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Looking for a Class Robot? Try Robo Wunderkind

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There are a lot of options if you want to bring programmable robots to your classroom. It is a build-a-robot kit designed to introduce children ages six and up to coding and robotics as well as the fun of problem-solving and creative thinking. The robot starts in about thirty pieces (there are so many, I didn’t really count them). You don’t use all of them in one robot, just pick those that will make your robot do what you want.

Groundbreaking Augmented Reality from @GoSphero - Amazing Robot Ball

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Sphero is a robot ball which can be controlled using mobile apps through Apple and Android devices. Bluetooth - Sphero connects to mobile devices such as iPad, iPhone, and Android phones through bluetooth connections. Sphero and Education Schools * Parents * Robots * Kids (SPRK) Sphero believes what you play with inspires who you become. Using Sphero as an interactive and engaging tool brings core class work off the paper into real life application.

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Websites for Hour of Code by Grade

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The 200,000+ teachers involved came away believing that, of all their education tools, coding was the best at teaching children to think. Kindergarten — Human Robot. Besides Math Standards, Alice supports these Common Core writing skills: 8.3a

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We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. Partner Announcements The Essential #Edchat Resource Guide : The USC Rossier School of Education announces the release of The Essential #Edchat Resource Guide. Brought to you by USC Rossier’s Doctor of Education online (EDd). Is your library mobile friendly?

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

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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. However, this past year my school received a robot grant that provided ten robots for us from the company Sphero. Sphero is a robotic ball that can pair with an iPad, tablet, iPhone, or smartphone through Bluetooth, and getting started is relatively easy.

Dash & Dot Robots: How young children can learn to code (even if their teacher can’t)

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However, one aspect of STEM can be a little more daunting for teachers to incorporate, and that’s coding and robotics. To make computer science accessible to grade school educators and students, Wonder Workshop has created Dash & Dot, a pair of robots that are designed to teach kids how to code. It’s a real, moving robot that can dance, sing, and respond to voice commands. Education Trends Sponsors & Supporters

Sphero

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Sphero is a programmable toy/robot/sphere that is being used in schools worldwide. This is a super fun and fantastic learning device that lets students program their Sphero on any mobile device. There is even a curriculum called SPRK (Schools Parents Robots Kids) that is dedicated to teaching kids Common Core skills aligned to STEM (i.e. I highly recommend checking out Sphero and how it can be used in education here !!! math programming robots STEM

Sphero for Education

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Basically, the Sphero is a programmable orb that can be used to play games, as a controller, or even integrate into education. BTW, did I mention that it is waterproof too, and already has over 25 mobile apps to download. This post is going to be the first in a series that focuses on the SPRK (Schools Parents Robot Kids) program. There are four educational apps (iOS/Android) for the Sphero that are listed below. edtech mobile learning programming sphero

Makerspaces go digital: 6 options for the blended classroom

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Not known to be the most affordable of maker tools, nonetheless Lego has hit its stride in turns of developing a full suite of programmable robots and robotic components based on their ever-famous bricks. They provide a low-cost single circuit computer (the size of a credit card) along with a host of project resources , educator training and clubs. This is a mobile app that mimics real world mechanics in a child-friendly environment.

"The ultimate goal of the educational system is to shift to the individual the burden of pursuing his education. This will not be a widely shared pursuit until we get over our odd conviction that education is what goes on in school buildings and nowhere else." - John W. Gardner

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

As you might easily guess, I appreciate the sentiment of the first half of this quote, and the idea that all education should ultimately be self-education. Even with the push-back to Common Core and with the opt-out movement, culturally the physical school building still overwhelmingly defines learning. Students with mobile devices flooding the streets and the world, conquering life. Education Quotes

2016 Global Education Conference Starts Sunday - Important Information!

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The 7th Annual Global Education Conference (GEC) Starts Sunday! The Global Education Conference Network's seventh annual global collaboration "extravaganza" will take place around the clock starting this Sunday, November 13, and continuing through Wednesday, November 16. The GEC features thought leaders from the world of education and beyond, is completely free to attend, and all events take place online in webinar format.

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We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. The fifth annual Global Education Conference is just a few weeks away, and we want to be sure that you have an opportunity to contribute to this year''s conference as a presenter. Global Education Conference Keynotes.

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We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. Updates Partner Spotlight Calendar of Events Deadlines Highlighted Recordings NMC Navigator Top Ten Conversations Final Notes Updates Did you miss the annoucement of our Online Summit Featuring Google for Education? We’re taking Google education summits online!

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The Learning Revolution Weekly Update March 18th All of life is a constant education. We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. link] Digital Wish : Two new videos - The Importance of Technology in American Schools and The Need for a Shift to Mobile. Global Education Conference Reminder: Google Science Fair.

Top 100 Sites/Apps for Game Based Learning

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I''ve done posts on educational iOS Apps and Educational Online Games but I have never combined the two and curated a list that specifically deals w/ GBL. This list is in alphabet order. ** mobile app Top 100 Sites/Apps for Game Based Learning ** 4 Dice: Fractions - A super fun iOS game that can be played on up to 5 devices as students hone their Fraction skills (i.e. Historia - An excellent History game designed for MS students aligned to Common Core Standards. ** If. -

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Education Politics. The Education and Justice Departments have notified every public school district in the country with a “Dear Colleague” letter that discrimination against transgender students , particularly over which bathroom they can use, violates federal civil rights law. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “ UNC Faces Federal Lawsuit Over Controversial Bathroom Law.” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”).

T&L’S ISTE 2018 BEST OF SHOW AWARDS WINNERS

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The products below were selected by an anonymous panel of educator judges, who scoured the exhibit hall floor during the conference in Chicago. It also supports Google Play educational apps, so students can collaborate, discover, engage and learn, and includes a Wacom EMR stylus that lets students use interactive apps, sketch, take notes, and capture ideas. The line supports up to 8th Generation Intel Core processors, up to 16GB of DDR4 memory, many storage options, and more.

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Education Politics. “ New Education Law: Bipartisan No More.” ” Republicans are made because the Department of Education issued guidelines about how ESSA should be implemented. Via The Atlantic : “Why the Education Department’s New Equity Rule Might Not Be So Equal.” ” Via Education Week : “ Cursive writing could be returning to Louisiana ’s public school classrooms. Education in the Courts.

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10 Virtual Reality Resources that Every Teacher Can Use

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A great resource for how you might consider integrating Expeditions into your classroom curriculum comes from a partnership between Google Geo Education and The Janus Group at MoonshotIncubator.com. The first collection of free lesson plans explores the history, culture, and natural beauty of the Hawaiian Islands with the use of Google Apps for Education tools and Expeditions. It's super easy to use and viewable with computers and mobile devices.

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Education Week looks at the campaign donations Betsy DeVos has made to “to Senators who will oversee her confirmation.” ” Via Politico : “Trump’s education secretary pick supported anti-gay causes.” “Anti- Common Core Groups Unhappy About Trump Ed Secretary Pick Betsy DeVos ,” says the Sunshine State News. Via The Columbia Dispatch : “Group once led by Trump education secretary nominee owes $5.3

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

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First, some quick clarification so that we have a common language. I’ve listed some examples of disruption in education below, and ranked them (though obviously the ranking is entirely subjective and only useful as a crude reference point to start your own thinking). For the #1 disruption in education, I’ve actually summarized the disruptor and its effect as an example, though for the rest, I only include the disruption itself for most of the rest.

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. CENTRALREACH PK-12 ( www.centralreach.com/industry/pk-12-education ) CentralReach launches CentralReach PK-12, a collaborative and data-driven software for special education. Educators can use IO Education’s bidirectional SMS messaging platform to communicate directly with parents and students.

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We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. Our first-ever, free, and online "Gaming in Education" conference started this week with special keynote speakers and pre-conference sessions on Monday and Tuesday (recorded for your viewing pleasure) and continues tonight, Wednesday evening (US time).

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We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. Updates Partner Spotlight Partner Announcements Calendar of Events Deadlines Highlighted Recordings NMC Navigator Top Ten Conversations Updates Announcing the first-ever CUE + Learning Revolution Online Summit Featuring Google for Education. Is your library mobile friendly?

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We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. Just like our library, museum, and traditional education events, the Homeschool+ Conference is all about learning, so do consider joining us even if it''s a new conversation for you. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bookverdict-mobile-free/id891448147?ls=1&mt=8

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The Learning Revolution Weekly Update February 25th Never let formal education get in the way of your learning. These events bring together educators, learners, leaders, and others to rethink and reinvent education. CoSN is designed for education leaders to better understand their changing roles in creating the new face of learning, and it''s a great event with terrific history and high-powered speakers. Education Revolution Google+ Community Robots grading essays.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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Among the major trends Meeker identified for 2017: mobile advertising, gaming, and healthcare. There are, after all, only so many times you can put “mobile” on your list of “what’s on the horizon” before folks begin to suspect your insights might not be that… insightful. Much of what Meeker says in this year’s report about education is placed under her category “gaming.” Gaosi Education (tutoring) – $83.5

Switching sides in the teacher wars

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TULSA, Oklahoma — On a fall morning in 2018, veteran technology teacher Abraham Kamara was working with his robotics team at Memorial Junior High School when Tulsa school superintendent Deborah Gist entered the classroom with a TV news crew. According to the most recent available Department of Education figures, Oklahoma spends less money per pupil than all but three states. It’s been a dramatic transformation for this longtime education reformer.

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The Learning Revolution Weekly Update May 13th Nine tenths of education is encouragement. We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. Amazing People Institute : Amazing Mother - Caroline Chisholm – FREE Educational eBook/Audio. Department of Education and Common Sense Media.

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

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The end of the day today is the final deadline to get in a proposal to speak at next week''s free and online 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference (STEMxCon.com) , September 19 - 21. Paloma Garcia-Lopez - Executive Director, Maker Education Initiative - "Maker Movement: Making More Makers" Jeanne Century - Director of Research and Evaluation and Science Education, Outlier Research and Evaluation, CEMSE, University of Chicago - "Is it STEM or Just Good Practice?"

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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For the past ten years, I have written a lengthy year-end series, documenting some of the dominant narratives and trends in education technology. In an era before Facebook or Edmodo, the social networking site Ning was, for a time, quite popular with educators. Altius Education.