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

Edsurge

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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BEAVERTON, Oregon, June 25, 2018 — Vernier Software & Technology recently launched Coding with mBot: Self-Driving Vehicles activities module written for the mBot™ by MakeBlock. 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

Edsurge

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

EdTechTeam

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. The purists feel that students are too deeply rooted in technology and do not know how to use or read results on a basic tool, such as a thermometer or pH paper. Several companies, including Vernier and Pasco to name just a couple, have modified their probes to be compatible with Chromebooks as well.

Christmas Tech Toy List

Tech Helpful

Below is a list of potential gifts from my realm of education - STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math). Teach your child how to code a robot. Dash and Dot - Wonder Workshop makes robotics durable and cost effective for even the youngest child.

Want to Organize Your Digital Assets?

EdNews Daily

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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This Tech Tool Can Save Teachers 10 Minutes Per Class

Edsurge

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. To the rescue: the video-streaming and screen-mirroring technology St. Here are six ways the technology can maximize classroom time and boost student and teacher productivity: 1. Because Vivi works with any device or platform, Gunn’s students are free to use their Apple laptops, Chrome tablets or Android smartphones.

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PASCO Motion Sensor–A Must for Science Classes

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PASCO Scientific is the global leader in developing technology-based solutions for hands-on science. 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.

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

EdNews Daily

However, as mentioned in an article just yesterday by Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn: “Remember that dystopian view of the future in which technology displaces millions of people from their jobs? Schoold is available for download on both iOS and Android stores. By Robyn D. Shulman.

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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Meeuwse says she loves using this form of game education with her little ones because “it incorporates both technology and tangible objects to meet the diverse sensory learning needs of my students.”. Game #4 – Sphero the Robot.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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The software takes advantage of Casio’s Natural Display technology for input and output of mathematical expressions. launch of Be a Maker, an all-new mobile application that teaches children how to code by allowing them to program their Jibo robot.

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

Edsurge

But some companies are jumping the gun. In an effort to solve the never-ending debate over whether education technology “works,” EdSurge is creating “Surgecoin,” the first cryptocurrency tied to product efficacy. We will use some arcane technology called “blockchain” and distributed ledgers to validate that education software works. Tragedy struck this week, however, when one robot toppled overboard. Company leaders promise (fingers crossed!)

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CUE and Touchjet partner for STEAMpunk Mobile Labs

eSchool News

The Touchjet Pond Projector , which turns any wall or table surface into an 80-inch interactive touchscreen, is now available as a five-pack technology kit as a part of CUE’s STEAMpunk Mobile Labs. 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. What's makes that perception of Microsoft fascinating is that there is a whole other segment of technology professionals who see Microsoft as being far behind.

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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Epson Now Shipping PowerLite L-Series Laser Projectors

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By combining 3LCD technology with state-of-the-art laser light source, Epson delivers uncompromising image quality, high color brightness and truly reliable performance.” LONG BEACH, Calif. Sept.

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WHAT’S NEW

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ALMA START ( www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies launched an enrollment and admissions management tool called Alma Start. As part of this collaboration, ReadSpeaker’s text-to-speech technology will also be integrated within Blackboard Ally as an offline audio alternative for course content.

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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.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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*Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. 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.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

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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.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” At least the e-cigarette company (which targets teens) offers a social-emotional learning curriculum, right? Billion in Android Antitrust Case.” It would be great to see education technology organizations also turn away this money, knowing that – if nothing else – children and families are harmed by anti-immigration policies and practices.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. 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.” ” That’s Steve Lamey, who ran the British loan company, and who was fired for “gross misconduct” in late 2017.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” From GeekWire : “For investors, the future of education technology is now the workplace.” Via EdWeek’s Market Brief : “ ISTE Unveils Plans to Match Ed-Tech Companies With Educators for Feedback on Apps.” ” Via The Washington Post : “Battle over college course material is a textbook example of technological change.”

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

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Companies are investing in immersive technologies. What are immersive technologies? We can inspire our communities to use affordable emerging technologies to create communication products and stories using AR/VR/MR. Take them with your phone, android or tablet.

Hack Education Weekly News

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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.” “ Y Combinator MOOC for Tech Startups Attracts Thousands of Views,” says Campus Technology. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

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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 The MIT Technology Review : “Finally, a Useful Application for VR: Training Employees.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

Hack Education Weekly News

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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. ” Larry Cuban on “ Integrating Technology In Classrooms: Teach To One in a Oakland Charter School.” ” Via The Baltimore Sun : “Company says it can predict whether a teacher will be good – before entering a classroom.”

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

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I’ve written two books on the monsters of education technology; I’m publishing a third in the series at the end of the year. How historically have technologies emerged? Again, the types of tales, not necessarily the titles of the tales or technologies themselves.