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'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

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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. ” She posits gaming as the new site for “modern learning,” with an emphasis on skills training and data-driven self-improvement.

The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

It was the latest big-fix trend in K-12 education, and Gist, a favored daughter of Silicon Valley philanthropists, offered up the nation’s smallest state as a laboratory mouse. For decades, nonprofit advocacy groups and corporate donors have targeted K-12 education for intervention.

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’s New: New Tools for Schools

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OneSync is a comprehensive account provisioning platform designed to streamline the synchronization between disparate data systems faculty and student directories. published a new report which addresses latest trends in EdTech in the U.S.

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

MindShift

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.

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

Hack Education Weekly News

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” The Autistic Self Advocacy Network issued a statement on the nomination of Jeff Sessions as US Attorney General. The test in question: The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study ( TIMSS ) which is administered to students around the world. More on the “gig economy” from Data & Society.). ” Also via Techcrunch : “ Primo Toys rolls out Cubetto, a wooden robot that teaches kids to code.” Presidential-Elect Trump.

Hack Education Weekly News

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I’m also curious how this news – again, I’m not sure two closures are really a “trend” – will affect student loan startups. ” Meanwhile in that other big football state, Nebraska , the World Herald reports that “Sherwood Foundation buys data-tracking helmets for every OPS high school football player.” “ Should big data be used to discourage poor students from university? ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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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.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via The New York Post : “Charter-school advocacy group to close up shop.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. There’s no way to verify these sorts of claims – the data comes from the startups themselves. Data, Surveillance, and Information Security. Edsurge on “Why Charter Networks Are Investing Heavily in Data Teams.” Via The Atlantic : “The Origins of Diversity Data in Tech.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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Department of Education Launches New English Learner Data Story.” ” “Data story” is a fancy way of saying “website.” 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.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via The Hechinger Report : “ Virtual charter schools need ‘bold action’ for change, says national charter school advocacy group.” Who owns your data – whether it’s social media or school-related? ” Via the Hechinger Report : “Can a wall-climbing robot teach your kid to code?” ” Data, Privacy, and Surveillance. Education Politics.