How K–12 Classrooms Can Benefit from Robotics

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How K–12 Classrooms Can Benefit from Robotics. McKinsey & Company notes that Gen Z is composed of digital natives who prioritize unique identity and are rooted in the “search for the truth.” . Cracking the K–12 connection code requires a new approach, one that combines active-learning pedagogy with robotics in the classroom to deliver an interactive, immersive learning experience. . MORE FROM EDTECH: See how education robotics companies are invigorating K–12 learning.

Ten jobs that are safe from robots

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Yes, the robots are definitely coming for the jobs of America’s 3.5 Robots may also be coming for radiologists, whose expertise diagnosing diseases through X-rays and MRIs is facing stiff competition from artificial intelligence. And robots are starting to do some of the work in professions as diverse as chef , office clerk and tractor-trailer operator. For most of us, though, the robot invasion will simply change the tasks we do, not destroy our jobs altogether.

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

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Seoul-based AI and Robotics Company Cubroid AI coding blocks and robots have made the concept of learning coding safe and easy. Exploring The World Of Robotics With Cubroid. Children can enjoy assembling, coding, and playing with robots while using Cubroid products.

LIVE: Students Are Being Engaged in Robotics and Coding thanks to WonderWorkshop | @WonderWorkshop

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I was instantly charmed by Dash and Dot, the cute blue robots from Wonderworkshop. I was lucky June came along with them because after saying hello the robot just glanced around awkwardly. Before this conversation I had almost no idea what you could teach with robots and I was amazed at all the great ideas June shared with me about using these really engaging robots to support computer science learning in the youngest grades. The company has currently raised $15.9

How to use Sphero the Robot in STEM and Beyond – From Courtney Pepe

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As someone who primarily taught math and science when I was a classroom teacher, I associated robots, robotics curriculum, and robot apps as things that were only used in those subjects. However, this past year my school received a robot grant that provided ten robots for us from the company Sphero. Sphero is a robotic ball that can pair with an iPad, tablet, iPhone, or smartphone through Bluetooth, and getting started is relatively easy.

Sphero Announces Acquisition of LittleBits to Expand K–12 Robotics Tools

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Sphero Announces Acquisition of LittleBits to Expand K–12 Robotics Tools. Sphero , one of the leading companies in K–12 classroom robotics, announced its acquisition of littleBits , inventor of the electronic building blocks for science, technology, engineering, art and math learning, on Friday, Aug. As a larger company, Sphero will be able to provide educators more support and deeper offerings.”.

Trashbots: How Some Students Are Helping Educate the World in Robotics

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This post is about a pair of brothers and their inspiration approach to educating the world in the realm of robotics using a low-cost way that “up-cycles” existing everyday materials to build their creations. They are both Westlake High School students and, for the past several years, taken their love of robotics and combined it with an altruistic desire to help educate youth all over the world in a low-cost way. Learn Coding, Robot Maintenance with Cozmo ] Here’s where you come in.

Companies Invest in Preparing K–12 Students as Older Sectors Become Tech Integrated

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Companies Invest in Preparing K–12 Students as Older Sectors Become Tech Integrated. At the same time, major companies are recognizing the potential of a generation that will be looking for jobs as the market for jobs in these fields changes — and offers new options to workers and employers. . “It Increased STEM funding from private companies comes as Americans raise concerns over the attention science, technology, engineering and math classes get in the U.S.

Matching funds pair robots, underserved classrooms

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Dollar-for-dollar match brings robots to classrooms teaching computational thinking. However, access to tools and opportunities for schools in these communities is a matter of the right financial support. Wonder Workshop will match one dollar for every dollar donated towards funding projects that bring the Dash & Dot robots to schools in need. Dash & Dot are robots with personality and capability.

How Robotics Competitions Close the STEM Skills Gap and Build a Diverse Workforce

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For nearly 30 years, the global non-profit FIRST has been getting kids hooked on science and technology through hands-on robotics competitions for grades K-12—complete with cheering crowds, adrenaline rushes and teams snatching victory from the jaws of defeat. FIRST president and former tech executive Don Bossi spoke with EdSurge about why robotics are the ideal gateway sport for budding innovators and how educators can get their students involved. Watch a video: This isn't a robot.

KinderLab Robotics Meets Rigorous Review Standards to Join STEMworks Database

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(Waltham, MA) April 11, 2018 — KinderLab Robotics , the creators of KIBO™ , a robot kit designed to teach children ages 4–7 to build, program, decorate, and bring their own robot to life without requiring any screen-time, today announced its acceptance to STEMworks , an online honor roll of high-quality STEM education programs. KinderLab Robotics can be very proud of joining the STEMworks honor roll,” said Dr. Mark Loveland, Project Director for STEMworks.

Why a Robot-Filled Education Future May Not Be as Scary as You Think

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The robots are coming, and some of them are charming. That was my reaction on a recent visit to Singularity University, when I met two robots named Pris and Pepper. To date, 75 percent of the global population has access to a mobile phone. SU relies on co-founder Peter Diamandis ’s theory of abundance , which imagines a world of increased access and availability. What will face-to-face mean in a robot-filled world?

A Humanoid Robot Inspires All Students to Explore STEM, Coding, and Programming

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(Dallas, TX) June 20, 2018 — RoboKind , the creators of robots4autism and Milo , today introduced Jett , the coding and programming robot, along with the robots4STEM curriculum designed to teach all students, including those with disabilities, the skills they need to ignite a lasting interest in STEM. With Jett, we’re empowering all students to be agents of their own education, and giving a number of traditionally underserved groups the access to coding and STEM that they deserve.”

Texas Takes Aggressive First Steps to Address Autism with Humanoid Robotics

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RoboKind , the world leader in social robotics and the creator of Milo and robots4autism , is proud to offer schools and districts a solution that meets or exceeds the expectations and goals spelled out in HB21. Schools and districts that take advantage of Milo the robot and the robots4autism curriculum will also have access to data collection and reporting analytics, a facilitator manual, training, IT and related technical support, and school and district customer service support.

December 15 University of New Hampshire to Host the State Finals forState’s Second Annual Cyber Robotics Coding Competition

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On December 15, the University of New Hampshire (UNH) will host the finals of the state’s Cyber Robotics Coding Competition (CRCC), being held by the New Hampshire Department of Education (NH DOE) and the Intelitek STEM and CTE Education Foundation ( ISCEF ). We are very excited by the commitment that the University of New Hampshire is making to the Cyber Robotics Coding Competition,” said Edelblut.

National Cyber Robotics Coding Competitions Hosted by Intelitek STEM and CTE Education Foundation Set to Begin October 15for Schools in 14 States

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In October, the Intelitek STEM and CTE Education Foundation (ISCEF) kicks off the 2018 Cyber Robotics Coding Competitions (CRCCs) in 14 states and the District of Columbia. The CRCC is the first-of-its-kind, free to participate, online coding and robotics tournament for students in grades 5-9 that enables schools and districts to engage students in STEM learning by using game-based competitions that are both safe and fun.

Infographic: Robotics And The Future Of STEM

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Infographic: Robotics And The Future Of STEM. That’s why companies such as Chevron has stepped up by allocating between $750,00 and $1.25 Local school districts plan to use that funding to train students as early as junior high in robotics, engineering design, and 3-Dimensional printing, according to the article. In order to showcase the importance of the increasing role that robotics can play in STEM education, KUKA Robotics has created the infographic below.

'The Brave Little Surveillance Bear' and Other Stories We Tell About Robots Raising Children

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No doubt, today’s technology companies view students and schools as a largely untapped market. Technology companies – particularly those hawking aspirational, education-related products – have long viewed parents in a similar way. Companies always hope they’ll be able to make headlines at CES, and Aristotle received a fair amount of attention this year. Mattel is, after all, a toy company with lots of intellectual property.

How do schools train for a workplace that doesn’t exist yet?

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We’ve all heard the dire predictions about the coming robot apocalypse. His company has started working with local high schools to introduce students and teachers to tech tools and career paths, but he wonders whether it’s enough and what sorts of approaches he ought to be taking given the uncertainty around what jobs will look like in the future. Carnevale told me that, first of all, the story of robots creating mass unemployment has been overhyped.

Will AI really transform education?

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Shipeng Li, corporate vice president of iFLYTEK, talked about how the Chinese company is working to increase teachers’ efficiency by individualizing homework assignments. Andre Perry, a fellow at the Brookings Institution and a Hechinger contributor, talked about how tech companies may cement racism and other biases into algorithms unless they employ diverse teams and consciously fight against inequities. It enables children to use artificial intelligence to train and build robots.

A Great Opportunity: Finch Loaner Program

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Birdbrain technologies is a robotics company that has two main products: the Hummingbird Robotics Kit and the Finch robot. Finch is a simple bird-like robot that's whole purpose is to bridge that coding gap, and where it works wonders is its device flexibility. What’s excellent about BirdBrain is they run a program to loan these robots out for free, and that program is open now ( [link] ). Is a finch as fancy as some of the other robots on the market?

A 17-year-old wants to spice up science classes and, eventually, democratize education

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The idea for the company came out of Steven’s own sense of frustration and boredom in science classes. Realism , Steven’s company, offers labs in physics, chemistry and biology, including one that puts students into the shoes of a NASA engineer and asks them to use their chemistry knowledge to input fuel values and launch a rocket into space. With Realism, we’re trying to bring those experiences that students would never be able to access,” Steven said.

CoderZ by Intelitek Wins Tech & Learning‘Best of Show’ Award at ISTE 2018

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Derry, NH July 2, 2018 -- Intelitek today announced that its online coding and robotics program CoderZ, was named as a Best of Show winner by Tech & Learningat the 2018 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference and Expo. It's a yeoman's task and we take it seriously in selecting these companies and their products." The Company’s sustainable support and professional development ensure the continued success of educational programs.

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Convincing students that learning blue-collar job skills will pay off

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Matthew Porter, a student at Craig High School, inspects a “collaborative” robot at Prent Corporation, in Janesville, Wisconsin. The high school students clustered around a four-foot-tall red robot with long arms and cartoonish eyes. A so-called collaborative robot, programmed to work with humans at the Prent Corporation, a packaging company, it looked cute, not intimidating. Parker students often travel to robotics competitions around the country.

This STEM-focused district hands out paychecks along with report cards

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A robot built by students to research endangered frogs in Lake Titicaca, in Peru, being tested in June, 2016, by Lindsey Hamblin (left), then a Skyline High School senior, and Callie Meyers, then a Skyline junior. And career preparation here isn’t just a buzzword but more like a guiding principle: When the end-of-day bell sounds, some children transition from students to employees of the district, and earn $10 an hour for working on a variety of projects for local technology companies.

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AI can disrupt racial inequity in schools, or make it much worse

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The educational landscape is now littered with cyber or virtual schools because ed tech companies promised that they would reach hard-to-educate as well as black and Latino students and create efficiencies in low-funded districts. For the rise of robots to equate to progress, teachers should experience improved work conditions and increased job satisfaction. K-12 News online learning Personalized Learning Race teachers Technology access

A new way of helping students pay for college: Give them corporate jobs

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The companies get reliable employees and prospective hires while universities can promise students help with keeping their loan debt low. Related: How colleges can help their students out-compete robots. The companies pay EAW, which then pays the student workers, while the universities provide the office space. As for the companies’ largesse, it has an economic motive, said Nicole Smith, chief economist at the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.

Alaska schools pay a price for the nation’s slowest internet, but change is coming

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The great irony is that the multimillion-dollar cable was planted in the Arctic by an Anchorage-based telecommunications company thanks, in large part, to global warming. A $500 round-trip flight to Anchorage or Fairbanks for teacher training, or a robotics tournament, or a college visit, is a hard sell for districts struggling with the impact of a statewide recession. A broader effort to boost internet access across the state formally got underway in May, when then-Gov.

Will a new batch of licenses help rural students get online?

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They settle in at the computers where Caine teaches coding and software, such as Illustrator and Photoshop, or they head to the back room for the 3-D printer, vinyl cutter and robotics kits. Like much of rural America, Garfield County is on the wrong side of the “homework gap” — a stubborn disparity in at-home broadband that hinders millions of students’ access to the array of online learning, collaboration and research tools that are enjoyed by their better-connected peers.

An Rx for poverty? A career in nursing

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Benjamin Pring, co-founder of the Center for the Future of Work at technology company Cognizant. But because nursing demands interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence, it can’t easily be done by robots, say futurists, medical professionals and technology experts. In his 2015 book “The Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future,” Martin Ford suggests that the spread of A.I. Is empathy robot-proof?

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

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For instance, Osso VR is a virtual reality technology company founded on the principle of training surgeons with real world skills that can be directly applied when in the operating room. 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. Robot teachers are able to work 24/7 without taking a break and don’t need a salary.

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Student seeks to create the ‘Netflix of online learning’

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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.

Tell Your Students – These Professions are Hiring Big Time

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Professional athletes and actors make big money, and those professions seem a lot more accessible to many young people than say, a computer analyst or someone working in the space industry. Data science skills are the most challenging to recruit for and create massive headaches for companies if not filled. ROBOTICS. Previously, industrial robots were used almost exclusively for large assembly. Robots aren’t limited to industrial applications. By Charles Sosnik.

Finland’s First Education Technology Fund, Sparkmind, Closes €40 Million

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Its biggest financial backers are Tesi, an investment company owned by the Finnish government, and KRR III, a separate fund that Tesi helped establish. Other investors in the fund include OP Banking Group, Elo Mutual Pension Insurance Company, the University of Jyväskylä and the City of Espoo. But up to 25 percent of its capital can be invested in companies based outside of Europe, he adds. “We We will not count out great companies from another region if they come along.”

Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

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And if you click www.coolcatteacher.com/edpuzzle , Edpuzzle will give your school access to the 50,000 best lessons from Edpuzzle, organized in folders and ready to be used by teachers. Catherine: Well, I think that any content area is more accessible to students and helps them to really understand that content if it’s used in real-world situations. So even though I just talked about doing little projects that are accessible, we’ve also done some pretty crazy big things, too.