Are classroom robots the NextGen of learning?


I recently read a report that said schools in the UK spend £900mn per year on educational technology. Technology has the potential to further transform the way we learn, as is apparent by the advancements in robotics and its use in classrooms. Let’s take a look at how robots are currently being used in classrooms and try answering the question of the hour: Do robots have the potential to teach students in the future? Classroom robots of today.

Alan November Shares A Mind Blowing New Idea in Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Alan November @globalearner shares an assessment idea that is gaining steam. In today’s ThoughtLeader Thursday, start thinking about this new idea in assessment. In today’s show, Alan November discusses a groundbreaking new assessment strategy to make you think: The origins of this strategy. Want to hear another episode on assessment? Listen to Monica Burns talk about formative assessment tools and tips.


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How to Assess Learning in a Pandemic


Even during the pandemic’s early days, some professors decided to toss out their grade books , figuring that high-stress assessments weren’t appropriate given the uncertain circumstances, which saw students sent away from campuses, sometimes without tech tools or internet access.

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. And robots are starting to do some of the work in professions as diverse as chef , office clerk and tractor-trailer operator. For most of us, though, the robot invasion will simply change the tasks we do, not destroy our jobs altogether.

Robot Teachers, Racist Algorithms, and Disaster Pedagogy

Hack Education

Me, I write about education technology for a living. And I do so because I want us — all of us — to flourish; and too often both education and technology are deeply complicit in exploitation and destruction instead. These are not good times for educational institutions.

Education Robot Maker Roybi Boosts Kids Speech Recognition Technology With Acquisition


Roybi, the maker of a pill-shaped robot to teach language and math skills to young children, has acquired additional technology to power its educational features. This Roybi promo video shows how kids interact with the robot.

MC Assessment = Meta Cognitive Assessment

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

The students should be stakeholders in their education and have accountability, responsibility, and be actively engaged in and out of the classroom. Progressive teachers cannot get away from testing in the current educational climate, but at least we can make it engaging for the students in the class. Despite criticism, a traditional well-written multiple choice assessment can be a valid assessment tool ( I''m bracing for rebuttals ). What is being assessed?

Robots Won’t Replace Instructors, 2 Penn State Educators Argue. Instead, They’ll Help Them Be ‘More Human.’


It’s a question that some higher education instructors have asked before, and one that two Penn State University educators sought to answer on Wednesday at this year’s EDUCAUSE conference in Denver. Specifically, it will help them prepare for and teach their courses through several phases—ideation, design, assessment, facilitation, reflection and research. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

Mesa Public Schools and S.A.V.E. Consortium Name CoderZ as Approved Vendor

eSchool News

The requests for proposals covered the following areas: Supplemental educational software for multiple content areas Enrichment and remediation interventions for students. The courses and curriculum engage students in solving gamified challenges by coding a virtual robot. DERRY, N.H. –


?Are False Connections with AI Robots Putting Your Student’s Emotional Health at Risk?


She is a remotely controlled robot. Though social robots, like Saya, have been greeted with enthusiasm by students, researchers are taking a more critical stance regarding the ethics of introducing them as teachers. Sharkey focuses on the use of robots in social settings, looking into various social areas, including elderly care, home child care, and most recently as classroom teachers. In addition, robots can store data and information about children.

3D printing, drones, and AI — The future of STEM education?


STEM education is an interdisciplinary and practical teaching method of four specific disciplines: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The future of STEM education. Read more: Shaping young minds: 3D printing solutions for education.

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When the Robots Come for Our Jobs, They’ll Spare the Teachers


How can we prepare a generation of students to adapt and evolve, learn (and un-learn), in an era where technological advances are transforming the world of work, traditional educational pathways are under fire—and the half-life of skills hovers around five years ? It can process and spot patterns across homework assignments, or formative assessments. Education Technology 21st Century Skills Technology in School

Computer science education still not in majority of schools

eSchool News

schools have made progress with computer science education, new research shows that fewer than half of schools are teaching computer science. Related content: A plan for teaching coding and robotics from home. Although U.S.

5 big ideas for education innovation in 2018

The Christensen Institute

Last year saw a flurry of activity in support of personalized learning, new school designs, and new approaches to K-12 education policy. Looking ahead, education innovators have their work cut out for them in 2018. Here are five ways I’m hoping the K-12 education innovation agenda moves forward in 2018: (1) Unpack “just-in-time supports.”. And when should educators scaffold them in? 5) Look internationally for disruptive plays in education.

How to Select a Complete Digital Education Solution Provider

ViewSonic Education

There are many things to consider when deciding which digital education solution will best suit your needs, but having a clear idea of the purpose and functionality of these edtech resources will help make these purchasing decisions easier. Over the past few years, there has been a huge influx of education technology resources available to schools – from tablets and robotics, to online platforms and digital whiteboards.

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Researchers say AI will ‘greatly impact’ the future of education

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every other Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation.

Cross Curricular Maker Education Activity That Addresses Common Core Standards

User Generated Education

My primary job is that of educating pre and in-service teachers with a bit of teaching elementary students along the way. Title: Geometry Meets Maker Education. Brief Description: Learners create a robot using geometric shapes and LEDs. They then compose a comic strip using Storyboard That which describes the geometric properties of their robot. Learners are given the task of building a robot composed of geometric shapes. Assessment.

Focus on 21st-century skills: 3 Digital trends in K-12 education


3 Digital trends in K-12 education. Using the internet to learn more about the world, to prepare for a job, or to better understand concepts such as law, finance , robotics, and so on, might be quite helpful. To sum up, technology is a wonderful tool in K-12 education.

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Let your robots do the marking?

Learning with 'e's

How else are they going to assess and mark all those students'' work? Photo by Steve Wheeler Let your robots do the marking? Technology CAL online education EdX learning computer assisted learning automatic essay marking MOOC A short article appearing in the Independent newspaper on April 6th highlights the tensions brewing because of the use of marking software.

Five Things You Don’t Know About Cloud Computing and Education


Over the last decade, we’ve seen educational institutions—from K-12 schools to colleges and universities—make tremendous strides in seizing the opportunities that modern technologies provide. In fact, 96 percent of leading research institutions are already using Amazon Web Services (AWS), as are 19 of the top 20 best-funded education technology startups. Here are the top five ways that the cloud is changing education today; many of them may surprise you.

Education Technology Trends for 2017: An Interview With Martin McKay.


Martin also serves in working groups to advise the US Department of Education on the accessibility of education materials, and Universal Design for Learning. What do you think the year ahead has in store in terms of Educational Technology? I also expect to see a lot more robotics and makerspaces in schools. What are Disruptive Innovations and how do you see them making a big impact on Education this year?

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2018 Education Innovation Clusters Convening: Looking to the Future

Digital Promise

On July 16-18, Digital Promise held the fifth annual Education Innovation Clusters Convening (#EdClusters18) in Philadelphia, with our co-host the ExCITe Center at Drexel University. EdClusters18 focused on clarifying the future vision, tools, and action steps for education innovation. Community-based education innovation at work in Philadelphia. ALearn Silicon Valley Education Foundation’s iHub (Silicon Valley). Lean Lab Education (Kansas City).

Rebuild The World With @Lego_Education

The Web20Classroom

LEGO Education has an incredible progression of STEAM inspired sets for ages 3-4 all the way through High School! However, it wasn't until I went to Billund to see first hand all that LEGO Education has to offer that I realized it's much more than robots and bricks. The unique LEGO Education Early Learning solutions are built for this. Motion and Tilt Sensor -Unit Plans-Science and Engineering, Computational Thinking, Maker LEGO Education WeDo 2.0

How edtech companies are getting a foothold in the classroom

FETC Converge

FETC 2017: At this year’s National Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) in Orlando, Fla., companies ranging from robotics to assessment tools showed up to share how they plan to build the trust and relationships that are crucial to product development and student success. Uncategorized apps assessment tools FETC Nearpod new technologies robotics

How ‘Learning Engineering’ Hopes to Speed Up Education


And while many educators believe that word problems in math class are tougher for students to grasp than ones with mathematical notation, research shows that the opposite is true. A substantial part of the nation’s resources are being devoted to higher education,” Simon said.

How Kids Really Learn

The CoolCatTeacher

Since iTunes keeps only 295 of the 500 shows, we wanted to take some of the very best of the show this summer and re-share it with our growing community of remarkable educators. The Dash and Dot robot wonder pack from Wonder Workshop Stay tuned at the end of the show for how to enter. VICKI: Several episodes back, one of our educators (see Dan Meyer ) just went on and on about Andrew Stadel @ mr_stadel and his Estimate 180 website.

When Education Giants Stumbled and Data Ruled


This op-ed is part of a series of reflections on the past decade in education technology. They were the most powerful companies in education. They bought other companies to try to blend assessment and curriculum as they also continued publishing.

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Free resource from Discovery Education about Manufacturing

Educational Technology Guy

Discovery Education has a new free resource: Manufacture Your Future, which has free STEM lessons and resources for grades 6-12 related to manufacturing. Manufacture Your Future: New Online Portal Offers Free, Dynamic STEM Lessons and Resources Discovery Education and Alcoa Foundation are excited to introduce Manufacture Your Future , a new, online destination designed to inspire students in grades 6-12 to explore modern manufacturing careers through STEM-based exploration.

Hacking project-based learning: tips for management, assessment, & more from Ross Cooper & Erin Murphy

The Cornerstone for Teachers

But it’s not always simple to plan, and manage, and assess, so we’re going to talk about some practical teaching strategies today. With PBL, kids show what they learn as they journey through the unit, interact with its lessons, collaborate with each other, and assess themselves and each other. Cooper: Just like with any type of activity, whether it’s STEM, whether it’s project-based learning, whether it’s robotics. There aren't as many rights/wrongs in education as we think.

Disruptive technologies in Education industry


From ancient gurukuls to blackboards to Virtual Reality headsets, the way education has been imparted has transformed drastically over the last few decades. Globalization and Technology advances over the last decade have significantly altered the landscape of the education sector. Technology adoption will be the key differentiator to develop future ready generation and the earlier educational institutions adopt this view, they will reap the rewards sooner.

'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.” All of these claims play pretty fast and loose with the facts – with the history of education, with the history of technology, and with the history of work. This isn’t simply a matter of “ robots are coming for your jobs.” Helicopter Robots. Robot Teachers.

7 Educational Transformations for Any Classroom


This year I am aiming high with 7 educational transformations. It is there that these 7 educational transformations will begin to be implemented. 7 Educational Transformations: 1. Intentional Learning Spaces - I was fortunate to be able to redesign my professional development space based on what I learned with the EdTechTeam and online The Space: A Guide for Educators book study with Rebecca Hare and Robert Dillon. That is where formative assessments comes in.

Increasing Engagement, Creativity, and Innovation with Minds-On/Hands-On Activities

User Generated Education

I have always been an experiential educator. The ultimate goal is to get students at any level of education to become as mentally and physically engaged as possible in the learning process, regardless of the subject they are studying.

When It Comes to Technology and Engineering, National Report Card Confirms: Girls Rule


Pretty well, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)—also known as the Nation’s Report Card. And it’s good news: Students tested in 2018 showed improvements over those in 2014, the year the first NAEP Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL) assessment was administered. Department of Education. The assessment featured 15 scenario-based tasks, which incorporated video clips, audio, animation and text, as well as 77 discrete questions.

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CoderZ by Intelitek Wins Tech & Learning‘Best of Show’ Award at ISTE 2018


Derry, NH July 2, 2018 -- Intelitek today announced that its online coding and robotics program CoderZ, was named as a Best of Show winner by Tech & Learningat the 2018 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference and Expo. Winners are selected by a panel of professional users and editors for having the greatest potential to be game changers in education technology. Hour of Code Robotics Coding The Wire