Learning spaces of the third kind

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Many of these, the blackboard, the projector and the screen, and eventually other new technologies such as television and video, were placed at the front of the room because this was where all the action was. We are planning makerspaces , technology sandpits, soft play areas, gaming and robot testing zones, experimental lighting and sound systems. The first kind of space was highly organised.

Back To School 2021: Ten Inspiring Lessons from an almost Analog Native in an Era of Blended and E-Learning.

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

As he motioned for me to look at the archaic blackboard behind the new, still packaged, and not yet plugged in interactive whiteboard I couldn’t help but smile. My very first full sized erasable blackboard was wonderful and I was amazed by the pull down map.

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10 Inspiring Lessons From An Almost Analog Native In An Era of E-Learning and Blended Classrooms.

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

As he motioned for me to look at the archaic blackboard behind the new, still packaged, and not yet plugged in interactive whiteboard I couldn’t help but smile. My very first full sized erasable blackboard was wonderful and I was amazed by the pull down map.

Schools Must Support Educators While Keeping Tabs on Tech Trends

EdTech Magazine

According to a 2017 study by Blackboard and Project Tomorrow , a majority of school principals (51 percent) and technology leaders (67 percent) say that the greatest challenge they face in implementing digital learning or expanding technology use is motivating teachers to change their traditional instructional practices. Robotics — Educators are leveraging robotics to promote critical and computational thinking, and to provide hands-on learning in STEM subjects.

Ten Inspiring Lessons From An Almost Analog Native … Back To School 2019

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

As he motioned for me to look at the archaic blackboard behind the new, still packaged, and not yet plugged in interactive whiteboard I couldn’t help but smile. My very first full sized erasable blackboard was wonderful and I was amazed by the pull down map. Some say that someday robots or some kind of two way wireless radio will take over education. As we both stood there we saw the old blackboard magically erase and turn a clean dark shade of black.

Ten Inspiring Lessons From An Almost Analog Native … Back To School 2018

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

As he motioned for me to look at the archaic blackboard behind the new, still packaged, and not yet plugged in interactive whiteboard I couldn’t help but smile. My very first full sized erasable blackboard was wonderful and I was amazed by the pull down map. Some say that someday robots or some kind of two way wireless radio will take over education. As we both stood there we saw the old blackboard magically erase and turn a clean dark shade of black.

10 Inspiring Lessons From An Almost Analog Native … Back To School 2015

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

As he motioned for me to look at the archaic blackboard behind the new, still packaged, and not yet plugged in interactive whiteboard I couldn’t help but smile. My very first full sized erasable blackboard was wonderful and I was amazed by the pull down map. Some say that someday robots or some kind of two way wireless radio will take over education. As we both stood there we saw the old blackboard magically erase and turn a clean dark shade of black.

10 Timeless Inspiring Education Lessons From An Almost Analog Native

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

As he motioned for me to look at the archaic blackboard behind the new, still packaged, and not yet plugged in interactive whiteboard I couldn’t help but smile. My very first full sized erasable blackboard was wonderful and I was amazed by the pull down map. Some say that someday robots or some kind of two way wireless radio will take over education. As we both stood there we saw the old blackboard magically erase and turn a clean dark shade of black.

Wednesday (Early) + Survey - What Should Students Learn in the 21st Century?

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Robotics, Biotech) and describe their impact on jobs and society. Date : Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 Time : 1pm Pacific / 4pm Eastern ( interna tional times here ) Duration : 1 hour Location : In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). The Blackboard Collaborate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Blackboard Collaborate, please visit the support and configuration page.

10 Inspiring Lessons From An Almost Analog Native … Future Thinking From The Past

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

As he motioned for me to look at the archaic blackboard behind the new, still packaged, and not yet plugged in interactive whiteboard I couldn’t help but smile. My very first full sized erasable blackboard was wonderful and I was amazed by the pull-down map. Some say that someday robots or some kind of two-way wireless radio will take over education. As we both stood there we saw the old blackboard magically erase and turn a clean dark shade of black.

Thursday - Paulo Blikstein from Stanford on Cutting-Edge Technologies for Inner-City Learning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

He adapts cutting-edge technologies for use in inner-city schools, such as computer modeling, robotics, and rapid prototyping, creating constructionist learning environments in which children learn science and mathematics by building sophisticated projects and devices. Date : Thursday, August 16th, 2012 Time : 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern ( interna tional times here ) Duration : 1 hour Location : In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate).

WHAT’S NEW

techlearning

BLACKBOARD AND READSPEAKER ( www.blackboard.com ) & ( www.readspeaker.com ) Blackboard and ReadSpeaker are furthering their partnership to help instructors worldwide improve course content accessibility. As part of this collaboration, ReadSpeaker’s text-to-speech technology will also be integrated within Blackboard Ally as an offline audio alternative for course content. VITALSOURCE & BLACKBOARD ( get.vitalsource.com ) & ( www.blackboard.com ) Blackboard Inc.

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The Facebook Scandal: What Can We Learn as Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

Britt: In my classes, I’m using strictly a Blackboard LMS and I’m using Twitter, which I felt was a less onerous use of social media for classroom conversations. acronym – make sure that you’re talking to a person first instead of some Russian robot that’s out there. Britt Watwood on episode 327 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Professor Britt Watwood has moved his college classes off Facebook.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

techlearning

BLACKBOARD ALLY ( www.blackboard.com ) Blackboard announced that Blackboard Ally is now available for multiple learning management systems used by K-12 school districts. Blackboard Ally is an accessibility solution that helps make digital class content in a learning management system (LMS) more accessible for all learners. Among the new updates includes Blackboard Gradebook integration. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Disruptive technologies in Education industry

EdSense

From ancient gurukuls to blackboards to Virtual Reality headsets, the way education has been imparted has transformed drastically over the last few decades. A full suite solution like EdSense seamlessly combines project based learning with robotics, math lab, soft skills lab, AR/VR Lab, programming, design thinking tools and proper maintenance support.

Ten Inspiring Lessons From An Almost Analog Native … Back To School 2018

techlearning

Starting PBL: 30 Amazing Resources To Help Plant A New PBL Idea, Part 2 ] As he motioned for me to look at the archaic blackboard behind the new, still packaged, and not yet plugged in interactive whiteboard I couldn’t help but smile. My very first full sized erasable blackboard was wonderful and I was amazed by the pull down map. Some say that someday robots or some kind of two way wireless radio will take over education.

The Teaching Machine Imaginary (And an Update on the Book)

Hack Education

“When you say ‘teaching machines from the 1960s’,” one person recently told me, “I picture the robot teacher in The Jetsons.” The Jetsons did appear on primetime television during the peak of the teaching machine craze, but Mrs. Brainmocker, Elroy’s robot teacher (who is, I must presume by her title, a married robot teacher), appeared in just one episode – the last one of its 1960s incarnation – and only quite briefly at that.

"The Internet Will Be Everywhere and Nowhere"—Dr. Michio Kaku's ISTE 2016 Keynote

Edsurge

Remember, robots are [just] adding machines. The central stage featured a projector screen the size of several blackboards, a live band and a variety of furniture for interviews. The jobs that cannot be automated, he noted, will be those that require creativity and experience, “Remember, robots are [just] adding machines – they do sums faster than you do, giving the illusion that they’re intelligent.”. In the daily edtech trenches, the forest is easily lost for the trees.

The Stories We Were Told about Education Technology (2018)

Hack Education

Robots won’t replace you , the press repeatedly said. Unsaid: robots will just de-professionalize , outsource , or privatize the work. Or, as the AI makers like to say, robots will make us all work harder (and no doubt, with no unions, cheaper). A teacher in front of a blackboard. It’s been quite a year for education news, not that you’d know that by listening to much of the ed-tech industry (press).

Connected Librarians Day (Free) Events - Monday, October 14th

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Panelists ( see panelist detail here ): Mark Ray - 2012 Washington State Teacher of the Year Gail Dickinson - AASL President Susan Ballard - former President of AASL Moderator : Britten Follett Blackboard Collaborate Room Link: https://sas.elluminate.com/d.jnlp?sid=2008350&password=LIB2013Part1 While makerspaces can include cutting-edge technology, it takes more than 3D printers, computers, and robotics equipment to define them.

Thursday - Jamie McMillin on Lessons from Legendary Learners

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This is a book every parent and educator should read." - Laura Grace Weldon, author of "Free Range Learning: How Homeschooling Changes Everything" Date : Thursday, October 25th, 2012 Time : 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern ( interna tional times here ) Duration : 1 hour Location : In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). The Blackboard Collaborate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early.

Learning Through Making: The Best Kind of Education

Educator Innovator

The Web shouldn’t be taught traditionally, with textbooks and a blackboard. India, Canada, and beyond have created amazing stuff, like apps and tools that can protect the environment, make audio engineering simple, and teach robots to sing. Learning scientists and educational philosophers have long understood that when we learn with the combination of our hands and our minds, we see the best results.

Online Learning's 'Greatest Hits'

Edsurge

Neck and neck for the top spot in the LMS academic vendor race are Blackboard—the early entry and once-dominant player—and coming-up quickly from behind, the relatively new contender, Canvas, each serving about 6.5 MOOCs Recent virtual upstarts, MOOCs—massive open online courses—catapulted onto the global learning stage when Stanford University computer scientists Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig in 2011 came upon the bright idea of streaming their robotics lectures over the Internet.

How ‘Learning Engineering’ Hopes to Speed Up Education

Edsurge

That kind of feedback would be perfect if you had a robot learner on the other end,” he says. The robot learner would be delighted to have you say, ‘Okay, you made three errors in problem number one,’ and being a robot learner, they’d be able to take out those bugs and do better the next time.

The age of disintegrated computing and thoughts on education

Bryan Alexander

Not to mention robots, which we can’t carry, but are portable on their own terms. In education, wait for Blackboard and Microsoft to make this as sales pitch. Is our computing environment shattering into disintegrated swarms of devices and functions? This good article on search and hardware makes me think so, and that “disintegrated computing” describes where we’re heading. But let me back up a bit to set the stage, first.

Friday - Final Day of the Learning 2.0 Conference with Sugata Mitra, Audrey Watters, Angela Maiers, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach, Heidi Hayes Jacobs, and More!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Audrey Watters denounces robot learning. Once you are seeing the calendar, you can click on any session title to copy the link into the Blackboard Collaborate room for that session. This is it! The fifth and final day of our virtual (and free) Learning 2.0 Conference. Tonight we almost reached 5,000 attendee logins for the week--wahoo! And have we got a great day planned for you! Sugata Mitra tells us about students teaching themselves. Angela Meiers reminds us that we matter.

How One University is Working to ‘Humanize’ Online Teaching

Edsurge

For those teaching online courses, professors at California State University at Channel Islands have some advice: don’t be a robot. I was teaching in Blackboard, teaching art history and art appreciation in a text-centered environment. It may sound obvious, but it addresses widespread concerns from many professors that online teaching will be impersonal and transactional. No one wants to feel like a cog in the wheel, especially not when it comes to something as personal as learning.

The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

Leave this field empty if you're human: Personalized learning argues that the entrepreneurial nature of the knowledge economy and the gaping need, diversity and unmanageable size of a typical public school classroom are ill-served by the usual arrangement of a teacher lecturing at a blackboard. The same was true at the affluent, predominantly white Barrington Middle School, which will soon move into a $68 million building fitted with a robotics lab.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“The Moodle / Blackboard Breakup: The Long and the Short of It” by e-Literate’s Michael Feldstein. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Edsurge : “ Robots Won’t Replace Instructors , 2 Penn State Educators Argue. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education.

Saturday is the Online Global Student Conference - "STEM + Entrepreneurship" (plus we make our call for volunteers!)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Those who are Blackboard Collaborate capable, we need you! This Saturday, March 4th (Sunday, March 5th, in parts of the world) is the 2017 STEM + Entrepreneurship Conference , this year's annual student-organized global conference, being held online and featuring student presenters and a student keynote speaker (with a couple of adult keynote speakers who shepherd youth projects thrown in for good measure)!

What to Put in Your Makerspace (and How to Pay for It)

Edsurge

I also knew creating such a space could be pricey, especially when you start talking about robots, advanced software and 3D printers. I displayed the daily choices on a SmartBoard (a list on a projector, blackboard or poster would also work) and had a few stations set up for students. One of the most popular items we received through the site were our Sphero SPRK robots ($130/ robot). Free apps are available for multiple platforms to program and control these robots.

Revolutionizing Education through Technology? My response to the youtube video.

Saving Socrates

A blackboard can be effective or ineffective. But, do I think suddenly school buildings will crumble, teachers will be replaced by robots, and the very notion of elementary school will cease to exist? I must admit, when my husband forwarded me this video, "This Will Revolutionize Education": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEmuEWjHr5c&feature=youtu.be v=GEmuEWjHr5c&feature=youtu.be I was a bit skeptical about it''s claim. But, that was exactly the videos point.

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

The LMS giant Blackboard celebrated its 20th anniversary this year. (I For updates on the other major LMS providers – or at least, dispatches from their annual conferences, read Mindwires’ Consulting on Instructure , Blackboard , and D2L. This is part four of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Way back in 2012, I chose “ The Platforming of Education ” as one of my “Top Ed-Tech Trends.”

Learning Revolution Events - AltEdFilmFest - Homeschool+ - Gaming in Ed Call for Proposals - Open Letter from a Highly Creative Child

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Special thanks for this go to our sponsor, Blackboard Collaborate, for providing the service that allows us to do this! How Technology Is Helping Students Take Ownership Of Their Work New vision-correcting display shows promise Let''s Build Something Together-Maker Spaces and 20% Time A Quick Reminder That Technology Can Be Wonderful Telepresence robots make it possible for people with disabilities to visit museums.

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2016 Global Education Conference Starts Sunday - Important Information!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

You don’t need to be an expert in the Blackboard Collaborate platform to help (we give you training and then live help at the time), but it makes a HUGE different to presenters to have a moderator helper in their session rooms, and we try to make sure there is one for every session! The 7th Annual Global Education Conference (GEC) Starts Sunday! Important Updates Below.