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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 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.

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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What does ‘career readiness’ look like in middle school?

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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.

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.

What Does ‘Career Readiness’ Look Like in Middle School?

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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. There are promises about “brain training” exercises that will keep the brain “fit” as one ages. (

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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 Business of Job Training. training centers.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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.

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” More on bootcamps in the job training section below. The “pioneer in the science of learning,” as Inside Higher Ed puts it , will help the technology company with its internal training program. Via Politico : “ Families for Excellent Schools CEO fired after investigation into ‘inappropriate behavior’ ” That’s Jeremiah Kittredge , who’s run one of the best funded pro-charter advocacy groups in the company.

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” Via The New York Post : “Charter-school advocacy group to close up shop.” The Business of Job Training. Via The New York Times : “ School Shooting Simulation Trains Teachers for the Worst.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “The Implications of Gartner’s Top 10 Tech Trends of 2018 for Education – Part 2,” according to the Getting Smart blog.

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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. So this, from the American Enterprise Institute , is completely unsurprising: “School-choice advocate Steve Jobs in 1995: ‘The unions are the worst thing that ever happened to education’ ” The Business of Job Training. Via Campus Technology : “2017 Ed Tech Trends: The Halfway Point.”

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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. ” Coding bootcamp Revature is partnering with University of South Florida to offer an online tech training program. Presidential-Elect Trump. “The Long Game of Betsy DeVos ” by Jennifer Berkshire.

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Via The Hechinger Report : “ Virtual charter schools need ‘bold action’ for change, says national charter school advocacy group.” Inside Higher Ed has a story on Amazon ’s employee training program, once again using the phrase “open source” even though this has nothing to do with open source. ” Via the Hechinger Report : “Can a wall-climbing robot teach your kid to code?” Education Politics.

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