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The Education of an Android Teacher

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When you meet an android, it’s important to follow etiquette. I'm the world's first android teaching assistant. She’s the namesake of Maria, a destructive robot character from the 1927 silent film “Metropolis.” Maria Bot can only access a pre-approved sliver of the Internet. And when she does, the professor requests that they not ask her the question that springs so easily to people’s minds when they encounter a robot: Will you take over the world?

Chrome Can: Coding on a Chromebook!

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is available on iOS, Chrome, and Android and can be used to teach students the basics of problem-solving and computational thinking. ” This application is fantastic to use with robots and can be used for students at various levels of comfort and skill. . Coders typically work in and integrated development environment (IDE) These IDEs used to be only accessible on operating systems where software could be installed (i.e.

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What?s New: New Tools for Schools

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CODE.ORG ADVOCACY COALITION ( advocacy.code.org ) Since January 2018, 20 states have passed legislation and funded $49 million to expand access to and diversity in K-12 computer science, according to the Code.org Advocacy Coalition, a group of over 60 industry, non-profit, and advocacy organizations working together to make computer science a fundamental part of K-12 education. Teachers can access support through KUBO Education, an online community.

17 Things for Teachers to Try in 2017 (Infographic and FREE Download)

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Google is working with a number of partners, including WNET, PBS, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the American Museum of Natural History, the Planetary Society, David Attenborough with production company Alchemy VR and many of the Google Cultural Institute museum partners to create custom educational content that spans the universe.”. Virtual reality has improved leaps in bounds in the last year, and is becoming even more accessible in the classroom. Program a Robot.

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

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New products are coming from companies that have long been in the game, and others are being launched thanks to successful crowdfunding initiatives. Bubble Bot walks students through creating a bubble-blowing robot and a Fan of Fortune. Compatibility: The pieces are perfectly sized for small vehicles, robots, figurines, or balls to navigate the maze. Compatibility: The app requires a tablet or smartphone running iOS 7+ or Android 4.3+

CUE and Touchjet partner for STEAMpunk Mobile Labs

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CUE , a nonprofit professional development organization for education technology, chose Touchjet , the first company to create a touch projector with a standalone Android operating system and a recent finalist of the 2016 Edison Awards for innovation, to help bring interactive technology to classrooms around the U.S. Based on the Android system, the projectors can also be connected with other devices like Chromebooks and Android tablets. “I

Code With Kids and See What Happens #hourofcode #edtech #edchat #caedchat

Adam Welcome

Most of the kids at my school won’t be programmers or work for a tech company.” Code has been in our lives for years, and thankfully has now been mainstreamed so everyone can have access and learn. Robots are cool. What better way to take coding to the next level than to code a robot to drive or roll or to program a drone to fly? Dash from Wonder Workshop is an adorable little robot that can be programmed using 5 different apps available on IOS and Android!

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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This program adds full home access for students, custom curriculum alignment, performance reporting, professional development, and more. ADVANCED & MEASURED PROGRESS ( www.advanc-ed.org ) & ( www.measuredprogress.org ) Measured Progress and AdvancED will join forces to form a unique and far-reaching nonprofit educational company focused on data-driven tools for school improvement. has joined the ENA family of companies.

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This Tech Tool Can Save Teachers 10 Minutes Per Class

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Laurence’s College in Brisbane had just 50 minutes to write up a formative assessment on the representation of robots and artificial intelligence in the movies. Using wireless presentation tools by Vivi , an education-focused company founded in Australia, Gunn was able to mirror her tablet screen on the classroom screen and play YouTube clips directly through a hardwired receiver without slowing down the school’s wifi—or her students’ work.

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College Prep: The Often Winding Road for Parents, Students and High Schools

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Today, parents and students have the ability to access endless amounts of college and career planning information. Also, according to the Institute for College Access & Success’ Project on Student Debt, the average balance in 2014 was close to $30,000, and that is solely for undergraduate programs. Schoold is available for download on both iOS and Android stores. By Robyn D. Shulman. You can now hold the future in your hand before this phrase comes to life.

Technology Integration in a 21st Century Science Classroom

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Many classrooms have access to devices that would allow students to collect data just like a scientist would in a modern-day laboratory setting. Several companies, including Vernier and Pasco to name just a couple, have modified their probes to be compatible with Chromebooks as well. The interface connects to a computer, Chromebook, iPad/iPhone and Android devices. Imagine this classroom scenario.

WHAT’S NEW

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BENCHMARK EDUCATION COMPANY ADVANCEALL ( benchmarkeducation.com ) Benchmark Education Company (BEC) released Advance ALL, a new series motivating students to read with literary and informational reading text sets. BLACKBOARD AND READSPEAKER ( www.blackboard.com ) & ( www.readspeaker.com ) Blackboard and ReadSpeaker are furthering their partnership to help instructors worldwide improve course content accessibility.

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Code With Kids and See What Happens - written with Karly Moura!

Adam Welcome

Most of the kids at my school won’t be programmers or work for a tech company.” Code has been in our lives for years, and thankfully has now been mainstreamed so everyone can have access and learn. Robots are cool. What better way to take coding to the next level than to code a robot to drive or roll or to program a drone to fly? Dash from Wonder Workshop is an adorable little robot that can be programmed using 5 different apps available on IOS and Android!

#EdTechTidBIts of the Week (April 21, 2015)

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I found two new apps, a Disney article, a robotics competition to the moon, and a repository of maker projects! AutoDesk 123D's TinkerPlay for Mobile Devices AutoDesk 123D , the maker of other great free apps for 3D design, such as Tinkercad and 123D Design , have released a new free app called TinkerPlay for iOS, Android, and Windows devices. The task is to design, create, and program a robot that can rove & navigate on the moon's surface. They also have an Android app

Revisiting #ALATTT: Trend #1: AR/VR/MR and a touch of AI

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Companies are investing in immersive technologies. In terms of young people, immersive realities have the potential to address the characteristics of i nteractivity, connectivity, access identified in Eliza Dresang’s Radical Change Theory as critical in enhancing agency among digital youth. Take them with your phone, android or tablet. Microsoft has put accessibility in a pocket-sized format in this powerful tool for iPhones.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

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Do you know that feeling when you are told your questions about student privacy are unfounded by a representative of a company that earns 86% of its total revenue from advertising? Tagged on: March 19, 2017 Cyber attacks a serious, and under-reported, threat to Boulder Valley companies | Boulder Daily Camera → Specific to the Boulder, CO-area, but useful overview of cybersecurity trends. Census data, and the divide among states in internet accessibility is apparent.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Department of Education plans to hold a negotiated rule-making session aimed at changing regulations for federal aid eligibility to try to ‘promote greater access for students to high-quality, innovative programs,’ according to a Wednesday posting from the Office of Management and Budget.” Via the BBC : “The man hired to run the Student Loans Company was appointed against officials’ advice and without having his references checked, a report says.”

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“The FCC Is Threatening to Gut a Program That Provides Internet Access to Minorities,” Pacific Standard reports. ” At least the e-cigarette company (which targets teens) offers a social-emotional learning curriculum, right? Billion in Android Antitrust Case.” I mean, clearly the company has a strong grasp on the politics of information. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “ Robots in the classroom ?

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” 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.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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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 The real digital divide, this article contends, is not that affluent children have access to better and faster technologies. (Um, The company has not been charged in the matter.).