Are classroom robots the NextGen of learning?

Neo LMS

Read more: How can teachers use VR in the classroom? Technology has the potential to further transform the way we learn, as is apparent by the advancements in robotics and its use in classrooms. Classroom robots of today. Read more: How AI is changing special education.

Robot-Enhanced Creative Writing and Storytelling (featuring Ozobot and Wonder’s Dot)

User Generated Education

There have been complaints leveraged against out of the box robots like Dash and Dot, Ozobot, Hummingbird, Sphero. I personally love the excitement my learners have using these robots. How Robots in English Class Can Spark Empathy and Improve Writing ).

Implementing a Robotics Competition in your Classroom

CUE

Robotics competitions are currently at the forefront of our ever-changing technological world. In the modern day, it is important to learn skills that will help your students navigate the shift from traditional, old-school technology to newer and more advanced tech.

How to Help Kids Innovate From an Early Age

Digital Promise

As community makerspaces begin to take root in Ontario’s elementary schools , students are behaving better. They’re creative spaces where students can gather to explore, tinker, discover and create, and they’re making students more enthusiastic about school.

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Virtual Valentines: The Global Valentine Project Sharing Love and Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

If you want to join a group of teachers doing Virtual Valentines, you’ll want to listen to the show and sign up by February 2. Also, learn about other projects throughout the year and how teachers design these projects to meet standards. Date: January 23, 2018.

3 ways to tell stories with robots

eSchool News

Though coding and robotics is new to almost all of the students coming into my workshops and classes, storytelling is something they’re familiar with. Here are three different ways educators can make that powerful connection among kids, robots, and narrative.

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., to teach kindergarteners the basics of coding. “It 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.

How to Implement Library Makerspaces in STEM Programs

EdTech Magazine

How to Implement Library Makerspaces in STEM Programs. What’s the best way to define a makerspace? When makerspaces really work, they are open to the entire student body,” she says. “It’s But much of this depends on a district’s budget and the resources they can bring to the project. A makerspace should be offered as a voluntary educational activity that the students want to participate in. Do you know how to leverage #STEM supplies in your #makerspace?

How to Build a Modern School – 6 Key Elements to Embed in Your Groundwork

ViewSonic Education

The process of rejuvenating an educational system set up a few hundred years ago will take generations to redefine. A school should frequently revise their mission statements to reflect the needs of the students and the communities they serve. Figuring out how to do modern assessments.

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Trashbots: How Some Students Are Helping Educate the World in Robotics

techlearning

I am lucky enough to work with amazing students every day in my district. This post is about a pair of brothers and their inspiration approach to educating the world in the realm of robotics using a low-cost way that “up-cycles” existing everyday materials to build their creations.

What Robots Can Teach Us About Being Human

Edsurge

Weise will be devoting her column to explaining one small thing about the future of work. Tell me how you do your job. This simple phrase is one way to determine how quickly your job might become automated in the future. The more clearly that you can describe a task, the easier it may be to create rules for it, whereas, the harder the skill is to describe or enunciate, the more resistant it may be to computerization. How did we train the algorithm?

When Robots Teach Kids Computational Thinking—and Kindness

Edsurge

We don't know what jobs today’s children are going to have when they become adults, but we do know that technology is going to play a major role in whatever jobs exist. According to research conducted by Dr. Marina Umaschi Bers at Tufts University, coding is fast becoming a form of literacy that students will need to understand and use, similar to reading and writing in English. It's about what students are doing with technology to solve problems.

What Students Learned When They Made Robotics Relevant to Their Lives

Edsurge

A few years ago, toward the beginning of my journey into robotics, I mentored a team for a local competition. We were on our way to building a Tetrix Prime robot from a kit, when the unimaginable happened—our team’s laptops went missing—and with them, all of our code and design work. While we were no longer able to compete in the local competition, this blow to our team was but a temporary setback. So we decided to give it a try.

How Do We Get More Girls Into STEM? Build Confidence (and Robots)

Edsurge

With careers of the future heavily concentrated in STEM fields, it’s unacceptable for women to be left out of the space. Not only do employers need to have the largest possible pool of qualified STEM workers to succeed, business outcomes improve with a diverse workforce.

Multistate Initiative Aims to Help K-12 Teachers Integrate Coding and Robotics into Classroom

techlearning

Wonder Workshop , creator of Dash, Dot, and Cue robots, today announced the Teach Wonder initiative, a collaboration with state-based nonprofit partners designed to give every educator the knowledge and skills needed to bring state-of-the-art coding and robotics experiences into the classroom.

Multistate Initiative Will Help Elementary Teachers Integrate Coding and Robotics into the Classroom

techlearning

Nonprofits in eight states are first to partner with developer of popular educational robots; Wonder Workshop initiative will provide teachers with professional development to support state-of-the-art coding and robotics education.

How to "ClassSource” a Simple, Meaningful, and USEFUL Review Document

techlearning

Before every major assessment I like to facilitate review activities in class. During the past unit on Formula Analysis, distributed a different problem to each team of students.

2018 Discovery Education STEM Community Reading Lists

Discovery Education

With March being National Reading Month, I thought it would be the perfect time to immerse ourselves in STEM-infused literature! Books are so important to growing a STEM mindset, especially with the earliest of learners. The Wild Robot by Peter Brown.

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How to Help Students Land the STEM Jobs of the Future

Edsurge

For nearly 30 years, the global non-profit FIRST has been getting kids hooked on science and technology through hands-on robotics competitions featuring come-from-behind victories and breathless spectators clamoring for TV coverage. It all happens thanks to a network of corporate partnerships that let students peer into the real world of STEM careers while giving companies a chance to engage with ambitious and energetic students. I try to find people who can actually learn.

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Make the Most of Your Budget with These Great Products: Makerspace Product Roundup 2018

techlearning

Makerspace Product Roundup, 2018 It seems like everywhere you turn, new products are being launched that are the perfect fit for making and makerspaces in schools. Students place the metal sheet under an activity page or clean sheet of paper in order to “magnetize” the page.

WV Middle School Students to Advance to Final Round in Cyber Robotics Coding Competition

techlearning

Students from middle schools across West Virginia are gearing up for the final round of their Cyber Robotics Coding Competition (CRCC), a program that provides students and educators with the opportunity to build coding-robotics skills for real or virtual 3D robots.

How a Stereotype-Smashing Teen Founded the First All-Girl Muslim Robotics Team

Edsurge

What can a 15-year-old from Chino Hills, CA do to help break down barriers and smash stereotypes? Zaina Siyed answered that question by creating the FemSTEM Robotics Scholarship Program , a free STEM program for Muslim girls aged 10 to 14. Siyed was fed up with never seeing girls—especially Muslim girls like herself—competing in the robotics challenges she loved so much. Over the course of 15 weeks, Siyed coached eight girls with absolutely no robotics experience.

How to start a virtual coding boot camp in five easy steps

eSchool News

It never ceases to amaze me when I see a middle school student excelling at virtual robot simulations, a seventh grader using computer code to solve a STEM problem, or an eighth-grade robotics team brainstorming ideas and then developing a full-blown operating robot.

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21 Things Every 21st Century Educator Should Try This Year (2018 Version)

techlearning

Part of the popularity of the post was due to the Sean Junkins created infographic that accompanied the post. All that to say – Congratulations! If you are reading this post it means that you have taken the time to click on a link before just looking at the infographic.

How Robotics Competitions Close the STEM Skills Gap and Build a Diverse Workforce

Edsurge

For nearly 30 years, the global non-profit FIRST has been getting kids hooked on science and technology through hands-on robotics competitions for grades K-12—complete with cheering crowds, adrenaline rushes and teams snatching victory from the jaws of defeat. Once the spark is lit, they start to take harder classes, and they are more interested in STEM as a career. He offered insight on why a diverse workforce is the best workforce, and how to go about creating it.

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Robots Won’t Replace Instructors, 2 Penn State Educators Argue. Instead, They’ll Help Them Be ‘More Human.’

Edsurge

How will artificial intelligence and machine learning change teaching? It’s a question that some higher education instructors have asked before, and one that two Penn State University educators sought to answer on Wednesday at this year’s EDUCAUSE conference in Denver. The two described a few prototypes they’ve built to show what that might look like. One way professors can use artificial intelligence is to help find new materials to add to their lessons, says Bowen.

How to Implement Library Makerspaces in STEM Programs

EdTech Magazine

How to Implement Library Makerspaces in STEM Programs. What’s the best way to define a makerspace? When makerspaces really work, they are open to the entire student body,” she says. “It’s But much of this depends on a district’s budget and the resources they can bring to the project. A makerspace should be offered as a voluntary educational activity that the students want to participate in. Do you know how to leverage #STEM supplies in your #makerspace?

Celebrating the 3rd anniversary of the NEO Blog

Neo LMS

But since November 17 is a Saturday this year and we’re not talking about the celebration of a toddler’s birthday but about that of a blog, the NEO team decided to do something special about it today! So check out these 12 rules to keep your coaching relevant, interesting and even fun.

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Find a Way to Laugh: Funny Mishaps and Misunderstandings in My Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Part of loving life is learning to laugh. The harder life is for you right now, the more you need to laugh. Here are a few that I’d like to share with you. Something funny to me may not be funny to you. So, basically, you had a little blue robot with 3 wheels.

6 Super Science Edtech Ideas: Using Technology to Level Up Science Classrooms

The CoolCatTeacher

Leah LaCrosse shares six edtech ideas science teachers can start using today to improve learning and excite students about science. Go to coolcatteacher.com/science and sign up for your free account now. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Date: March 13, 2018.

Enough With the Screen Time Scare! How to Be Sensible About Children’s Device Use

Edsurge

When the American Academy of Pediatrics released its most recent set of guidelines for children’s media use, much of the list reflected the organization’s long-standing recommendations of limiting digital play time for toddlers to maintain a “healthy media diet.” While telling a child that he or she is limited to 30 minutes of screen time may have worked for our generation—whose only screens were likely televisions after school—the rule makes far less sense with today’s learners.

The 2018 Horizon Report has appeared, thanks to EDUCAUSE

Bryan Alexander

The 2018 Horizon Report , started by the New Media Consortium in 2017, was completed and published by EDUCAUSE this week. I have many thoughts to share here. I’d also like to broaden the conversation beyond what I’ve seen so far.

3 Techniques for Promoting Resilience in Adult Digital Literacy

Digital Promise

During a recent trip to the doctor, the office’s affiliate hospital was in the midst of transitioning to a new electronic medical records system. So many headlines focus on automation, robots, artificial intelligence, and the looming loss of jobs.

Teachers Have Great Ideas. Here’s How to Turn Them into Reality.

Edsurge

Naturally, schools are keen to surface these light bulbs so they can support them and increase their scope of impact. In some cases other teachers or schools may benefit from these small-scale brainstorms when they are applied to the big picture. For school leaders, it’s not so much about prescribing any particular innovation, but rather providing a space and opportunity for teachers to share ideas and develop them. So how are school systems providing this space for teachers?

How to Create Learning Opportunities For Kids on the Bus

MindShift

In the afternoon she accompanies the group of primarily African-American and Latino kids for the return trip, while many of their classmates at Rooftop School in the San Francisco Unified School District stay behind for after-school activities like French, guitar and “Lego robotics.”.