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

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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.

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. Ed Tech Ticker Robotics News

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.

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.

Christmas Tech Toy List

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Teach your child how to code a robot. While you don't have to have a device with BIT to make them work having an android or iOS device to download the app takes your opportunities with EVO to the next level.

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

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Program a Robot. So not only is AI becoming mainstream, but we have some pretty cool robots available for our classrooms. Or try something more sophisticated like the Wonder Workshop Dash and Dot robots.

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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. the Ergobot to teach both Forces & Motion and Programming & Robotics. in a robotics and programming application (with PASCO’s ErgoBot). Know that I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. .

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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. Bubble Bot walks students through creating a bubble-blowing robot and a Fan of Fortune. Name: Phiro Robot Made by: Robotix U.S.A.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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. Apple had an event focused on education on March 27, and if anything it clarified Apple's place in the EDU market.

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

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Most of the kids at my school won’t be programmers or work for a tech company.” Robots are cool. What better way to take coding to the next level than to code a robot to drive or roll or to program a drone to fly?

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. has joined the ENA family of companies.

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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.

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

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But some companies are jumping the gun. Students are virtually beamed onboard a cruise via a robot, which has a screen and camera to give students at home a sense that they are roaming around the ship. Tragedy struck this week, however, when one robot toppled overboard. The student controlling the robot remotely is calling the event a “freak accident,” and is asking for a grade boost as amends. Company leaders promise (fingers crossed!)

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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!

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Most of the kids at my school won’t be programmers or work for a tech company.” Robots are cool. What better way to take coding to the next level than to code a robot to drive or roll or to program a drone to fly?

Hack Education Weekly News

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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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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.

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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.”

#EdTechTidBIts of the Week (April 21, 2015)

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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

Technology Integration in a 21st Century Science Classroom

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Several companies, including Vernier and Pasco to name just a couple, have modified their probes to be compatible with Chromebooks as well. The interface connects to a computer, Chromebook, iPad/iPhone and Android devices. Teachers have designed labs that incorporate SCRATCH coding, robotics, and engineering design to create an experience that can be used by upper elementary students all the way through higher level engineering design or physics classes.

Hack Education Weekly News

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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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” 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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Hack Education Weekly News

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Via EdWeek’s Market Brief : “ ISTE Unveils Plans to Match Ed-Tech Companies With Educators for Feedback on Apps.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. The company “provides personalized educational feedback services for students,” and according to Crunchbase has raised $184 million total. The company, formerly known as PLATO Learning, is owned by Thomas Bravo. The online education company has raised $12.5

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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.

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

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Companies are investing in immersive technologies. Take them with your phone, android or tablet. Can robots write our papers, especially when they are able to learn and master our writing styles?

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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. ” Via The Baltimore Sun : “Company says it can predict whether a teacher will be good – before entering a classroom.” The company has raised $10.35 Education Politics. “ New Education Law: Bipartisan No More.”

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Top 100 Sites/Apps for Game Based Learning

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DimensionU - An amazing site for educational games 3D games for Math and Literacy aligned to Common Core Standards. ** Door 24 - A fantastic iPad that has students working different Math/Algebra problems to help a robot fix his circuits and uncover the mystery behind Door 24.