The Facebook Scandal: What Can We Learn as Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

Professor Britt Watwood has moved his college classes off Facebook. The Facebook Scandal: What Can We Learn as Educators. Vicki: The Facebook scandal with Cambridge Analytica and more. What happened on Facebook? So, Britt, did you delete your Facebook, or not?

Facebook helps makerspaces expand in the classroom

eSchool News

Now with the help of Facebook and the Ravenswood Education Foundation, he’s come close to reaching that goal. By the end of this week, five out of seven of the district’s public schools will have spaces filled with 3D printers, Legos, laptops, robots and more for hands-on learning.

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How Robotics Competitions Close the STEM Skills Gap and Build a Diverse Workforce

Edsurge

For nearly 30 years, the global non-profit FIRST has been getting kids hooked on science and technology through hands-on robotics competitions for grades K-12—complete with cheering crowds, adrenaline rushes and teams snatching victory from the jaws of defeat. FIRST president and former tech executive Don Bossi spoke with EdSurge about why robotics are the ideal gateway sport for budding innovators and how educators can get their students involved. Watch a video: This isn't a robot.

A Humanoid Robot Inspires All Students to Explore STEM, Coding, and Programming

techlearning

Jett is the younger sibling of RoboKind’s facially expressive robot Milo, and provides all students, including those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the opportunity to explore STEM, coding, and programming. Also, follow Jett on Twitter or Facebook.

Friday 5 — 10.7.2016

Perry Hewitt

You might be embarrassed to try a new French word with a colleague, but a robot won't judge. Per the trope, all companies are now tech companies -- so how do you attract top talent? Friday Five apple bots culture facebook Friday5 messaging photography security strategy

'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

Hack Education

This isn’t simply a matter of “ robots are coming for your jobs.” This narrative – robots are coming for your jobs (and your kids’ jobs) – involves tasking schools with retooling so they can better train students for “ the jobs of the future ,” although to a certain extent, workforce preparation has always been what (part of) the education system has been expected to do. Helicopter Robots. ” Robots Raising Children.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

Hack Education

” I’ve looked at how for-profit colleges , MOOCs , and learn-to-code companies have tapped into these narratives in order to justify their products and services. ” That’s because the stories told this year to keep us hustling and to keep up imagining a certain kind of future are almost all about robots. Over and over and over and over and over and over and over again we were told “robots are coming for your jobs.”

5 Ways to Greet Students

The CoolCatTeacher

Thom Gibson – Bio As Submitted Thom Gibson is a two-time teacher-of-the-year educator in Austin, TX, teaching math, robotics, YouTube Video Production, and the esports elective.

K-12 Dealmaking: GoReact Raises $4 Million; Follett Acquires Wobo

Marketplace K-12

Ed-tech companies that offer tools for students of all ages, including a video platform and a test-preparation app, received boosts from investors, while Follett has purchased a book-sourcing platform. billion privately held company that said it provides 70,000 schools with education technology, services and print and digital content. Memorang said in a statement that the company plans to use the new capital to expand its technology and content offerings.

Voice-Based English Tutoring App MyBuddy Merges With a Friend: Edwin

Edsurge

MyBuddy, an artificial intelligence-powered English tutoring app, features a friendly robot that guides children through speaking exercises. They’re so cozy, in fact, that the two companies have merged, and MyBuddy.ai

17 Things for Teachers to Try in 2017 (Infographic and FREE Download)

Shake Up Learning

Program a Robot. So not only is AI becoming mainstream, but we have some pretty cool robots available for our classrooms. Or try something more sophisticated like the Wonder Workshop Dash and Dot robots. Join the Shake Up Learning Facebook Group.

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Mark Cuban, ECMC Lead $1.8M Round for Cluster to Develop Industrial Tech Talent

Edsurge

Yet the likes of Google and Facebook sometimes overshadow sectors that have been—and remain—core to the American economy: industrial manufacturing. The new roles require new digital skills—with design tools like Siemens NX and CATIA, and companies struggle to find qualified candidates, according to Cluster’s founder and CEO, Kim Taylor. The company is based in Los Angeles, home to many of these companies.

The Coronavirus’ Chilling Effect Hits Edtech Industry Conferences

Edsurge

Facebook, Google, Microsoft have pulled out of annual industry conferences, and called off events of their own. Some companies are electing to not send staff. Twitter and Facebook have already pulled out of the main SXSW event.) The recent U.S.

RoboKind Chosen as a 2018 Red Herring Top 100 North America Winner

techlearning

(Dallas, TX) July 11, 2018 — RoboKind announced today that it has been selected as a winner of Red Herring's 2018 Top 100 North America award , a prestigious list honoring the continent’s most exciting and innovative private technology companies.

4 Ways AI Education and Ethics Will Disrupt Society in 2019

Edsurge

In 2018 we witnessed a clash of titans as government and tech companies collided on privacy issues around collecting, culling and using personal data. From GDPR to Facebook scandals, many tech CEOs were defending big data, its use, and how they’re safeguarding the public. Companies will face increased pressure about the data AI-embedded services use. More companies will make AI a strategic initiative in corporate social responsibility.

14 Lessons in #Education fr Israel During The #VibeEdu @VibeIsrael Tour

The Innovative Educator

After a week of crossing the country, visiting places, companies, and organizations, and meeting the students and adults I discovered many innovative practices that are incorporated into their schools and culture. The Robotics team has a goal to reach 2000 likes on their Facebook page.

Virtual Valentines: The Global Valentine Project Sharing Love and Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Once you register for the project, we’re going to give you a link to our special Facebook group so that you will be linked up with other teachers and the project creators to give you that extra support that you might need. He’s the robot there.

Students Shine at the 2019 Automation Fair

MIND Research Institute

We were invited to exhibit at the Engineering our Future booth along with another leading STEM-based organization, FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics. Check out our Facebook videos page to see more coverage and behind the scenes moments from the event.

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Judge, Jury and Education Startups: Reflections From the SXSW EDU Launch Competition

Edsurge

The annual tradition dates back to 2012, and features early-stage companies showing off the latest efforts to solve intractable problems across the education landscape. The company offers a suite of administrative software to help daycare providers execute a variety of tasks, from managing government subsidies to financial bookkeeping. But rare is the company that takes care to explain how those technologies actually work in their products.

Communicating in the Information Age

A Principal's Reflections

This message is then delivered by a polite robotic voice basically telling me that I can sleep in if I wish or spend the day slaving over my snow shovel. Here are a few tips and ideas that have worked well for NMHS over the years: Create a school Twitter and Facebook page.

The 2019 EdSurde Annual Special: Edtech April Fool’s News That Should Stay Fake

Edsurge

BACK TO THE FUTURE: Weary of unwanted scrutiny, companies that once described themselves as the “Facebook of education” are now scrambling to disassociate themselves from the beleaguered social network. HAPPY MEALS, PERSONALIZED: McDonald’s just acquired an AI tech company to personalize the drive-thru experience. But some administrators say the tool feels impersonal and, well, robotic. One company is responding with a new approach.

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How Silicon Valley schools are trying to boost lower-income students into high-tech jobs

The Hechinger Report

Other students in their engineering class were constructing a robot for the Dell-sponsored Silicon Valley Tech Challenge and designing a “tiny house” to shelter a homeless person. As a high schooler, Kateryn Raymundo interned at Salesforce, a tech company, through the nonprofit Genesys Works.

Coding outside the lines: CoderDojos get kids psyched about programming by turning them loose

The Hechinger Report

Skye Morishita working on the robot she programmed at a recent CoderDojo session in Boston. On a recent Saturday, a squad of Lego robots fitted with markers limped, hopped and spun dizzily across the table.

Epson Receives Two Gold Recognitions in the 13th Annual 2018 IT World Awards

techlearning

From our innovative laser display technology and powerful innovations in business inkjet printing, this further validates our position as a company poised to successfully deliver high-quality products designed for various disciplines.” LONG BEACH, Calif. –

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Students Invited to Take a Peek into the Future of Mobility

techlearning

Students will see how TRI is using artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotics to develop smarter automated vehicles. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc.,

‘Learn’-Launching the 2017 Edtech Conversation With Cautious Optimism

Edsurge

Foreshadowing a future full of big data, he called for educators to change their current practices if they want their students to be prepared for a world filled with AI robots. Erik Brynjolfsson, Director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy , danced around the same theme in a provocatively titled talk, “Will Robots Eat Your Job?” Citing Siri, Skype, and Watson, he pointed that humans will never be able to compete with robots when it comes to information accumulation.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: August 27, 2017 DeVos Invested in Company Under Investigation for Misleading Claims | Education Week → When U.S. Tagged on: August 27, 2017 Companies are using AI to screen candidates now with HireVue | Ladders → Using voice and face recognition software, HireVue lets employers compare a candidate’s word choice, tone, and facial movements with the body language and vocabularies of their best hires.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: August 27, 2017 DeVos Invested in Company Under Investigation for Misleading Claims | Education Week → When U.S. Tagged on: August 27, 2017 Companies are using AI to screen candidates now with HireVue | Ladders → Using voice and face recognition software, HireVue lets employers compare a candidate’s word choice, tone, and facial movements with the body language and vocabularies of their best hires.

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Donors Choose YOU - Top 10 Tips to Fund Your Project

EdTechTeam

iPads, laptops, robotics, Hokki Stools, books, construction paper, art easels, rugs, tables, shelving, Crayolas of every kind… the list could go on and on. Checkout this Facebook group ! Look HERE to see what companies have partnerships with Donors Choose.

Epson PowerLite L610U Laser Projector Wins Tech & Learning Best of Show Award

techlearning

With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, smart glasses, sensing systems and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics.

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The Stories We Were Told about Education Technology (2018)

Hack Education

Robots won’t replace you , the press repeatedly said. Unsaid: robots will just de-professionalize , outsource , or privatize the work. Or, as the AI makers like to say, robots will make us all work harder (and no doubt, with no unions, cheaper).

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

At the time, I wrote about the importance of APIs; the issues surrounding data security and privacy; the appeal of platforms for users and businesses; and the education and tech companies who were well-positioned (or at least wanting) to become education platforms. Think Facebook.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Two school districts in two states are scaling back their use of the Facebook -built Summit Public Schools ’ learning management system. ” São Paulo has approved a bill that would allow companies to manufacture school uniforms and sell branding and sponsorship opportunities on the clothing. ProPublica with more news about Facebook and discrimination : “Dozens of Companies Are Using Facebook to Exclude Older Workers From Job Ads.”

Clippy and the History of the Future of Educational Chatbots

Hack Education

Earlier this year, Microsoft made headlines when it debuted Tay, a new chatbot modeled to speak like a teenage girl, which rather dramatically turned into “ a Hitler-loving sex robot within 24 hours ” of its release, as The Telegraph put it. Instead of people, we'll have robots.

Education Technology and the New Behaviorism

Hack Education

It’s a reaction, I’d say, to the current obsession with artificial intelligence and a response to all the stories we were told this year about robots on the cusp of replacing, out-“thinking,” and out-working us. If indeed robots will excel at those tasks that are logical and analytical, schools must instead develop in students – or so the story goes – more “emotional intelligence,” the more “human” capacity for empathy and care.