'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

Hack Education

This isn’t simply a matter of “ robots are coming for your jobs.” This narrative – robots are coming for your jobs (and your kids’ jobs) – involves tasking schools with retooling so they can better train students for “ the jobs of the future ,” although to a certain extent, workforce preparation has always been what (part of) the education system has been expected to do. Helicopter Robots. ” Robots Raising Children.

The Greatest EdTech Generation Ever – LIVE Blog of Justin Reich’s Keynote

EdTechTeacher

To begin, Justin recommends reading Frank Levy and Richard Murnane’s work, Dancing with Robots. Computers can increasingly solve routine tasks, so the question becomes, what are the kinds of things that computers and robots can’t do. David Demming, an economist, updated the work of Levy and Murnane from 2003, shows that those jobs that require social skills and non-routine analytical thinking are increasing while routine ones are decreasing. STEM/STEAM.

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Busting Stereotypes: A Homeschool-Public School Partnership That Works

MindShift

The appeal of home schooling has grown over the past decade — between 2003 and 2012, the percentage of students who are homeschooled grew from 2.2 But with the extra money coming in from part-time homeschool students, Berrien Springs was able to fund high-level teacher training, summer programming for all students, a Project Lead the Way STEM program and other opportunities that the traditional public school kids and the homeschool kids could both access.

The Asian Money Fueling US Edtech Investments

Edsurge

TAL Education Group , which began as a solo tutoring operation in 2003 and has since grown into a publicly-traded empire, boasting $620 million in revenue in 2015 from a network of over 300 brick-and-mortar tutoring centers. In China, families are looking beyond tutoring and test prep “for things that they think are critical for their children’s futures, such as STEM and robotics,” observes Angela Bao, Senior Investment Manager at. “ You Can’t Make Movies Without China.”

The looming decline of the public research university

The Hechinger Report

Among other things, they say, their work could lead to the kind of robotic exoskeletons imagined in the movie Aliens. The University of Wisconsin is where human embryonic stem cells first were isolated, and it has since become a center of stem cell research. Related: Universities and colleges struggle to stem big drops in enrollment. This article appears courtesy of Washington Monthly.

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In other STEM news, Pornhub awards a “women in tech” scholarship. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via Mark Guzdial’s Computing Education Blog : “University CS graduation surpasses its 2003 peak, with poor diversity.” Education Politics. From the Department of Education’s press release : “U.S. Secretary of Education Announces Chief of Staff and Additional Staff Hires.” ” And what a fine bunch.

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