Are classroom robots the NextGen of learning?

Neo LMS

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. Milo , or the Robot Kid, is an interactive robot for engaging and teaching children with autism.

Robots Are Not Taking Over Teachers' Jobs

Education Elements

Students staring at screens, by themselves, while an artificial intelligence program delivers content and assessments. There is a scene from the recent Star Trek movie reboot of a young alien named Spock at school. Spock and his classmates each stand in their own semi-circular pod, surrounded by screens while an automated “teacher” prompts them with questions. This eerie scene is what some fear will be the future of schooling.

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You’re a Human Being – Do Not Assess Like a Robot

Teacher Tech

You Are Not a Robot, Do Not Grade Like One First, let me confess that I have done bad things to students with grading. The post You’re a Human Being – Do Not Assess Like a Robot appeared first on Teacher Tech. My teacher prep program provided no research or guidance on grading methods. I distinctly remember teaching summer school early in my career and a student was upset that I wouldn’t round […].

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.

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.

How to Assess Learning in a Pandemic

Edsurge

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.

MC Assessment = Meta Cognitive Assessment

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Despite criticism, a traditional well-written multiple choice assessment can be a valid assessment tool ( I''m bracing for rebuttals ). The techniques outlined below can be used for formative and summative assessments. Teacher Generated Multiple Choice Assessments Some givens for my MC assessments in 9th grade English: All test/quizzes are open resources (notebook & text). What is that type of question really assessing? What is being assessed?

Imagined futures 5: Robot teachers

Learning with 'e's

or robots. This doesn't mean that robots have no place in the classroom though. Robots (or intelligent systems) can be very useful when they are tasked to complete some of the functions that teachers previously performed. Most of these are mundane, repetitive jobs including much of the administrative duties teacher are expected to perform, and also low level instruction and assessment. Clarke computers education learning retrofuturism robots teaching Technology

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. “We’ve been working on some super cool artificial intelligence (AI), and in lab tests, the AI robots demonstrated instructional capability,” Miller said. “I wanted to see if they could teach real students, because we’ve seen robots help children with social-emotional learning.”

How to eliminate common hiring bias by using online assessment software?

Think Exam

The recruiters are no robots and no matter how professional they are, still, bias has got the power to cloud their decision. To eliminate this drawback corporates are adopting the technology of online assessment software which is effectively countering the bias factor.

Education Robot Maker Roybi Boosts Kids Speech Recognition Technology With Acquisition

Edsurge

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.

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

eSchool News

The suite includes scaffolded and leveled, standards-aligned curriculum designed to support STEM, computer science, coding, robotics, and SEL in engaging ways, and to embrace all learners from any and every background. DERRY, N.H. –

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Reading, Robots, and Rockets with Raz Kids

My Paperless Classroom

As a teacher you can control the level each student is reading at as well as whether or not they have access to the rocket and robot builder. I think this could be used for reading assessments/ reading inventory, but I have not done this yet). In addition to the assignments in book room, there are the rocket and robot builder modules. When I started in my new position as K-5 tech specialist my teachers had many questions, but the first was "What about Raz kids ?"

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

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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.

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

Edsurge

It can process and spot patterns across homework assignments, or formative assessments. It seems that every day we read about newer and better applications of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). Smart appliances that order groceries? No problem. Cars that drive themselves? Need a good movie to watch? Better than your best friend’s last recommendation. Estimates now suggest that up to 47 percent of U.S. jobs may disappear in the coming decades due the rise of automation.

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.

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

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Specifically, it will help them prepare for and teach their courses through several phases—ideation, design, assessment, facilitation, reflection and research. How will artificial intelligence and machine learning change teaching? 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.

4 tech skills every middle-schooler needs

eSchool News

Before we spent a cent, though, we made certain to connect every purchase with our two important goals: improving each individual child’s academic and career prospects, and improving our students’ scores on state assessments, which are critical to whether we’re succeeding or failing as a school. Robotics and coding. Like many schools, we’ve expanded our robotics and coding programs. Robots encourage kids to collaborate and to drive lessons with their creativity.

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? A short article appearing in the Independent newspaper on April 6th highlights the tensions brewing because of the use of marking software.

How edtech companies are getting a foothold in the classroom

FETC Converge

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 roboticsFETC 2017: At this year’s National Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) in Orlando, Fla.,

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.

'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.

Authentic Audiences: Moving Beyond the Blog Post

Cycles of Learning

Like many teachers, I have always struggled with making assessment meaningful for students. 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. When I asked one student why his answer was fascinating: "The stuff we make in Robotics class doesn't feel like school.

How Kids Really Learn

The CoolCatTeacher

The Dash and Dot robot wonder pack from Wonder Workshop Stay tuned at the end of the show for how to enter. All Grades Assessment Classroom Design Education Innovation Math Teachers Monday Motivation TeachersFrom the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How do kids learn and remember? Teacher Andrew Stadel, @ mr_stadel founder of the popular site estimation180.com , talks about this pursuit of learning in the classroom.

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

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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. CoderZ is a powerful, easy to use online platform that teaches students in grades 6-12 valuable STEM skills that prepare them for college and careers such as coding, robotics and physical computing.

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Tips and Activities for Computational Thinking in the Classroom

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Students can bring code to their geometry lessons by classifying shapes, measuring, and sketching angles, and then working together to program robots to drive those lines and angles. It’s important to include creative reflection practices for authentic assessment to check for understanding and to help students tell their stories. Robotics fosters critical thinking skills at an early age, encourages creativity, and turns students into makers rather than consumers.

The 4 tech skills all middle schoolers should develop

eSchool News

Before we spent a cent, though, we made certain to connect every purchase with our two important goals: improving each individual child’s academic and career prospects, and improving our students’ scores on state assessments, which are critical to whether we’re succeeding or failing as a school.

All middle schoolers need these key tech skills

eSchool News

Before we spent a cent, though, we made certain to connect every purchase with our two important goals: improving each individual child’s academic and career prospects, and improving our students’ scores on state assessments, which are critical to whether we’re succeeding or failing as a school.

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

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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. 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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Automation Anywhere raises US$ 290M In Series B Round

AsiaTechDaily

Automation Anywhere, a global leader in robotic process automation technology and one of the fastest-growing RPA company has successfully raised US$290 million in series B round led by Salesforce Ventures and existing investors Softbank investment advisers and Goldman Sachs. Deals Automation Anywhere deal funding Goldman Sachs Investment robotic process automation RPA RPA technology Salesforce Ventures Softbank investment advisersBookmark( 0 ). Please login to bookmark.

How To Give Students Specific Feedback That Actually Helps Them Learn

TeachThought - Learn better.

We were recently talking about this example among ourselves at Chalkup as we mulled over the future of feedback and assessment. Following our conversation – in which we came up with our own standards for quality assessment – we read Grant Wiggins’ key characteristics of better feedback. (A Referring to these assessment points in feedback is one way to make it clear why something was marked the way it was. Assessment assessment learning feedback

App Smashing with Kindergarteners #ipadchat

The CoolCatTeacher

She loves STEAM, PBL, coding, robotics, green screen, app smashing and more. All Subjects Assessment Innovation iPads Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Science Teachers STEM Teachers Tools Wonderful Classroom WednesdayA conversation with Carrie Willis on episode 83 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Carrie Willis @carriewillis18 talks about how kindergarteners in her STEAM lab use their iPads.

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6 Unplugged Activities for Hour of Code

Ask a Tech Teacher

These projects variously include a lesson plan, instructions, assessments, a video on understanding the topic and the activity, and more. My Robotic Friends is a one-hour introductory non-computer activity where students learn to program a human robot. Looking for a Class Robot?

Here’s How to Motivate Summer School Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

Shake things up with outside the box assessments. There are lots of proven methods of assessment and only a few rhyme with “quiz” or “test” Instead of turning to those old-fashioned approaches that scream of academics, evaluate learning in new ways.

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