Are classroom robots the NextGen of learning?


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.,

How Do We Get More Girls Into STEM? Build Confidence (and Robots)


In fact, a recent study found that investors may even prefer companies with more women in the workforce. Although many organizations and companies are making strides toward solutions for this society-wide concern, improvements just aren’t coming fast enough.

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


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

How to Use Robots in Elementary Classrooms – From Courtney Pepe


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.

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

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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

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


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


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

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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.

'The Brave Little Surveillance Bear' and Other Stories We Tell About Robots Raising Children

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No doubt, today’s technology companies view students and schools as a largely untapped market. Technology companies – particularly those hawking aspirational, education-related products – have long viewed parents in a similar way. ” But Fast Company likes it.

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

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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


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


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


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.

Authentic Audiences: Moving Beyond the Blog Post

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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.

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!

Tell Your Students – These Professions are Hiring Big Time

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Amazon’s Prime Air and Google Wing Aviation will soon be as common as Uber or Lyft. Data science skills are the most challenging to recruit for and create massive headaches for companies if not filled. ROBOTICS. Robots aren’t limited to industrial applications.

Some Thoughts on AI in the Classroom

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The same is true for Amazon’s competitor, Google Home. Under COPPA law , companies may not collect data from children under the age of 13 without parental consent. The company also depends on teachers to monitor and remove saved voice audio.

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30+ new tools and services we saw at ISTE 2019

eSchool News

Coding and robotics (check out our ISTE 2019 robotics round-up), social and emotional learning, and building employability skills were at the top of the many trends and focus areas highlighted during the conference.

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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3 Emerging Technologies That Will Reshape Education in 2019


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.

Wonderful World of Wearables in Education

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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

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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.

ISTE 2019: 10 Keys to the Future of STEAM Education

EdTech Magazine

Augmented and Virtual Reality: “The latest things are much more than toys,” Martinez said, using Google’s Tilt Brush technology as an example of VR with very real applications. We can’t wait for universities and companies to come up with answers,” she said.

11 Leadership Principles for an Amazing School Year

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If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF. A friend of mine had posted, bragging on his robotics club, and some people called him on it and said, “Hey, there’s no girls in there,” and then he went and admitted, “You know what?

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How to Build a Modern School – 6 Key Elements to Embed in Your Groundwork

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Companies like Clockwork Brain are turning critical thinking for children into fun challenging puzzles. VR technology like Google Tour Creator will allow students to create and take virtual tours anywhere around the world in an immersive 360-degree environment.

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


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.

How to Help Kids Who Hate Math Learn It

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Dan Meyer’s Google Doc full of 3 Act lesson plans: [link] ) VICKI: So we will link to a previous episode, Felicia Casto and her amazing elementary math classroom [link] who just raved and raved about the transformation power about 3 Act math lessons.

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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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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.

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


(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.

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


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.

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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How Kids Really Learn

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Urkund: Today’s Sponsor Urkund is great as a plagiarism prevention tool and connects with most common Learning Management Systems like Google Classroom, Moodle, and Canvas or as a stand-alone web tool or by email. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

4 Ways AI Education and Ethics Will Disrupt Society in 2019


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.