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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 Trendsreport. Among the major trends Meeker identified for 2017: mobile advertising, gaming, and healthcare. Much of what Meeker says in this year’s report about education is placed under her category “gaming.” Is this really a trend?

How to Engage More Girls in Coding

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Corinne Roller, director of advocacy and public policy for the nonprofit group Girls Who Code , says the proportion of women in computing jobs has actually been trending downward over the last few decades. “If By Dennis Pierce.

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Google, DonorsChoose Partner to Fund Culturally Responsive Classroom Materials

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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?

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Photo: Stephanie Strom for The Hechinger Report. The Fab Lab is one way the Charleston County School District is trying to build career planning into curricula for children at earlier and earlier ages, a trend unfolding in school districts around the country.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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The promotion allows teachers and schools to test out the Bloomz Premium subscription, which offers exclusive tools to communicate and coordinate with their parent community, such as unlimited storage for teachers and administrators, engagement reports, premium calendar, and more.

The messy reality of personalized learning

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Tammy Kim, for 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. Tammy Kim, for The Hechinger Report.

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. ” An ed-tech trend in the making, investors hope.

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 coding bootcamp Andela is expanding into Uganda , Techcrunch reports.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” asks The Hechinger Report , with the hellish-scenario game we get to play for the next four years. ” The Autistic Self Advocacy Network issued a statement on the nomination of Jeff Sessions as US Attorney General. ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “In a report released on Wednesday, the U.S. The test in question: The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study ( TIMSS ) which is administered to students around the world.

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. ” Their reporting should not be trusted.

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DeVos reported a new investment of between $250,001 and $500,000 in the Michigan-based Neurocore , according to a financial disclosure form that was certified by government ethics officials on Wednesday.” ” “The president of the Boy Scouts needs the Trump administration to approve his mega-merger,” Quartz reports – that’s Randall Stephenson, also the CEO of AT&T. The Flatiron School has released its latest “outcomes report.”

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Department of Education on Monday distributed proposals for rewriting the gainful-employment rule , which the Trump administration halted last summer,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” Via the Lansing State Journal : “Some faculty leaders at Michigan State University are threatening to seek the resignations of the entire MSU Board of Trustees if it follows through with a reported plan to appoint John Engler interim president.”

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “ NSF starts requiring that institutions report findings of harassment and suspensions in its funded labs and field sites, and reminds institutions that it can pull funding where necessary.” ” Via The New York Post : “Charter-school advocacy group to close up shop.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Research, “Research,” and Reports. Cancel student debt , new report shows.”

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Government Accountability Office said in a report Wednesday.” ” “Former Lake Michigan College President Jennifer Spielvogel is suing LMC and its Board of Trustees for alleged wrongful termination,” The Herald-Palladium reports. “A Swedish college has been ordered to refund tuition fees to an American business student for giving her a poor economics education,” the AP reports. Education Politics.