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.

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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.”

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. TechCrunch reported in 2018 that Kadho had generated $1.2

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.

'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.

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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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).

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.

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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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.

eLearning Brothers Expands Family with Two Corporate Training Acquisitions


The United States may not have had robot invaders from space in mind when drafting federal cybersecurity standards for the utility industry. And yet, a robot invasion is the very premise for a game that aims to teach utilities employees those standards and why they’re important.

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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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.

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.

COVID-19 Is Accelerating the Digital Blending of Working and Learning


Retailers such as The Gap are accelerating the adoption of robots in their warehouses. In a 2018 survey of hiring leaders , we found that online pre-hire assessment was the single most likely “disruptor” of the reliance on degrees in hiring, followed by simulation-based hiring.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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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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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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.

How n2y Helped Me Become a Better Teacher


This has inspired me to find other ways to integrate technology into my classroom, such as making video diaries, creating presentations, learning how to drive Sphero robots with tablets and more! n2y has helped me become a better teacher in so many ways!

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.

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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How to Integrate Online Professional Development Into Your School’s PD Culture


With OTIS for educators, you are paired with a PD Specialist who will conduct a needs assessment in order to identify instructional goals, inventory your current technology, discuss your initiatives and curate PD content that aligns with your objectives.

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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.

Broadband Provides More Equitable Access to Education and Workforce Preparation

WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. Digital learning not only plays a crucial role in preparing today’s students for the jobs of tomorrow, it also has an important role in providing equity and access to education, especially in smaller and remote school districts.

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