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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Using robots to bring science to life

eSchool News

As elementary STEAM educators, we have both learned that the best way to teach science is through hands-on exploration where lessons are both rigorous and relative to all of the students in the classroom. They also sometimes use the robot’s sound module to record their own windy day sounds.

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CoderZ & Amazon Cyber Robotics Back-to-School Challenge

eSchool News

This fall, CoderZ and Amazon Future Engineer are bringing real-world industry to classrooms with the Amazon Cyber Robotics Back-to-School Challenge. Aside from the sponsorships, students’ cyber robotics learning doesn’t have to stop once they have completed the Amazon Back-to-School Challenge.

CoderZ Named 2020 Tech Edvocate Award Winner for Best Coding App or Tool

eSchool News

CoderZ , an online learning environment where students learn robotics and STEM by coding virtual robots, has been named a 2020 Tech Edvocate Award winner in the Best Coding App or Tool category. A complete list of winners of the 2020 Tech Edvocate Awards can be found here.

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.

Grit, Tenacity, Inclusion — Robotics Programs Teach Much More Than STEM Concepts

Edsurge

Not every kindergartner can boast that she helped build a robot with high school students. Not every kindergartner can boast that she helped build a robot with high school students. One of my best friends in high school was on the robotics team with me. Robotics Competition team.

C-STEM Studio — A Great Way to Blend Math and Robotics

Ask a Tech Teacher

C-STEM Studio is a California A-G approved curriculum and turn-key solution for teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics through computing and robotics. This web-based scalable program is available for elementary through high school students and can last anywhere from four weeks to a year. Programs that run through the Studio are: Linkbot –students write a simple program to complete a function that is then uploaded to a robot–in this case, a Linkbot.

Review of Robo™ Wunderkind Robotics Kit

Kathy Schrock

Pete Birkinshaw, Used Punchcard, [link] So, when Robo ™ Wunderkind asked me to review their Education Robotics Kit for elementary students, ages 6 to 12, they were happy to hear I was no expert, since the kit was so easy to use! I admit it. I am not a coder.

TEACHER VOICE: As the pandemic rages, more students are struggling with trauma

The Hechinger Report

As the visual arts teacher at an elementary school in Brooklyn, N.Y., I know you love robots, so would you like to build a robot out of cardboard boxes?” The topic of trauma — specifically, trauma-informed teaching — has become a focus in education.

Student seeks to create the ‘Netflix of online learning’

The Hechinger Report

eLearn.fyi is a database of more than 300 online resources, from a civics curriculum created by a former Supreme Court justice to engineering lessons for building a robotic arm.

Japanese Startup Ecosystem – Exclusive Year End Analysis – 2020 – All You Need To Know!

AsiaTechDaily

With elementary, middle, and high schools closed due to the pandemic, Unirobot is producing educational robots that work as artificial intelligence-based homeschool teachers. in September, 2020. Bookmark( 0 ) Please login to bookmark. Username or Email Address. Password.

Making positive educational moves during the pandemic

The Hechinger Report

So Joffe created eLearn.fyi , a database of more than 300 online learning tools, including a civics curriculum founded by former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and engineering lessons on how to build a robotic arm.

Teaching and leading for higher student engagement … even during a pandemic (aka How I spent my summer)

Dangerously Irrelevant

I did all of this twice, the first week with elementary educators and the second week with secondary teachers (so 8 days total). The integration of robots into day-to-day life.

Paper vs. Screens by Christine McDonnell, CEO at Codelicious

Teacher Reboot Camp

Bersani , a STEAM teacher at Blue Academy Elementary School, used the Codelicious computer science curriculum to teach her fourth-grade students how to write their initials in binary code using beads and bracelets. The robot is mimicking how a computer takes directions from code.

Can kindergartners learn coding?

eSchool News

Related content: A plan for teaching coding and robotics from home. So, what does developing computational skills at the elementary level look like? Renee Wilberg, Fair Park Elementary teacher. We know early childhood is prime time for teaching new skills, ideas, and languages.

Is it finally time for year-round school?

The Hechinger Report

There are plans for camps, possibly for fine arts, robotics or coding. “We Coronavirus and Education Elementary to High School Future of Learning News achievement gap Expanded learning time Funding Law and policy online learning

3 ways to teach STEAM in a blended learning environment

eSchool News

Before March 2020, there were many conversations about the benefits of minimizing screen time for young learners. Children in preschool and early elementary grades are in what Piaget called the “pre-operational” stage.

I Teach Art to Students With Trauma. These Are the Strategies I Use to Support Them.

Edsurge

elementary school, I have worked with many students who have experienced trauma. I once taught a student with trauma who only approached art experiences if robots and cardboard boxes were involved. One of the anchor charts I use with my elementary students.

What the research says about the best way to engage parents

The Hechinger Report

Soft instrumental music played in the background as families walked into the gym at Laurene Edmondson Elementary School around 5:30 in the evening. Nicole Taggart, a parent volunteer at Edmondson Elementary, helps second graders Maci Smith (left) and Sophia Smith in the classroom.

Planning ahead to catch up students when school reopens after coronavirus

The Hechinger Report

Ideally, Noguera said, kids would also have access to after school programming providing enrichment activities like art or robotics to balance out ramped-up instruction.

Making Is Great Because It’s Chaotic. But Not Everyone Is Looking for Chaos.

Edsurge

For the educators in our research, making was no one particular type of activity—whether programming robots or folding paper into shapes or inventing a solution to a common problem. “Messy.” That’s the first word that Anna Kwan, a K-5 STEM teacher at a public school in Aurora, Colo.,

How I created my school’s makerspace

eSchool News

As an elementary educator for most of my career, I’ve had the privilege of working with a variety of learners—from inner-city students in North Carolina to university-level students in Chicago—but I found my true calling as the librarian at Hubbard Woods Elementary in Winnetka, Illinois.

LUXROBO Launches AI Coding Training Package ‘hello AI’, ‘Smart AI’ Globally

AsiaTechDaily

Register Korean edutech startup LUXROBO is launching ‘hello AI’ and ‘Smart AI’ targeting the global AI education market in November 2020. . Bookmark( 0 ) Please login to bookmark. Username or Email Address. Password. Remember Me. No account yet?

This College Program Wants to Help Schools Use Technology With Intention

Edsurge

In the latter case, Kolb envisions a scenario where every teacher, administrator and tech coordinator at a given elementary school would join together to get the same foundational knowledge and understanding about how to use technology effectively in their schools. With 99 percent of U.S.

What the Research Says About the Academic Power of Friendship

MindShift

Through that lens, friends in elementary school appeared to be a negative, an impediment to focus and a catalyst for disruption. Second, friendships in elementary school can be harnessed to drive academic growth.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Student Preparation for Future Success: Q&A With Ezra Barany

Mindspark Learning

April DeGennaro, teacher at Peeples Elementary School. What career positions will be created and will be in demand when other careers will be replaced by AI and robotics? Robots can't taste how good this is!"

When the waters rise, how will we keep schools open?

The Hechinger Report

The eighth grader can also remember each of the kids she began school with back at Boudreaux Canal Elementary School. The elementary she went to next, Upper Little Caillou, had replaced another nearby school that had shuttered for the same reasons a few years earlier.

Reinvigorate Creativity and Confidence with STEAM

edWeb.net

Greg Kent, the technology coordinator at Kailua Elementary School and LEGO® Education Master Educator , uses a variety of LEGO® tools and other makerspace and team-building tools and lessons to bring “fun” to challenges while building STEAM skills.

Researchers say AI will ‘greatly impact’ the future of education

The Hechinger Report

In April 2020, her company, AllHere, launched several new features to battle problems exacerbated by Covid-19, including an Artificial Intelligence-powered two-way text messaging system, Chatbot, for kids who weren’t showing up to class regularly.

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. . The district enrolls more than 187,000 students in its elementary and secondary schools as well as alternative programs. We’re teaching cybersecurity, we’re teaching network administration and Oracle, we’re teaching CAD drawing and robotics.” .

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. . The district enrolls more than 187,000 students in its elementary and secondary schools as well as alternative programs. We’re teaching cybersecurity, we’re teaching network administration and Oracle, we’re teaching CAD drawing and robotics.” .

OPINION: Fixing education during the pandemic means fixing an uneasy relationship with technology

The Hechinger Report

Worries have included the effects of screen time on young minds, along with questions about whether robots will replace teachers. Coronavirus and Education Early Education Elementary to High School Opinion Solutions Personalized Learning STEM Technology access

The Ed-Tech Imaginary

Hack Education

Mrs. Brainmocker, young Elroy Jetson's robot teacher (who, one must presume by her title, was a married robot teacher), appeared in just one episode — the very last one of the show's original run in 1963. The students at Little Dipper Elementary still sat in desks in rows.

3 strategies to teach STEAM in a blended environment

eSchool News

Before March 2020, there were many conversations about the benefits of minimizing screen time for young learners. Children in preschool and early elementary grades are in what Piaget called the “pre-operational” stage.

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. Robot teachers. The idea of a robot teacher may seem like a too futuristic concept at the moment, but it’s really an ongoing project in many schools and colleges worldwide. This type of tool has various benefits over traditional teaching: Robot teachers provide students with up to date knowledge, always making sure to follow the latest news and education trends.

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