When the hype around 3D printing was at its peak, it was confidently predicted that every household would soon have a personal printer – ala the home-computing revolution.
That’s not the way it turned out. As per the Gartner Hype Cycle, expectations plummeted into what they term the “trough of disillusionment”.
But 3D printing has now emerged from the trough and it’s slowly making its way toward the verdant “plateau of productivity”.
Let’s bust some myths about Girls in STEM. The GiST provides resources to inspire and inform girls, schools and families in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Explore activities, resources, case studies, lessons, study pathways and careers.
Luckily for computer enthusiasts, constraint can at times lead to immense creativity. And so the most influential operating system ever written was not funded by venture capitalists, and the people who wrote it didn’t become billionaires because of it. Unix came about because Bell Labs hired smart people and gave them the freedom to amuse themselves, trusting that their projects would be useful more often than not. Before Unix, researchers at Bell Labs had already invented the transistor and the laser, as well as any number of innovations in computer graphics, speech synthesis, and speech recognition.
These two posters provide visual representations and examples of the components of the Digital Technologies Curriculum and elements of ICT.
The A3-sized poster can be downloaded, printed and added to student workbooks or similar.
Last year, Amazon Web Services brought in more revenue than McDonald’s. The branch of the e-commerce company that deals in cloud-computing has long been seen as a financial life-preserver, but for a while it seemed to be plateauing. 2018’s $25.7 billion figure—up 47% from 2017—has to be a relief, especially at a time when all the tech giants are looking for ways to put our data out into the blue.
The world is filled with amazing technologies, many that are so old we don’t even think of them as technologies at all.
The purpose of this post is to provide the information educators inquire about most often when visiting our school (in person or from afar). Check out the “Table of Contents” below to hone in on what you’re looking for. Sometimes it’s helpful to see a pedagogy and supporting tools in action, so there’s also plenty of video in the “Video Vault” section. Finally, you can see real-time updates by checking out our school’s hashtag on social media: #GWgreats.