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. Never stop learning!

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Announcing the 2020 Cohort of HP Teaching Fellows

Digital Promise

We’re excited to announce the 2020 cohort of HP Teaching Fellows! The new cohort includes 26 educators from across the United States and Canada, selected for their excellence in powerful teaching and learning with technology. HP Teaching Fellows Exemplify Powerful Learning.

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A plan for teaching coding and robotics from home

eSchool News

Related content: 3 key parts of a coding and robotics program. Coronavirus Update Featured on eSchool News STEM Teaching & Learning apps apps for education classroom code coding district Education Google Google Apps Google Apps for Education IT online robotics school students

Distance Learning Robotics is Possible! (Edison is King)

Cycles of Learning

While PhET and cK-12 HTML5 simulations have proved to be essential in facilitating 100% distance learning in my chemistry and biology classes, creating a meaningful distance learning system for my robotics elective course was much more difficult to dream up.

February 2020 Guide: Stem, Steam & Makerspaces

eSchool News

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How to teach coding and robotics from home

eSchool News

Related content: 3 key parts of a coding and robotics program. COVID-19 Update Featured on eSchool News STEM Teaching & Learning apps apps for education classroom code coding district Education Google Google Apps Google Apps for Education IT online robotics school students

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.

AI &Robotics, Remote Work, Open Innovation, Special talks, Awards, Competition & Investment workshops culminated an interesting Day 2 of COMEUP 2020!

AsiaTechDaily

Register While the first day of the event had many panel discussions and talks focused on the effects and challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic on businesses and startups, day two of COMEUP 2020 was full of leadership management, new knowledge, and creating better workspaces. AI and Robotics.

Ozobot launches new learning management system

Educational Technology Guy

After being voted Best of Show at ISTE 2019, Ozobot Classroom (patent pending) officially launched at the 2020 Future of Education Technology Conference. Using boosted Bluetooth connectivity, teachers can seamlessly connect to up to 18 robots (patent pending). robotics STEM

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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. CoderZ is an innovative and engaging online learning environment.

Ruidoso School District is First to Deploy Xenex Germ-Zapping Robots

eSchool News

As schools around the world evaluate how to reopen safely amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ruidoso Municipal School District is taking important steps to provide a safer environment for students and employees as they return to in-person learning.

Computational Thinking in Preschool: What, Why, and How

Digital Promise

While computer science (CS) and computational thinking (CT) have received increasing attention over the past decade, CT integration in early learning settings is an emerging area of focus. How computational thinking can support early learning.

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Look Here: Predicting 2020 Requires 20/20 Vision

EdNews Daily

Students are walking out on traditional public schooling and into a better learning experience. There’s an inverse growth model happening at the same time: School-choice, blended and flipped learning and a heavy dose of consumerization. By LeiLani Cauthen.

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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.

SoftBank Robotics America Launches STREAM Learning Tool Tethys

techlearning

Software developed in partnership with Finger Food Advanced Technology Group helps students learn to code through the use of SoftBank Robotics’ humanoid robot, Pepper

South Korean Edtech Company Probo Launches Cutting-Edge Probo Connect Robotics Curriculum For Children

AsiaTechDaily

Register The entire EdTech industry is witnessing a hockey stick growth amidst the COVID19 pandemic and robotics and robotic applications have found all the more acceptance. Imagine a smart robot venturing into a COVID isolation hospital and helping to sanitize the area.

Hour of Code? Here’s why to participate

Ask a Tech Teacher

December 7-12th, 2020, Computer Science Education will host the Hour Of Code–a one-hour introduction to students on coding, programming, and why they should love it, designed to demystify “code” and show that anyone can learn the basics to be a maker, a creator, and an innovator.

FETC 2020: STEM, safety, and students

eSchool News

Student engagement and empowerment were evident at FETC 2020 in Miami, FL. Topics ran the gamut from the latest tech tools and personalized learning strategies to funding, supporting, and sustaining district technology initiatives.

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Should Coding be a Part of the Modern School’s Curriculum?

Ask a Tech Teacher

As the name suggests, these activities only take one hour and give kids an excellent opportunity to learn necessary computer programming skills. That means those who learn coding at an early age will be better prepared to work in a wide range of fields. Looking for a Class Robot?

Can kindergartners learn coding?

eSchool News

Our team took a trip to West Bend, Wisconsin, to visit a district that presented its approach to early childhood education at ISTE , supporting the claim that, yes, a kindergartner can learn to code. Related content: A plan for teaching coding and robotics from home.

How Korea-Based Cubroid’S ARTIBO- A Smart AI Robot Is Making Children Across The Globe Future-Ready With Creativity And Imagination?

AsiaTechDaily

In this ever-growing world of technology, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning have become the frontrunners, and it has become imperative that our kids learn about these concepts now. The leading-edge solution to it is to learn-CODING.

January 2020 Guide: Multimedia Presentation Systems

eSchool News

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6 Unplugged Activities for Hour of Code

Ask a Tech Teacher

Hour of Code–December 7th-12, 2020–is a time when teachers show students why they should love-not-fear coding and students find out that these activities — often seen as geeky or impossible — aren’t. Looking for a Class Robot?

10 Unusual Projects for Hour of Code

Ask a Tech Teacher

December 7-12, 2020 Computer Science Education will host the Hour Of Code–a one-hour introduction to coding, programming, and why students should love it. It’s designed to show that anyone can learn the basics to be a maker, a creator, and an innovator. Human robot. Human Robot.

CoderZ Encouraging Title I Schools to Sign-up Students for the Amazon Cyber Robotics Challenge

eSchool News

The Amazon Cyber Robotics Challenge has passed the halfway mark, but it’s not too late for teachers and students to sign up. Since the fall, CoderZ and Amazon Future Engineer have been bringing real-world industry to Title I classrooms with this free, three-hour virtual learning experience.

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

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.

Robot Teachers, Racist Algorithms, and Disaster Pedagogy

Hack Education

I'm not an advocate for ed-tech; I'm not here to sell you on a new flashcard app or show you how to use the learning management system more effectively. The promise of ed-tech — now as always: make teaching and learning cheaper, faster, more scalable, more efficient.

Leading in Uncertain Times

A Principal's Reflections

The concept of leadership hasn’t changed, although the conditions under which leaders work and learn sure have. A rapid evolution in artificial intelligence, automation, and advanced robotics should have served notice to anyone in the education space that things needed to change.

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. I remember thinking that the school systems must have a great list of recommended online learning,” she said.

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. As Calvin Chen, Assistant Director of the UC Davis Center for Computing and STEM Education who offers this program, states simply: “O ur goal is to get kids interested in math and robotics.” ChArduino –students use Ch programming (kind of a simplified, easier-to-learn C+) and an Arduino board.

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

Dangerously Irrelevant

Others paid attention to the data and rising number of coronavirus cases and used their summers more wisely to design for better remote/hybrid learning and teaching than the mostly-low-level direct instruction, digital worksheets, and paper homework packets that we saw last spring.

National STEM/STEAM Day Nov. 8th

Ask a Tech Teacher

This STEM bundle includes four lesson plans: Engineering and Design, The Human Body, Keyboarding and the Scientific Method, and Robotics. Stem Education in 2020. You can find her resources at Structured Learning. National STEM Day is November 8 and the unofficial holiday celebrates science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education throughout the United States.

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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. But screen-based learning is not always developmentally appropriate for young learners, and it is not well suited to some forms of learning.

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! The darker blue Motors helps a student's robot to move around.