What Is Your Why?: The Importance of Computer Science Education

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VPS students have access to diverse courses such as coding, Python, robotics, and electronic applications, to name a few. Elizabeth Forward, for example, implemented middle school-level robotics to engage students in maker learning and activate their imaginations before they begin advanced computer science coursework in high school. Community Engagement and Advocacy. Blog Educator Micro-credentials Educators League of Innovative Schools

Happy World Read Aloud Day 2015: Connecting Through Stories Part 3

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Eli showed a lego mindstorm robot that he put together right before the Skype. Louisa and Ansley showed off their blogs about how to use Tinkercad to 3d design. The official World Read Aloud Day 2015 is in the books.

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Taking Over Georgia Department of Education Instagram: A Lesson in Trust

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Here a student shows off his robot that he built and programmed for the technology fair. gadoeteachertakeover #librariesofinstagram #makered #makerspace #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #robot #robotics #stem #steam #technology #coding #hourofcode #tlchat #proudtobeccsd. Another student brought in his own robot to ask if we would consider buying one for our makerspace. These students in grades 2-5 are learning how to program Finch robots.

Digital Equity: It’s More Than Just Student Access

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He likens these practices to taking away students’ encyclopedias, through which they find knowledge and begin to make choices that will lead to advocacy for others and for themselves. ChickTech April 2018 Robotics Workshop held by CJ Reynolds, Grades 9–12. TL Advisor Blog

Come for the computers, stay for the books

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based education advocacy group. “It After everybody chose a symbol, she introduced the students to options for their presentations, such as creating a mini-blog or using digital presentation tool called Wixie that allows students to weave together text, images and their own voice.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

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I recently revisited the central prediction of the influential 2008 book, Disrupting Class – that the growth in computer-based delivery of education will accelerate swiftly until, by 2019, half of all high school classes will be taught over the Internet – in two blog posts ( here and here ). Tagged on: August 26, 2017 The Secret to a Good Robot Teacher | The New York Times → Why is educational technology such a disappointment?

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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In 2011, Barber went to work for Pearson as its Chief Education Advisor, continuing his advocacy for competition, data collection, measurements, and standards-based reforms. And Braun’s blog post made everyone aware of that. I’m sorry,” Ravitch wrote on her blog. “I

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Here’s the blog post from Udacity on Blitz, as well as one announcing it was opening shop in Saudi Arabia. Via abc.net.au : “ Queensland children as young as four will learn coding and robotics as a compulsory part of their education from next year.” ” “ Robot Takeover of Higher Ed Hits a Snag,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” Via Mindwire Consulting’s Phil Hill : “ Piazza Response To Blog Post On Student Privacy.”

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” “ Khan Academy introduces something big for little learners,” says the Khan Academy blog. ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. ” (This is a good example of how ed-tech advocacy-posing-as-journalism operates – you get funded by an organization and then you get to “break the news” about that organization. Then you reprint a blog post from the organization so you get all the clicks.)

Education Technology and the New Behaviorism

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It’s a reaction, I’d say, to the current obsession with artificial intelligence and a response to all the stories we were told this year about robots on the cusp of replacing, out-“thinking,” and out-working us. If indeed robots will excel at those tasks that are logical and analytical, schools must instead develop in students – or so the story goes – more “emotional intelligence,” the more “human” capacity for empathy and care.

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” The Black Alliance for Educational Options , a charter school advocacy group, announced it will cease operations at the end of the year. From the Coursera blog : “Building India ’s Workforce for 2020.” Chavous is a founding board member of the American Federation for Children , the school choice advocacy group formerly chaired by Betsy DeVos.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. (National) Education Politics.

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” Via the Education Law Center : “Several New Jersey civil rights and parent advocacy organizations have filed a legal challenge to new high school graduation regulations recently adopted by the State Board of Education. Via the Udacity blog : “Introducing the Artificial Intelligence Nanodegree program.” ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “When the Teaching Assistant Is a Robot.” Presidential Campaign Politics.

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” Via The New York Post : “Charter-school advocacy group to close up shop.” Via the Law Librarian Blog : “ LexisNexis ’s Role in ICE Surveillance and Librarian Ethics.” “What We Should Worry About When We Worry About Virtual Reality ” – a guest post by Eugene Stern on the Mathbabe blog. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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” (Note: there’s a response to this article by Georgia Tech professor Ashok Goel, who builds teaching chat-bots, in the “robots” section below. ” From the Scratch Team’s Medium blog : “ 3 Things To Know About Scratch 3.0.” ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “Over 20 advocacy groups complain to FTC that YouTube is violating children’s privacy law ,” Techcrunch reports.

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It’s building this little web that turns the user into a mostly passive consumer of mostly western corporate content,” says Ellery Biddle, Global Voices’ advocacy director. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. From the Raspberry Pi blog : “IoT Sleepbuddy, the robotic babysitter.” (National) Education Politics. “Who Is Betsy DeVos ?” ” asks New York Magazine. “And how did she get to be head of our schools.”

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Via the Broadcast Law Blog : “Time for the FCC to Review Children’s Television Educational Programming Obligations of Broadcasters? Via Politico : “ Families for Excellent Schools CEO fired after investigation into ‘inappropriate behavior’ ” That’s Jeremiah Kittredge , who’s run one of the best funded pro-charter advocacy groups in the company. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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Wonder Workshop (robotics) – $41 million. Robotics , with ~ $99 million in funding. For a quick overview of some of the other stories from other countries, you can read more on the 2017trends.hackeducation.com blog.). 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.

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Via The Hechinger Report : “ Virtual charter schools need ‘bold action’ for change, says national charter school advocacy group.” ” Coursera, initially only emailing former students about their old course work, decided finally to blog about its platform change. ” Via the Hechinger Report : “Can a wall-climbing robot teach your kid to code?” Education Politics.

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Tuesday, March 4th at 12pm CST in Austin, TX Common Sense Media - Inspiring Advocacy through News and Digital Media , While technology provides exciting, innovative teaching opportunities, it also introduces tremendous challenges. Education Revolution Google+ Community Robots grading essays. Google+ community member, Ted Curran shared his most recent blog entry discussing the robo-grading technology announced by EdX.