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The Education of an Android Teacher


When you meet an android, it’s important to follow etiquette. I'm the world's first android teaching assistant. She’s the namesake of Maria, a destructive robot character from the 1927 silent film “Metropolis.” Educating an android happens one conversation at a time.

The Robots Have Arrived on Campus. They Come Bearing Food.


Robots are taking over college campuses. Not as android professors or virtual students, but as automated food delivery devices. On top of the bill, the other cost you really can’t avoid is looking or feeling silly pulling a meal—no matter how tasty—out of a robotic ice chest on wheels.

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


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.

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


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.

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


As educators in the digital age, it is important that we embrace the power of play in our classrooms. One of the ways that we can redefine our practice is by using game education in our schools. Says Farber of Game Education; “I use games in social studies because the mechanics (e.g.

Christmas Tech Toy List

Tech Helpful

But fear not, t here are so many choices that parents and grandparents can make that are considered a TOY as well as EDUCATIONAL. Below is a list of potential gifts from my realm of education - STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math).

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(National) Education Politics. “ Tax bill reflects rift between many Republicans and higher education,” The Washington Post reports. The education reform-minded publication The 74 says that “Educators Warn of ‘Devastating’ Consequences for Charter Schools in New GOP Tax Bill.” ” “Education Dept. Restores Pell Eligibility to Nearly 300,000 Students,” The Chronicle of Higher Education reports. Education.”

PASCO Motion Sensor–A Must for Science Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

They provide a wealth of rugged, inquiry-based products to educators in more than 100 countries around the world. Their products are wireless, Bluetooth- and/or USB-connectable, and their SPARKvue software runs on Mac and Windows platforms, Chromebooks, iPads, iPhones, and Android. the Ergobot to teach both Forces & Motion and Programming & Robotics. in a robotics and programming application (with PASCO’s ErgoBot).

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Sphero, an Introduction

My Paperless Classroom

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

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

Shake Up Learning

This list was created to help teachers and other educators try new things, experience new and advancing technology that could impact the classroom now or in the near future. Becoming a Google Certified Educator, Trainer, Administrator, or Innovator is a great goal for 2017!

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What?s New: New Tools for Schools


ASSIST EDUCATION & APEX LEARNING ( ) & ( ) ASSIST Education and Apex Learning enhanced their partnership with the addition of adaptive content and digital tutorials into the ASSIST Integrated Education Management System for K-12 schools.

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*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. (Oh National) Education Politics. Via Politico : “Employee satisfaction in the department [of Education] ’s main K–12 office dropped markedly this year. State and Local) Education Politics. Immigration and Education.

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


New products are coming from companies that have long been in the game, and others are being launched thanks to successful crowdfunding initiatives. Bubble Bot walks students through creating a bubble-blowing robot and a Fan of Fortune. Name: Phiro Robot Made by: Robotix U.S.A.

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

EdNews Daily

The app encompasses various resources, from the beginning of the college search process, discovering and improving your admission chances, and the best ways to find and finance your college education. Schoold is available for download on both iOS and Android stores. By Robyn D. Shulman.

CUE and Touchjet partner for STEAMpunk Mobile Labs

eSchool News

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. a coding teacher and Google Educator. “It’s

Want to Organize Your Digital Assets?

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Resource services, such as plagiarism checkers, online chat staffing, and special needs resources like speech therapy distance educators, YouTube, and more. Project based hybrids, such as software to run a robot, science instruments, and calculators . By LeiLani Cauthen. .

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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. Via Inside Higher Ed : “Federal task force releases ”roadmap“ for alternative federal system for apprenticeships , with calls for more industry involvement and criticism of higher education. ” asks Education Dive.

This Tech Tool Can Save Teachers 10 Minutes Per Class


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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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. Department of Educatio n has approved the first program under its Educational Quality Through Innovative Partnerships (EQUIP) initiative.” Muñiz as the Education Department’s General Counsel.

The 2018 EdSurde Annual Special: Surgecoin, EduWands and Other News Not Fit for Print


But some companies are jumping the gun. Financial terms were not disclosed, although the entire education operating system was reset as a result of the transaction. BETSY’S CHOICE: True to her suggestion made during a botched interview on “60 Minutes,” Education Secretary Betsy DeVos decided to intentionally visit an underperforming school. We will use some arcane technology called “blockchain” and distributed ledgers to validate that education software works.

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(National) Education Politics. Republicans in Congress are also working on a re-authorization of the Higher Education Act. From The Wall Street Journal , “Five Things on the House’s Higher Education Bill.” ” From the Department of Education press release : “ Secretary DeVos Praises Senate Action on FAFSA Simplification.” ” Also from the Department of Education’s press office : “U.S. Education in the Courts.

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.” Cool Coding Apps and Websites for Kids from Common Sense Media HyperDocs: Coding lessons and activities created by educators. Robots are cool.

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


Apple had an event focused on education on March 27, and if anything it clarified Apple's place in the EDU market. With that, I think it's worth taking a look at where each of the three big companies stands in regards to Ed. The first is that 365 needs to have an education slant.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools


ADVANCED & MEASURED PROGRESS ( ) & ( ) 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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Education Politics. Via The New York Times : “A Little-Noticed Target in the House Health Bill : Special Education.” For nearly 30 years, Medicaid has helped school systems cover costs for special education services and equipment, from physical therapists to feeding tubes. Via Education Week : “Congress Budget Deal Bans New Gold-Standard Studies of Federal Vouchers.” ” Immigration and Education. ” Education in the Courts.



Software & Online ACCELERATE LEARNING STEMSCOPES SCIENCE ( ) Accelerate Learning announced a new platform using the best of CNN’s digital content to create a new science education product. KANO EDUCATION PACKAGES (

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Epson Now Shipping PowerLite L-Series Laser Projectors


Weighing between 17 and 19 pounds, the PowerLite L-Series are compact, making them versatile for convenient portability and installation in educational institutions, corporate spaces and houses of worship with high ambient lighting. LONG BEACH, Calif. Sept.

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Education Politics. “ New Education Law: Bipartisan No More.” ” Republicans are made because the Department of Education issued guidelines about how ESSA should be implemented. Via The Atlantic : “Why the Education Department’s New Equity Rule Might Not Be So Equal.” ” Via Education Week : “ Cursive writing could be returning to Louisiana ’s public school classrooms. Education in the Courts.

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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.” Cool Coding Apps and Websites for Kids from Common Sense Media HyperDocs: Coding lessons and activities created by educators. Robots are cool.

Technology Integration in a 21st Century Science Classroom


Why is this important educationally? The most recent standards for science education in the United States have shifted towards inquiry-based learning and a deeper understanding of the content and student experimentation. There are a variety of tools that educators can easily integrate into their science classrooms. Several companies, including Vernier and Pasco to name just a couple, have modified their probes to be compatible with Chromebooks as well.

#EdTechTidBIts of the Week (April 21, 2015)

I found two new apps, a Disney article, a robotics competition to the moon, and a repository of maker projects! Makerbot Printshop for the iPad The Makerbot company, sellers of the Makerbot 3D printers , released a free iPad app called Makerbot Printshop. They also have an Android app

Top 100 Sites/Apps for Game Based Learning

Technology Tidbits

I''ve done posts on educational iOS Apps and Educational Online Games but I have never combined the two and curated a list that specifically deals w/ GBL. ClassXP - A excellent way for educators to integrate Game Based Learning through a RPG based student dashboard.

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


Companies are investing in immersive technologies. Learners can create all kinds of interactive experiences, including games, scavenger hunts, memes, and other educational experiences.” ( AASL Best Apps for Teaching and Learning 2018). Take them with your phone, android or tablet.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

For the past ten years, I have written a lengthy year-end series, documenting some of the dominant narratives and trends in education technology. Without revenue the company will go away. Or the company will have to start charging for the software. Altius Education.

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

Doug Levin

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? Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye the week of March 13, 2017 – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. But it’s innovative, it has cut costs, and it has improved students’ education in the process.

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