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Robot Maker Wonder Workshop Raises a $20M Series B to Expand Internationally

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The company’s flagship products are two round blue robots aimed at introducing students six to 12 to computational thinking. Students use an iOS or Android app to code commands for the robots. Wonder Workshop has shipped almost 150,000 robots in the past year and a half. The company will make Dash and Dot available in Austrialia, South Korea, China, South America and Europe. The clubs, like the robots, are aimed at students ages six to 12.

Technology Integration in a 21st Century Science Classroom

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Imagine this classroom scenario. This is just a snapshot of what today’s science classroom can look like with thoughtful integration of digital tools. Many classrooms have access to devices that would allow students to collect data just like a scientist would in a modern-day laboratory setting. Whether you are just starting out in the classroom or have been teaching for decades, the question of when to use technology in the lab is often a debate.

17 Things for Teachers to Try in 2017 (Infographic and FREE Download)

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I always geek out learning about the latest gadgets, but I especially love learning about new ways that technology can improve learning in the classroom. Google Expeditions is a unique initiative from Google designed to bring educational virtual reality experiences into the K12 classrooms.

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PASCO Motion Sensor–A Must for Science Classes

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Their products are wireless, Bluetooth- and/or USB-connectable, and their SPARKvue software runs on Mac and Windows platforms, Chromebooks, iPads, iPhones, and Android. No matter the technology mix in the classroom, everyone shares the same user experience, with learning focused on the subject matter not the hardware, thus simplifying classroom management for the teacher. the Ergobot to teach both Forces & Motion and Programming & Robotics.

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Want to Organize Your Digital Assets?

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Project based hybrids, such as software to run a robot, science instruments, and calculators . When digital innovations were previously offered to students, like a computer in the classroom, the decision of how to use it was often made on a teacher level, such as what programs might be on it.

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Make the Most of Your Budget with These Great Products: Makerspace Product Roundup 2018

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New products are coming from companies that have long been in the game, and others are being launched thanks to successful crowdfunding initiatives. CIRCUITRY Name: Circuit Scribe Maker Classroom Kit Made by: Electroninks Writeables, Inc. Name: Phiro Robot Made by: Robotix U.S.A.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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CAROLINA BIOLOGICAL SUPPLY COMPANY BUILDING BLOCKS OF SCIENCE 3D ( www.carolina.com/help/pressreleases/2018/building-blocks-of-science-3d ) Carolina Biological Supply Company launched the new Building Blocks of Science 3D hands-on unit kits for students in grades K to 5.

Sphero, an Introduction

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This is the first in a series of posts exploring the resources for teaching with the Sphero robot published at https://www.gosphero.com/education/. The Sphero company made these posts possible by providing 2 robots for review purposes. Both Android and iOS are supported.

The Big 3's War Over EDU: A Comparison of Apple, Google, and Microsoft

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With that, I think it's worth taking a look at where each of the three big companies stands in regards to Ed. There just isn't much there for deeper creation, and if that's the road you want your classrooms to go, you will need to pair 365 with a set of browser-based tools.

CUE and Touchjet partner for STEAMpunk Mobile Labs

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To-date, CUE’s program has only included classroom-ready robot drones, but it is now expanding to add Touchjet as a partner, because they believe the interactive touch technology will enhance collaborative learning. New kit with interactive projectors is ready to ship to schools.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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The program includes in-classroom professional development sessions. Furthermore, ABCMouse will be offered at no cost to teachers for use in their classrooms, allowing them to take full advantage of many of these offerings. has joined the ENA family of companies.

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Code With Kids and See What Happens #hourofcode #edtech #edchat #caedchat

Adam Welcome

Most of the kids at my school won’t be programmers or work for a tech company.” Alejandra 3rd Grader Getting Started With Coding in Your Classroom Most of us are new(er) to coding and most likely have students who are brand new as well. Robots are cool.

This Tech Tool Can Save Teachers 10 Minutes Per Class

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Laurence’s College in Brisbane had just 50 minutes to write up a formative assessment on the representation of robots and artificial intelligence in the movies. Using wireless presentation tools by Vivi , an education-focused company founded in Australia, Gunn was able to mirror her tablet screen on the classroom screen and play YouTube clips directly through a hardwired receiver without slowing down the school’s wifi—or her students’ work.

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WHAT’S NEW

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BENCHMARK EDUCATION COMPANY ADVANCEALL ( benchmarkeducation.com ) Benchmark Education Company (BEC) released Advance ALL, a new series motivating students to read with literary and informational reading text sets. classrooms with a range of education packages available online.

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Epson Now Shipping PowerLite L-Series Laser Projectors

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To support BYOD classrooms, the projectors provide enhanced wireless display technology, allowing teachers to connect the projector to up to 50 Chromebooks, PCs and Mac® computers, and iOS and Android devices. LONG BEACH, Calif. Sept.

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Code With Kids and See What Happens - written with Karly Moura!

Adam Welcome

Most of the kids at my school won’t be programmers or work for a tech company.” Alejandra 3rd Grader Getting Started With Coding in Your Classroom Most of us are new(er) to coding and most likely have students who are brand new as well. Robots are cool.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

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Do you know that feeling when you are told your questions about student privacy are unfounded by a representative of a company that earns 86% of its total revenue from advertising? Tagged on: March 19, 2017 Cyber attacks a serious, and under-reported, threat to Boulder Valley companies | Boulder Daily Camera → Specific to the Boulder, CO-area, but useful overview of cybersecurity trends.

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Wayne Johnson, the head of the department’s financial aid division and a former executive at a student loan company , says that those “non-traditional” servicers could include companies like Visa , Amazon , or Goldman Sachs. ” The Wall Street Journal profiles InfiniLaw , a company that runs for-profit law schools. ” According to Edsurge , Knewton is now a courseware company and not a “robot tutor in the sky.”

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” At least the e-cigarette company (which targets teens) offers a social-emotional learning curriculum, right? Billion in Android Antitrust Case.” I mean, clearly the company has a strong grasp on the politics of information. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via The New York Post : “Doctors slam sex robot ‘family mode’ ” “Where Are The Robot Teachers ?” “ Robots in the classroom ?

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” Via NPR : “ Kentucky Governor Claims Kids Were Assaulted While Teachers Absent From Classroom.” Via EdWeek’s Market Brief : “ ISTE Unveils Plans to Match Ed-Tech Companies With Educators for Feedback on Apps.” ” Via Technode : “ Tsinghua University is using the cloud to make it rain in the classroom.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. The online education company has raised $12.5

Revisiting #ALATTT: Trend #1: AR/VR/MR and a touch of AI

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Companies are investing in immersive technologies. You can swim with sharks, visit outer space, and more without leaving the classroom.” Available Expeditions. Take them with your phone, android or tablet.

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” Via Politico : “A complex legal battle involving dozens of debt collection companies fighting over contracts with the Education Department has essentially suspended the government’s ability to collect defaulted student loans , the Trump administration disclosed in a court filing on Monday night.” ” Nope, robots will not be doing this job of content moderation , as Facebook recently boasted at its developer conference. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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Mostly tutoring companies.). “ ICE officials have invited tech companies, including Microsoft , to develop algorithms that will track visa holders’ social media activity ,” ProPublica reports. Badges , patents, and the world’s ‘least popular’ education company” by Doug Belshaw. Via Getting Smart : “How Competency-Based Education Can Lead to A More Equitable Classroom.” classrooms,” Axios claims.

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” Via Education Week : “ Cursive writing could be returning to Louisiana ’s public school classrooms. Lots of reporting on various court filings in the Trump University case, particularly those about the company’s “ playbooks ” detailing how former employees sold its course packages, targeting vulnerable populations. ” Larry Cuban on “ Integrating Technology In Classrooms: Teach To One in a Oakland Charter School.”

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Top 100 Sites/Apps for Game Based Learning

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The resources below will vary from drill and practice to all out epic adventures in 3D virtual worlds, to help Gamify a classroom. Game Classroom - A excellent site for Math and Language art games/worksheets for students K-6th.

(This Is Not a Morphology of) The Monsters of Education Technology

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“Nothing has more potential to enable us to reimagine higher education than the massive open online course, or MOOC, platforms that are being developed by the likes of Stanford and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and companies like Coursera and Udacity.”