UBTECH Robotics Announces Launch of UKIT

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UBTECH Robotics announced today the launch of UKIT – a new robotics kit featuring a curriculum aligned with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Common Core State Standards (CCSS). During classes, students collaborate or work independently within their “Big Idea Book” to notebook, make hypotheses, gather data, and formulate questions about how the hands-on activity with the robot applies in a real-world scenario or as scientific phenomenon.

Creative Coding and Robots in the Classroom

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Two common computer science misconceptions are that it’s just about programming and that only teachers with computer science degrees should teach it. Teachers do not need computer science degrees to engage, enhance and extend student coding experiences due to the abundance of easily accessible creative coding and robotics programs. As early as kindergarten, Common Core math requires students to see math abstractly with numbers, concretely with objects, and visually with pictures.

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Guest post: 15 EdTech Resources to Use in Classroom

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The website gives you videos, images, and articles related to the questions and aligned with Common Core standards. Who doesn’t like robots and cartoons that teach us something? There are plenty of EdTech resources to explore, and you couldn’t test them all even if you tried. Hopefully, this list of 15 EdTech resources inspired you to make your classroom more fun! education edtech educational technology teachers teaching technology

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Hour of Code? Here’s why to participate

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It feels like: When it should feel like: Coding is a great tie-in to Common Core Math Standards. Looking for a Class Robot? Root Robotics–Great Way to Extend Hour of Code. CSEdWeek #hourofcode #hoc #edtech.

The 8 Edtech Questions Every Parent Should Ask Schools This Year

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Edtech has created learning opportunities for kids to gain valuable experiences through a teaching style that speaks their language as digital learners. Most were striking it down, and calling for an end to Common Core, because in their opinion, it excludes the “basics.” Parents are huge stakeholders, and have an extremely important voice in the edtech discussion. 7) My child is interested in coding, robotics, etc.

Tech Ed Resources–K-8 Tech Curriculum

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The K-8 Technology Curriculum is Common Core and ISTE aligned, and outlines what technology should be taught when so students have the necessary scaffolding to use tech in the pursuit of grade level state standards and school curriculum. For Middle School, they are designed for the grading period time frame typical of those grade levels, with topics like programming, robotics, and community service with tech.

The Maker Movement In Education

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His knowledge of and interest in both the EdTech world and the importance of a STEM education highlight the importance of inquiry-based education, DIY cultures and technology for enhanced learning as crucial 21st century activities. 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.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–K-8 Tech Curriculum

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The K-8 Technology Curriculum is Common Core and ISTE aligned, and outlines what should be taught when so students have the necessary scaffolding to use tech in the pursuit of grade level state standards and school curriculum. For Middle School, they are designed for the grading period time frame typical of those grade levels, with topics like programming, robotics, and community service with tech.

How to Integrate Online Professional Development Into Your School’s PD Culture

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Whether educators need to learn how to use edtech tools, analyze student data or implement Common Core standards, online PD can offer educators support when and where they need it.

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30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

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First, some quick clarification so that we have a common language. Common Core standards (this one’s not sexy, but few factors impact education more than this index of academic content). Robotics in the classroom. Featured Technology Trends #edtech disruption innovation learning innovation30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom. by Terry Heick.

Sphero for Education

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This post is going to be the first in a series that focuses on the SPRK (Schools Parents Robot Kids) program. Of course, these lessons use the Sphero robotic ball to complete a variety of educational activities that can be done in groups and are easy to integrate into any classroom. edtech mobile learning programming sphero Last week I was lucky enough to receive a Sphero from the generous people of Orbotix.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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Ally is designed to integrate with a school district’s existing LMS and automatically runs class materials through an accessibility checklist that looks for common accessibility issues. HERO K12, BV INVESTMENT PARTNERS AND SCHOOLMINT ( herok12.com ) & ( www.bvlp.com ) & ( www.schoolmint.com ) Hero K12 and BV Investment Partners announced SchoolMint will be joining their EdTech Platform. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Learning Revolution Free PD - Gaming in Ed Now! - #YouMatter Special Offer - Connected Librarian Day

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Learn about the pedagogy behind these engaging projects and how they support design thinking while meeting the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards for more authentic, hands-on learning, critical thinking and problem-solving. Get an overview of the wide range of tools and technologies that can revolutionize learning, from 3D printers and robots to coding, wearable computers and conductive paint.

Learning Revolution Free PD - Angela Maiers Tonight - LOTS of 2014 Global Education Conference Updates - Proposal Deadline, Keynotes, and Volunteering

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Learn about key challenges and opportunities, and free resources on digital citizenship from Common Sense Education. 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. The Learning Revolution Weekly Update October 21st, 2014 In a gentle way, you can shake the world.

2016 Global Education Conference Starts Sunday - Important Information!

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Dr. Rachel Clarke, Principal Globalizing the English Common Core Reading Materials - Ashley Gwinn Master Teacher and Curriculum Specialist Gomabseubnida, Seoul: How My Summer in Korea Made Me a Better Teacher. - The 7th Annual Global Education Conference (GEC) Starts Sunday! Important Updates Below.

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

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Sueann Galt Animating Science Education - Dr Jocelyn Wishart Crusoe College''s online Mathematics course - rich, personalised, technology-rich Mathematics - Robert Sbaglia Cultivating Collaboration in Transdisciplinary Problem Based Learning - Kat Deaner, STEM Coordinator Introducing Glogster EDU: the Online Multimedia Poster - Valery Siegel, Literacy Coach- EdTech Top Ten Classroom Tools from the Maker Movement - Sylvia Martinez, M.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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“Trump Taps Common-Core Foe Mick Zais for No. ” Via EdScoop : “ USC launches edtech research center focused on underrepresented youth.” “‘Eton for all’: will robot teachers mean everyone gets an elite education? ” This, from Edsurge , is pretty awful: “Why Edtech Executives Are Keeping a Close Eye on Preschool Demographics.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. (National) Education Politics.

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” Via Chalkbeat : “‘ Common Core ’ no more: New York moves to adopt revised standards with new name.” ” Via Edsurge : “Questioning the Core Assumptions of Personalized Learning With Math Blogger Dan Meyer.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” Via TeacherCast : “Why Teachers Will Never Be Replaced By Robots.” (National) Education Politics.

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” Via eCampus News : “The 2 edtech fields with the most potential under Trump.” ” Via The Washington Post : “ School offers ‘incentives’ to get kids to take Common Core standardized test.” ” New Nanodegrees from Udacity : Digital Marketing and Robotics. ” Via Edsurge : “Is Edtech Worsening or Righting Inequities in Education? Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Robots hate the Common Core.

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” I’m a little surprised that either of these women – both Democrats, both Common Core supporters, if nothing else – would be under serious consideration. K98BwFMkIc @ryancraiguv #edtech pic.twitter.com/3mITJHvODv — EdSurge HigherEd (@HigherEdSurge) November 11, 2016. is disappointed in Common Core. ” “ Robot Takeover of Higher Ed Hits a Snag,” Inside Higher Ed reports. President-Elect Trump.

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” Testing, Testing… PARCC Inc , best known as one of the Common Core test-makers, is “moving in a new direction,” Politico reports. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Including (Maybe) the Data Breaches ,” says EdTech Strategies’ Doug Levin. EdTech Strategies’ Doug Levin says that this year’s poll is “much improved.” Charlottesville and UVA.

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Via Politico : Stolen “emails from the Democratic National Committee show DNC Deputy Communications Director Eric Walker telling his colleagues to avoid mentioning the Common Core in a video. Via TechRepublic : “ Reactor Core founder: short-term programs, not four-year degrees, are the future of tech education.” The robot startup, formerly known as Play-i, has raised $35.9 Presidential Campaign Politics. Convention Week #2.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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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 Edsurge : “ Phishing Season: Widespread Email Scam Targets Schools, Edtech Companies.” Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Via Education Week : “New Test Pitched As Alternative to Common Core-Focused High School Exams.” has been making its way through the conservative blogosphere,” writes Catherine Gewertz, “which is pitching it as a tool for families who don’t want their children taking college admissions tests that reflect the Common Core State Standards.” Via Edsurge : “Three Rookie Mistakes That Edtech Entrepreneurs Make.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

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“ Faculty members at Purdue University took a strong stance Thursday against last week’s unorthodox acquisition of Kaplan University, passing a University Senate resolution calling the deal a violation of common-sense educational practice and respect for Purdue faculty,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” Nope, robots will not be doing this job of content moderation , as Facebook recently boasted at its developer conference. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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Viral videos weren’t new this decade, but the popularity of cellphones, along with the introduction of social media and its associated incentives to “go viral,” meant that viral videos became more common.

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“What Betsy DeVos means for edtech ,” according to venture capitalist Ryan Craig. Testing, Testing… Via Education Week : “After seven years of tumult and transition fueled by the common core, state testing is settling down, with most states rejecting the federally funded PARCC and Smarter Balanced assessments, and nearly one-quarter embracing the SAT or the ACT as their official high school test.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

Education Technology's Inequalities

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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.” ” Despite all the Common Core-aligned revisions and all the headlines to the contrary, “ The New SAT Won’t Close the Achievement Gap.” This is part ten of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

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Via Education Week : “Even When States Revise Standards, the Core of the Common Core Remains.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. This Edtech Company Says It Uses AI. (National) Education Politics. “15 Ways Taylor Swift ’s Lyrics Solve Education Policy ’s Most Pressing Issues” is, no doubt, the most godawful white lady thing I’ve seen this week in education news. And that is saying a lot.

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“Anti- Common Core Groups Unhappy About Trump Ed Secretary Pick Betsy DeVos ,” says the Sunshine State News. ” Also via Techcrunch : “ Primo Toys rolls out Cubetto, a wooden robot that teaches kids to code.” Via Edsurge : “Overcoming Hacking and Cybercrimes – The Next Obstacle to Edtech.” Common Sense Media looks at education applications’ use of encryption. Presidential-Elect Trump.