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Why Robotics Benefits Early Education

EdNews Daily

One of these new developments is the increased use of robots in everyday life––from vending machines to your automatic vacuum cleaner, all the way through to artificial intelligence and heavy machinery. Furthermore, the use of robotics in lessons encourages independent thinking in students.

Ten jobs that are safe from robots

The Hechinger Report

Yes, the robots are definitely coming for the jobs of America’s 3.5 Robots may also be coming for radiologists, whose expertise diagnosing diseases through X-rays and MRIs is facing stiff competition from artificial intelligence. Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report.

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'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

Hack Education

” 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'

Hack Education

” 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.

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 company says it has a working prototype and is in conversations with a Long Island school to pilot the headset. The company’s CEO has said that BrainCo aims to develop a tool that can translate thoughts directly into text, or “brain typing.” But the company has also faced less enthusiastic reviews.

A Report on the BETT Show in London

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Robots. The sheer number of robots of various shapes and sizes was striking. An Oslo-based start-up called No Isolation showcased AV1, a telepresence robot designed to enable children with long-term illness stay connected with their friends and studies and attend school remotely.

Infographic: Robotics And The Future Of STEM

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Infographic: Robotics And The Future Of STEM. Department of Commerce report titled, “STEM: Good Jobs Now and for the Future,” reports that from 2000-2010, growth in STEM jobs is over three times greater than that of non-STEM occupations. Technology robotics stem

Top 5 new EdTech tools that you might use in your university

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According to the report, the EdTech industry will reach a global value of $252 billion by 2020. For instance, Osso VR is a virtual reality technology company founded on the principle of training surgeons with real world skills that can be directly applied when in the operating room.

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Are Algorithmically-Generated Term Papers the Next Big Challenge to Academic Integrity?

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A growing number of companies now let students outsource their homework to a bot—or, more specifically, an algorithm that writes term papers for them based on chosen keywords. Many websites offer free “article spinners” that rephrase existing text at the click of a button.

All the Upgrades and Updates From Apple, Google and More at ISTE 2018

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Joining them were an additional 6,000 reps from companies big and small. Fractions covers math standards for grades 3-6 and features a storyline and what the company calls “personalized feedback” through an online tutor. Frontline Education , a provider of K-12 data software, is developing a new feature (or “skill”) for Alexa that allows administrators to access data, such as teacher evaluation reports and employment rates, through voice-activated commands.

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How to Engage More Girls in Coding

EdNews Daily

Every single company in every single industry has a demand for computing jobs. The Cyber Robotics Coding Competition began in New Hampshire in fall 2017, with 2,600 students taking part across the state. By Dennis Pierce.

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Ten Jobs That Should Be Safe From Automation

MindShift

This story about robots and jobs was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. Yes, the robots are definitely coming for the jobs of America’s 3.5 The Hechinger Report/Jackie Mader).

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

EdNews Daily

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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Algorithms are Changing Low-Wage Work. What Educators Should Know About Life ‘On the Clock.’

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She describes what she experienced as “cyborg jobs,” meaning they often treat employees more like robots than people. That is one of the most sort of under-remarked upon or under-reported on things about the way life is different for low wage workers,” she says.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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The Horizon Report. The organization, which was founded in 1994, was best known for its annual Horizon Report, its list of predictions about the near-future of education technology. But as the ed-tech sector is never willing to let a bad idea die, the report will live on.

The Stories We Were Told about Education Technology (2019)

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Even if these publications fade away , the breathless stories about the possibilities of brainwave-reading mindfulness headbands and " mind-reading robot tutors in the sky " continue to be told. Far too many articles — and this is surely what its venture capitalist and philanthropist backers hope — have not reflected the landscape but have tried instead to shape it. Coursera raised $109 million in venture company because investors are cray.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The Huffington Post : “ White House Quietly Removes Sexual Assault Report From Website.” ” Via Bookriot : “On Wednesday, August 23, the city council of Escondido, California voted, 3 to 2, to move forward with plans to hand their public library over to the private, for-profit company Library Systems and Services.” ” “ Boston University and Wheelock College enter talks to combine the institutions,” Inside Higher Ed reports.

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. Please, if you like our reporting, donate Splurgecoin to feed your friendly EdSurgents! 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. Company leaders promise (fingers crossed!) Happy first of April—a day where the joke’s on all of us.

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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. “ Lights go out at Education Department headquarters – and may stay off for some time,” The Washington Post reports. The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to push ahead with his nomination today, despite the numerous reports now about Brett Kavanaugh ’s history of drunkenness and alleged sexual assault. “ Is Running a Company Like Leading a Classroom?

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

EdTech Magazine

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. The opening session will be moderated by Valerie Truesdale, CTO of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in North Carolina, and will also include panelists from edtech companies such as Google. Article. CoSN 2018: K–12 Innovators Explore the New Age of Tech.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

” Re-reading that article now makes me cringe. I was inspired, I think, to select that topic because talk of “platforms” was incredibly popular in Silicon Valley – it had been for a while – as companies strove to become “the next Facebook.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. It’s a bit tricky to do some weeks – because some weeks I’m traveling and some weeks a major event happens in the middle of the week making some of the “before” reporting seem a little odd. ” Via Chalkbeat : “In New York City schools, 40,000 students aren’t getting required special education services, report finds.”

The Stories We Were Told about Education Technology (2018)

Hack Education

Subsidized by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, some publications have repeatedly run overtly and covertly sponsored articles that hawk the future of learning as “personalized,” as focused on “ the whole child.” Robots won’t replace you , the press repeatedly said.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” “8 Grad Students Are Arrested Protesting the GOP Tax Bill on Capitol Hill,” The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Adam Harris reported on Tuesday. Via NPR : “ School Voucher Programs Should Be Clear About Disability Rights , Report Says.” ” That’s a report from the GAO. “Without Net Neutrality , How Would Internet Companies Treat K–12 Districts?” More on the report in The Washington Post.

An Inside Look at the Edtech Purchasing Process

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At every step, they involve the developers so the companies understand Broward’s expectations and why the team made its final decision. If companies make smartphones that a two-year old can use, why are developers making edtech so complicated? This article was modified and published by EdScoop. Dr. Ayanna Howard is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Zyrobotics, an educational technology company, and the Linda J.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. “ Digital Promise Global has received a three-year, $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to address equitable access to computational education in public schools,” Education Week reports. “ James Damore is moving his lawsuit against Google out of court,” The Verge reports. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

8 Must-See Hidden Gems from ISTE 2018

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In just 20 minutes (and with a classroom of computers and headsets/microphones), MAP can adaptively assess an entire class and provide teachers with whole-class and individual reporting, including audio recordings of every student.

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. Original reporting features (time spent reading, books read, etc.)

The Weaponization of Education Data

Hack Education

In education, there were breaches at colleges and universities, breaches at K–12 schools, breaches at the Department of Education, breaches at education technology companies, and breaches with software schools commonly use. ” asked an article in The New York Times.

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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. Wants to Hold Colleges Accountable by Reporting Graduates’ Earnings. billion over next decade,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Via The Washington Post : “ Maryland places DJ Durkin on administrative leave amid reports of football program’s toxic culture.” Via The New York Times : “This Company Keeps Lies About Sandy Hook on the Web.”

Epic Guide To Game Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Teachers Report Sharp Growth in Game-Based Learning by District Administration (July 2016) – reports that 48% of classroom teachers report using games in classroom instruction in 2015. Author Alexandria Neason writes an article about what is happening at Quest to Learn.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. “Learning styles” in the White House: President Trump doesn’t read his daily intelligence briefings, gets oral briefings on “select” issues instead, because reading isn’t “his style of learning,” the @washingtonpost reports [link] — Kasie Hunt (@kasie) February 9, 2018. Via Marketwatch : “One company will now handle close to half of all student-loan payments.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Apologies that this week this article is a day late. ” (Related: “Theranos investor Tim Draper blames the company’s downfall on an investigative journalist,” Business Insider reports.). ” ECOT is the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, an online charter school company. Report Says No to a For-Profit Accreditor – but It Might Not Matter.”

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this past week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. Tagged on: August 27, 2017 DeVos Invested in Company Under Investigation for Misleading Claims | Education Week → When U.S. Tagged on: August 26, 2017 The Secret to a Good Robot Teacher | The New York Times → Why is educational technology such a disappointment?

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this past week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. Tagged on: August 27, 2017 DeVos Invested in Company Under Investigation for Misleading Claims | Education Week → When U.S. Tagged on: August 26, 2017 The Secret to a Good Robot Teacher | The New York Times → Why is educational technology such a disappointment?

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