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. Classroom robots of today.

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.

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. 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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EXCLUSIVE: They’re here–robots are teaching your children

eSchool News

Unbeknownst to parents, all first-grade classes in a suburban Los Angeles elementary school were successfully taught by teacher robots during the 2015-2016 school year. “And they all passed their post-unit assessments.”

'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

Hack Education

This isn’t simply a matter of “ robots are coming for your jobs.” This narrative – robots are coming for your jobs (and your kids’ jobs) – involves tasking schools with retooling so they can better train students for “ the jobs of the future ,” although to a certain extent, workforce preparation has always been what (part of) the education system has been expected to do. Helicopter Robots. ” Robots Raising Children.

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. The full privacy evaluation and standard privacy report are available here.

What’s next in ed-tech? These 18 trends

eSchool News

Each year the New Media Consortium (NMC) and CoSN—the Consortium for School Networking — jointly create the Horizon Report. The 2016 Report is made possible by Share Fair Nation at ). Both the Horizon Report and Toolkit are free.

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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.

The race is on for the AI-powered classroom


According to a 2018 research report , AI-based technologies are primed to grow within the edtech market by just under 47%. AI Assess. Robotic Process Automation (RPA).

How to enhance students’ work-ready skills


Robotic or holographic avatar designer. Robot operator. Below you can find a full list of important skills extracted from the Future of Skills report , created by Pearson. I remember when I finished university a few years ago.

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How to Build a Modern School – 6 Key Elements to Embed in Your Groundwork

ViewSonic Education

Figuring out how to do modern assessments. There are many kinds of assessments on the educational landscape. Here are 6 major learning assessment categories from : Diagnostic Assessment. Formative Assessment. Norm-Referenced Assessment.

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8 Must-See Hidden Gems from ISTE 2018


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.

5 big ideas for education innovation in 2018

The Christensen Institute

Commentators are stuck arguing whether tech is good or bad, whether personalized learning is synonymous with robot teachers or high-touch teaching, whether technology is under-researched or offers a high payoff. But if the system stands to become more student-centered, finalized ESSA plans mark be the beginning, not the end, of R&D efforts in accountability and assessment.

AI can disrupt racial inequity in schools, or make it much worse

The Hechinger Report

The Hechinger Report is an independent unit of Teachers College.). But the designers and implementers of these assessment tools didn’t consider how the racism and inequality rife in U.S.

I have a confession.

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

I''ve been teaching for 14 years and I can''t get students to improve their writing based on my assessment alone no matter how many times I try. I try and band-aid the situation telling the students (and myself) the process will be assessed on Marking Period A, while the final product will be part of Marking Period B''s grade (ok, in rare cases Marking Period C or D). The other part of the problem is in the assessment from the teacher and the effects (or lack of) of the assessment.

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


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. A new open platform from Curriculum Pathways, called Crio , lets teachers build lessons using multimedia and assessment features (e.g. The new company, owned by SDI Innovations, makes a robotic arm and a corresponding STEM curriculum.

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2018 Education Innovation Clusters Convening: Looking to the Future

Digital Promise

Reports from the field. REPORTS FROM THE FIELD. Attendees self-assessed the state of equity in their work and partnerships using Digital Promise’s Equity Audit 101, the beta version of a forthcoming tool.

Teachers Are Turning to AI Solutions for Assistance

EdTech Magazine

These intelligent tools can adapt pacing based on the student’s ability … and provide targeted, corrective feedback in case the student makes mistakes, so that the student can learn from them,” states an eSchool News report released earlier this year. These tools also gather actionable insights and information about a student’s progress and report the data back to the teacher.”. Teachers Are Turning to AI Solutions for Assistance. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 06/21/2018 - 15:06.

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Ten Jobs That Should Be Safe From Automation


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).

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

Educational Technology Guy

You can do pretty much anything with a Chromebook so the sky's the limit. 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.

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.

The 4 C’s of Learning in a Connected Classroom

EdTech Magazine

K–12 schools transitioning to a connected classroom model should be focusing on four key aspects, or the “four C’s” of learning , to create a successful learning environment, according to a Cisco report on using technology in the classroom. According to the report, the cornerstone of becoming a successful learner at any age comes down to the four C’s: critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and communication. . “To public sector director of education, in the report.

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Q&A: Adam Welcome on How K–12 Educators Can Integrate Technology for Engagement

EdTech Magazine

EDTECH: How would educators negotiate giving students so much freedom with standardized testing and other current assessments? Q&A: Adam Welcome on How K–12 Educators Can Integrate Technology for Engagement. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 01/16/2019 - 13:21.

5 ways to use makerspaces to support personalized learning

eSchool News

Albans City School, and several of her students explained how they’re using technology for assessment, service work, and more. Instead of traditional report cards, students assemble digital portfolios to show their progress.

Student ed tech entrepreneurs argue they know what classrooms need

The Hechinger Report

Related: How colleges can help their students out-compete robots. Dubbed VoxLion, their app-to-be will use AI to analyze a student’s recorded presentation, assessing hand movements, speaking volume and eye contact. Getty Images.

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

Bryan Alexander

Two reports crossed my feeds recently, each concerning the intersection of automation and humans. First, here’s an account of an Israeli-American robot designed to teach children. In Boston, home of the Atlas robot. Notice the lack of robot-fear among children.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools


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.

Can $10 million build the ideal high school?

The Hechinger Report

The Hechinger Report visited Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School in January to hear students present their ideas for a new high school of their dreams. appeared first on The Hechinger Report. Students attend classes at Brooklyn LAB school Submitted photo. BROOKLYN, N.Y.—If

This futuristic afterschool program really works, so why is the funding being slashed?

The Hechinger Report

A 5-foot-tall functioning robot leads a phalanx of smaller, award-winning robots—all built by students—stacked high on wire shelves behind it. In addition to project-based learning, SR1 kids travel statewide and compete in robotics tournaments and visit college campuses.

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3 New Tools for Schools Stay on the cutting edge—discover the latest in printers, assessment tools, school safety, online courses, and more. Create certificates, book reports, activities, reading logs, and more.

3 ways to use tech in social and emotional learning

eSchool News

These skills, sometimes considered hard to measure or assess, are especially important because many children entering elementary school now will eventually work in jobs that today do not exist.

IT#1: What’s next in ed-tech? These 18 trends

eSchool News

Each year the New Media Consortium (NMC) and CoSN—the Consortium for School Networking — jointly create the Horizon Report. The 2016 Report is made possible by Share Fair Nation at ). Both the Horizon Report and Toolkit are free.

A summer program uses the arts to combat the achievement gap

The Hechinger Report

Its Summer Arts and Learning Academy, for elementary schoolers from high-poverty schools, has been particularly effective at minimizing summer learning loss, as measured by reading and math assessments in the spring and fall from one school year to the next.

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ACHIEVE3000 PRO ( WWW.ACHIEVE3000.COM ) Achieve3000 Pro offers a patented instructional model that combines summative and embedded formative assessments to differentiate content and instruction, so students always see lessons at their just-right reading level.

Use Unconventional Research Sites to Inspire Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

Students middle school and up (or precocious elementary) can find easy-to-understand facts for a state report or a perspective project evaluating what happened around the world while they were winning a soccer game. They can even create quizzes to assess their learning.

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