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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.

How K–12 Classrooms Can Benefit from Robotics

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How K–12 Classrooms Can Benefit from Robotics. Classrooms are dynamically impacted by the dual forces of technological evolution and student expectation. McKinsey & Company notes that Gen Z is composed of digital natives who prioritize unique identity and are rooted in the “search for the truth.” . Student engagement is changing, driven by digital natives looking to combine organic social interaction with science, technology, engineering and math discovery.

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

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Not every kindergartner can boast that she helped build a robot with high school students. For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) program at the high school in their small Kansas town. One of my best friends in high school was on the robotics team with me.

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.

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. Work in rural, agricultural America has seen major disruption from innovative technology, globalization and a shift away from resources like coal and steel.

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.

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

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Last week, Sparkmind , an education technology investment firm based in Helsinki, announced the first close of its venture fund, totalling €40 million (approx. 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.

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. Much of this negativity is tied directly to the increasing role of technology. At the same time, the price of new technologies continues to fall, which leads to faster and more market penetration. To date, 75 percent of the global population has access to a mobile phone.

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.

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

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Jett is the younger sibling of RoboKind’s facially expressive robot Milo, and provides all students, including those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the opportunity to explore STEM, coding, and programming.

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 ).

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. National Open Access competition -- will be held virtually for students in schools without a statewide CRCC.

Disruptive technologies in Education industry

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Globalization and Technology advances over the last decade have significantly altered the landscape of the education sector. The potential of education technology is the biggest in Asia due to the sheer number of students enrolled in schools across Asia (600 million in K-12 schools) and the premium that Asian culture places on education. Across the globe, some key disruptive technology trends which are impacting education are: Artificial Intelligence. Assistive Technology.

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.

Infographic: Robotics And The Future Of STEM

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Infographic: Robotics And The Future Of STEM. According to an article titled, “Investment in STEM education adds up,” by Lauren Foreman, there is notable concern that demand for skilled workers in science, technology, engineering and math fields, or STEM, will outrun supply. That’s why companies such as Chevron has stepped up by allocating between $750,00 and $1.25 Educators and students have the opportunity to be trained using advanced robotic technology.

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

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Jobs in information technology are growing quickly and employers are trying to find ways to get kids excited about careers in the field. We’ve all heard the dire predictions about the coming robot apocalypse. He’s also seen just how fast changes are happening in his own industry, information technology. Carnevale told me that, first of all, the story of robots creating mass unemployment has been overhyped.

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

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The relationship between education and technology has never been an easy one. The role of technology in the classroom has been subject to all sorts of scrutiny over the years, much of it justified, some not. More than $13 billion is spent on technology “solutions” annually.

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

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I will not be assigning penance today – although as a scholar of history and culture, I do want you (all of us, really) to think about what we’ve done; to think about what we’ve said; to think about the stories we tell about the future of technology and education. I spend a lot of time talking about what I call “the history of the future” of education technology. I’m interested in what we believe technology will do. Robots don’t care.

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. Leave this field empty if you're human: Paulo Blikstein, an associate professor at Teachers College, drew laughs by talking about Silicon Valley’s public relations coup in getting us so excited about technology’s promise that we happily parted with our private data, only to learn much later of the costs.

The Stories We Were Told about Education Technology (2018)

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Meanwhile this year, immigrant, refugee children at the United States border were separated from their parents and kept in cages , deprived of legal counsel , deprived of access to education , deprived in some cases of water. Meanwhile, the founder of Oculus Rift is now selling surveillance technology for a virtual border wall between the US and Mexico. Robots won’t replace you , the press repeatedly said.

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. Whether you are just starting out in the classroom or have been teaching for decades, the question of when to use technology in the lab is often a debate. The purists feel that students are too deeply rooted in technology and do not know how to use or read results on a basic tool, such as a thermometer or pH paper.

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

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Now, at 17, he has a startup that is on the verge of being acquired and a concrete vision for how he wants to use technology to transform the learning experience for students all over the world. The idea for the company came out of Steven’s own sense of frustration and boredom in science classes. With Realism, we’re trying to bring those experiences that students would never be able to access,” Steven said. And the company is now in talks to be acquired.

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.

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

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AI is only as good as the information and values of the programmers who design it, and their biases can ultimately lead both to flaws in the technology and to amplified biases in the real world. put on by the United Nations General Assembly, the United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organization ( UNESCO ), the think tank WISE and the Transformative Learning Technologies Lab at Teachers College, and hosted by Columbia University this month.

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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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.

For Investors, the Future of Education Technology is now the Workplace

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For investors, the future of education technology is now the workplace. After several years of waiting for the K-12 market to grow faster, and a couple of years getting schooled in higher education, education technology investors seem to have decided edtech’s future is the workplace. Examples range from fatal subway crashes to airline disasters (both now exceedingly rare), to company failures such as Enron.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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At the time, I wrote about the importance of APIs; the issues surrounding data security and privacy; the appeal of platforms for users and businesses; and the education and tech companies who were well-positioned (or at least wanting) to become education platforms. I was inspired, I think, to select that topic because talk of “platforms” was incredibly popular in Silicon Valley – it had been for a while – as companies strove to become “the next Facebook.”

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

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Shawn Caine, who teaches technology at Panguitch High School in Garfield County, Utah, lets students who don’t have adequate home internet service get online in her classroom before and after school. All their work is on that computer,” said Caine, “and they need that access.”.

The 2018 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards Name Seven Winning Educators for Their Innovative Use of Data-Collection Technology

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BEAVERTON, Oregon, April 12, 2018 — Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) announced the seven winners of the 2018 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards. A panel of NSTA-appointed experts chose the winning educators—one elementary teacher, two middle school teachers, three high school teachers, and one college-level educator—for their innovative use of data-collection technology in the science classroom.

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] ). Coding STEM TL Advisor Blog Robotics

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

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But the future of educational technology here is starting to emerge from a pixelated past. 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.

Memory Machines: Learning, Knowing, and Technological Change

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I’ve long been interested in the push for automation and AI in education – certainly, talk of “robots coming for our jobs” is not new, and predictions by technologists about the impending arrival of artificial intelligence are now sixty some odd years old – that is, for decades, we’ve heard people tell us that we’re just a decade or so away from AI being able to do any job a human can. So is the pace of technological change accelerating?

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.