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'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

Hack Education

But this year, I’m reorganizing my analysis of these “trends,” partly because I think they can all be subsumed under the larger theme of “the new economy.” ” That’s because the stories told this year to keep us hustling and to keep up imagining a certain kind of future are almost all about robots. Over and over and over and over and over and over and over again we were told “robots are coming for your jobs.”

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?

How to Engage More Girls in Coding

EdNews Daily

Corinne Roller, director of advocacy and public policy for the nonprofit group Girls Who Code , says the proportion of women in computing jobs has actually been trending downward over the last few decades. “If By Dennis Pierce.

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What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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EDGENUITY WORLD LANGUAGE LIVE LESSONS ( www.edgenuity.com ) Edgenuity is implementing live lessons for its virtual World Language courses. The subscription plans include courses in Game Design, YouTube Creation, and music production.

What does ‘career readiness’ look like in middle school?

The Hechinger Report

This year alone, Juliet has used 3D printers, servo motors and microcontrollers to build the parts needed to construct a therapeutic robotic dog that she hopes will help those afraid of canines overcome their fears, a project she did as part of a lesson in her English class.

What Does ‘Career Readiness’ Look Like in Middle School?

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This year alone, Juliet has used 3D printers, servo motors and microcontrollers to build the parts needed to construct a therapeutic robotic dog that she hopes will help those afraid of canines overcome their fears, a project she did as part of a lesson in her English class.

Education Technology and the New Behaviorism

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All the talk of the importance of “emotion” in education reflects other trends too. 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 kept,” of course, is the operative phrase there. ” An ed-tech trend in the making, investors hope.

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. Those “culture wars” are, of course, not new.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via Chalkbeat : “For Betsy DeVos and her former advocacy group, the future of education means ‘ personalization ,’ including virtual schools.” ” Her “former advocacy group” – although considering she spoke there last week, I’m not sure how “former” it really is – is the American Federation for Children. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. (National) Education Politics.

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” Via The New York Post : “Charter-school advocacy group to close up shop.” And one for-profit story is in the Betteridge’s Law of Headlines section because of course. Via Edsurge : “New Cybersecurity Course Teaches Teens the ABCs of (Ethical) Hacking.” ” The course is from CodeHS , which shares a number of investors with Edsurge. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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Trump’s budget, of course, cuts $9.2 I’m also curious how this news – again, I’m not sure two closures are really a “trend” – will affect student loan startups. 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. Via Campus Technology : “2017 Ed Tech Trends: The Halfway Point.”

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” “‘ Happiness 101 ’ Courses Are a Necessary Stop-Gap for the Campus Mental Health Crisis,” says Slate. 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. Sponsored by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative , of course.

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Via The Hechinger Report : “ Virtual charter schools need ‘bold action’ for change, says national charter school advocacy group.” Headline changed from “ Coursera ’s Update Will Eliminate Hundreds of Courses” to “Coursera’s Update Will Migrate Hundreds of Courses to a New Platform.” “Should for-profit crash courses get federal funds?” I would love to see the curriculum for these courses.).

2015 Global Education Conference - Day Three!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Wednesday, November 18th, is day three of the sixth annual Global Education Conference. We've had two great days of sessions and keynotes, and the recordings of any sessions that have taken place are accessible on the conference recordings page. Thomas Petra ‏ @ RealWorldMath 6h 6 hours ago Day 2 of the Global Educ Conference. Lots of good topics It's free, online, and you don't need to travel to attend. globaled15 # edchat The list of Wednesday's sessions, in US-Eastern Standard Time, is below.

The 2015 Global Education Conference Starts Today - All Online - Full Session Listing - Join Us!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Daniel Sadowsky, Assistant Director of Education / Kelly Procida You Want Me to Teach Global Context in My Courses Now, Too? Bienvenue! Welcome! Willkommen! Benvenuto! Seja bem-vindo(a)! Bienvenido!