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What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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launch of Be a Maker, an all-new mobile application that teaches children how to code by allowing them to program their Jibo robot. Children ages 7-12 can use the Be a Maker app to create customized programs for their Jibo robot to perform, including speech and expressions.

The messy reality of personalized learning

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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. If every child had a computer or iPad, she could log into a customized cyberclassroom and learn at her own pace.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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For the past ten years, I have written a lengthy year-end series, documenting some of the dominant narratives and trends in education technology. Steve Jobs wouldn’t let his kids have iPads. The iPad would solve that,” he said.

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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. “ Are iPads and laptops improving students’ test scores? 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.

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