Websites for Hour of Code by Grade

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It’s easy to see why when you look at fundamental programming concepts: abstraction and symbolism – variables are common in math, but also in education. Kindergarten — Human Robot. Besides Math Standards, Alice supports these Common Core writing skills: 8.3a

169 Tech Tip #127: 12 Tips on Hard-to-teach Classes

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Here are twelve ideas: Teach programming with Scratch, Alice, robotics, and Minecraft. These are like the games students love and teach important to Common Core standards as well as the demands of life.

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How to Teach STEM Every Day

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Common Core addresses that with their focus on college and career ready, but the huge pushback against these Standards (justified or not, depending upon which side you’re on–we won’t get into those here) may derail their approach.

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Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Lesson Plans

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30 K-5 Common Core-aligned lessons –5 per grade level. Genius Hour, Google Apps, Khan Academy , Robotics, STEM, Coding, and more.

Dash & Dot Robots: How young children can learn to code (even if their teacher can’t)

The Cornerstone for Teachers

However, one aspect of STEM can be a little more daunting for teachers to incorporate, and that’s coding and robotics. It’s a real, moving robot that can dance, sing, and respond to voice commands.

Need a New Job? Here’s What You Do

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Discuss not just your years of experience, but the student groups you’ve taught, the philosophies you’ve followed (such as IB or Common Core), parent needs met, pedagogy you’ve rolled out, teacher groups you’ve led, and more.

TEACHER VOICE: How students in one Massachusetts town learned to love coding

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Related: COLUMN: Kids teaching robots: Is this the future of education? We are now building on this enthusiasm by investing in programs and partnerships that capitalize on students’ varied interests, including popular robots like Bee Bots and Robot Mouse. Boy using a tablet.

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Discovering the “Ultimate Classroom”: A Student Led Project Based Learning Inquiry

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With the Common Core, state testing, interventions, and all else that goes on in the elementary day, how would I find time for my students to investigate and inquire into their interests? At the beginning of this school year, I joined EdTechTeam’s Teacher Leader Cohort.

Can ‘Sober High’ schools keep teenagers off drugs?

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While Massachusetts high schools adhere to the relatively tough Common Core academic standards, at Independence Academy the priority is on meeting students where they are. ” Matt has six months to shore up his defenses: He graduates in spring 2017.

#XQLive Brought to You By @XQAmerica - Thoughts from an Innovative Educator

The Innovative Educator

They are supporting students in learning coding, robotics, engineering, making, 3D printing, VR, AR and more. Where do those things fit in, in a culture of a common core and standard assessments?

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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Among the major trends Meeker identified for 2017: mobile advertising, gaming, and healthcare. ” (For what it’s worth, Kleiner Perkins made just one major investment in education in 2017, participating in Coursera’s $64 million round this summer. There may be no better example of this in 2017 than “personalized learning.” Venture Capital in 2017. Here are some of the numbers from this one: Amount of venture capital invested in 2017: $3.48

Sphero Makes a Big Acquisition in littleBits to Bring Hands-On STEAM Learning to Life

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Today, the robotic toymaker is following through by adding a big building block to its educational offerings. Additionally, Sphero says it has more than a thousand lessons and activities that are aligned to Common Core and other state academic standards for math and computer science.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via Campus Technology : “Digital credentials company Credly is adopting the Credential Transparency Description Language (CTDL), a common markup language designed to improve discoverability of certifications, badges and other verified achievements. Performance on PISA Decline Because of Common Core? ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. “ Robots will replace teachers by 2027 ,” Futurism predicts. Robots are coming for your children.

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” Via Chalkbeat : “‘ Common Core ’ no more: New York moves to adopt revised standards with new name.” link] pic.twitter.com/XT9iGmcrJs — Jack Clark (@jackclarkSF) September 13, 2017. ” Via Edsurge : “Questioning the Core Assumptions of Personalized Learning With Math Blogger Dan Meyer.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” Via TeacherCast : “Why Teachers Will Never Be Replaced By Robots.”

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” Testing, Testing… PARCC Inc , best known as one of the Common Core test-makers, is “moving in a new direction,” Politico reports. link] pic.twitter.com/KaZWTTpO6o — Michael Shermer (@michaelshermer) August 17, 2017. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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Me: pic.twitter.com/gmb3Oigcv0 — Audrey Watters (@audreywatters) October 5, 2017. “Trump Taps Common-Core Foe Mick Zais for No. pic.twitter.com/yehgZ82br6 — Shahien Nasiripour (@nasiripour) October 5, 2017. pic.twitter.com/tfodnBuiTF — Ashley Jost (@ajost) September 29, 2017. “‘Eton for all’: will robot teachers mean everyone gets an elite education? Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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In fiscal 2017, the office was funded to employ 569 staff members, according to the department’s budget request from earlier this year.” link] — Chris Lehmann (@lehmannchris) November 16, 2017. Via Education Week : “Even When States Revise Standards, the Core of the Common Core Remains.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. (National) Education Politics.

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niVz3ongY0 — (((Sherman Dorn))) (@shermandorn) February 10, 2017. — Jonathan Rees (@jhrees) February 10, 2017. It’s 2017 and we’re still getting these sorts of headlines about Salman Khan : “These 3 Ideas Will Completely Change How Education Works.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “How Robots Will Save Liberal Education.” Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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“ Faculty members at Purdue University took a strong stance Thursday against last week’s unorthodox acquisition of Kaplan University, passing a University Senate resolution calling the deal a violation of common-sense educational practice and respect for Purdue faculty,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” 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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pic.twitter.com/gOvmSOjcSf — Shelly (@ShellySometimes) February 14, 2017. Testing, Testing… Via Education Week : “After seven years of tumult and transition fueled by the common core, state testing is settling down, with most states rejecting the federally funded PARCC and Smarter Balanced assessments, and nearly one-quarter embracing the SAT or the ACT as their official high school test.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Education Politics.

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” Via The Washington Post : “ School offers ‘incentives’ to get kids to take Common Core standardized test.” ” New Nanodegrees from Udacity : Digital Marketing and Robotics. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Robots hate the Common Core. ” Via Techcrunch : “ Disney Research has robots matching verbal styles with kids.” Education Politics.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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Ally is designed to integrate with a school district’s existing LMS and automatically runs class materials through an accessibility checklist that looks for common accessibility issues. Registration for the course began November 1, 2017. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

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. The startup was later sold to Valore Education in 2015 , which was in turn acquired by Follett in 2016 , which in turn shut down the Boundless site in 2017.

2016 Global Education Conference Starts Sunday - Important Information!

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Dr. Rachel Clarke, Principal Globalizing the English Common Core Reading Materials - Ashley Gwinn Master Teacher and Curriculum Specialist Gomabseubnida, Seoul: How My Summer in Korea Made Me a Better Teacher. - The 7th Annual Global Education Conference (GEC) Starts Sunday!

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“High school students will be allowed to carry mace in the 2016–2017 school year after the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education agreed to remove prohibitive language and amend its policy,” the Salisbury Post reports. Education Politics.

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Via Education Week : “New Test Pitched As Alternative to Common Core-Focused High School Exams.” has been making its way through the conservative blogosphere,” writes Catherine Gewertz, “which is pitching it as a tool for families who don’t want their children taking college admissions tests that reflect the Common Core State Standards.” “ Nancy Zimpher to Resign as SUNY Chancellor in 2017.” Education Politics.

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