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

Edsurge

How can we prepare a generation of students to adapt and evolve, learn (and un-learn), in an era where technological advances are transforming the world of work, traditional educational pathways are under fire—and the half-life of skills hovers around five years ? For the first time, many students are learning in classrooms equipped with access to broadband internet and mobile computing devices. Education Technology 21st Century Skills Technology in School

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

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Shawn Caine, who teaches technology at Panguitch High School in Garfield County, Utah, lets students who don’t have adequate home internet service get online in her classroom before and after school. Tom Rolfes, education IT manager for the Nebraska Information Technology Commission.

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

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But what if we took that to its logical conclusion and also made it the goal of our education technology predictions? We’d need to consider not just what technology products students are exposed to in the classroom, but also across the rest of their lives. Not quite enough time for our robot overlords to overtake us, but both distant and soon enough to make us wonder. First is the evolving nature of education technology.

3 Techniques for Promoting Resilience in Adult Digital Literacy

Digital Promise

Blatantly audible complaints by employees (“We have ‘this new system…’”) made it clear staff were neither trained adequately nor on board with the new technology. So many headlines focus on automation, robots, artificial intelligence, and the looming loss of jobs.

How to Select a Complete Digital Education Solution Provider

ViewSonic Education

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. Before you invest in any technology, it’s important to check your IT infrastructure.

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

The Hechinger Report

But the future of educational technology here is starting to emerge from a pixelated past. 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.

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. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology who has been championing digital learning since long before the term “digital learning” was being thrown around—back when she was still a classroom teacher in Alaska. I think we also can leverage the power of communication technologies. Education Technology EdSurge Podcast Community

The future includes good (human) teachers

The Hechinger Report

– China’s state-controlled news broadcasters have long been considered somewhat robotic in their daily recitation of pro-government propaganda, and a pair of new presenters will do little to dispel that view.

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

FETC Converge

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. That’s what the State Educational Technology Directors Association wants to ensure.

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

Hack Education

This year, the Horizon Report’s Higher Education Edition does include graphics with some historical data, demonstrating how some technologies and topics appear and reappear and how some simply disappear altogether from the horizon. Adaptive Learning Technologies.

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Using Makerspaces to Support Personalized Learning

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In the edWebinar “ Students Leverage Technology Tools and Makerspaces to Personalize Learning,” Grace Borst, Innovation Specialist at St. Albans City School, and several of her students explained how they’re using technology for assessment, service work, and more.

Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

million into schoolwide technology upgrades. One in five Greeley residents lives below the poverty level, and the school district is trying to upgrade its technology to give students an economic boost. We literally dumpster-dive for technology.”.

Vote for Common Sense Education's SXSWedu Panels

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As the technologies behind digital tools rapidly evolve, this session is a place to share, collaborate, and generate new ideas and best practices around using digital tools in ELL classrooms. As K-12 schools integrate technology, helping parents guide kids' media use is more important than ever. But what makes for effective parent engagement around media and technology? Equity * Access * Learning: Broadband 2.0.

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Via Pacific Standard : “Why Is the FCC Considering Cutting Broadband Access for Students?” Via Campus Technology : “Digital credentials company Credly is adopting the Credential Transparency Description Language (CTDL), a common markup language designed to improve discoverability of certifications, badges and other verified achievements. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. “ Robots will replace teachers by 2027 ,” Futurism predicts.

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

Doug Levin

I have a bit more to say about some of these topics, so stay tuned… Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye these past two weeks – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. Tagged on: July 21, 2017 Technology is transforming what happens when a child goes to school | The Economist → Reformers are using new software to “personalise” learning: How well the model will work when it spreads is unclear.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. 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.” ” (Waiting for folks in education technology to respond similarly… but I won’t hold my breath.). Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. More robot news up in the MOOC section above.

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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.” “As lawsuits mount over access to learning technologies for people with disabilities , universities consider banding together to share accessibility reviews of vendor products,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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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. Via Inside Higher Ed : “ IBM and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced Thursday that the company will spend $240 million on a joint lab with MIT focused on artificial intelligence.”

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Via Motherboard : “The FCC ’s New Broadband Map Paints an Irresponsibly Inaccurate Picture of American Broadband.” ” Via Campus Technology : “ ACE and Credly Building Transcript for Digital Credentials.” “ Ethereum ’s smart contracts are full of holes,” says The MIT Technology Review.

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Lessons from Digital Learning Day

Educator Innovator

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. For many schools, incorporating technology is a journey that’s been years in the making—and there are still plenty of uncharted changes to come. Although there are many other factors that could have improved that graduation rate, the engagement that technology can foster—if done well—likely had an impact.

Need To Know: AI and Machine Learning

techlearning

As emerging technologies go, artificial intelligence (AI) has certainly taken its time in making its presence felt on the world. Since then, AI has experienced a largely stop-start existence, principally due to sporadic funding and below-par technology.

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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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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.” ” “Have Silicon Valley Teachers Using Technology Daily Altered Their Classroom Practice?” Via Campus Technology : “ ASU Students Earn Credits for Spending a Semester in Silicon Valley.” Education Politics.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. “ Coursera More than Doubles Number of Degrees on Its Platform,” says Campus Technology. ” Perhaps protest Stanford’s Persuasive Technology Lab ? Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “In a Fight Against Depression , UCLA Relies on Technology.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Education Technology Venture Fund?

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. “ FCC Delays Are Keeping Broadband From Rural School Kids,” says Wired. ” From GeekWire : “For investors, the future of education technology is now the workplace.” ” Via The Washington Post : “Battle over college course material is a textbook example of technological change.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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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 the South China Morning Report : “ China’s online education market to grow 20pc annually, bolstered by new technologies.”

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” “ Education Technology Under Trump : A Syllabus.” ” “How will the presidential election results influence education technology in schools?” ” And from MIT Technology Review : “Is the Gig Economy Rigged?”). 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.” Echo360 has acquired testing company Astute Technology.

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Apple , as always, helps us see how criticism-free technology journalism can be. Via Campus Technology : “ Learning Objects Debuts Competency-Based Education Platform.” ” 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.” " Inside Higher Ed on its 2016 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Via Education Week : “ Trump Signs Orders on Rural Broadband Access.” “ Stackable Credentials May Not Boost Earnings,” says Campus Technology. Is advertorial content really something education technology journalism should foster? Via The New York Times : “ Apple Investors Warn iPhones and Other Technology May Be Hurting Children.”

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But DeVos “believes that technology has a role to play in the classroom,” Edsurge writes in response to the confirmation , which I guess means ed-tech can overlook all of her horrible beliefs that further educational inequalities as long as it means more people buy digital things and hire Edsurge to facilitate that process. ” Via Education Week : “ FCC Revokes Decision Allowing Companies to Provide Low-Income Families With Subsidized Broadband.”

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Edsurge runs with Trump’s promise to boost rural broadband like it’s a truth anyone can count on. “technologizing” the government. Here’s a sponsored article , paid for by the Gates Foundation and published by Edsurge promoting the school and its technology.). Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via Edsurge : “Why a Robot-Filled Education Future May Not Be as Scary as You Think.” (National) Education Politics.

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” Via Multichannel News : “Trayvon Martin Attorney Parks Targets AT&T Over Alleged Broadband Redlining.” Via Campus Technology : “ Pearson Expands Textbook Rental Program.” 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.

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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. The Global Times reporting from China : “Schools adopt VR , among other technologies, to instill correct ideology in students.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. (National) Education Politics. The New York Times broke the story this week that “ Justice Dept.

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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. Technology ‘Disrupting’ Teaching , Part 1 and Part 2 " by Larry Cuban. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via Campus Technology : “ AI Market to Grow 47.5% Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Via Wired : “ Ajit Pai ’s Plan Will Take Broadband Away From Poor People.” ” Oh sure sure, this isn’t exactly education technology news, except for the part where Khosla invests in education technology companies and his wife founded the open education organization CK–12.

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Paul LePage has called for a review of his state’s groundbreaking 1-to–1 student computing initiative, highlighting the growing pains nagging an educational-technology movement now well into its second decade.” Via The New York Times : “ Broadband Law Could Force Rural Residents Off Information Superhighway.” ProPublica on “ Discrimination by Design ” in digital technologies. Robots probably won’t take your jobs.

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Via Education Week : “ FCC Delays, Denials Foil Rural Schools’ Broadband Plans.” ” Via Campus Technology : “ Southern New Hampshire U to launch Competency-Based Master’s in Online Ed.” ” Via Campus Technology : “ Unizin Partners with edX , Cengage.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” “ Online Trackers Help Promote Better Sleep in Indiana U Staff Study,” says Campus Technology.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Eleanor Roosevelt The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn--and even how we think about learning. link] Digital Wish : Two new videos - The Importance of Technology in American Schools and The Need for a Shift to Mobile.

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“ The Office of Educational Technology Under DeVos” by Doug Levin. Via Edsurge : “Possible ‘Fraud, Theft, Waste, and Abuse’: Report Questions NYC School Broadband Spending.” A report from VC firm GSV Acceleration : “It’s a Breakout: Capital Flows In the Learning and Talent Technology Market.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. – that “dubious science” is at play at an education technology company.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

AIR was established in order to address the critical need for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure and training at school level in Ghana. Monday, October 27th at 4pm Webinar: Biggest 1:1 iPad Rollout Ever: Challenges and Opportunities , In our community’s next webinar, hear about LAUSD’s Common Core Technology Project: the largest one-to-one mobile device rollout in the country.