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3 Tips for Running an Online Virtual Hackathon
This past weekend we ran what we believe to be our state’s first ever 100% online hackathon using BizzyB.com, Zoom and Google Docs. Here are three tips for anyone trying to produce online education programs with digital technology:
Amid COVID-19, An Innovative Education Model Emerges
Amid COVID-19 Stay at Home Orders, An Innovative Education Model Emerges as a Next Generation Hackathon. Hawaiʻi Island Students and Global Mentors Collaborate on New Innovation-Learning Platform to Create Kilauea Eruption Recovery Apps
BizzyB Online Learning FREE During COVID-19
In response to public and private school closures around the globe, the nonprofit Bizgenics Foundation is offering free access to its BizzyB online learning platform for the balance of the academic year. This project-based learning program connects students, parents, educators, curriculum authors, contest producers, education institutions, and employers into an innovation and entrepreneurial online community.
Why “Soft Skills” is More Accurate than “Life”, “Essential” or “Professional” Skills
“Soft Skills,” the leading term in education for creativity, emotional intelligence and habits of mind skills, has been under attack over the past couple of years by those wishing to replace the word “soft” with “life”, “essential” or “professional.” But these words present definitional inaccuracies while a better word exists.
Tech-Tonic Shifts: How to Transform Education With Information Technology
At the Fall 2019 STEM Ecosystems Convening in Cleveland, OH, four breakouts in Policy, Learning Management Systems, STEM, Soft Skills & SEL Assessments, and Workforce Development explored how information technology is driving educational trends, tools, practices and concerns.
3 Reasons Why Employers Demand & Schools Teach Whole-Child STEM + Soft Skills
Education trains tomorrow’s workers, and it must reflect employer demands for workforce candidates who are trained in a “Whole-Child” style. This means that they must have both foundational STEM content mastery and Soft Skills, including creativity and emotional intelligence. Here are three reasons why.
Teachers Trained on BizzyB at iTeach Conference, Honolulu, HI
One hundred sixty-eight Hawai’i Department of Education teachers trained on BizzyB at the iTeach Conference on June 13, 2019 in Hawaiʻi’s Honolulu Convention Center. At the session, teachers were invited to sign up as student users. Their goal was to do a simple project-based learning exercise.
Steve Sue Joins STEM Ecosystems EAC
I recently joined the Executive Advisory Committee (EAC) of STEM Ecosystems. The committee works to shape the national collaborative of regional educational ecosystems specializing in STEM-based education and workforce development pipelines. This is a great opportunity to be a fly on the wall to conversations among some really smart national leaders in STEM.
5 Themes of Innovation Tested at STEM Ecosystems, Spring Convening 2019, NOLA
Project Lemon Tree (PLT) is an ecology-agriculture-innovation outdoor classroom curriculum presented as a BizzyB 5 Themes of Innovation project-based learning model. It was recently tested with educators at the STEM Ecosystem Spring Convening, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
BizzyB White Labeled for MIT LaunchX Program
LaunchX, the MIT high school feeder program reports that over 6,000 students in 26 countries along with over 2,000 mentors enjoyed...
STEM Versus STEAM: Funding & Mechanism Definitions
BizzyB and Bizgenics Foundation were excited to represent the Hawai’i Loa STEM Ecosystems Cabinet (one of 84 regional STEM Ecosystems from...
Meet the BizzyB Dev Team: Can Nerds Dance?
BizzyB is built by two software development teams: one in Honolulu, Hawai’i and the other in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The Honolulu unit...
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