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'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

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” It’s a prediction – and a statistic – than Benjamin Doxtdator brilliantly dissects in an article he published this year called “ A Field Guide to ‘Jobs that Don’t Exist Yet’ ” And while on one hand, I’d like to see everyone stop citing that made-up figure, on the other, it’s always useful to be able identify who the b t artists are. This isn’t simply a matter of “ robots are coming for your jobs.”

'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

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” I’ve looked at how for-profit colleges , MOOCs , and learn-to-code companies have tapped into these narratives in order to justify their products and services. These have all been separate articles in each series. I’ve already made references to for-profit higher education in the second and third articles in this year-end series – on the “ innovation gospel ” and on the business of student loans. Robots might not take your job.

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How Humor and Storytelling Help Foster STEM Engagement

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One example is an anecdotal approach to teaching robot obstacle detection. Students can become guarded when learning a challenging topic such as robotics. Humor and storytelling meets robotics. This article was modified and published by EdScoop.

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

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Digital Promise will award up to ten school or district leaders who submit a response by March 27 with a $1,000 stipend for a trip to San Francisco, including workshops with leading software companies, in partnership with the Education Technology Industry Network. So do most ed-tech companies.

How to Engage More Girls in Coding

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Every single company in every single industry has a demand for computing jobs. To help meet this need, Girls Who Code has created free curriculum materials built around female role models, called Women in Tech. “It’s By Dennis Pierce.

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

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For example, say robots and drones will be the hot-ticket item of the year (according to a recent study – they will be ). Does it make sense for you to purchase robots and drones for your school when you already have interactive displays in your classrooms and laptops for each student?

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Guardians of History: Britannica’s new choice-driven historical adventures

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Players will also meet BRITT, a Backpack Robotic Informational Temporal Technician, who functions as a trusty sidekick who can translate languages, provide critical information and is a personal hologram that wraps around and disguises players to ensure they blend in.

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Startup U: Draper University and the Students of Tomorrow

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Meet Tim Draper and the amazing students live on your own screen from Draper University. Tim Draper will lead his students in learning about the fundamentals of launching a startup company under the mentorship of America’n business leaders.

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. Below are the finest collection of stories you’ll never see on any other day, and which have been brewing in our heads over the course of 2018 in between too many cups of coffee, indecipherable email pitches, 1:1 meetings, product sprints and the occasional but unavoidable sparring on Twitter. Tragedy struck this week, however, when one robot toppled overboard. Company leaders promise (fingers crossed!)

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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Without revenue the company will go away. Or the company will have to start charging for the software. Or it will raise a bunch of venture capital to support its “free” offering for a while, and then the company will get acquired and the product will go away. (It’s

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

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Meet the career and college-planning app, Schoold.co. Government can garnish wages and withhold tax refunds to meet student loan debt requirements. By Robyn D. Shulman. You can now hold the future in your hand before this phrase comes to life.

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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Hack Education Weekly News

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. “ Is Running a Company Like Leading a Classroom? Via The Outline : “The rise and fall of the company behind ’ Reader Rabbit’ and all your favorite educational games.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “Culturally Sensitive Robots Are Here to Care for the Elderly ,” Futurism.com claims.

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

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Multi-language elementary math programs: New content in the series “Pharaohs and the Robot” is now available in English and Arabic in DE Streaming Plus Global. Students meet two young pharaohs in ancient Egypt who learn core math concepts from a time-traveling robot.

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WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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In addition, Alma will continue to provide its own set of robust reporting tools to meet many needs and budgets. This follows the company’s recent integrations with Canvas and Schoology and its OneRoster alignment. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

8 Must-See Hidden Gems from ISTE 2018

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With a camera pointed at a map showing the location of Kai's Clan robots, students can work together using Blockly or JavaScript to solve challenges in real time. While this all sounds great, there's a serious investment to get all the robots, sensors, maps, and cameras.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. The company alleges in a lawsuit, which became public on Monday, that the Education Department’s process for selecting companies for its new loan servicing platform has been unfair and violated federal procurement rules.” ” Via Texas Monthly : “Meet the Women Whose Persistence Made Texas A&M Change Its Sexual Assault Policies.”

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Via the AP : “One of the nation’s largest student loan servicing companies may have driven tens of thousands of borrowers struggling with their debts into higher-cost repayment plans. the nation’s third-largest student loan servicing company.” ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Tutoring company Knack has raised $1.5

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Edsurge writes about e-scooters , one of the “hot new trends” out of Silicon Valley, and how these companies are defying the rules of college campuses in order to build up a new customer base there. Speaking of Edsurge , spot the misinformation and disinformation and invented history in this article on coding bootcamps. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics: Some Thoughts from ASU+GSV

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I’m also working on a magazine article that’ll come out this fall on education technology and venture capital. VCs often speak of having an “investment thesis” – a strategy for why they fund certain companies. I don’t want to write too much that will take away from the article I’m writing, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t make a couple of observations about the theses that get formed at a place like ASU+GSV.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” The race for the California State Superintendent is still undecided – at least as I type up this article, it is. is the new company of Andrew Ng , Coursera’s co-founder.) ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Meet the New Mega-University.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. More robot news up in the MOOC section above.

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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. ” Via Chalkbeat ’s Colorado outlet: “Fate of Douglas County’s high-profile voucher program to be weighed at special meeting.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Tutoring company Upswing has raised $1.5

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” Via The Washington Post : “ DeVos rejects invitation to meet with former for-profit college students.” Via the AP: “A new federal lawsuit by Pennsylvania ’s attorney general says the nation’s largest student loan company engaged in abusive practices that have cost borrowers billions of dollars.” ” The largest student loan company is Navient. She’s an investor in a company that targets that group.)

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” From this week’s article: The prosecutor also said that Mr. Dance concealed about $12,000 in payments he received through his consulting work in 2015, including $4,600 from an organization called the Education Research and Development Institute – ERDI for short – that pays superintendents to attend meetings with educational tech companies.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Via Chalkbeat : “ Betsy DeVos ’s first Detroit visit featured Girl Scouts, robots, and talk of beluga whales.” “Meet The New California Counterculture: College Republicans ” by the incredible Scaachi Koul. Via Chalkbeat : “Meet the NYC principal in the spotlight for defending desegregation against angry parents.”

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Via NPR : “Meet Jin Park , The First DACA Recipient Awarded A Rhodes Scholarship.” There’s more MOOC news down in the “labor and management” section below, perhaps prompting another question that Edsurge doesn’t think to ask: “How viable are these companies that are being used to outsource and privatize online higher education?”

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” More details: “The 66-year-old Caraway, who has also served as the city’s interim mayor, admitted to accepting $450,000 in bribes and kickbacks from two key figures in the scandal that last year brought down the school bus agency Dallas County Schools ; Bob Leonard, who owned the stop-arm camera company that took millions from DCS; and Slater Swartwood Sr.,

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Thank God we spent the last 20 years paying a dozen middle-aged white men to rehash the same articles on how political correctness on campus is the true threat to free speech [link] — Dara Very Rude Elevator Screamers Kaye (@DaraKaye) October 29, 2018. ” “Who’s Meeting With DeVos ? Really looking forward to this new testing company though!

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Via the Phoenix New Times : “Meet the Creationist Helping to Change Arizona School Standards on Evolution.” There’s also an article on financial aid and cybersecurity in the data and surveillance section below. Actually it’s Trilogy Education’s bootcamp , as the UO is outsourcing instruction to this company.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Via NPR : “Outcry After Louisiana Teacher Arrested During School Board Meeting.” awards debt collection contract to company with ties to DeVos.” ” Via Buzzfeed : “Here’s How A Student Loan Debt Relief Company Preyed On Its Customers.” ” The company: the Student Loan Assistance Center. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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Via NPR on Sunday : “ President Trump Set To Meet With Presidents Of Historically Black Colleges And Universities.” ” Via NPR on Tuesday : “ Trump, And Most Black College Presidents, Absent From Annual Meeting.” Via The New York Times : “ Rolling Stone Faces Revived Lawsuit Over Campus Rape Article.” Via The Washington Post : “ Student loan companies reach $21.6 ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” And I am not even linking to the National Review article promoting this racist crap. Now the company is betting big on both,” says Inside Higher Ed. Edsurge on teachers leaving the classroom to join tech companies. “ Edsurge on the ethics of ed-tech companies paying teachers. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. The company has raised $3.3

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Via WaPo’s Valerie Strauss : “ Trump ’s rather weird meeting with the 2017 Teachers of the Year.” ” asks WaPo’s Valerie Strauss, before reprinting an article by UVA professor Dan Willingham.). Greiff has previously been a partner at the 1776 venture fund and he was also a co-founder of the test prep company Grockit. Jeff Fernandez, the co-founder of the online learning company Grovo , has resigned. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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“ From the article that ”innovative teaching practice" appears to be project-based learning. ” “Behind Randi Weingarten ’s secret meeting with Steve Bannon ” by Mike Klonsky. ” The article is accompanied by a photo of a classroom full of Asian students – as if Asian is not American. “How can online learning help Canadian colleges meet the challenges ahead?” But anyway… Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

Education Technology and the Ideology of Personalization

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Facebook, like many digital technology companies, promises that in exchange for collecting your personal data – your name, your age, your gender, your photos, metadata on your photos, your location, your preferences, your browsing and clicking habits, your friends’ names – it will deliver “personalization.” ” Data can be shared with any company that Facebook deems necessary. This is part nine of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.