Robotics isn’t scary! 4 benefits of working with robots

eSchool News

Robotics is attracting more student interest, and there’s a reason–when students can make real-world connections between what they learn in the classroom and exciting careers, their engagement and achievement often improve. Related Content: eSchool News Robotics Guide.

eSchool News launches innovative Robotics Guide for educators

eSchool News

This first guide, the eSchool News Robotics Guide , offers expert insight on why robotics is quickly becoming a cornerstone of classroom instruction. In the guide, we take a look at resources to make robotics instruction a bit more manageable.

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Kinders Can Code — Featuring the Voices of Lisa Guardino & Shea Smith

CUE

But soon after October’s CUE Primary in San Jose, CA, a new adventure made its way to sacred circle time – programming BeeBot Robots. The BeeBot is a small, friendly robot that the students can learn to program.

Getting Girls into STEM: The Power of Blended (and All-Female) Instruction

Edsurge

Mary’s all-girls robotics team, knows a thing or two about breaking the mold. During a panel on the importance of STEM education for women, she explained what it’s like to be a female student competing in a male-dominated program: “Not only were we the only all-girls robotics team,” she explained of a recent competition, “we were the only team that actually allowed girls to touch the robots.” Education Technology Blended Learning Learning Strategies

[On-Air Coaching] Staying Focused on the Learning Goals, Not the Technology – SULS006

Shake Up Learning

The post [On-Air Coaching] Staying Focused on the Learning Goals, Not the Technology – SULS006 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. She’s inspired by technology without always thinking things through to the end in terms of planning and her learning goals. Dash robot.

How should we spend $4 billion on computer science education? Get experts involved

The Christensen Institute

If approved, the investment would mark an opportunity not only to invest in bringing a high leverage skillset to today’s students, but also to fundamentally rethink teaching and learning, with the potential to bring industry experts to bear in classrooms. Gady has brought in experts, primarily from Microsoft, over video to discuss their career paths, explain concepts of coding, and even help coach the school’s robotics team.

Pre-Order Shake Up Learning NOW, Get the Workshop for FREE!

Shake Up Learning

The post Pre-Order Shake Up Learning NOW, Get the Workshop for FREE! appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Pre-Order Shake Up Learning and Get the Workshop for FREE! If you pre-order between now and April 3, 2018, I’m giving you a special gift–new brand new online course, The Dynamic Learning Workshop! Rapidly evolving technology and the demands of the digital age are transforming not only the way we live but also the way we learn.

Technology Underscores the Promise of a New School Year

EdTech Magazine

Many will also have new laptops or tablets through one-to-one computing programs , upgraded classroom technology for blended learning , and teachers trained to more effectively use technology to personalize instruction. Gamifying Teacher Training on Blended Learning.

Coding outside the lines: CoderDojos get kids psyched about programming by turning them loose

The Hechinger Report

Skye Morishita working on the robot she programmed at a recent CoderDojo session in Boston. On a recent Saturday, a squad of Lego robots fitted with markers limped, hopped and spun dizzily across the table. But, I want to know, what is he supposed to learn?”.

The Four P's—The Future of Edtech

LearnBop

At TETC I offered a session on "The Benefits of Blended Learning Math Instruction." Adoption of a blended learning classroom is just now becoming less trendy and more commonplace. This makes the idea of personalized learning even easier.

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When Education Giants Stumbled and Data Ruled

Edsurge

He is currently the chief product officer of Renaissance Learning, which acquired myON in 2018. They bought other companies to try to blend assessment and curriculum as they also continued publishing. Predictions about online learning didn’t really hit the mark, either.

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eSchool News launches Digital & Mobile Learning Guide

eSchool News

The November Guide, the eSchool News Digital & Mobile Learning Guide , offers expert insight on the reasons digital and mobile learning support students’ academic achievement and build the skills they’ll carry with them into the global economy.

eSchool News launches Multimedia Presentation Systems Guide

eSchool News

The January Guide, the eSchool News Multimedia Presentation Systems Guide , offers insight on the best multimedia learning tools and resources educators can use in the classroom to engage students, improve classroom climate, and create welcoming classroom environments.

3 Strategies to Combat Summer Learning Loss

Digital Promise

The National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) defines summer learning loss as “the phenomenon where young people lose academic skills over the summer.” NSLA states summer learning loss “ is one of the most significant causes of the achievement gap between lower and higher income youth and one of the strongest contributors to the high school dropout rate. Vancouver Public Schools hosted a Girls Lead the Way summer robotics camp at McLoughlin Middle School.

eSchool News launches School Safety Guide

eSchool News

We highlight examples of how real educators built safe learning environments, we’ve included examples of how network security breaches can immobilize your school networks (and how to avoid those), and more. We are excited to bring you the latest in the eSchool News Guides series.

Tired Edtech Trends That Teachers Wish Would Retire: From the Floor of ISTE 2017

Edsurge

From “blended learning” to digital worksheets, below are a collection of comments from ten educators about their biggest edtech pet peeves. We're always going to be lifelong learners, so let's leave the “development” behind because we developed enough—let's start learning. I've seen the phrase “blended learning” really used for, in my opinion, evil—which is essentially teacher-proofing the classroom. Jennie Magiera Jennie Magiera: Blended learning.

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What’s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

ASSIST EDUCATION & APEX LEARNING ( assisteducation.com/ ) & ( www.apexlearning.com ) ASSIST Education and Apex Learning enhanced their partnership with the addition of adaptive content and digital tutorials into the ASSIST Integrated Education Management System for K-12 schools.

Students share human-centered designs at Emoti-Con technology showcase

The Hechinger Report

When you start, it’s really just websites and web apps, maybe some robot stuff. It was challenging, because I had to learn computer coding,” Winston said. “I I knew a little but I had to learn more. Read more about Blended Learning.

B is for Blended with Technology: The ABC’s of PBL … Building Blocks to Transform Learning

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this second post in a series that promotes PBL and 21st Century Learning through the examination of Seven Building Blocks. In this second post, I would like to build the idea of the Building Block I call Blended with Technology. Deeper Learning Opportunities.

Integrating Technology with Project Based Learning… Four Indicators to Blend the Learning

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Also, be on the look out for my next few series… entitled the ABC’s of PBL and Deeper Learning, Going Beyond the Tech Shine, and also… 40 great education sites to discover in 2015. There are many educators that believe that Project Base Learning must be integrated with technology.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

Teachers can create transformational learning experiences for students by joining 3DBear’s AR Innovator Program. Amplify Fractions covers math standards in grades 3–6 and uses adaptive learning, interactive storytelling, and a personalized digital tutor to help students conquer fractions.

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The Trends and Challenges Shaping Technology Adoption In Schools

MindShift

Redesigning Learning Spaces: Panelists identified changing learning spaces as a trend that educators and district leaders have embraced for quite some time and which is likely to continue. Teachers are becoming more comfortable with this idea of “blending learning.”.

Five-year olds and laser cutters—perfect together? Welcome to the first early childhood fab lab

The Hechinger Report

The kids were learning the cycle of design, prototype, test and redesign that’s a hallmark of engineering. The museum became STEM-focused several years ago, but a low-tech mindset pervades its exhibits. Related: Can a wall-climbing robot teach your kid to code?

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Just released: Horizon Report K12 (and how we’re leading these changes!)

NeverEndingSearch

The annual K12 Horizon Report regularly identifies and profiles six key trends, six significant challenges, and six developments in educational technology likely to impact teaching and learning. Advancing progressive learning approaches requires cultural transformation.

Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

They have to learn early.”. Related: Blue-collar town leads Rhode Island’s tech-assisted learning revolution. Third grade students at Meeker Elementary school share an iPad in a blended learning class in Greeley, Colorado. Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter.

Busting Stereotypes: A Homeschool-Public School Partnership That Works

MindShift

It’s not uncommon to find professional educators who look down on homeschooling as a way of circumventing learning standards, seeing it as a path chosen mostly by families wanting to include religion in their children’s education. What started as a financial incentive for both sides has resulted in a program that has broken down stereotypes, built trust and helped change ingrained notions of how instruction and learning can look both in and outside the system.

What a School District Designed for Computational Thinking Looks Like

MindShift

Diagrams of simple machines — a pulley, an inclined plane, a lever — appeared on the massive whiteboard of a school STEAM lab (STEM subjects plus Art) in South Fayette, a fast-growing suburb of Pittsburgh. Students have made apps to help learn foreign languages. SOUTH FAYETTE, PA.

2016 Global Education Conference - Final Day!

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Associate Professor The comparative analysis of different online education and blended learning solutions in the non-OECD context. - Mr. Mohamed Ramadan 9:00am (iEARN) Impact of STEM learning program on main stream education - Ms.

Education Technology's Inequalities

Hack Education

” The idea that preferred admission equals payment stems from the American ideology that opportunity, especially educational opportunity, is a “fair” form of recompense. Indeed, the World Bank issued a report in January arguing that digital technologies – not just robots in factories – stand to widen inequalities as well, “and even hasten the hollowing out of middle-class employment.”

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