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 greatest challenge of this process, Gupta said, is transposing the personality of the content, especially of the robots themselves, that has been so successful in the United States.

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

Adam Welcome

Check out this article New EdTech Resource. 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? Watching students draw a track then reason logically through the steps as they write the code to get their robot to drive on it it is one of the coolest things we have seen! The various apps make it possible for students from pre-k+ to begin programming a robot.

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Coding Websites/Webtools by Grade

Ask a Tech Teacher

BeeBop –based on the Beebop floor robot–free. App Inventor –build Android apps on a smartphones; from MIT. C-STEM Studio –download to teach computers, science, technology, engineering and math with robotics. Hummingbird Robotics. Robotics. Robot Don.

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

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition). Tagged on: March 17, 2017 Google's Family Link unlocks Android for kids | CNET → "We don't want kids thinking Google has built spyware.," Tagged on: March 16, 2017 Shenzhen Capital Co-leads $29M Round In Chinese Robotics Firm Makeblock | China Money Network → "Recently, we are focusing on educational technology industry. Blog EdTech News News news

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30 Sites & Apps for Learning to Program or Code

techlearning

Learn Coding, Robot Maintenance with Cozmo ] *This list is in alphabetical order. This is done by dragging and dropping code to make your robot dance. Kids'n'Code - A nice iPad app for younger students learning the basics fo coding as they control robots to solve simple puzzles. Pixel - A free new mobile app (iOS/Android) to learn how to code by programming robot's emotions and speech. edtech App Website TL Advisor Blog Coding

12 Awesome Ideas for Ending the School Year

Teacher Reboot Camp

This is one of the ideas suggested in my book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch Edtech Missions in Your Classroom. Makerspace time – Bring in a cart of materials donated by parents or the community and provide students with different design missions to accomplish, such as a robot, space car, maze, new sport, or new game. The end of the school year is approaching fast! Before the year ends I aim to get students to review, reflect, and connect.

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

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Many tasks will either require expensive software or need to be web-based Can be a tough road to connect and use Bluetooth devices such as coding robots The best avenue for creation is web-based 3rd parties for things like video and audio creation (such as WeVideo and Soundtrap) There is little native innovation as most tools are either purchased or direct copies of another company. TL Advisor Blog LMS edtech Business Review

Drones Take Flight as Latest K–12 Learning Tool

EdTech Magazine

MORE FROM EDTECH: Check out how K–12 students are using drones to tackle complex problems. . It regularly participates in several different competitions, including ones for robotics and solar cars. He created DroneBlocks, a drag-and-drop block programming app that’s available for free for both iOS and Android devices. . “We Drones Take Flight as Latest K–12 Learning Tool. eli.zimmerman_9856. Fri, 11/30/2018 - 11:24. Predicting the future is notoriously difficult.

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#EdTechTidBits of the Week (April 27, 2015)

EdTechnocation.com

Tickle is an app for the iPad that allows you to create Scratch like programs to control your robotic toys such as drones, Sphero , and your Philips Hue wireless light bulbs. There is a free web-based version, Edmodo app, and iPad app (with Android coming soon!). Coding Digital Citizenship edtech EdTechTidBits Google GlassHere are your #EdTechTidBits for the week of April 27, 2015!

#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! AutoDesk 123D's TinkerPlay for Mobile Devices AutoDesk 123D , the maker of other great free apps for 3D design, such as Tinkercad and 123D Design , have released a new free app called TinkerPlay for iOS, Android, and Windows devices. The task is to design, create, and program a robot that can rove & navigate on the moon's surface. They also have an Android app

#EdTechTidBits of the Week (April 27, 2015)

EdTechnocation.com

Tickle is an app for the iPad that allows you to create Scratch like programs to control your robotic toys such as drones, Sphero , and your Philips Hue wireless light bulbs. There is a free web-based version, Edmodo app, and iPad app (with Android coming soon!). Coding Digital Citizenship edtech EdTechTidBits Google GlassHere are your #EdTechTidBits for the week of April 27, 2015!

Sphero for Education

Technology Tidbits

This post is going to be the first in a series that focuses on the SPRK (Schools Parents Robot Kids) program. Of course, these lessons use the Sphero robotic ball to complete a variety of educational activities that can be done in groups and are easy to integrate into any classroom. There are four educational apps (iOS/Android) for the Sphero that are listed below. edtech mobile learning programming sphero

What?s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

FRONTROW MOBILE APP ( www.gofrontrow.com ) FrontRow has released a mobile app that lets staff at schools using the Conductor paging, bells, and alerting system activate critical functions like a lockdown, evacuation warnings, all-clear, or other announcements from any Android or Apple mobile device. launch of Be a Maker, an all-new mobile application that teaches children how to code by allowing them to program their Jibo robot.

CES2017 Best of Show Tech Tools

EdTechTeam

What’s next in edtech? At about half the price of Mindstorms Kits , you can build and code interactive, motorized robots, models and creations with distance, color and tilt sensor technologies with this new kit. While Ozobot is not new to the “easy programmable robot” scene, this little guy brings new features we hadn’t seen in the Ozobot family. This pedal-to-play bike is compatible with Android, iOS and Amazon Fire devices.

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The Ultimate Teacher Gift Guide 2017

Shake Up Learning

From Spiderman and R2-D2 Sphero robots to adult coloring books to those dream items like drones! edtech #edchat #k12 Click To Tweet. k12 #edchat #edtech Click To Tweet. Bit Starter Pack, the Smart Robot Toy. Wonder Workshop Dash Robot. Android Wear Watches. . The post The Ultimate Teacher Gift Guide 2017 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Find the Perfect Gift for Every Teacher on Your List! It’s that time of the year again!

Learning About Digital Equity from Students

RafranzDavis.com

Today, I talked to two young men on our robotics team. On our robotics team, he decided to program because he wanted to learn more about computer languages. Having that computer enabled him to access not only his school work, but the programs and videos needed to continue learning about writing code for the team’s robots. Not every “smart phone” is as smart as an iphone or the latest android. Also, read the National Edtech Plan (NETP16).

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

Adam Welcome

Check out this article New EdTech Resource. 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? Watching students draw a track then reason logically through the steps as they write the code to get their robot to drive on it it is one of the coolest things we have seen! The various apps make it possible for students from pre-k+ to begin programming a robot.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

edtech market. The projectors provide enhanced wireless display technology, letting teachers connect the projector to up to 50 Chromebooks, PCs, Mac computers, iOS and Android devices. Capstone is pleased to announce its most popular PebbleGo databases are now available in Spanish.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. The company, which makes educational and entertainment robots, has raised $520 million total. Via Quartz : “ Google collects Android users’ locations even when location services are disabled.” ” Via EdTech Strategies’ Doug Levin : “The COPPA Rule, FERPA , and the Security of Student Data.” (National) Education Politics.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Get an overview of the wide range of tools and technologies that can revolutionize learning, from 3D printers and robots to coding, wearable computers and conductive paint. Android is becoming one of the platforms of choice for education. How Edtech Startup ‘Native Innovation’ Goes the Extra 300 Miles For Navajo Customers 5 Hot Topics in STEM Education 5 must-have tools to hire and develop effective teachers Apple Watch: Coming to a Classroom Near You?

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via EdScoop : “Edtech and industry leaders say they’re stuck if they can’t scale.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Education Week : “Thousands of Android Mobile Apps Improperly Track Children, Study Says.” ” Via The Verge : “Report finds more than half of Android apps for children are in violation of COPPA.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Some of the stories are in the “robots” section below.). ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. And on a side note, this article in Edsurge (penned by an investor) on “ Where Edtech and Its Investors Miss the Mark ” is a thing to behold. ” More on that study on how Android apps violate COPPA via Appcensus. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” According to Edsurge , Knewton is now a courseware company and not a “robot tutor in the sky.” Via The New York Times : “ Andy Rubin, Android Creator , Steps Away From Firm Amid Misconduct Report.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” Maha Bali writing for Prof Hacker : “Against the 3A’s of EdTech: AI , Analytics , and Adaptive Technologies in Education.” (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Billion in Android Antitrust Case.” 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 ? Edtech Raises $739M in Venture Funding.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Nope, robots will not be doing this job of content moderation , as Facebook recently boasted at its developer conference. ” Via Edsurge : “Why Moodle ’s Mastermind, Martin Dougiamas, Still Believes in Edtech After Two Decades.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. For more news about robots not taking jobs, see the HR section above. Android apps to be specific. Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Google’s press release : “ Google and Bertelsmann launch mobile digital skills initiatives with Udacity – 10,000 Android scholarships available for EU developers.” ” Udacity has announced a “the Associate Android Developer Fast Track,” to help people get their Android certification. ” Also via Techcrunch : “ Primo Toys rolls out Cubetto, a wooden robot that teaches kids to code.” Presidential-Elect Trump.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Also via The New York Times : “A Mission to Bring STEM Skills, and Robots, to Children in West Africa.” Via Edsurge : “Three Rookie Mistakes That Edtech Entrepreneurs Make.” “Police are filing warrants for Android 's vast store of location data,” The Verge reports (but it’s going to be awesome, I hear, when you can run Android apps on your school’s Chromebooks). Education Politics.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

Imagine Discovering That Your Teaching Assistant Really Is a Robot,” The Wall Street Journal gushed in 2016 , documenting an experiment undertaken at Georgia Tech in which a chatbot called “Jill Watson” answered questions in a course’s online forum. For the past ten years, I have written a lengthy year-end series, documenting some of the dominant narratives and trends in education technology.