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

Edsurge

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. Wonder Workshop has shipped almost 150,000 robots in the past year and a half. The company will make Dash and Dot available in Austrialia, South Korea, China, South America and Europe. The clubs, like the robots, are aimed at students ages six to 12.

17 Things for Teachers to Try in 2017 (Infographic and FREE Download)

Shake Up Learning

Last year’s most popular post on Shake Up Learning was, “ 16 Things for Teachers to Try in 2016.” In December of 2016, Matt Miller of DitchThatTextbook.com and I announced our joint venture: The Google Teacher Tribe Podcast ! Program a Robot.

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College Prep: The Often Winding Road for Parents, Students and High Schools

EdNews Daily

In the last three weeks alone, Foxconn announced it would replace 60,000 factory workers with robots and a former CEO of McDonald’s said given rising wages, the same would happen throughout their franchises. Schoold is available for download on both iOS and Android stores. By Robyn D.

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?

CUE and Touchjet partner for STEAMpunk Mobile Labs

eSchool News

To-date, CUE’s program has only included classroom-ready robot drones, but it is now expanding to add Touchjet as a partner, because they believe the interactive touch technology will enhance collaborative learning. New kit with interactive projectors is ready to ship to schools.

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?

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

The adaptive Apex Learning Tutorials for intervention, remediation, and preparation for high-stakes assessments were proven to improve students’ performance on the Tutorials from pretest to posttest by more than 50% and by an average of 23 to 26 percentile points during the 2016–2017 school year.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

Doug Levin

Do you know that feeling when you are told your questions about student privacy are unfounded by a representative of a company that earns 86% of its total revenue from advertising? Tagged on: March 19, 2017 Cyber attacks a serious, and under-reported, threat to Boulder Valley companies | Boulder Daily Camera → Specific to the Boulder, CO-area, but useful overview of cybersecurity trends.

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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. ” According to Edsurge , Knewton is now a courseware company and not a “robot tutor in the sky.”

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” At least the e-cigarette company (which targets teens) offers a social-emotional learning curriculum, right? Billion in Android Antitrust Case.” in 2016 on a student visa.” I mean, clearly the company has a strong grasp on the politics of information. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via The New York Post : “Doctors slam sex robot ‘family mode’ ” “Where Are The Robot Teachers ?”

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” Via Politico : “A complex legal battle involving dozens of debt collection companies fighting over contracts with the Education Department has essentially suspended the government’s ability to collect defaulted student loans , the Trump administration disclosed in a court filing on Monday night.” ” Nope, robots will not be doing this job of content moderation , as Facebook recently boasted at its developer conference. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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Mostly tutoring companies.). “ ICE officials have invited tech companies, including Microsoft , to develop algorithms that will track visa holders’ social media activity ,” ProPublica reports. Badges , patents, and the world’s ‘least popular’ education company” by Doug Belshaw. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. The student travel abroad company WorldStrides has raised $500 million from Eurazeo and Primavera Capital Group.

(This Is Not a Morphology of) The Monsters of Education Technology

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“Nothing has more potential to enable us to reimagine higher education than the massive open online course, or MOOC, platforms that are being developed by the likes of Stanford and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and companies like Coursera and Udacity.”