Are classroom robots the NextGen of learning?


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

Ten jobs that are safe from robots

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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.

Trashbots: How Some Students Are Helping Educate the World in Robotics


This post is about a pair of brothers and their inspiration approach to educating the world in the realm of robotics using a low-cost way that “up-cycles” existing everyday materials to build their creations. Learn Coding, Robot Maintenance with Cozmo ] Here’s where you come in.

How to use Sphero the Robot in STEM and Beyond – From Courtney Pepe


As someone who primarily taught math and science when I was a classroom teacher, I associated robots, robotics curriculum, and robot apps as things that were only used in those subjects. Robots in the Physics Classroom. Robots in the Language Arts Classroom.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

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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.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

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” I’ve looked at how for-profit colleges , MOOCs , and learn-to-code companies have tapped into these narratives in order to justify their products and services. The importance of thinking about education through the lens of “the new economy” was best demonstrated this year by Tressie McMillan Cottom in her book on for-profit education, Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy. Read The New York Times review of her book.

'The Brave Little Surveillance Bear' and Other Stories We Tell About Robots Raising Children

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No doubt, today’s technology companies view students and schools as a largely untapped market. Technology companies – particularly those hawking aspirational, education-related products – have long viewed parents in a similar way. ” But Fast Company likes it.

CUE’d Up with Sarah — Spotlight on Tara Linney


Men are still the majority of position holders at tech companies around the world, as the number of women in these roles has been on a steady decline.”. This is why she has written the book Achieving Gender Equity in Teaching Coding.

Girls and STEM: The Google 20% Project That Encourages Girls to go Into STEM

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Singh debuted as an author with the release of her empowering STEM book “Ara The Star Engineer” (her 20% passion project at Google) that was a bestseller on launch day. The book is being translated to more than 10 languages and has been converted to many immersive experiences.

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Top 5 new EdTech tools that you might use in your university


For instance, Osso VR is a virtual reality technology company founded on the principle of training surgeons with real world skills that can be directly applied when in the operating room. Robot teachers.

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17 Things for Teachers to Try in 2017 (Infographic and FREE Download)

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I create to-do lists, vision boards, and read productivity books to inspire me. Program a Robot. So not only is AI becoming mainstream, but we have some pretty cool robots available for our classrooms.

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Innovation is More Than an Idea or Tool

A Principal's Reflections

From articles to blog posts to books, that subject has been covered in great detail. One can look at numerous companies and develop his or her conclusions. Below is a description of the device from the company: For some students, attending school isn’t possible.

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K-12 Dealmaking: GoReact Raises $4 Million; Follett Acquires Wobo

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Ed-tech companies that offer tools for students of all ages, including a video platform and a test-preparation app, received boosts from investors, while Follett has purchased a book-sourcing platform. formerly Woody’s Books, Inc.), a service for independent-managed campus stores to find and purchase books online in volume. billion privately held company that said it provides 70,000 schools with education technology, services and print and digital content.

Enjoy your trip?

Learning with 'e's

Rumour had it that the Dutch electronics company had built it as a tax dodge, so it could lose money and then claim back on the loss. I also remember watching a robot very slowly drilling holes in a piece of perspex that eventually became a graphic representation of the Evoluon.

6 Super Science Edtech Ideas: Using Technology to Level Up Science Classrooms

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Leah: Another way that I try to give students technology to showcase their science understanding is through like tools that help them to maybe build electronic books. See my review of Book Creator for Chrome. You’ve talked about Book Creator. Now, do you use robots?

Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

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Catherine: I was reading the book Swimmy by Leo Lionni. Anyway, so he was talking about designing these little robots that were about the size of a quarter, and how they were designed. Catherine: And… I’m driving, three months later, hearing that they made robots like this.

5 Signs It’s Time to Go Back to School

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Also, since companies tend to recruit more aggressively and widely for highly skilled jobs, college graduates are also more likely to relocate for a job. The Robots Are Taking Your Job. AI and robotics degrees are becoming more popular than ever.

Wonderful World of Wearables in Education

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In the movie, moviegoers often see the world through “the terminator” robot’s vision. As this robot looks at the world, text appears to show him targets, where to go, and other information. A picture of books and text can be taken with a glance.

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Sylvia Martinez: 3 Mistakes Teachers Make About Tinkering (and more)

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Today’s giveaway contest is Sylvia’s book Invent to Learn. Hummingbird Robotics Kit. Sylvia also headed product development for consumer software, video games, and educational games at several software publishing companies. Invent to Learn Book Giveaway Contest.

The Maker Movement In Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

Students in many schools are now routinely engaged in constructing robotic-based equipment that works with devices like Raspberry Pi and, in so doing, are truly exemplifying what it means to be living as a creative 21 st century learner.

An Epic! Take on the Future of Reading in Classrooms Around the World


founders Suren Markosian and Kevin Donahue set out to build the Netflix of children’s books. the company offers an app that lets kids access unlimited books, educational videos, quizzes and audiobooks — and it’s free for educators. The content is tailored to kids ages 12 and under, and the app currently offers a selection of about 20,000 books, from “Goosebumps” to “National Geographic Kids.” What's the problem with accessing books and reading in general in schools?

This STEM-focused district hands out paychecks along with report cards

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A robot built by students to research endangered frogs in Lake Titicaca, in Peru, being tested in June, 2016, by Lindsey Hamblin (left), then a Skyline High School senior, and Callie Meyers, then a Skyline junior.


Convincing students that learning blue-collar job skills will pay off

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Matthew Porter, a student at Craig High School, inspects a “collaborative” robot at Prent Corporation, in Janesville, Wisconsin. The high school students clustered around a four-foot-tall red robot with long arms and cartoonish eyes.

10 Ways to Tackle Back to School Like a Pro

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I’ve been using it for the last several years and it is featured in my Do What Matters productivity book.) . Stock your maker space with a variety of tapes, coloring books, and art supplies. Colored tape, paints, coloring books and more. Coloring books and mindfulness.

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Joining the ed tech game changers at BETT 2017


From the multinational companies like Microsoft, Google, Apple, Discovery Education, Asus, Lego, or Intel, to small, single-product companies, they all made Bett the excellent conference it was. When in London and in a social gathering, you know the weather won’t let you down.

What helps kids really learn

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The Dash and Dot robot wonder pack from Wonder Workshop Stay tuned at the end of the show for how to enter. I think right now, I’m going to say I’m at the beginning of my journey, there’s two books that I’m just kind of going back and forth with.

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Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades

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Calculating those X and Y coordinates — which really kids of most ages can do — and then realizing that they can make the physical robot go here or there based upon their program. That’s what these robots are. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

I have a confession.

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

And if I was such a fantastic editor, wouldn''t I be working for a publishing company? Don''t just be a robot following commands. Students used their summer reading books and created a postcard as if they were one of the characters. assessment books edmodo flipclass flipped literature PBL project based learning writing I have a horrible confession to make. I''m totally ashamed. As a HS English teacher, this is really bad. really really bad. Totally horrible.

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Make the Most of Your Budget with These Great Products: Makerspace Product Roundup 2018


New products are coming from companies that have long been in the game, and others are being launched thanks to successful crowdfunding initiatives. Bubble Bot walks students through creating a bubble-blowing robot and a Fan of Fortune. Name: Phiro Robot Made by: Robotix U.S.A.

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

What's That Liberal Art Degree Worth?


Come join us for an evening of informal networking, panels with hiring companies, and some light bites. Fill out this form and we'll get your information in front of attending companies. In his book, Anders describes how software companies are increasingly creating a need for people with a “modicum of technical literacy,” people who can translate data, show a bigger picture result from snippets of information and basically get people on the same page.

Searching for the Ability to Think: Training our Kids to Go Past Google

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Her talent won her an internship with a company in Atlanta (she telecommuted as a sophomore and junior in high school.) To expand their knowledge, they had to assemble a library and know how to find books in it. Others built robots or drove my Dash Wonderbot.

“I want to focus more on the student and where their passion to learn comes from.” – Pauline Maas, The Netherlands

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ICT teacher and author of children’s coding books. The students can work on anything they choose from a list of 40 different subjects, robotics, coding, soldering, working with wood, 3D printing, laser cutting, or just experiments they find on YouTube,” Maas shares with us. “I

Why the Littlest Learners Deserve the Most Attention—and Money


And how can an AI-enhanced robot help toddlers improve language skills? When it comes to fundraising, companies, including not-for-profits, shouldn’t be shy from asking for what they need, said Nancy Lublin, CEO of Crisis Text Line , a nonprofit that offers free counseling for people in crisis. That got a couple companies perked up. Can a pacifier accurately monitor children’s neurodevelopment, based on their sucking patterns?

Weekend Reading: Post-Election Classroom Resources


It includes both online articles and works of fiction, film, and longer books in separate sections. The Tone Policing comic by Robot Hugs is a useful way to contextualize debates over the place of emotion in discourse, particularly in divided classrooms.

The Stories We Were Told about Education Technology (2018)

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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).

'It's Like Amazon, But for Preschool'

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“Amazon has patented a system that would put workers in a cage, on top of a robot,” read the headline in last week’s Seattle Times. “Nearly every person I worked with, I saw cry at their desk,” one employee in books marketing told The New York Times back in 2015. So far this year, three companies have raised venture capital to help people run preschools and childcare facilities in their homes: Wonderschool, WeeCare, and Procare Software.

How This Famed Chinese Venture Capitalist Thinks AI Will Reshape Teaching


But that technology won’t be entirely homegrown: Chinese companies, particularly those building products or services laced with the machine learning algorithms, are increasingly playing a role in the tools that we call “AI.” He’s written eight top-selling books in China and has more than 50 million followers on social media. Here’s why he believes that AI—and particularly AI developed by Chinese companies—is fated to rock our world, and how we learn.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via Bookriot : “On Wednesday, August 23, the city council of Escondido, California voted, 3 to 2, to move forward with plans to hand their public library over to the private, for-profit company Library Systems and Services.” million for his role in an international diploma mill scheme operated by the Pakistani company Axact, according to a news release from the U.S. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. The test prep company has raised $244 million total.

Is Education Entering the ‘Age of Alternatives’?


Even popular culture, where robot teachers and wired students have been a staple of science fiction for decades, demonstrates our tendency to project current beliefs that schools should “leverage” (i.e., Such analysis might help us break out of a frustrating historic pattern, described in Graham’s book and elsewhere, in which America’s schools continually accomplish every mission given them, but by the time they do so the nation has moved on to other priorities.