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'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

Hack Education

” Rather, McMillan Cottom argues these students are making rational decisions in a world of growing economic precarity and shrinking social programs. ” 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.” Robots might not take your job.

Build a Better World through STEM with Girls Leading the Way

Discovery Education

She serves as a national spokesperson on girls’ and women’s leadership development, parenting and family dynamics, cultural influences such as economics, social media and pop culture, gender issues, current events, and demographic shifts in the national girl population. __. Citizen Science harnesses the power of kids to collaborate and help solve real-world problems by engaging students in opportunities to help collect and analyze data to help professional scientists.

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Your Syllabus to SXSW EDU 2019 (and Where to Find Us!)

Edsurge

Now in its ninth year, the show has become a staple for convening a potpourri of ideas that span broad swaths of the education community, from instructional practices and school models, to social inequities and far-out visions of the future that seem more like a dream than reality. From facial-recognition cameras to web and social media filtering software, surveillance technologies are finding their foothold in schools across America.

Education Technology and the New Behaviorism

Hack Education

As support services get axed and the social safety net becomes threadbare, our well-being – our economic and emotional well-being – becomes more and more fragile. 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. Don’t let the dearth of data fool you though.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Vox : “Brazilian media report that police are entering university classrooms to interrogate professors.” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Economic Boom Isn’t Helping Some Student-Loan Debtors , Advocacy Group Says.” ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “With Student Interest Soaring, Berkeley Creates New Data-Sciences Division.” ” Social emotional learning !

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

” She posits gaming as the new site for “modern learning,” with an emphasis on skills training and data-driven self-improvement. How accurate is her data? (I’d ” The foundation will no longer directly invest in new initiatives involving teacher evaluations and ratings, Gates said – something the foundation has spent almost a billion dollars on – but will continue to gather data on the impact of these kinds of reforms.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress this week about privacy, data, monopoly power, and regulations. ” Via Campus Technology : “ NYC Data Science Academy Launches Online Bootcamp.” ” (Note: there’s a response to this article by Georgia Tech professor Ashok Goel, who builds teaching chat-bots, in the “robots” section below. ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

As if applying for financial aid wasn’t difficult enough already, it appears that the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, which pulls tax information into the FAFSA app, “ will be unavailable for several weeks.” ” Via Chalkbeat : “Data shows Indiana students are taking AP exams, but half aren’t passing them.” ” New Nanodegrees from Udacity : Digital Marketing and Robotics. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Robots hate the Common Core.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Indeed, Edutechnica, which also tracks LMS data, responds with their own numbers and says that Blackboard still has about two hundred more installations than Canvas and about a million more students using the software. ” 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.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Palantir is the data analytics company co-founded by Peter Thiel and funded in part by the CIA. Via KPCC : “ LAUSD board: If Trump administration asks for student data , district will resist.” ” (Something else to keep an eye on: restricting loans to students based on grade, major , other data that’s been collected about them.). There’s some data on the growth of online education at private colleges in the research section below.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” 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. The IRS Data Retrieval Tool will return Oct. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The Hechinger Report : “ Virtual charter schools need ‘bold action’ for change, says national charter school advocacy group.” Anil Dash and Gina Trapani announced they’re closing down their social media analytics product ThinkUp. That is, major social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter increasingly made it difficult for ThinkUp to work with their APIs. From the MIT Media Lab’s Joi Ito : “The Fintech Bubble.”

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

In 2017, just a week before Christmas, the New Media Consortium abruptly announced its immediate closure “because of apparent errors and omissions by its former Controller and Chief Financial Officer.” It works well, that is, if you disregard student data privacy and security.