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.

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

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People saw problems stemming from parents, problems stemming from students, as well as problems stemming from teaching style,” Cary Funk, director of science and society research at Pew and the study’s lead author told The Hechinger Repor t.

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

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NOME, Alaska — Before they got down to business for the day, students in Devin Tatro’s social studies class were offered a quiet moment of self-reflection: On this golden fall afternoon at Nome-Beltz Junior/Senior High School, were they feeling chipper, distressed or somewhere in between?

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.

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

Doug Levin

” that by 2019 half of all high school classes will be taught over the internet ; Raised questions about a new study on personalized learning ; Added four new incidents to the K-12 cyber incident map ; and. " Tagged on: July 18, 2017 Let Robots Teach American Schoolkids | Bloomberg → This is not a work of satire. Unified gets a $3.26-million federal grant to study online credit recovery | LA Times → L.A. Summer.

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Via Motherboard : “ New York City Passes Bill to Study Biases in Algorithms Used by the City.” 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.” It’s good to note when people describe things as “algorithmic decision making” and when they blame robots.).

What a School District Designed for Computational Thinking Looks Like

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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.

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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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.

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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. Via Buzzfeed : “The Inside Story Of How An Ivy League Food Scientist Turned Shoddy Data Into Viral Studies.”

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“ FCC Delays Are Keeping Broadband From Rural School Kids,” says Wired. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Education Week : “Thousands of Android Mobile Apps Improperly Track Children, Study Says.” Techcrunch examines what venture capitalists studied in college. ” Via Campus Technology : “Study Finds Flipped Classroom Model Does Not Improve Grades in Health Science Course.”

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” Via Edsurge : “As Bootcamps Look for Novel Ways for Students to Pay For Their Studies, Many Try ‘ Deferred Tuition ’ ” Do note how student financial aid startups are still raising venture capital (and how now, I guess, ed-tech publications cover these stories when before they insisted these weren’t ed-tech). Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. More on this study in IHE. (National) Education Politics.

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” Via Reuters : “ Children’s brains undergo noticeable changes after just one season of football , even if they were never diagnosed with a concussion , according to a new imaging study.” ” 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.

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” Via Multichannel News : “Trayvon Martin Attorney Parks Targets AT&T Over Alleged Broadband Redlining.” ” The scholarship, “for young women studying creative arts, music, literature, or African-American studies,” will be offered to students at Berklee College of Music , Howard University , Parsons School of Design , and Spelman College. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Cyber Charters , Study Finds.” Education Politics.

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Via The Texas Tribune : “ Texas State Board of Education rejects Mexican-American studies textbook.” 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. 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.” ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Study suggests that men are overrepresented in elite Ph.D.

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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.” ” Inside Higher Ed reports on a new study from the Center for Education Policy Analysis at Stanford University, finding “ Race and Gender Bias in Online Courses.”

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Edsurge runs with Trump’s promise to boost rural broadband like it’s a truth anyone can count on. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via Edsurge : “Why a Robot-Filled Education Future May Not Be as Scary as You Think.” ” Via IRRODL : “ Khan Academy as Supplemental Instruction: A Controlled Study of a Computer-Based Mathematics Intervention.” Study Shows Choices Are Slim.” (National) Education Politics.

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Via Education Week : “ Trump Signs Orders on Rural Broadband Access.” ” “No College Kid Needs a Water Park to Study,” says James Koch in a NYT op-ed , criticizing schools spending money on lavish amenities. 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.”

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“Higher education and library associations called on the Federal Communications Commission Thursday to uphold Obama-era rules requiring broadband providers to treat all traffic on the internet equally,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” The Wall Street Journal is concerned that students at Harvard are studying authors “marginalized for historical reasons.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Education Politics.

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” “Republicans try to take cheap phones and broadband away from poor people,” Ars Technica reports. monthly subsidies toward cellular phone service or mobile broadband. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. A new study of New York City schools says no – they help.” ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “New study finds 13 percent of community college students lack the food and nutrition they need.” (National) Education Politics.

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Via The New York Times : “ Broadband Law Could Force Rural Residents Off Information Superhighway.” Via The Washington Post : “Meet the parents who won’t let their children study literature.” Via WaPo : “Study: Robot baby dolls don’t curb teen pregnancies. Robots probably won’t take your jobs. Education Politics. Via Education Week : “ Maine Gov.

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Via Wired : “ Ajit Pai ’s Plan Will Take Broadband Away From Poor People.” I’ve got all the “learn-to-code” news in the job training section, because let’s be honest… Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Inside Higher Ed on professor pay : “Faculty members earn 15 percent less than others with advanced degrees, study finds. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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Via Edsurge : “Possible ‘Fraud, Theft, Waste, and Abuse’: Report Questions NYC School Broadband Spending.” ” That’d be Blake Wentworth, who taught in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” FdB’s “study of the week” looks at entrance exams. ” ( Here’s a link to the study.) The Trump Budget.

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Via Education Week : “ FCC Delays, Denials Foil Rural Schools’ Broadband Plans.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” “ Online Trackers Help Promote Better Sleep in Indiana U Staff Study,” says Campus Technology. (National) Education Politics. “Assessing Betsy DeVos ’ Rollback on Disability Rights ” by Pacific Standard’s David Perry. “The 72 OSERS Documents Rescinded by Betsy deVos ” – by Liz Ditz.

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