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

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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. This Roybi promo video shows how kids interact with the robot.

How to use design thinking in the classroom

Neo LMS

Read more: What’s edtech got to do with growth mindset? Some people may make the mistake that Design Thinking must involve technology such as 3D printers or robots. Design Thinking: The phrase has become ubiquitous at education conferences and during professional development.

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The Coronavirus’ Chilling Effect Hits Edtech Industry Conferences

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spike in coronavirus cases, which currently numbers around 118 cases in 16 states , is leaving the edtech conference industry with an existential (if not quite Shakespearean) question at the start of its busy events season: to host or not to host? The recent U.S.

KOOV: The STEAM solution that’s turning heads

EdTech4Beginners

Using standard-correlated educational content, KOOV gets your students building and coding original robotic creations. The KOOV Educator Kit is a tool for educators who are seeking a comprehensive all-in-one solution for coding, robotics and design that combines digital coding with physical building to help cultivate students’ collaboration and problem-solving skills. The Trial Kit contains up to 12 pre-coded and pre-designed “Robot Recipes” and 6 Quick Lessons.

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Changes at the National Science Foundation Raise Objections From Education Startups

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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. There is no such thing as free money.

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How to Integrate Online Professional Development Into Your School’s PD Culture

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Whether educators need to learn how to use edtech tools, analyze student data or implement Common Core standards, online PD can offer educators support when and where they need it.

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Building STEM and Movement Skills Outside of School

edWeb.net

Kristin Harrington, EdTech coach for Flagler County School District in Palm Coast, FL, knows what it’s like to shift from a live, on-site classroom, where she and her learners are always moving and interacting with each, other to sitting in front of a screen teaching students from afar.

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It’s Time For a Permanent Solution In Higher Education

Omega Notes

The temporary EdTech solutions piecemealed together have brought everyone this far, but the wear is starting to show. Or will all faculty and administrators adopt new EdTech solutions and live harmoniously in a technology utopia as all of their problems are solved forever more?

This College Program Wants to Help Schools Use Technology With Intention

Edsurge

After reading over 100 research reports on edtech, Kolb learned that “the key to success was not about a particular tool,” but rather how instructional strategies were used to make the most informed, effective use of that tool. With 99 percent of U.S.

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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Schools Focus on Boosting Students’ Future Career Options

EdTech Magazine

The district now offers 16 career clusters, exposing students to a variety of technologies, from medical manikins to VEX robotics and 3D design tools such as Autodesk. . We’re teaching cybersecurity, we’re teaching network administration and Oracle, we’re teaching CAD drawing and robotics.” . MORE FROM EDTECH : Today's CTE investments help boost students' success. MORE FROM EDTECH : 5 steps to creating a technology internship program

Schools Focus on Boosting Students’ Future Career Options

EdTech Magazine

The district now offers 16 career clusters, exposing students to a variety of technologies, from medical manikins to VEX robotics and 3D design tools such as Autodesk. . We’re teaching cybersecurity, we’re teaching network administration and Oracle, we’re teaching CAD drawing and robotics.” . MORE FROM EDTECH : Today's CTE investments help boost students' success. MORE FROM EDTECH : 5 steps to creating a technology internship program

The Asian Money Fueling US Edtech Investments

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To adapt, many companies are investing domestically, particularly in China, where edtech companies raised more than $1.2 edtech startups raised last year. edtech investor, including. Edtech Companies With Asia-Based Investors. Across Asia, investors and companies are looking for more diverse products that can inspire new innovations in the local edtech ecosystems. edtech startups, including Enuma , Knewton , Minerva Project , Ready4 and Volley.

Coding and Computer Science during CSEdWeek

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The Coding & Robotics K-8 PLC, sponsored by Wonder Workshop , hosted the webinar, “ Beyond the Hour of Code: Implementation for All ,” on December 6th. In the year 2020 we’ll have 1.4 Join the Coding & Robotics K-8 Community.

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. Education Technology Investors Edtech Business

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K–12 Education’s Top Tech Hurdles to Innovation

EdTech Magazine

A recent report from the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) identified five key roadblocks for K–12 schools’ digital transformation in 2020. MORE FROM EDTECH: Schools Use Immersive Technology for Assistive Learning. MORE FROM EDTECH : How Educational AI is Making the Grade.

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

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Robotics Engineer. By 2020, it hopes to increase that number to 100 million kids. Another of Vedati’s challenges is perhaps all too familiar for edtech companies: creating personalized learning experiences for each child on the platform. “We’re Education Technology Startups Edtech BusinessMusician. Astronaut. Pastry Chef. Farmer. Beekeeper.

Profile of Asbury Park (NJ) Superintendent Sancha Gray

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Edtech programs that mirror video games were also brought in, building student confidence as learners won badges and advanced through the levels of the adaptive programs. For Sancha Gray, Asbury Park (NJ) School Superintendent, building a brighter future is a way of life.

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Disruptive technologies in Education industry

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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.

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

Edsurge

Investors in the company have included family-owned investment holding company DLF, London venture capital firm Hambro Perks, investor Committed Capital and seed investor The EdTech Fund. Buchesky serves as a managing partner at The EdTech Fund and joined the Pi-Top board in May.

K–12 Education’s Top Tech Hurdles to Innovation

EdTech Magazine

A recent report from the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) identified five key roadblocks for K–12 schools’ digital transformation in 2020. MORE FROM EDTECH: Schools Use Immersive Technology for Assistive Learning. MORE FROM EDTECH : How Educational AI is Making the Grade. Artificial intelligence, ‘deep learning’ and robotics are among the game-changing technologies that are beginning to alter the nature of work and workforce demands.

K–12 Education’s Top Tech Hurdles to Innovation

EdTech Magazine

A recent report from the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) identified five key roadblocks for K–12 schools’ digital transformation in 2020. MORE FROM EDTECH: Schools Use Immersive Technology for Assistive Learning. MORE FROM EDTECH : How Educational AI is Making the Grade. Artificial intelligence, ‘deep learning’ and robotics are among the game-changing technologies that are beginning to alter the nature of work and workforce demands.

5 Best Practices for STEM Education Spaces

EdTech Magazine

Thomas School has built two dedicated spaces to bolster STEM education, and plans to build a two-floor, state-of-the-art learning space called the Center for Leadership Innovation by 2020. SIGN UP : Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks! They work on any project they want, such as robotics. 5 Best Practices for STEM Education Spaces. jena.passut_7651. Tue, 04/24/2018 - 08:13.

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Personalized Learning “Twister”: A Future of Learning Live Demo in Dallas

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Cauthen’s team is currently figuring out the logistics of shipping the giant game board to every city for the Learning Counsel regional events in 2020. By Charles Sosnik.

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

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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

Imagine Discovering That Your Teaching Assistant Really Is a Robot,” The Wall Street Journal gushed in 2016 , documenting an experiment undertaken at Georgia Tech in which a chatbot called “Jill Watson” answered questions in a course’s online forum.

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 Edsurge : “Is Edtech Worsening or Righting Inequities in Education? Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Robots hate the Common Core. ” Via Techcrunch : “ Disney Research has robots matching verbal styles with kids.” to 2020, to Reach $1.83

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via Buzzfeed : “ Teachers Unions Think 2020 Is When They Will Defeat The Charter School Democrats.” ” In other learn-to-code news, the press release says that “ Mattel Expands Partnership With Tynker , Setting Goal To Introduce 10 Million Kids To Coding By 2020.” Via Edsurge : “ Jefferson Education Accelerator Winds Down, Rebrands to Focus on Edtech Reviews and Procurement.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Nope, robots will not be doing this job of content moderation , as Facebook recently boasted at its developer conference. ” Via Edsurge : “Why Moodle ’s Mastermind, Martin Dougiamas, Still Believes in Edtech After Two Decades.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. For more news about robots not taking jobs, see the HR section above. billion by 2020, according to Futuresource Consulting, Ltd.” Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via EdScoop : “Two edtech champions to join White House offices as fellows.” Via Edsurge : “20 By 2020: Quizlet ’s Big Revenue Ambitions From Third-Party Content Partners.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” Via Getting Smart : “Using Robots to Teach Elementary Students About Human Nature.” (National) Education Politics.