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'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

Hack Education

” I’ve looked at how for-profit colleges , MOOCs , and learn-to-code companies have tapped into these narratives in order to justify their products and services. 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.” 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

In another room, children rotate through learning stations, sometimes at screens, sometimes putting pencils to paper. 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.

How to Engage More Girls in Coding

EdNews Daily

Vaidyanathan has her students learn the basics of coding by creating clever art and animations—works that would be nearly impossible to create with a pencil and paper but can be done with just a few lines of code. Digital Digital Learning Featured Technology girls coding

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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.

Google, DonorsChoose Partner to Fund Culturally Responsive Classroom Materials

Edsurge

That upward trend has continued: Since 2016, such requests have increased 117 percent. Keya Wondwossen, the director of advocacy and public partnerships at DonorsChoose, drew on personal experiences to explain to reporters why this campaign is so important to her.

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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.

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. “Neuroeducation Will Lead to Big Breakthroughs in Learning,” Singularity Hub proclaimed this fall.

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. ” Sites of indoctrination , not learning.

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.

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. “Now that MOOCs are mainstream, where does online learning go next?” Via The Daily Times : “Blount County Schools building new options to personalize learning.” ” Boy, it seems as though “personalized learning” is really just code for “virtual charter schools.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via The New York Post : “Charter-school advocacy group to close up shop.” ” Via The Indiana Gazette : “Parents and other school district residents reminded the Indiana Area school board on Monday that their dissent of the Summit Learning program hasn’t waned, even though the administration scaled back the program and put it on ‘opt-in’ status for the 2018–19 school year.” 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. The test in question: The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study ( TIMSS ) which is administered to students around the world. This, from Edsurge, is horrifying : “What Universities Can Learn from Udacity ‘s ’ Gig Economy ’ Service.” ” “Who Thinks Tech Makes Learning More Fun?”

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “The Higher Learning Commission has placed Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago on probation, citing financial troubles that threaten to undermine its educational programs.” The “pioneer in the science of learning,” as Inside Higher Ed puts it , will help the technology company with its internal training program. “ Hey Alexa, Can You Help Kids Learn More? 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.” Here’s What We Learned” by Jawwad Siddiqui , founder of SharpScholar. Via Apple : “ Swift Playgrounds App Makes Learning to Code Easy & Fun.” ” Via the Hechinger Report : “Can a wall-climbing robot teach your kid to code?” Education Politics.

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