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'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

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” 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.” We must encourage people to pursue “robot resistant” majors in college. Robots are much more ideal as workers, because of course they cannot unionize.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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The software takes advantage of Casio’s Natural Display technology for input and output of mathematical expressions. The application is free to download from the App Store or Google Play. Bubble Bot features a bubble-blowing robot or a Fan of Fortune, a prediction game.

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

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From facial-recognition cameras to web and social media filtering software, surveillance technologies are finding their foothold in schools across America. EdSurge’s managing editor, Tony Wan, will pose these questions to Bill Fitzgerald (New Knowledge), Doug Levin (EdTech Strategies), Courtney Goodsell (Impero Software) and Stephanie Cerda (administrator at Austin Independent School District). Companies include an AI robot, student incubator and a startup called Pie for Providers.

WHAT’S NEW

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Software & Online ACCELERATE LEARNING STEMSCOPES SCIENCE ( www.stemscopes.com ) Accelerate Learning announced a new platform using the best of CNN’s digital content to create a new science education product. This release will also now include support for Google Drive.

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The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

For decades, nonprofit advocacy groups and corporate donors have targeted K-12 education for intervention. apps and software, with some classes much more tech-reliant than others. We use Google all the time. If you don’t get Chromebooks from Google, where are you gonna get it?”

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

Doug Levin

Yet, from my vantage point in the education policy arena (in leadership roles, for instance, at the National Association of State Boards of Education and the State Educational Technology Directors Association), the book and prediction drove widespread advocacy for changes in policy and practice. 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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Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Economic Boom Isn’t Helping Some Student-Loan Debtors , Advocacy Group Says.” ” Also via The New York Times : “ Google Faces Internal Backlash Over Handling of Sexual Harassment.” ” Also via The New York Times : “ Google Employees Stage Worldwide Walkout.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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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. ” Via Edsurge : “ Britannica CEO Talks Google, Wikipedia and What Lil Pump Can Teach Us About Credibility.” ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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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. ” Google announced it was cutting jobs in its Google Fiber division. And Google has put plans to expand Fiber to more cities on hold. And Google is getting into the whiteboard business. Presidential Campaign Politics.

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” Via Education Week : “The Ohio education department could seek repayment of more than $80 million from nine full-time online schools , based on audits of software-login records that led state officials to determine the schools had overstated their student enrollment.” ” New Nanodegrees from Udacity : Digital Marketing and Robotics. Via The Outline : “ Google ’s featured snippets are worse than fake news.” Education Politics.

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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. ” Via Edsurge : “ Google and Digital Promise Reimagine Teacher Tech Training with New National Program.” ” Via Education Week : “ Google Launches $50 Million Effort on the Future of Work.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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” Via The New York Post : “Charter-school advocacy group to close up shop.” Via The New York Times : “Early Facebook and Google Employees Form Coalition to Fight What They Built.” Doesn’t seem like any journalists caught this, tho: A couple of things about that group of former FB and Google employees who have founded the Center for Humane Tech: 1. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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” The Autistic Self Advocacy Network issued a statement on the nomination of Jeff Sessions as US Attorney General. Via Google’s press release : “ Google and Bertelsmann launch mobile digital skills initiatives with Udacity – 10,000 Android scholarships available for EU developers.” ” No mention that Bertelsmann is an investor in Udacity, or that Udacity’s founder is a former Google exec. Presidential-Elect Trump.

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Via The Hechinger Report : “ Virtual charter schools need ‘bold action’ for change, says national charter school advocacy group.” ” Via the Hechinger Report : “Can a wall-climbing robot teach your kid to code?” Investors in this round were the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, CRE Venture Capital, Learn Capital, Omidyar Network, Google Ventures, and Spark Capital. Education Politics.