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How to use Sphero the Robot in STEM and Beyond – From Courtney Pepe

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As someone who primarily taught math and science when I was a classroom teacher, I associated robots, robotics curriculum, and robot apps as things that were only used in those subjects. Once it turns blue, then you know that it is paired and ready to go.

How to Engage More Girls in Coding

EdNews Daily

When Sheena Vaidyanathan teaches computer science to middle school students, she draws upon her experience as an art teacher. Tapping into students’ creativity is one of the keys to engaging more girls in what continues to be a male-dominated discipline. By Dennis Pierce.

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Trashbots: How Some Students Are Helping Educate the World in Robotics

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I am lucky enough to work with amazing students every day in my district. This post is about a pair of brothers and their inspiration approach to educating the world in the realm of robotics using a low-cost way that “up-cycles” existing everyday materials to build their creations.

Epic Guide To Game Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

100+ Game Based Learning Resources to Get Started in Your Classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We can use them to teach. Welcome to serious games. Therefore, we educators need to educate ourselves on game based learning.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

Hack Education

This is part nine of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” “ We Need to Rethink How We Educate Kids to Tackle the Jobs of the Future.” This isn’t simply a matter of “ robots are coming for your jobs.” Really, it’s no surprise that fears about an unsettled, uncertain economy are used to shift and control education’s mission , and it’s no surprise that parents go along with that.

This Company Wants to Gather Student Brainwave Data to Measure ‘Engagement’

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Students sit at desks wearing electronic headbands that report EEG data back to a teacher’s dashboard, and that information purports to measure students’ attention levels. The video’s narrator explains: “School administrators can use big data analysis to determine when students are better able to concentrate.” The company says it has a working prototype and is in conversations with a Long Island school to pilot the headset.

Technology Integration in a 21st Century Science Classroom

EdTechTeam

Students gather around the lab table helping one of the group members focus in on a specimen on a flat panel screen from a USB camera connected to the microscope. Another group of students is using a remote sensor that is strapped to a matchbox car traveling through banked turns and loops. The sensor remotely sends data, such as acceleration, angular velocity, and altitude to a spreadsheet on the student Chromebook in real time. How do we accomplish this in our classrooms?

Cardboard Creations: A Maker Education Camp

User Generated Education

This post discusses my Cardboard Creations Maker Education Camp that was taught to fifteen 5 to 12 year old learners for five days, 2.5 These technologies are lots of fun and I facilitate Robotics and Computer Science with my gifted students and at one of my summer camps.

Future proofing our students through education

Neo LMS

We have seen that to be true in communication technology, medical science, transport, space exploration, manufacturing, earth sciences, computer science, physical science… the list goes on. AI and machine learning are rendering entire sectors of the labor market closed to humans.

K-12 Educators and Administrators: Share Your Ed-tech Pilot Approach

Digital Promise

Do you think others could learn from the way you conduct ed-tech pilots to inform product decisions? Digital Promise is crowdsourcing best practices for piloting learning technology tools, and we want to hear from you! So do most ed-tech companies. Click here to share it.

Why Your School Should Stick to Core Principles Instead of Market Trends

EdNews Daily

In 2017, EdTech industry investments rose to a record-breaking $9.5 Without a doubt, this ever-changing environment can be difficult for school administrators, principals, IT staff and teachers to navigate. The truth is, it can be a hard balance to strike.

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In Tynker’s Latest Partnership with Mattel, Kids Can Undertake “Careers” with Barbie

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Robotics Engineer. Those are the six “professions” kids will be able to undertake alongside Barbie, the job-hopping doll known for her many careers, in a new class on Tynker , a platform that teaches children how to code. The partnership ties into where the almost five-year-old company sees itself in the future. A spokesperson for Tynker tells EdSurge that Mattel funded Tynker to produce the course, and Mattel created “all Barbie assets.” Musician.

CoSN 2018: K–12 Innovators Explore the New Age of Tech

EdTech Magazine

With the theme of exponential change, thought leaders and presenters at the conference will focus on how to design learning for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. “We New technologies like artificial intelligence, 3D printing and robotics are emerging with the potential for having a transformative impact on industry, the economy and society as a whole,” reports the conference’s website. How to Prepare Today’s Educators for the Future. Article.

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

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It used to be that people waited until today to unleash their pranks. But some companies are jumping the gun. Duolingo got a head start with Brewolingo , “craft beers from America's Owliest Brewery to help you get fluent in any language” and which contain “a special blend of Owlcohol and Owlgorithms.” Chegg appears to have borrowed a page from Duolingo’s previous shenanigan for the Osmosis Pillow , which takes “memory foam” to another level.

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

Adam Welcome

Do you think it’s here to stay? Most of the kids at my school won’t be programmers or work for a tech company.” Kevin Honey (Middle School Principal) has a coding class for all 6th graders at his school, way to go beyond just #hourofcode - how about #yearofcode!

Discovering the “Ultimate Classroom”: A Student Led Project Based Learning Inquiry

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As a teacher, I knew all about project based learning and how rewarding it could be for students, but I struggled to imagine how I would make it work in my 4th grade classroom. As we returned to school in January, our inquiry took off.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

I think it is worthwhile, as the decade draws to a close, to review those stories and to see how much (or how little) things have changed. But as the ed-tech sector is never willing to let a bad idea die, the report will live on. They want to choose a school.

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

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You can now hold the future in your hand before this phrase comes to life. Today, parents and students have the ability to access endless amounts of college and career planning information. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. And best of all, the app is FREE to all students.

Discovery Education Adds Engaging New Content Supporting Social Studies, the Earth Sciences and More to Award-Winning Digital Services

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–Immersive New Content Empowers Educators to Create Dynamic Digital Learning Environments for All Students – Silver Spring, Md. Content Exploring the Science of Happiness: Studies show that two out of three American teens are stressed and many don't know how to handle it.

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

Adam Welcome

Do you think it’s here to stay? Most of the kids at my school won’t be programmers or work for a tech company.” Kevin Honey (Middle School Principal) has a coding class for all 6th graders at his school, way to go beyond just #hourofcode - how about #yearofcode!

Hack Education Weekly News

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A new policy paper from the group published on Thursday says that ‘ experimental sites ’ – which waive some federal requirements for colleges that want to test out different ways of delivering federal financial aid – have not proved effective.” ” Via The Baltimore Sun : “ Maryland becomes first state to outlaw scholarship displacement by public colleges.” Restores Job Offers to Students After Diplomat Outcry.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” That bill: the move to re-authorize the Higher Education Act. Via Inside Higher Ed : “A graduation rate requirement for access to special funds for minority-serving institutions in a proposed House Republican rewrite of the Higher Education Act would exempt historically black colleges and universities.” “ Higher-Ed Lobbyists Are Told to Make Peace With Republicans,” according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

*Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Oh my god, it’s almost time to start working on that year-end project.). Now the office wants to hire an outside contractor to help figure out why.” A mail bomb campaign targeted opponents of President Trump this week, but remember: the biggest threat to democracy and free speech are liberal students’ protests on elite college campuses.

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WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. These solutions will be offered to school librarians in the U.S.

Education Technology and the New Behaviorism

Hack Education

It’s a reaction, I’d say, to the current obsession with artificial intelligence and a response to all the stories we were told this year about robots on the cusp of replacing, out-“thinking,” and out-working us. Talk of “emotion” has also been the focus of several education reform narratives for the last few years – calls for students to develop “grit” and “growth mindsets” and the like. (

Hack Education Weekly News

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Ivanka Trump with an op-ed in The New York Post : “Why we need to start teaching tech in Kindergarten.” Journalist: “Care to comment on Ivanka Trump’s announcement she’s making ed-tech a focus of her time in the WH?” The Huffington Post filed Twitter’s response to Ivanka Trump ’s announcement under “comedy.” Related, via Salon : “ Silicon Valley ’s $300M donation to STEM educatio n is not what it seems.”

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 28 & 29 Editions)

Doug Levin

Summer and transitioning to a new day-to-day computer (Linux laptop). Since the last edition of a ‘Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News”: I’ve joined efforts to support Net Neutrality protections ; Written further about the prediction made in the book, “Disrupting Class.” Been quoted in an article on ransomware in K-12 education. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 28 and 29 Combined Edition). Summer.

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Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

Hack Education

I’d hardly know where to begin in writing one, but I want to open this particular article – one that focuses, in part, on the whole “everyone should learn to code” craze – recognizing his great contribution to educational computing as well as his loss. I first read an article by Seymour Papert in a Women’s Studies class in the mid 1990s – “ Epistemological Pluralism ,” which he co-wrote with Sherry Turkle.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” As I type this up, the Senate has not yet voted, but it does appear to have enough votes to pass the measure. Via Inside Higher Ed : “How the Tax Bills Would Hit Higher Ed.” Department of Education Announces Vision to Transform Federal Student Aid , Improve Customer Service.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Education Department Signals Possible Changes to Gainful-Employment Rule.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Via Education Week : “ DeVos ’ Trip to South America Focuses on Workforce Prep.” A public service announcement from the FBI : “ Education Technologies : Data Collection and Unsecured Systems Could Pose Risks to Students.” Via The Verge : “ Juul has 60 days to prove it can keep its e-cigs away from kids, FDA warns.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. And there’s more about how the Trump Administration is catering to for-profit higher ed in the for-profit higher ed section below. ” Via The Verge : “ New York governor signs executive order to keep net neutrality rules after the FCC ’s repeal.” ” Montana also plans to enforce net neutrality. “ Want to code?

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ESPN turns to a real expert here : “Shaquille O’Neal says more cops is answer to school shootings.” Perhaps it should go in the “robots” section.

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An Assembly Line of Coding Students? Tough Questions for the Computer Science Movement

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What does it really mean to prepare students for a future in coding careers? In a popular Wired article titled, The Next Big Blue-Collar Job is Coding , Thompson criticizes pop culture and some writers, like himself, for overly romanticizing the notion of the ‘lone genius coder’—the Mark Zuckerbergs and Mr. Robots of the world—saying that’s not what every coder looks like and that's not what many coders will be. In fact, the whole thing is set to expand by 12 percent by 2024.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The Washington Post : “ Trump ’s first full education budget : Deep cuts to public school programs in pursuit of school choice.” ” Also via WaPo : “Here are K–12 education programs Trump wants to eliminate in 2018 budget.” Via Politico : “ DeVos expected to unveil school choice plans Monday.” Via The Washington Post : “ Betsy DeVos was asked to address education reporters at their annual convention.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Via Politico : “ National Teacher of the Year Mandy Manning delivered dozens of letters to President Donald Trump from her students on Wednesday afternoon, with one of the letters urging the president to ‘take care’ with his language about immigrant and refugee communities.” high school’s track turned out to be superintendent, cops say.”

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