was I? Will more women consider going into technology in the future? Black, recently appointed professor in computer science and “technology evangelist” at Durham University, speaks with passion about encouraging women to study and teach computer science. She is very excited…

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