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Companies Partner to Launch “Be a Maker”Programming Companion App

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launch of Be a Maker, a new mobile application that teaches children how to code by allowing them to program their Jibo robot. Be a Maker was developed in partnership with everis, an NTT DATA company, and is a part of the organization’s CLOQQ initiative. Jibo, Inc.

Vernier Software & Technology Offers New Activities for the mBot™ Robot to Teach Coding and Robotics

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Students can use the mBot robot and Vernier-created activities to master introductory coding and programming skills through hands-on, standards-aligned learning. “To Each mBot robot comes equipped with line-following and range-detecting sensors and 40 well-designed parts.

PASCO Motion Sensor–A Must for Science Classes

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Data collection and analysis are cornerstones for many STEM and STEAM programs but they’re not just about math. Unfortunately, data collection hardware is expensive and setup is complicated–intimidating for many non-tech-minded teachers. Their products are wireless, Bluetooth- and/or USB-connectable, and their SPARKvue software runs on Mac and Windows platforms, Chromebooks, iPads, iPhones, and Android. False Target Rejection Technology for clean data.

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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 . Consider as well that good ed-tech companies will utilize conferences to announce improvements for their tools and train teachers on their use. By LeiLani Cauthen. .

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Game Education: It’s in Their DNA – Guest Post from Courtney Pepe

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Game #4 – Sphero the Robot. Harry Moore School of NJCU recently received a grant from Sphero, a company that makes ball-size glowing robots that teachers can use to o teach literacy, coding, STEM.

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.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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ADVANCED & MEASURED PROGRESS ( www.advanc-ed.org ) & ( www.measuredprogress.org ) Measured Progress and AdvancED will join forces to form a unique and far-reaching nonprofit educational company focused on data-driven tools for school improvement.

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College Prep: The Often Winding Road for Parents, Students and High Schools

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In the last three weeks alone, Foxconn announced it would replace 60,000 factory workers with robots and a former CEO of McDonald’s said given rising wages, the same would happen throughout their franchises. Schoold is available for download on both iOS and Android stores. By Robyn D.

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? “I’m slightly wary of building a Google data profile of a young child,” says @ashleyrcarman @verge [link]. Tagged on: March 17, 2017 Google's Family Link unlocks Android for kids | CNET → "We don't want kids thinking Google has built spyware.,"

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “Two sports apparel company executives and an aspiring sports agent were found guilty Wednesday of wire fraud charges in connection with the most significant sports scandal in recent National Collegiate Athletic Association history – a scheme to pay off the families of men’s basketball recruits and secure their commitment to teams at Adidas-sponsored universities.” Doesn’t look like the company has anyone to take his place yet.

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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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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. to streamline workflows for assessment and data analysis.

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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. “Unizin Adds Student Writing Data to its Data Platform for a Clearer Portrait of Learner Success,” says the Campus Technology headline. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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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. House Hearing on Algorithms & Big Data : 5 Takeaways for Schools.” ” The Wall Street Journal profiles InfiniLaw , a company that runs for-profit law schools. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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The Office of Students and Young Consumers had actively and aggressively policed the student loan industry and monitored credit card companies and other financial institutions that serve – or target – college students and other young people.” Via the BBC : “The man hired to run the Student Loans Company was appointed against officials’ advice and without having his references checked, a report says.” The company has raised $30 million total.

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Via EdWeek’s Market Brief : “ ISTE Unveils Plans to Match Ed-Tech Companies With Educators for Feedback on Apps.” I guess it could also be a reference to the money to be made off of collecting, analyzing, and selling student data. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. The company “provides personalized educational feedback services for students,” and according to Crunchbase has raised $184 million total.

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” Via Inside Higher Ed : “The IRS data retrieval tool that let financial aid applicants automatically import income information into the FAFSA won’t be restored for the current aid cycle, said James Runcie, chief operating officer of the Office of Federal Student Aid, in written testimony to Congress Wednesday.” ” Nope, robots will not be doing this job of content moderation , as Facebook recently boasted at its developer conference. Education Politics.

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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. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. The student travel abroad company WorldStrides has raised $500 million from Eurazeo and Primavera Capital Group.

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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. The department says it won’t start the 45-day clock on data challenges from colleges (initially slated to begin today) until ‘later in June.’” The company has raised $10.35 ” Data, Privacy, and Surveillance.

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

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Our current obsession with educational data has its roots in very similar attempts: to quantify. ” (This time, of course, with an Android phone strapped to their face.). ” Robots are coming for our jobs.