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Are classroom robots the NextGen of learning?

Neo LMS

Our regular classrooms are steadily transforming into ‘tech classrooms’, with an integration of learning apps like Kahoot, interactive boards, inexpensive VR devices like Google Cardboard and Class VR , voice operated devices, online flashcards , virtual assistants, etc.,

Privacy and Security Evaluation of the Anki Vector Robot

Graphite Blog

As part of the launch of our new smart-device security testing, the Common Sense Privacy Program evaluated a popular smart device called Vector and conducted a hands-on basic security assessment for parents and teachers to learn more. Software The Vector Robot mobile application launches with a welcome screen. To connect the Vector device to the Vector Robot app, the user must turn on Bluetooth.

Privacy and Security Evaluation of the Anki Vector Robot

Graphite Blog

As part of the launch of our new smart-device security testing, the Common Sense Privacy Program evaluated a popular smart device called Vector and conducted a hands-on basic security assessment for parents and teachers to learn more. Software The Vector Robot mobile application launches with a welcome screen. To connect the Vector device to the Vector Robot app, the user must turn on Bluetooth.

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

Edsurge

Software Updates Google is reorganizing its Classroom platform to make it easier to sort materials by topic. 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. McGraw-Hill introduces a new English language arts software for grades 2-7 called Redbird Language Arts & Writing.

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Authentic Audiences: Moving Beyond the Blog Post

Cycles of Learning

Like many teachers, I have always struggled with making assessment meaningful for students. After reading Show Your Work by Austin Kleon I moved from student Google Doc lab reports in chemistry class to blog posts. Keeping the above in mind, this is my first year teaching a robotics class in the curriculum and I wanted to institute the same blogging strategy. Unlike chemistry, my robotics class didn't show as much enthusiasm about the blogging process.

How to Select a Complete Digital Education Solution Provider

ViewSonic Education

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. Is the hardware & software compatible? Keep your software up-to-date.

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Lots of great resources and web apps to use with Chromebooks!

Educational Technology Guy

Here are some tips and links to web apps: Remember - we shouldn’t teach software (ie Word, Excel) we should teach skills, like writing, using spreadsheets and graphs, etc. Google Apps and Chromebooks Web App Recommendations - a whole lot! Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

8 Must-See Hidden Gems from ISTE 2018

techlearning

This year alone 613 booths crowded the floor, from mega-booths like Google and Microsoft to tiny, easy-to-miss tables. Want to speed up fluency assessments and free up time for instruction? Looking to go beyond the multiple-choice assessment?

12 Projects for your STEAM program

Ask a Tech Teacher

This is a great addition to a formative or summative assessment, providing an option for students who communicate better with music than words. KidPix (software download or app). Photoshop (software download or online subscription). TuxPaint (free software download).

A Single Sign-On Platform Revolutionized How This District Uses Tech—and Saved $120,000

Edsurge

I wanted to move from, ‘this is how you insert clip art,’ to, ‘this is how to code robots in your classroom and make them move.’ Over the next year, she and her team audited the district’s software and created a standardized approach to generating student login IDs and passwords.

K–12 Teachers Use Virtual and Augmented Reality Platforms to Teach Coding

EdTech Magazine

A study conducted at Georgia Tech found that students who used mobile augmented reality platforms to learn coding performed better on assessments than their counterparts. . “We K–12 Teachers Use Virtual and Augmented Reality Platforms to Teach Coding. eli.zimmerman_9856.

Going to School, Running a Startup: When Students Build Their Own Edtech

Edsurge

And unlike most education software, Quizlet has attracted a loyal following among students who often rave about its features with a passion usually reserved for sports teams and celebrities.

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What’s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

The adaptive Apex Learning Tutorials for intervention, remediation, and preparation for high-stakes assessments were proven to improve students’ performance on the Tutorials from pretest to posttest by more than 50% and by an average of 23 to 26 percentile points during the 2016–2017 school year.

Adapting to the New Classroom

techlearning

Diagnostic products and software systems that target specific areas of learning for improvement can help students find success, freeing educators to help every learner reach their personal best within one classroom. Google Classroom ? Z-Space lab with AR/VR software ?

Automation in spring 2016: two glimpses of the future of technology and education

Bryan Alexander

I’m not talking about Google’s spectacular triumph at having an AI win at Go (seriously, check it out , if you haven’t already). First, here’s an account of an Israeli-American robot designed to teach children. In Boston, home of the Atlas robot.

T&L’S ISTE 2018 BEST OF SHOW AWARDS WINNERS

techlearning

It also supports Google Play educational apps, so students can collaborate, discover, engage and learn, and includes a Wacom EMR stylus that lets students use interactive apps, sketch, take notes, and capture ideas. They also liked its teacher dashboard and software interfaces.

6 Stand-alone Lesson Plans for Subs

Ask a Tech Teacher

Even if the sub is knowledgeable in the subject matter, s/he doesn’t have intimate knowledge of what this particular student group knows about software, websites, problem solving, and more, which can be scaffolded for the current lesson.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

Software & Online 3DBEAR AR INNOVATOR PROGRAM ( 3dbear.io/product/ The software takes advantage of Casio’s Natural Display technology for input and output of mathematical expressions. Teachers access the system using their regular school Google login account.

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What’s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

Software & Online CAPSTONE PEBBLEGO SPANISH DATABASE FOR K-12 STUDENTS ( www.capstonepub.com/library/digital/whats-new/ ) Capstone is pleased to announce its most popular PebbleGo databases are now available in Spanish.

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WHAT’S NEW

techlearning

Software & Online ACCELERATE LEARNING STEMSCOPES SCIENCE ( www.stemscopes.com ) Accelerate Learning announced a new platform using the best of CNN’s digital content to create a new science education product. to streamline workflows for assessment and data analysis.

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This Workforce Partnership Trains Tech Talent. Can It Boost Civic Engagement Too?

Edsurge

Shuffling along the stations are adult professionals—among them city officials, including the mayor of San Leandro, and representatives from Google, Sony and Wells Fargo—who offer guidance and poke holes in the projects. SAN LEANDRO, Calif. —

Your Syllabus to SXSW EDU 2019 (and Where to Find Us!)

Edsurge

From facial-recognition cameras to web and social media filtering software, surveillance technologies are finding their foothold in schools across America. EdSurge’s managing editor, Tony Wan, will pose these questions to Bill Fitzgerald (New Knowledge), Doug Levin (EdTech Strategies), Courtney Goodsell (Impero Software) and Stephanie Cerda (administrator at Austin Independent School District). Companies include an AI robot, student incubator and a startup called Pie for Providers.

Your Talent Tech Stack for 2018

Gaggle Speaks

As HR Tech buyers the future, we are told, will be full of AI and robots doing our jobs for us, freeing us up to do other things. How will we find, assess, hire and manage their people going into 2018? Another place HR Tech is proving useful is in assessment.

The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

I kept thinking how much the physical setup of the classrooms resembled a Silicon Valley workspace — or is it that Amazon, Google and Facebook have tried to replicate grammar-school life? apps and software, with some classes much more tech-reliant than others.

(The Very Last) Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Several “rethinking assessment” stories, sponsored by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, in Edsurge this week. Via Techcrunch : “ Holberton brings its full-stack software engineering school to Colombia.” Via Edsurge : “ GlassLab Set Out to Prove Games Could Assess Learning. ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Edsurge : “How Google’s Former China Chief Thinks AI Will Reshape Teaching.”

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

Doug Levin

New data analyses by NCES offer an updated assessment of the adoption of online learning by high schools: More than 4 in 10 U.S. Tagged on: August 27, 2017 Companies are using AI to screen candidates now with HireVue | Ladders → Using voice and face recognition software, HireVue lets employers compare a candidate’s word choice, tone, and facial movements with the body language and vocabularies of their best hires.

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

Doug Levin

New data analyses by NCES offer an updated assessment of the adoption of online learning by high schools: More than 4 in 10 U.S. Tagged on: August 27, 2017 Companies are using AI to screen candidates now with HireVue | Ladders → Using voice and face recognition software, HireVue lets employers compare a candidate’s word choice, tone, and facial movements with the body language and vocabularies of their best hires.

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Driverless Ed-Tech: The History of the Future of Automation in Education

Hack Education

So instead of a zeppelin, we got to ride in one of Google’s self-driving cars, which was of course the project that Thrun had been working on when he gave his famous TED Talk in 2011 – and that, in turn, was where he heard Salman Khan give his famous TED Talk. Google versus Uber.

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The Asian Money Fueling US Edtech Investments

Edsurge

In the past couple of years the company has hired hundreds of software engineers, from the likes of Chinese internet giants Alibaba, Baidu and Tencent, to make that happen. EduLab , a subsidiary of JIEM, a Japanese research and assessment provider. (It Two of its direct investments are graduates from the LearnLaunch program: Listenwise , a listening comprehension service that uses public radio programs as source materials, and Authess , a digital, performance-based assessment tool.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

If you look for a definition of “platform” online, you’re likely to get something along the lines of Wikipedia’s – fairly straightforward, although quite technical: A computing platform is the environment in which a piece of software is executed.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Curious if students are allowed to use any tech products made by Oracle’s arch-nemesis, Google. Via Motherboard : “To Solve the Diversity Drought in Software Engineering , Look to Community Colleges.” “ Should Children Form Emotional Bonds With Robots? “Should Teachers Get $100 For Steering Kids To Google ‘s ’ Hour of Code ’ Lesson?” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. (National) Education Politics.

8 Must-See Hidden Gems from ISTE 2018

Graphite Blog

This year alone 613 booths crowded the floor, from mega-booths like Google and Microsoft to tiny, easy-to-miss tables. Want to speed up fluency assessments and free up time for instruction? This early literacy tool created by NWEA allows for whole-class, online assessment of oral reading fluency and other key skills thanks to speech recognition and audio recording software. Looking to go beyond the multiple-choice assessment?

8 Must-See Hidden Gems from ISTE 2018

Graphite Blog

This year alone 613 booths crowded the floor, from mega-booths like Google and Microsoft to tiny, easy-to-miss tables. Want to speed up fluency assessments and free up time for instruction? This early literacy tool created by NWEA allows for whole-class, online assessment of oral reading fluency and other key skills thanks to speech recognition and audio recording software. Looking to go beyond the multiple-choice assessment?

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Two debt collectors said in separate statements this week that they will not assess collection fees on defaulted student loan borrowers who quickly enter repayment, despite new guidance from the Department of Education.” Via The USA Today : “Kids on winning robotics team told, ‘Go back to Mexico’ ” The kids were from Pleasant Run Elementary School in Indianapolis. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” (So instead of “testing” we’ll have ubiquitous, non-stop surveillance / assessment via “personalized learning.” Via Techcrunch : “ Google partners with MotherCoders to bring tech training to moms in New York City.” ” Any piece of education software or curriculum that puts “fun” in its name is not. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. More robot news up in the MOOC section above.