Roybi Raises $4.2 Million Seed Round to Produce Educational Robots

Edsurge

The two-legged, pill-shaped robot—upper half green, lower half white and small enough to stand on one’s palm—starts its lesson with a greeting. Designed for children ages 3 to 7, the robot, Roybi, aims to teach kids at home a range of early-childhood developmental skills.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

Hack Education

” 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.

Happy World Read Aloud Day 2015: Connecting Through Stories Part 3

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Eli showed a lego mindstorm robot that he put together right before the Skype. Advocacy Connected Learning iPad Reading Promotion authors collaboration connected learning connecting litworld read aloud skype stories student voice World Read Aloud Day WRAD15

What Is Your Why?: The Importance of Computer Science Education

Digital Promise

VPS students have access to diverse courses such as coding, Python, robotics, and electronic applications, to name a few. Elizabeth Forward, for example, implemented middle school-level robotics to engage students in maker learning and activate their imaginations before they begin advanced computer science coursework in high school. Community Engagement and Advocacy.

Taking Over Georgia Department of Education Instagram: A Lesson in Trust

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Here a student shows off his robot that he built and programmed for the technology fair. gadoeteachertakeover #librariesofinstagram #makered #makerspace #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #robot #robotics #stem #steam #technology #coding #hourofcode #tlchat #proudtobeccsd. Another student brought in his own robot to ask if we would consider buying one for our makerspace. These students in grades 2-5 are learning how to program Finch robots.

How to Engage More Girls in Coding

EdNews Daily

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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3 Things to Remember When You Have a Gifted Child

Fractus Learning

Advocacy. Advocacy encompasses the many instances where it is needed to improve the lives of gifted children. Despite the focus or form it takes, advocacy will always be a necessary tool for educators and parents of gifted children. Advocacy.

Google, DonorsChoose Partner to Fund Culturally Responsive Classroom Materials

Edsurge

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. million classroom projects, spanning from book sets to robotics kits to flexible furniture.

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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.

To Jeff Bezos: 7 Suggestions for Enhancing Preschool Education, From a Former Montessori Teacher

Edsurge

I am pretty sure if Maria were alive today, she too would love this cute wooden robot. Student Advocacy If your preschoolers will be coming from under-served populations, they will benefit from learning self-advocacy (in fact, we all can). Dear Jeff Bezos, Some people might find your commitment to open low-income, Montessori-inspired preschools strange.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

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.

5 Best Practices for STEM Education Spaces

EdTech Magazine

It’s a creative space where students not only can build things, but also create things, such as a new advocacy program on a social issue. “In They work on any project they want, such as robotics. 5 Best Practices for STEM Education Spaces. jena.passut_7651. Tue, 04/24/2018 - 08:13.

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Build a Better World through STEM with Girls Leading the Way

Discovery Education

Let’s Go Girls! Get Inspired with a Special Guest Blogger. . Meet Andrea Bastiani Archibald, Ph.D. and developmental psychologist, the Chief Girl and Family Engagement Officer for Girl Scouts of the USA.

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Digital Equity: It’s More Than Just Student Access

techlearning

He likens these practices to taking away students’ encyclopedias, through which they find knowledge and begin to make choices that will lead to advocacy for others and for themselves. ChickTech April 2018 Robotics Workshop held by CJ Reynolds, Grades 9–12.

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.

?Forbes “30 Under 30” Education Leaders to Learn From in 2017

Edsurge

There’s also Blair Brettschneider (27), who founded GirlForward to provide education, mentorship and leadership opportunities to refugee girls, and Mendell Grinter (25), whose advocacy group Campaign for School Equity helps expand high-quality education for students of color in Tennessee by engaging families and community members in local and state policy-making. It’s no small feat making Forbes “30 Under 30” roundup, which in 2017 boasts an acceptance rate of less than 4 percent.

Come for the computers, stay for the books

The Hechinger Report

based education advocacy group. “It Traci Chun, a teacher-librarian at Skyview High School in Vancouver, Washington, and junior Ulises Santillano Tlaseca troubleshoot a 3D printing job in the library’s maker space. Photo: Kelsey Aske.

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

Edsurge

Companies include an AI robot, student incubator and a startup called Pie for Providers. Department of Education, privacy advocacy groups and a school district explore how to find the right balance between the two ideals. Between the barbeque and baristas, the dive bars and dueling pianos, thousands of educators, along with entrepreneurs, investors, researchers and policymakers across the education industry, will descend on Austin, Texas, during the first week of March for SXSW EDU.

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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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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Not All Career and Technical Education Programs Are Created Equal

Edsurge

Donna Deeds Though official numbers are not available yet, experts believe that such legislation, coupled with advocacy from tech giants and grassroots organizations , are laying the groundwork for great expansions in CTE. He has to see what skills he is using right now, like milling and metal fabrication, which are all skillsets in the advanced manufacturing world, in the robotic welding world and other high-demand fields.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “Culturally Sensitive Robots Are Here to Care for the Elderly ,” Futurism.com claims. Remember: robots for the elderly share a direct connection to MOOCs replacing higher ed.). Via Techcrunch : “ Facebook sends Sphero robots so classrooms can apply coding education.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

techlearning

The company has partnered with advocacy organizations to produce white papers at the 2017 and 2016 Digital Citizenship Summits and provides online monitoring software to schools. KinderLab KIBO ( kinderlabrobotics.com/kibo/ ) is a robot kit designed for young children aged 4–7 years old.

The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

For decades, nonprofit advocacy groups and corporate donors have targeted K-12 education for intervention. The same was true at the affluent, predominantly white Barrington Middle School, which will soon move into a $68 million building fitted with a robotics lab.

WHAT’S NEW

techlearning

Upon completion of the course, students receive an “Advocacy Plan,” which outlines their strengths and challenges and makes recommendations to consider and is shared with their educators.

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Critical Thinking in Academia and Calling a Spade a Spade

RafranzDavis.com

This was a perfect start for me as a graduate from a program that empowered us to be creators of experiences instead of taking on the robotic like lens that many first year teachers were forced to do. It would be years before I found “my voice” again in my teaching and advocacy.

Mysterious bonus makes rich schools richer, critics say

The Hechinger Report

At Brooklyn Tech, there’s both a genetics lab and a robotics program that are rewarding for students and teachers; Robeson High had neither.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Economic Boom Isn’t Helping Some Student-Loan Debtors , Advocacy Group Says.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Edsurge : “ Robots Won’t Replace Instructors , 2 Penn State Educators Argue. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” New Nanodegrees from Udacity : Digital Marketing and Robotics. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. “New study raises concerns about impact of automated social media advocacy on education coverage,” says Alexander Russo. Robots hate the Common Core. ” Via Techcrunch : “ Disney Research has robots matching verbal styles with kids.” ” Via PC Magazine : “Researchers Show Off ‘Mind-Reading’ Robot.”

Education Technology and the New Behaviorism

Hack Education

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. If indeed robots will excel at those tasks that are logical and analytical, schools must instead develop in students – or so the story goes – more “emotional intelligence,” the more “human” capacity for empathy and care.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via abc.net.au : “ Queensland children as young as four will learn coding and robotics as a compulsory part of their education from next year.” ” “ Robot Takeover of Higher Ed Hits a Snag,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” (Perhaps a starting place would be to be much more skeptical of the claims of IBM Watson and PR about “mind reading robot tutors.”). President-Elect Trump. It’s all so awful.

Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

Extra money has allowed these wealthier districts to invest heavily in Chromebooks and iPads, state-of-the-art robotics programs, computerized blackboards, and high-end 3-D printers.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. ” (This is a good example of how ed-tech advocacy-posing-as-journalism operates – you get funded by an organization and then you get to “break the news” about that organization. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” The Black Alliance for Educational Options , a charter school advocacy group, announced it will cease operations at the end of the year. Chavous is a founding board member of the American Federation for Children , the school choice advocacy group formerly chaired by Betsy DeVos.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. (National) Education Politics. “Assessing Betsy DeVos ’ Rollback on Disability Rights ” by Pacific Standard’s David Perry.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” 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. ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “When the Teaching Assistant Is a Robot.” Presidential Campaign Politics. November 8 cannot come soon enough.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” 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

Hack Education

” (Note: there’s a response to this article by Georgia Tech professor Ashok Goel, who builds teaching chat-bots, in the “robots” section below. ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “Over 20 advocacy groups complain to FTC that YouTube is violating children’s privacy law ,” Techcrunch reports. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

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

Hack Education

” Via The New York Post : “Charter-school advocacy group to close up shop.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. “The New Tax Law ’s Subtle Subversion of Public Schools ,” by Clint Smith in The Atlantic.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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. From the Raspberry Pi blog : “IoT Sleepbuddy, the robotic babysitter.” (National) Education Politics. “Who Is Betsy DeVos ?” ” asks New York Magazine. “And how did she get to be head of our schools.”

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