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4 Emerging Edtech Trends in 2020

The CoolCatTeacher

From coding to robotics and augmented reality and his favorite (which he saved for last), learn how a leading-edge K-8 program is using technology to teach all students the skills and thinking capacities they need to be successful in the modern era.

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3 Basic Things Every School Should Teach Relating to Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Jorge Valenzuela, the author of Rev Up Robotics, discusses the three things schools should be teaching so students are ready. Hear an overview of computational thinking, algorithms, and robotics with Jorge Valenzuela.

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Education Robot Maker Roybi Boosts Kids Speech Recognition Technology With Acquisition

Edsurge

Roybi, the maker of a pill-shaped robot to teach language and math skills to young children, has acquired additional technology to power its educational features. based company has acquired the KidSense artificial intelligence engine developed by Kadho.

Changes at the National Science Foundation Raise Objections From Education Startups

Edsurge

But a recent reorganization of the NSF’s grantmaking portfolio and personnel has raised concerns about whether that support will continue—especially after a dozen edtech companies that recently applied for funding said they were all unfairly rejected.

Strategy Shift Leads to Layoffs (and a Rogue Ex-Employee) at Coding Kit Company Pi-Top

Edsurge

A London-based company in the crowded market of do-it-yourself programmable hardware for students seeks to shake off negative headlines as it restructures and changes focus to the U.S. The company first announced its strategic shift with a capital injection of about 3.3

Top 5 new EdTech tools that you might use in your university

Neo LMS

According to the report, the EdTech industry will reach a global value of $252 billion by 2020. The EdTech sphere is obviously developing quickly, so some things that seemed impossible only a few years ago have become a standard in the meantime. 5 New EdTech tools to watch.

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The Past Decade Forecasts a New Wave of Economic Opportunity in Education

Edsurge

Some call it “The Rise of the Machines” for the convergence of multiple technologies: artificial intelligence, big data, data science, robotics plus virtual and augmented reality. Distance reduction allow companies to compete worldwide. Education Technology Investors Edtech Business

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In Tynker’s Latest Partnership with Mattel, Kids Can Undertake “Careers” with Barbie

Edsurge

Robotics Engineer. The partnership ties into where the almost five-year-old company sees itself in the future. This is not the first time the two companies have partnered. According to a press release from Mattel, the two companies will host a digital event in the future to encourage more kids to pick up coding, and will “also work together to provide teachers with the tools needed to leverage this content in the classroom.” Musician. Astronaut. Pastry Chef.

Disruptive technologies in Education industry

EdSense

The growth in the edtech sector is most pronounced in the entire Asia-Pacific region which is predicted to become 54% of the global edtech market by 2020.

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

Edsurge

He just doesn’t think our current university systems and edtech solutions will get us there. He’s worried that, rather than advancing our human potential, many edtech companies and universities are perpetuating the status quo. While machine learning and automation are obviating the need for learners to memorize content and develop routine skills, current edtech solutions still focus on helping learners develop these capabilities, he says.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

Without revenue the company will go away. Or the company will have to start charging for the software. Or it will raise a bunch of venture capital to support its “free” offering for a while, and then the company will get acquired and the product will go away. (It’s

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Oh sure sure, this isn’t exactly education technology news, except for the part where Khosla invests in education technology companies and his wife founded the open education organization CK–12. Via Buzzfeed : “ Teachers Unions Think 2020 Is When They Will Defeat The Charter School Democrats.” Via Edsurge : “ Jefferson Education Accelerator Winds Down, Rebrands to Focus on Edtech Reviews and Procurement.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via EdScoop : “Two edtech champions to join White House offices as fellows.” Edsurge profiles the latest from Degreed : “This Company Wants to Help You Hire for Skills, Not Credentials.” ” ( No disclosure that Edsurge shares investors with the company.). And there’s more on how schools and companies violate athletes’ privacy in the data and privacy section below. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” 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.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via eCampus News : “The 2 edtech fields with the most potential under Trump.” ” New Nanodegrees from Udacity : Digital Marketing and Robotics. Via GeekWire : “ Amazon Education GM leaves; company says it ‘remains committed’ to K–12 technology.” An op-ed in Techcrunch by University Ventures’ Ryan Craig : “Blame bad applicant tracking for the soft skills shortage at your company.”