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

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For the first time, many students are learning in classrooms equipped with access to broadband internet and mobile computing devices. 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.

5 Tips for schools to harness the power of edtech in the classroom

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For example, there is no point spending thousands of dollars on new equipment if you don’t have the required WiFi connectivity, infrastructure or broadband speed for it. A version of this post was originally published on April 4th, 2019 on Education Technology.

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How to Select a Complete Digital Education Solution Provider

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Over the past few years, there has been a huge influx of education technology resources available to schools – from tablets and robotics, to online platforms and digital whiteboards.

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Will a new batch of licenses help rural students get online?

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They settle in at the computers where Caine teaches coding and software, such as Illustrator and Photoshop, or they head to the back room for the 3-D printer, vinyl cutter and robotics kits. That’s why district leaders are eager to pilot an ambitious, statewide broadband initiative.

3 Techniques for Promoting Resilience in Adult Digital Literacy

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So many headlines focus on automation, robots, artificial intelligence, and the looming loss of jobs. Pew research suggests just 24 percent of US adults with less than a high-school diploma have home broadband access, while further Pew research indicates 95 percent of U.S.

Is your school’s network ready for the future of education?

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A few weeks ago, “The NMC/CoSN Horizon Report: 2016 K–12 Edition” outlined coding, online learning, robotics, artificial intelligence and virtual reality as the key education trends for the next five years. As identified in its 2016 reported titled “The Broadband Imperative II: Equitable Access for Learning,” SETDA recommends that making sure enough high-speed internet is available is paramount to a school’s future.

The cost of not investing rural high speed Internet: Why one school upgraded to fiber

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The school district must leverage distance education — which requires a strong broadband connection. Jim went on to explain that the lack of affordable broadband moved beyond the school walls — it also hindered the community.

Alaska schools pay a price for the nation’s slowest internet, but change is coming

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A $500 round-trip flight to Anchorage or Fairbanks for teacher training, or a robotics tournament, or a college visit, is a hard sell for districts struggling with the impact of a statewide recession.

Companies Invest in Preparing K–12 Students as Older Sectors Become Tech Integrated

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The partnership, called “Blue 365,” will focus on some of the most common tech solutions being introduced into the agricultural sphere , including cloud technology, robotics and advanced communications, according to Mary Snapp, corporate vice president and lead for Microsoft Philanthropies. .

The Next Big Trends in #EdTech from @ISTE CEO Richard Culatta at #ISTE19

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SCREAM stands for science, computing, robotics, engineering, artificial intelligence, and math. Innovative educators understand the importance of being in touch with the latest trends in ed tech.

Analysis: Is Higher Ed Ready for the Tech Expectations of the Teens of 2022?

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Not quite enough time for our robot overlords to overtake us, but both distant and soon enough to make us wonder. However, this lag began to erode when the rise of cloud computing made it possible for edtech startups to flood the market with educational applications, the expansion of broadband internet gave those apps an easy distribution channel into campuses, and an increasing number and variety of mobile devices provided them an in-school abode.

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Equity * Access * Learning: Broadband 2.0. If yes, first provide seamless access to high-speed broadband inside and outside school for all learners -- no exceptions. Hear examples of transformative learning experiences, including robot building and programming, Minecraft gaming in action, and project-based learning experiences enabled by high-speed broadband access

What's on the Horizon (Still, Again, Always) for Ed-Tech

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Why are “virtual assistants,” “learning analytics,” “adaptive learning technologies,” and “robotics” distinct from the overarching category of “artificial intelligence”?).

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Using Makerspaces to Support Personalized Learning

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They had a bee robot that they learned to program to better understand bee behaviors. At this stage of the edtech revolution, most educators are focused on using tech to enhance lessons rather than on the tech itself.

How Do You Prepare Students for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet? Karen Cator Has Some Ideas.

Edsurge

There is a lot of talk these days about robots replacing humans in the workforce, but those conversations remain largely abstract. Making sure that schools are fully connected to broadband, making sure that students have devices that they can use inside of school and outside of school so that they have the opportunities to do their homework, do their research, find ways of solving challenges.

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Via Pacific Standard : “Why Is the FCC Considering Cutting Broadband Access for Students?” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. “ Robots will replace teachers by 2027 ,” Futurism predicts. “ When the Robots Come for Our Jobs, They’ll Spare the Teachers ,” Edsurge tries to reassure its readers. Robots are coming for your children. (National) Education Politics. RIP Net Neutrality.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 28 & 29 Editions)

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" Tagged on: July 18, 2017 Let Robots Teach American Schoolkids | Bloomberg → This is not a work of satire. Tagged on: July 9, 2017 As the Digital Divide Grows, an Untapped Solution Languishes: Educational Broadband Service (EBS) | Wired → Most EBS license holders don’t actually use their free spectrum. Summer. Summer and transitioning to a new day-to-day computer (Linux laptop).

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Via Wired : “ Koch Brothers Are Cities’ New Obstacle to Building Broadband.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” Via NPR : “Hi, Robot : Adults, Children And The Uncanny Valley.” ” “A robot called Bina48 has successfully taken a course in the philosophy of love at Notre Dame de Namur University , in California,” Inside Higher Ed reports. (National) Education Politics. The GOP passed their tax plan.

Lessons from Digital Learning Day

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Digital Learning Day (DLD), held on February 5, immersed kids from coast to coast in activities like tinkering with robotics, penning blog posts, and painting digital canvases. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced on DLD that the FCC will double its spending to $2 billion to connect schools and libraries to broadband over the next two years. By Kathleen Costanza.

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Eric Holcomb says Indiana ’s low-rated online charter schools need ‘immediate attention and action’ ” Via Motherboard : “Half of West Virginia has Applied for Broadband Assistance.” “ Should Children Form Emotional Bonds With Robots? Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. “ Robot Learning Improves Student Engagement ,” the Communications of the ACM claims. Kiwicampus : a robot delivery service on campus.

What a School District Designed for Computational Thinking Looks Like

MindShift

Instead, each team member spent a few minutes sketching out how one part — a marble run, say, or a Lego Robotics kicking foot — would operate within the machine. They started incubating coding, robotics and other computational project classes in after-school programs and summer clubs.

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The New York Times notes it’s not just rural students who struggle with broadband access : “Why San Jose Kids Do Homework in Parking Lots.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. More robot news up in the MOOC section above. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the series I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education.

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” Via Ars Technica : “Senate Democrats fight FCC plan to lower America’s broadband standards.” million to cover federal funds that went to the botched statewide school broadband contract.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” From the Udacity blog : “ Your Exclusive Guide To Pursuing A Robotics Career.” (National) Education Politics. “Americans Have Given Up on Public Schools.

Need To Know: AI and Machine Learning

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In truth, the term AI has (arguably) gained more notoriety for storylines of killer robots (and the occasional Wall-e) hell-bent on destroying mankind than for its practical use and business benefits.

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Via Motherboard : “The FCC ’s New Broadband Map Paints an Irresponsibly Inaccurate Picture of American Broadband.” ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Alex Usher reviews Robot-Proof : Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence. 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.

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Via EdWeek’s Market Brief : “New Law Nixing Broadband Privacy Protections Stirs K–12 Fears.” ” Via Ars Technica : “ Libraries have become a broadband lifeline to the cloud for students.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” “ Robots Are Changing The World,” says edX , which hopes to sell you on some classes on robots. Education Politics.

Not all towns are created equal, digitally

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Extra money has allowed these wealthier districts to invest heavily in Chromebooks and iPads, state-of-the-art robotics programs, computerized blackboards, and high-end 3-D printers.

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Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. ” Tarena International has acquired the K–12 robotics company Wuhan Haoxiaozi Robot Technology (a.k.a. ” Via CItyLab : “The Problem With America’s New National Broadband Map.” 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.

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Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” Via TeacherCast : “Why Teachers Will Never Be Replaced By Robots.” ” Inside Higher Ed on Robot-Proof : “Northeastern president discusses his new book on how higher education can train students for careers where technology cannot make them redundant.” Via Brookings : “Signs of digital distress: Mapping broadband availability and subscription in American neighborhoods.”

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Via abc.net.au : “ Queensland children as young as four will learn coding and robotics as a compulsory part of their education from next year.” ” “ Robot Takeover of Higher Ed Hits a Snag,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” (Perhaps a starting place would be to be much more skeptical of the claims of IBM Watson and PR about “mind reading robot tutors.”). President-Elect Trump. It’s all so awful.

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” Via Education Week : “ FCC Revokes Decision Allowing Companies to Provide Low-Income Families With Subsidized Broadband.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “How Robots Will Save Liberal Education.” Via Campus Technology : “ MIT , Segway Robotics Hackathon Focuses on Eldercare.” Education Politics.

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” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “When the Teaching Assistant Is a Robot.” Via The New York Times : “ Broadband Providers Will Need Permission to Collect Private Data.” Presidential Campaign Politics. November 8 cannot come soon enough. Via Education Week ): “ Hillary Clinton Campaign Releases $500 Million Anti-Bullying Plan.”

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Via Education Week : “ Trump Signs Orders on Rural Broadband Access.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via The Verge : “ Aflac ’s toy robot for kids facing cancer is the smartest toy of all.” Via Techcrunch : “ The Root robot teaches kids to code through Spirograph-style drawings.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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“ FCC Delays Are Keeping Broadband From Rural School Kids,” says Wired. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. 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. National) Education Politics. Via Inside Higher Ed : “The U.S.

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” Via Multichannel News : “Trayvon Martin Attorney Parks Targets AT&T Over Alleged Broadband Redlining.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” Via CNBC : “Google exec, Mark Cuban agree that these college majors are the most robot-resistant.” ” Learn-to-code toy Ozobots is launching Spiderman and Guardians of the Galaxy branded robots. Education Politics.