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What it Takes to Integrate Robotics and Coding into the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

What it Takes to Integrate Robotics and Coding into the Classroom. It starts with a game of Robot Turtles, a board game by Thinkfun that’s being used at Hubbard Woods School in Winnetka, Ill., It helps explain the step-by-step nature of coding,” says Todd Burleson, resource center director for this Winnetka Public Schools District 36 elementary school. Schools Get Started in Robotics. District 36 started small with its robotics program. “We

Top 10 K–12 Educational Technology Trends

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Here’s a roundup of today’s top edtech trends: 1 1:1 Devices —This trend seems to continue to expand. The idea of having a device for every student is a highly desirable goal for most, and this trend will likely continue for years to come as schools gradually build their programs until they reach 1:1 status. 3 Wearable Technology —Wearable technology is an up-and-coming trend in edtech. 5 Collaborative Computing —This trend is closely linked to cloud computing.

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The Next Big Trends in #EdTech from @ISTE CEO Richard Culatta at #ISTE19

The Innovative Educator

Innovative educators understand the importance of being in touch with the latest trends in ed tech. Richard Culatta, CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) helps us by sharing what the organization sees as the next big trends. Fortunately, teachers like April Keck DeGennaro who teaches at Peoples Elementary School in Georgia is. SCREAM stands for science, computing, robotics, engineering, artificial intelligence, and math.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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This is part eleven of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” In May, venture capitalist and former securities analyst Mary Meeker released her annual “Internet Trends” report. Among the major trends Meeker identified for 2017: mobile advertising, gaming, and healthcare. And it raises a number of questions, I think: how good is Mary Meeker at actually identifying and analyzing Internet trends? Is this really a trend?

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.

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. Steiner said the evidence is beginning to mount that struggling students do better when they have the same level of access to challenging, grade-level materials as their peers. “It

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

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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. Robot teachers are able to work 24/7 without taking a break and don’t need a salary.

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VR, PBL, and OERs: Four High Hopes for Learning with Edtech in the New School Year

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In 2014, I wrote about strategies for edtech success in the new school year , and in 2015, I wrote about edtech teaching trends for the new school year. Fourth graders at High Tech Elementary School met with nearby organizations and launched their own websites and businesses to support the police department, water board, humane society, and more. I’ve seen the students in my own school get pretty excited about the robots they’ve built and programmed with code.

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29 K-12 edtech predictions for 2021

eSchool News

To provide a safe and effective learning environment, educators will reimagine schools to improve accessibility and inclusivity. Elementary students are not immune to serious student safety issues.

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This College Program Wants to Help Schools Use Technology With Intention

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schools accessing high-speed broadband, and devices all but ubiquitous in the classroom, the question is no longer whether teachers and students are using technology, but how. 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.

Your Guide to Running a School Like Disney World

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At Mary Williams Elementary , we strive to create a similarly magical feeling. Since then, we've experimented with dozens of different apps and online programs to boost learning and interest: 3-D printing, spheros, Osmos, virtual reality, coding, cyber security modules, drones, Robotics, multiple devices. Our parents have access to me at any time of the day through Remind, which lets them text me if they need anything.

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. This allows the students an even greater chance to identify trends, errors, and anomalous data. The simplest and easiest tool to incorporate into any science classroom, including the elementary level, is a USB microscope with an integrated camera. Imagine this classroom scenario.

Top 8 Advantages of an Interactive STEM Curriculum

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According to the surveyed candidates who are now not working in STEM fields, they did not pursue a STEM career due to a lack of access to resources and opportunities. But now with mobile phones, tablets, and laptops being a part of school education, it is much easier to deliver STEM courses on these devices, making the courses more interactive, accessible and engaging. Related: 8 Trends in Education Technology That Will Have A Major Impact | 2019. What is STEM?

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The messy reality of personalized learning

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In tiny Foster, Rhode Island, teachers at Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School use high-tech methods to teach a largely rural, off-the-grid population. Down Route 6, not far from the Shady Acres Restaurant and Dairy, is Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School. Two years ago, Isaac Paine Elementary won a competitive grant from the Rhode Island Office of Innovation to become a showcase “lighthouse school,” part of a statewide push to bring tech into education.

Busting Stereotypes: A Homeschool-Public School Partnership That Works

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Several school districts in Michigan have taken note of this trend and are participating in homeschool partnerships that are building bridges between the two communities and changing public school instruction along the way. While many homeschool families aren’t interested in enrolling their children in public school full time, they see the benefit of taking a few classes if that means they have more access to funds to pay for instruction of their choice.

8 Must-See Hidden Gems from ISTE 2018

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This platform is designed to develop elementary writing skills through a world-building game environment. There's also a webpage where teachers can access their students' texts and leave comments; students will see the feedback directly in the game. These reports then start a dialogue between the student and a school counselor, allowing counselors to help students while also tracking incident trends school- and district-wide.

How to Overcome Apathy and Disillusionment When Standardized Tests Fail Kids

Edsurge

Two weeks before testing day, after weeks of struggling robotically through course content, we ditch the projects and texts we are working on to focus solely on test practice, fueled by Powerpoints featuring sample test questions from prior years. I had high hopes for my students, but the average lexile score at my school was 800, which is equivalent to a late elementary or middle school level.

21 Things Every 21st Century Educator Should Try This Year (2018 Version)

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Many of the updates come from trends I’ve seen not only in education but also in the workplace like these Top 10 Skills Needed for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (from the World Economic Forum). While these are becoming more common, I like the trend of having a weekly student “guest author” write up the ideas and learning objectives discussed in class. One of my Ed Techs ( Ashley Pampe ) actually created a “Social Media” team on her elementary campus.

Teachers' Essential Guide to Coding in the Classroom

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For beginners, apps that use blocks rather than just coding language are more accessible. If you'd prefer to begin by teaching a particular coding language, you'll want to choose one that is common and accessible, like Python, Java, or Ruby. Our Best Coding Tools lists for elementary , middle , and high school include the most highly rated options and detailed reviews. What is coding? Why teach coding? Is coding relevant to non-STEM subjects?

8 Must-See Hidden Gems from ISTE 2018

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This platform is designed to develop elementary writing skills through a world-building game environment. There's also a webpage where teachers can access their students' texts and leave comments; students will see the feedback directly in the game. These reports then start a dialogue between the student and a school counselor, allowing counselors to help students while also tracking incident trends school- and district-wide.

8 Must-See Hidden Gems from ISTE 2018

Graphite Blog

This platform is designed to develop elementary writing skills through a world-building game environment. There's also a webpage where teachers can access their students' texts and leave comments; students will see the feedback directly in the game. These reports then start a dialogue between the student and a school counselor, allowing counselors to help students while also tracking incident trends school- and district-wide.

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

Doug Levin

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. " Tagged on: March 17, 2017 770 Apple iPad Air Coming To Cullman County Elementary Schools | Cullman Today → At $340,000, kindergarten, first & second-grade students get 'ultra-modern' tablets.

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Switching sides in the teacher wars

The Hechinger Report

TULSA, Oklahoma — On a fall morning in 2018, veteran technology teacher Abraham Kamara was working with his robotics team at Memorial Junior High School when Tulsa school superintendent Deborah Gist entered the classroom with a TV news crew. Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Deborah Gist visits a first-grade class at Penn Elementary School. Gist herself volunteered, serving as a teacher at Marshall Elementary School for the opening weeks of school.

Hack Education Weekly News

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The winners of this year’s Harold W McGraw Jr Prize in Education : Dr. Christine Cunningham, Founder and Director of Engineering is Elementary (EiE) at the Museum of Science; Dr. Sandy Shugart, President of Valencia College; and Chris Anderson, TED “curator.” “Ed access to VR growing as low-cost options expand,” says Education Dive. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” “Examining Trends in Graduate Student Debt by Race and Ethnicity” by Seton Hall University professor Robert Kelchen. Techcrunch with the corporate PR : “For Apple , this year’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day is all about education.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Techcrunch : "Starting a robotics company out of school?

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Hack Education Weekly News

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’” Via Education Week : “ FCC Seeks Comment on Access to WiFi for Schools and Libraries.” Via the Future of Privacy Forum : “ Law Enforcement Access to Student Records : What Is the Law?” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” Via Getting Smart : “Using Robots to Teach Elementary Students About Human Nature.” (National) Education Politics.

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

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But I wanted to consider too why the stories we repeatedly tell about education and education technology were so fanciful – stories about impending disruptions and revolutions and robot teachers and brain zappers and so on. The image above from Google Trends helps demonstrate how popular the phrase has become in the intervening months. Google’s motto , remember, is to “organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Inside Higher Ed looks at “ inclusive access ,” which is a very misleading way of saying you’re forcing everyone to buy the course materials or digital textbooks thru a fee tacked on to tuition. ” “In my book, there’s no reason why children in elementary schools can’t be launching their own businesses,” [says founder] Rebekah Neumann. One of those “trends” is surely “character development” (a.k.a.