Top Blog Posts of January 2016

The CoolCatTeacher

January 2016 was an epic month here with a reach of over 200,000 views between this blog, my blogspot blog, and vickidavis.me. — MAD-learn (@MADLearn) February 1, 2016. Top Blog Posts of January 2016. Top Tips for Teaching with Robots (using Sphero!).

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What’s next in ed-tech? These 18 trends

eSchool News

I do a lot of speaking about technology trends in education, and none of my talks seem to get larger audiences than those that address new or emerging technologies. The 2016 Report is made possible by Share Fair Nation at go.nmc.org/2016-k12 ).

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Wonderful World of Wearables in Education

The CoolCatTeacher

In the movie, moviegoers often see the world through “the terminator” robot’s vision. As this robot looks at the world, text appears to show him targets, where to go, and other information. Innovation News & Trends Technology Tools

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Moving from Teaching STEM to Doing STEM

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn about a Wonder Workshop robotics club. Last year I judged a robotics competition for Wonder Workshop. This would make a great summer activity at home for kids or check out their robotics clubs. My son loves the Dash and Dot robots from Wonder Workshop.

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The One Present I Wish Parents Would Give My Students

The CoolCatTeacher

Hands-on makers might like robots, a subscription to Make Magazine, or something to build. Education News & Trends StudentsFrom the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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The Trends and Challenges Shaping Technology Adoption In Schools

MindShift

A panel of 59 experts from 18 countries discussed major trends in education that are driving the adoption of technology, as well as the big challenges to effective implementation. Trends affecting the adoption of technology in schools. TRENDS.

IT#1: What’s next in ed-tech? These 18 trends

eSchool News

I do a lot of speaking about ed-tech trends, and none of my talks seem to get larger audiences than those that address new or emerging technologies. The 2016 Report is made possible by Share Fair Nation at go.nmc.org/2016-k12 ). Next page: The key trends.

Why making, coding, and online learning are the real trends to watch

eSchool News

Take a casual flip through this year’s trend-predicting Horizon Report, released today, and you’ll find plenty to get excited about. Panelists then narrow them down to just 18 in various stages of gestation: six trends, six challenges, and six so-called important developments.

What it Takes to Integrate Robotics and Coding into the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

What it Takes to Integrate Robotics and Coding into the Classroom. It starts with a game of Robot Turtles, a board game by Thinkfun that’s being used at Hubbard Woods School in Winnetka, Ill., Within HWS and District 36’s other four schools, this is the first step of a journey that will touch on coding and robotics at each grade level. Schools Get Started in Robotics. District 36 started small with its robotics program. “We Ask ‘What can you make the robot do?’

Epic Guide To Game Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Teachers Report Sharp Growth in Game-Based Learning by District Administration (July 2016) – reports that 48% of classroom teachers report using games in classroom instruction in 2015. How an NBA Board Game is Getting Middle Schoolers to Care about Math – October 2016.

"The Internet Will Be Everywhere and Nowhere"—Dr. Michio Kaku's ISTE 2016 Keynote

Edsurge

In his opening keynote at the ISTE 2016 conference, noted physicist Dr. Michio Kaku showed educators the forest that he and others believe will encircle the classroom of the future. Remember, robots are [just] adding machines. The jobs that cannot be automated, he noted, will be those that require creativity and experience, “Remember, robots are [just] adding machines – they do sums faster than you do, giving the illusion that they’re intelligent.”.

Highlights From a Year of Tracking Future Trends in Education

Edsurge

I suspect the spark for them was Bernie Sanders’ proposal during the 2016 presidential campaign, as that clearly resonated with many voters, especially younger ones, and was soon revised and taken up by Hillary Clinton’s team. Looking ahead to 2018, here are three predictions: First, we will probably see more work on the many ways automation (AI, robotics, etc.) If we look back on 2017 in educational technology, some of the biggest surprises were political and cultural.

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Robots in Rhode Island and Telescopes in Tennessee – What’s Your State Getting This Christmas?

Fractus Learning

Robots. Between new Star Wars characters , excitement over machine learning and driverless cars, robots are taking over this Christmas… From the numbers it seems that there are two mechatronic-mad pockets of the country. Top 5 Robot Rabid States.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

Hack Education

But this year, I’m reorganizing my analysis of these “trends,” partly because I think they can all be subsumed under the larger theme of “the new economy.” ” That’s because the stories told this year to keep us hustling and to keep up imagining a certain kind of future are almost all about robots. Over and over and over and over and over and over and over again we were told “robots are coming for your jobs.”

Use Unconventional Research Sites to Inspire Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

One more stat — which may explain the whole social-media-as-news-trend — and then I’ll connect these dots: 60% of people don’t trust traditional news sources. I read recently that 70% of millennials get their news from Facebook. Really?

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Friday 5 — 2.26.2016

Perry Hewitt

Weekend fun: If 180lb walking robots are your jam, Boston Dynamics has just the video for you. Every Friday, find five, highly subjective pointers to compelling technologies, emerging trends, and interesting ideas that affect how we live and work digitally.

Friday 5 — 3.11.2016

Perry Hewitt

Weekend fun: Take a break from this week’s Game of Thrones trailer to try out faceswapping, high on my list of top ten disturbing trends enabled by the internet. Friday Five amazon bots culture design echo facebook Friday5 publishing robots social strategy voice WordPress

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

This is part eleven of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” In May, venture capitalist and former securities analyst Mary Meeker released her annual “Internet Trends” report. Among the major trends Meeker identified for 2017: mobile advertising, gaming, and healthcare. And it raises a number of questions, I think: how good is Mary Meeker at actually identifying and analyzing Internet trends? Is this really a trend?

Tired Edtech Trends That Teachers Wish Would Retire: From the Floor of ISTE 2017

Edsurge

But while EdSurge paced the ISTE floor on June 25-28 in San Antonio, Texas, we decided to ask a slightly different question: What edtech trends, products, and buzzwords do you wish would retire—for good? In 2016, Mary Jo was named to the Forbes "30 Under 30" list in education. On the floor of the ISTE conference, it’s easy to meet educators and administrators from all over the country (and the world at large).

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The Four P's—The Future of Edtech

LearnBop

Current technology trends allow for real-time data, ease of assessment, and the ability to let a student move at their own pace. We're happy to share this post by Julie Davis, Technology Coordinator at Chatanooga Christian School (CCS).

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Startup U: Draper University and the Students of Tomorrow

EdNews Daily

Background: Majoring in industrial design, Sharon concentrated on robotics so she could create real, working prototypes. Meet Tim Draper and the amazing students live on your own screen from Draper University.

Friday 5 — 10.7.2016

Perry Hewitt

You might be embarrassed to try a new French word with a colleague, but a robot won't judge. Every Friday, find five, highly subjective pointers to compelling technologies, emerging trends, and interesting ideas that affect how we live and work digitally.

Can $10 million build the ideal high school?

The Hechinger Report

Since they opened in 2014, Brooklyn LAB has embraced the idea of “personalized learning,” a trend in schools intended to tailor learning to students’ individual needs and interests. Students attend classes at Brooklyn LAB school Submitted photo. BROOKLYN, N.Y.—If

Friday 5 — 9.23.2016

Perry Hewitt

Weekend fun: First the robots took our factory jobs, and now they're coming for the songwriters. Every Friday, find five, highly subjective pointers to compelling technologies, emerging trends, and interesting ideas that affect how we live and work digitally.

Friday 5 — 3.4.2016

Perry Hewitt

Weekend fun: Last week we had Boston natives bashing a humanoid robot with a hockey stick — this week, a velociraptor checks you in a a robot hotel in Japan. My mild obsession with work hacks is gratified by this list of 32 of the best productivity tools.

Friday 5 — 8.12.2016

Perry Hewitt

I saved you some time by skipping to Mr. Robot at 2:31.). Every Friday, find five, highly subjective pointers to compelling technologies, emerging trends, and interesting ideas that affect how we live and work digitally.

Friday 5 — 6.24.2016

Perry Hewitt

Weekend fun: If your definition of "fun" extends to "mildly terrifying," don't miss Boston Dynamics' latest video featuring Spot, a new mini robot that can toss a soda can in the trash even if it struggles with hardwood flooring.

Friday 5 — 6.24.2016

Perry Hewitt

Weekend fun: If your definition of "fun" extends to "mildly terrifying," don't miss Boston Dynamics' latest video featuring Spot, a new mini robot that can toss a soda can in the trash even if it struggles with hardwood flooring.

The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Issue a Press Release

Hack Education

This is the last public talk I’ll deliver in 2016, and I confess I am relieved (I am exhausted!) As I have done for the past six years, I will spend the rest of November and December publishing my review of what I deem the “Top Ed-Tech Trends” of the year.

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Empower your learners – 9 reasons to try design thinking in education

Nureva

So while it might be a natural fit when it’s time for your students to build bridges or prototype Lego robots, design thinking is equally useful when you want them to take action on a pressing problem. Students can be amazing problem solvers – no matter their age.

In the marketplace: An NBA math program, coding tools, and a new literacy initiative

eSchool News

Tech-savvy educators know they must stay on top of the myriad changes and trends in education to learn how teaching and learning can best benefit from technology’s near-constant change.

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School leaders are taking tech in new directions

eSchool News

In this week’s news, school leaders are leveraging innovative technologies and trends to position their districts at the forefront of high-quality teaching and learning. Students see the future through robots. Robotics programs drive interest and teach critical thinking.

‘Our Technology Is Our Ideology’: George Siemens on the Future of Digital Learning

Edsurge

Rise of the robots Siemens has both an academic and an industry perspective on digital learning. Now that robots are flipping burgers and reading X-rays—for a fraction of the cost of human labor—learners need to prepare for careers that employ uniquely human traits like self-regulation and communication. Even the latest edtech trends are still preparing students for a concept of work and life that’s quickly becoming outdated, he says.

Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

Hack Education

Either way, he’s gone too soon; we’ve lost too much , too many in 2016. pic.twitter.com/BBhsgwY2FZ — Audrey Watters (@audreywatters) August 1, 2016. ” Note the significant difference in language in this headline from The Verge , for example – “ Harvard’s Root robot teaches kids how to code ” – and the way in which Seymour would describe the LOGO Turtle – that students would using programming to teach the robot.

Is your school’s network ready for the future of education?

FETC Converge

A few weeks ago, “The NMC/CoSN Horizon Report: 2016 K–12 Edition” outlined coding, online learning, robotics, artificial intelligence and virtual reality as the key education trends for the next five years. As identified in its 2016 reported titled “The Broadband Imperative II: Equitable Access for Learning,” SETDA recommends that making sure enough high-speed internet is available is paramount to a school’s future.