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'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

Hack Education

This is part eight of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” In previous years, I’ve looked at how education technology is intertwined with narratives about “ skills ,” “ competencies ,” and “ credentialing.” 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.”

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. And it raises a number of questions, I think: how good is Mary Meeker at actually identifying and analyzing Internet trends? Is this really a trend?

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

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This is part one of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Last year, I started this series – my annual review of the year in education technology – with an article on wishful thinking.

Education Technology and the New Behaviorism

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This is part ten of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Perhaps it’s no surprise that there was so much talk this year about education, technology, and emotional health. All the talk of the importance of “emotion” in education reflects other trends too. ” An ed-tech trend in the making, investors hope. Classroom Management and Persuasive Technologies.

How to Engage More Girls in Coding

EdNews Daily

According to the National Center for Women and Information Technology , young women make up 56 percent of Advanced Placement test takers but only 19 percent of those who take the AP Computer Science exam—and just 18 percent of undergraduate computer science degrees are earned by women.

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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’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. launch of Be a Maker, an all-new mobile application that teaches children how to code by allowing them to program their Jibo robot.

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.

The messy reality of personalized learning

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. For decades, nonprofit advocacy groups and corporate donors have targeted K-12 education for intervention.

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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” Via Politico : “Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has increased her financial stake in a ‘neurofeedback’ company that says its technology treats attention deficit disorder and the symptoms of autism. Via The Salt Lake Tribune : “Lawmaker: Utah ‘s veteran educators may need to ’die off ’ before technology fills classrooms.” Via Campus Technology : “2017 Ed Tech Trends: The Halfway Point.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Via The New York Post : “Charter-school advocacy group to close up shop.” ” This is the Center for Humane Technology , which had a big PR push this week, with articles in Edsurge and Education Week. ” “ Facebook ’s app for kids should freak parents out,” says MIT Technology Review. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. The pilot, by the way, is at University College London’s Centre for Blockchain Technologies. The “pioneer in the science of learning,” as Inside Higher Ed puts it , will help the technology company with its internal training program. I was wondering when #metoo would come to education technology. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via The Clarion-Ledger : “Contracts between the Mississippi Department of Education and two of the state superintendent’s former co-workers appear to duplicate technology-related services while costing the state hundreds of thousands of dollars.” Via The Hechinger Report : “ Virtual charter schools need ‘bold action’ for change, says national charter school advocacy group.” Education Politics.

2015 Global Education Conference - Day Three!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Wynzleen Lee Technology as a possibility to value language teaching profession: yes, there is a choice! Wednesday, November 18th, is day three of the sixth annual Global Education Conference. We've had two great days of sessions and keynotes, and the recordings of any sessions that have taken place are accessible on the conference recordings page. Thomas Petra ‏ @ RealWorldMath 6h 6 hours ago Day 2 of the Global Educ Conference.

The 2015 Global Education Conference Starts Today - All Online - Full Session Listing - Join Us!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Hiba Ibrahim Crowdsourcing Educational Projects on a Global Scale: From Research to Practice / Ioana Literat, Assistant Professor of Communication, Media and Learning Technologies Design Culture-Educational Paradigm Shift Framework Approach / Dr. Mirzi L. Bienvenue! Welcome! Willkommen!