Are classroom robots the NextGen of learning?

Neo LMS

Our regular classrooms are steadily transforming into ‘tech classrooms’, with an integration of learning apps like Kahoot, interactive boards, inexpensive VR devices like Google Cardboard and Class VR , voice operated devices, online flashcards , virtual assistants, etc.,

LIVE: Students Are Being Engaged in Robotics and Coding thanks to WonderWorkshop | @WonderWorkshop

TeacherCast

I was instantly charmed by Dash and Dot, the cute blue robots from Wonderworkshop. I was lucky June came along with them because after saying hello the robot just glanced around awkwardly. in robots to 37 countries including the U.S., The company has currently raised $15.9

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

EdTech Magazine

Companies Invest in Preparing K–12 Students as Older Sectors Become Tech Integrated. Increased STEM funding from private companies comes as Americans raise concerns over the attention science, technology, engineering and math classes get in the U.S.

Girls and STEM: The Google 20% Project That Encourages Girls to go Into STEM

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s show is a team of people at Google who have done just that. Komal Singh is a Google Engineer and recruited other Google employees to participate in a powerful 20% time project that encourages girls to go into STEM. She currently works at Google as an Eng.

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How to Use Robots in Elementary Classrooms – From Courtney Pepe

EdTechTeacher

Two years ago, my school obtained a grant from the Sphero Robotics company that brought 10 Sphero Robots to our school. However, this year, we expanded our use of robotics and acquired Ozobots, SPRKS, bb8s, and BeeBots.

'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.”

December 15 University of New Hampshire to Host the State Finals forState’s Second Annual Cyber Robotics Coding Competition

techlearning

On December 15, the University of New Hampshire (UNH) will host the finals of the state’s Cyber Robotics Coding Competition (CRCC), being held by the New Hampshire Department of Education (NH DOE) and the Intelitek STEM and CTE Education Foundation ( ISCEF ).

Why a Robot-Filled Education Future May Not Be as Scary as You Think

Edsurge

The robots are coming, and some of them are charming. That was my reaction on a recent visit to Singularity University, when I met two robots named Pris and Pepper. It may be hard to imagine, but soon enough, major companies and organizations will soon house large networks of people but few employees. Recently, Google DeepMind's AlphaGo computer program beat the world’s best player in a game of Go. What will face-to-face mean in a robot-filled world?

Searching for the Ability to Think: Training our Kids to Go Past Google

The CoolCatTeacher

But what I haven’t seen is kids Googling anything to help them with this project. Her talent won her an internship with a company in Atlanta (she telecommuted as a sophomore and junior in high school.) There’s a reason why this Invention project is a Google-free zone.

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

Shake Up Learning

Google Expeditions. With Google Expeditions out of Beta, and Google developing more and more expeditions for the classrooms, expect to see the use of this fantastic application to explode in 2017. Google Daydream Viewer Virtual Reality . The NEW Google Sites.

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Hummingbird Gets a Microbit Upgrade

techlearning

Bird Brain Technologies is an incredible company, and they have some impressive new tricks up their sleeve. Bird Brain makes both Finch robots, and they make Hummingbird robotics kits. It means students can make almost anything with them including some awesome robots.

All the Upgrades and Updates From Apple, Google and More at ISTE 2018

Edsurge

Joining them were an additional 6,000 reps from companies big and small. Software Updates Google is reorganizing its Classroom platform to make it easier to sort materials by topic. Fractions covers math standards for grades 3-6 and features a storyline and what the company calls “personalized feedback” through an online tutor. The company describes it as a “digital, adaptive personalized learning solution.” Look what the wind blew into the Windy City.

The Big 3's War Over EDU: A Comparison of Apple, Google, and Microsoft

techlearning

With that, I think it's worth taking a look at where each of the three big companies stands in regards to Ed. The online portal might work, but it is going to have to be a simple as Google Drive with an easy tie to email for it to work.

Christmas Tech Toy List

Tech Helpful

Teach your child how to code a robot. Dash and Dot - Wonder Workshop makes robotics durable and cost effective for even the youngest child. Google "Lego Challenges", print off the cards and stand back!

Authentic Audiences: Moving Beyond the Blog Post

Cycles of Learning

After reading Show Your Work by Austin Kleon I moved from student Google Doc lab reports in chemistry class to blog posts. Keeping the above in mind, this is my first year teaching a robotics class in the curriculum and I wanted to institute the same blogging strategy. Unlike chemistry, my robotics class didn't show as much enthusiasm about the blogging process. Below are three student created examples from my Robotics class at Sonoma Academy.

Top K–12 Tech Tools for Teaching STEM

EdTech Magazine

As companies and market experts forecast computer science and engineering skills as crucial to the future workforce , K–12 schools have been rapidly developing STEM programs in order to prepare their students to be the employees of tomorrow. . “[It’s] Google+.

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Wonderful World of Wearables in Education

The CoolCatTeacher

My students take “virtual field trips” on the inexpensive Google Cardboard headsets. In the movie, moviegoers often see the world through “the terminator” robot’s vision. Google Glass gave some people a sneak peak into augmented reality glasses.

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6 Super Science Edtech Ideas: Using Technology to Level Up Science Classrooms

The CoolCatTeacher

It might be typing up your notes in a Google Doc. Now, do you use robots? What about robotics? In my class, we use the Sphero robot quite a bit. See Top Tips for Teaching with Robots Using Sphero. So that’s my Go To robot.

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

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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.

3 Emerging Technologies That Will Reshape Education in 2019

Wisewire

The goal is to merge engineering and design research happening at the city’s universities with resources and opportunities from the media and technology industry—to develop new prototypes, explore applied R&D projects, launch new companies and encourage the latest thinking.

K–12 Teachers Use Virtual and Augmented Reality Platforms to Teach Coding

EdTech Magazine

We also melded the missions of coding in education with AR for this exploratory study to see if we could get favorable results in timing tests and user experiences,” said Nathan Dass , a researcher and software engineer at Google AI. “We Technology Companies Invest in AR and VR Education Apps.

AI Curriculum Is Coming for K-12 At Last. What Will It Include?

Edsurge

When Ayanna met Cozmo the robot, both she and the robot lit up. “it Artificial intelligence powers Amazon’s recommendations engine, Google Translate and Siri, for example. Among other advances, ISTE and AI4All are developing separate curricula with support from General Motors and Google, respectively, according to the white paper. AI-in-a-Box retails at $2,999, according to ReadyAI’s website, and includes several Cozmo robots, tablets, laptops and game controllers.

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. Meanwhile, the public was amazed at technological advances like Boston Dynamic’s Atlas robot doing parkour , while simultaneously being outraged at the thought of our data no longer being ours and Alexa listening in on all our conversations. Companies will face increased pressure about the data AI-embedded services use.

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.

Coursera Co-Founder Andrew Ng Wants to Bring ‘AI to Everyone’ in Latest Course

Edsurge

In popular culture, artificial intelligence is used to describe anything from product recommendations to self-driving cars and futuristic robotic overlords. Lessons will include how to select AI projects, as well as how to work with and manage AI teams within companies. He left the company in 2014.) Instead it will be offered by Deeplearning.ai , an online learning company founded by none other than Ng himself.

Chrome Can: Coding on a Chromebook!

Dr. Shannon Doak's Blog

For older students, I suggest Coding with Chrome by Google. According to the developers of this app “Coding with Chrome is a Google project to provide an easy-to-use coding/programming environment (IDE) within the Chrome browser that even works offline.

STEM Helps Students Launch into the Future

EdTech Magazine

MORE FROM EDTECH: See how K–12 schools and companies are partnering to prepare their students for a digitally driven workforce! It’s a culmination of robotics and programming being taught at every grade level. Google+. STEM Helps Students Launch into the Future.

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This STEM-focused district hands out paychecks along with report cards

The Hechinger Report

A robot built by students to research endangered frogs in Lake Titicaca, in Peru, being tested in June, 2016, by Lindsey Hamblin (left), then a Skyline High School senior, and Callie Meyers, then a Skyline junior.

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Building Our Own Equipment: When Chemistry and "Making" Collide!

techlearning

such as those provided companies like Vernier and Pasco. Robotics Showcase 2017! Musallam is a Google Certified Teacher, a YouTube Star Teacher, and a Leading Edge Certified Teacher.

Using Arduino UNO To Teach Programming, STEM and Maker Skills

Fractus Learning

Arduino, and specifically, Arduino UNO are an excellent tool to teach and apply basic electronics and robotics skills. Programmers build robots, remote controlled vehicles, household automation devices, and even make music. Elegoo UNO Project Smart Robot Car Kit.

Free resource from Discovery Education about Manufacturing

Educational Technology Guy

Manufacture Your Future''s standards-based, cross-curricular resources include: FOR TEACHERS: Comprehensive lesson plans including "Manufacturing in the 21st Century" and "Design a Robot" FOR COUNSELORS: Career guide with job assessment tools FOR FAMILIES: Discussion starters to extend the conversation beyond the classroom COMING THIS FALL: A live virtual field trip from an Alcoa facility will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the manufacturing design process.

School STEM Labs Inspire Students, Power Innovation

EdTech Magazine

Thomas School near Seattle hopes to encourage students to develop a passion for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by starting them young and engaging them with cool, new learning spaces featuring robots and 3D virtual reality computers. The school’s computer science curriculum, for example, starts in preschool with simple wooden robots, allowing students to learn the fundamentals of coding and become confident creating with technology at an early age.

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Joining the ed tech game changers at BETT 2017

Neo LMS

From the multinational companies like Microsoft, Google, Apple, Discovery Education, Asus, Lego, or Intel, to small, single-product companies, they all made Bett the excellent conference it was.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

CAROLINA BIOLOGICAL SUPPLY COMPANY BUILDING BLOCKS OF SCIENCE 3D ( www.carolina.com/help/pressreleases/2018/building-blocks-of-science-3d ) Carolina Biological Supply Company launched the new Building Blocks of Science 3D hands-on unit kits for students in grades K to 5.

Are We Designing Girls Out of Education Technology?

Edsurge

This week, a software engineer at Google was fired for writing a widely-derided internal memo , critiquing the company’s diversity efforts for ignoring the “fact” that women are just biologically different from men. Because while the demographics of the tech industry may reinforce the author’s notion in a world where our collective experiences make the theory easy to accept, it takes very little Googling to discover cultures that prove the memo’s author to be wrong.

PASCO Motion Sensor–A Must for Science Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

the Ergobot to teach both Forces & Motion and Programming & Robotics. in a robotics and programming application (with PASCO’s ErgoBot). They meet NGSS standards and work within Google Classroom and most LMSs. Know that I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. . Data collection and analysis are cornerstones for many STEM and STEAM programs but they’re not just about math.

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Peter Thiel May Finally Get His Flying Cars, Thanks to a New Udacity Nanodegree in 2018

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based company announced two new “nanodegree” offerings: an introductory program for self-driving cars and, yes, another one for flying cars. Students who complete this introductory course will be eligible to enroll in the more advanced Self-Driving Car or Robotics nanodegree programs. Thrun claims that “that nearly 60 students [in the former program] have already found new jobs at companies like BMW, Lockheed Martin, NIO, Volvo and Amazon Robotics.”

#EdTechTidBIts of the Week (April 21, 2015)

EdTechnocation.com

I found two new apps, a Disney article, a robotics competition to the moon, and a repository of maker projects! Makerbot Printshop for the iPad The Makerbot company, sellers of the Makerbot 3D printers , released a free iPad app called Makerbot Printshop.

Getting Girls into STEM: The Power of Blended (and All-Female) Instruction

Edsurge

Mary’s all-girls robotics team, knows a thing or two about breaking the mold. During a panel on the importance of STEM education for women, she explained what it’s like to be a female student competing in a male-dominated program: “Not only were we the only all-girls robotics team,” she explained of a recent competition, “we were the only team that actually allowed girls to touch the robots.” Jackie, the team captain of St.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via Bookriot : “On Wednesday, August 23, the city council of Escondido, California voted, 3 to 2, to move forward with plans to hand their public library over to the private, for-profit company Library Systems and Services.” million for his role in an international diploma mill scheme operated by the Pakistani company Axact, according to a news release from the U.S. ” New America has received more than $21 million from Google.