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#EdTechTidBIts of the Week (April 21, 2015)

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Here's your #EdTechTidBits for the week of April 21, 2015. I found two new apps, a Disney article, a robotics competition to the moon, and a repository of maker projects! The task is to design, create, and program a robot that can rove & navigate on the moon's surface.

Game Education: It’s in Their DNA – Guest Post from Courtney Pepe

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Game #4 – Sphero the Robot. Harry Moore School of NJCU recently received a grant from Sphero, a company that makes ball-size glowing robots that teachers can use to o teach literacy, coding, STEM.

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Robot Maker Wonder Workshop Raises a $20M Series B to Expand Internationally

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The company’s flagship products are two round blue robots aimed at introducing students six to 12 to computational thinking. Students use an iOS or Android app to code commands for the robots. The numbers speak to rapid growth: Wonder Workshop founder and CEO Vikas Gupta said that no schools were using Dash and Dot in early 2015. By the end of 2015, 1,500 schools, mostly American, had adopted it.

Code With Kids and See What Happens #hourofcode #edtech #edchat #caedchat

Adam Welcome

Most of the kids at my school won’t be programmers or work for a tech company.” Robots are cool. What better way to take coding to the next level than to code a robot to drive or roll or to program a drone to fly?

Code With Kids and See What Happens - written with Karly Moura!

Adam Welcome

Most of the kids at my school won’t be programmers or work for a tech company.” Robots are cool. What better way to take coding to the next level than to code a robot to drive or roll or to program a drone to fly?

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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You can read the series here: 2010 , 2011 , 2012 , 2013 , 2014 , 2015 , 2016 , 2017 , 2018 , 2019. Without revenue the company will go away. Or the company will have to start charging for the software. The company has not been charged in the matter.).

Hack Education Weekly News

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Wayne Johnson, the head of the department’s financial aid division and a former executive at a student loan company , says that those “non-traditional” servicers could include companies like Visa , Amazon , or Goldman Sachs. ” The Wall Street Journal profiles InfiniLaw , a company that runs for-profit law schools. Testing, Testing… From the OECD : “ PISA 2015 Results.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Lots of reporting on various court filings in the Trump University case, particularly those about the company’s “ playbooks ” detailing how former employees sold its course packages, targeting vulnerable populations. ” Via The Baltimore Sun : “Company says it can predict whether a teacher will be good – before entering a classroom.” The company has raised $10.35 Education Politics. “ New Education Law: Bipartisan No More.”

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