Tag Archives: STEM

Spotting Fake News

You may remember an IVS blog post from January that described a National Public Radio story which told of a Stanford University Study that found that many middle school, high school, and college students cannot tell the difference between real and fake news. Because of that study, many schools have started taking action to teach students the difference between real and fake news. Click HERE to read a Boston Globe story by Johanna Seltz that takes a look at how some schools are now teaching their students how to spot fake news.

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An Illinois High School and Community College are Teaming to Give Students an Opportunity to Earn a Computer Science Degree with Their High School Diploma.

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Normal Community West High School, in McClean County, and Heartland Community College have partnered to provide high school students with an opportunity to earn an Associate’s Degree in Computer Science while earning their high school diploma. 15 incoming freshmen will be chosen to participate in the dual-credit program, which will begin the summer before their junior year.

Click HERE to read an article in The Bloomington Pantagraph, about this partnership.

Tools for teachers to utilize for “Hour of Code”week.

HERE is an article from SmartBrief that lists 5 different platforms that offer introductory activities for students. Such activities include: Minecraft, Angry Birds, Pong, and JavaScript to name a few.