Raspberry Pi Guy, Rocketboards, and Robots

The CoolCatTeacher

Matt is the author of Learn Robotics with Raspberry Pi. This 19-year old student at the University of Edinburg talks about how he interested himself in Computer Science and shares his insight on how to engage his generation in a powerful career.

How to Help Kids Who Hate Math Learn It

The CoolCatTeacher

Dan Meyer on episode 513 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Dan Meyer @ddmeyer gives us tips and advice for helping kids who hate math learn to love it. Listen Now Listen to the show on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

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Are classroom robots the NextGen of learning?

Neo LMS

Read more: How can teachers use VR in the classroom? Technology has the potential to further transform the way we learn, as is apparent by the advancements in robotics and its use in classrooms. Classroom robots of today. Read more: How AI is changing special education.

Yet Another Educational Robot Acquisition

Edsurge

Like Lego blocks clicked together, two educational robot companies have combined to offer their collective programming and robotics lessons to students spanning from 4 years old to college. Modular Robotics , the Boulder, Colo.-based

How to enhance students’ work-ready skills

Neo LMS

I was full of excitement thinking about my dream job in marketing and I was really eager to start applying what I learned. I did get a job on a marketing position, but I had to face a hard truth: almost 90% of what I had learned in university I couldn’t apply at my new job.

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11 Leadership Principles for an Amazing School Year

The CoolCatTeacher

Sanée Bell on episode 531 of the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Back to school is here! Listen to Dr. Sanée Bell Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

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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. Here are four examples of how A.

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

ViewSonic Education

The process of rejuvenating an educational system set up a few hundred years ago will take generations to redefine. A school should frequently revise their mission statements to reflect the needs of the students and the communities they serve. Figuring out how to do modern assessments.

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How to Engage More Girls in Coding

EdNews Daily

When Sheena Vaidyanathan teaches computer science to middle school students, she draws upon her experience as an art teacher. Tapping into students’ creativity is one of the keys to engaging more girls in what continues to be a male-dominated discipline. By Dennis Pierce.

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Wonderful World of Wearables in Education

The CoolCatTeacher

An Epic Guide to Wearables From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. How many hours you sleep at night and more. To be sure, wearable technologies have many uses in the classroom an in our world. ” You can talk to it.

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Grit, Tenacity, Inclusion — Robotics Programs Teach Much More Than STEM Concepts

Edsurge

Not every kindergartner can boast that she helped build a robot with high school students. Not every kindergartner can boast that she helped build a robot with high school students. Kate Sample EdSurge: Not everyone has an engineer dad to support their passion for STEM.

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

TeacherCast

One of the exciting things about podcasting live from ISTE is that you get to actually see and use the neat learning tools your guests are talking about. I was instantly charmed by Dash and Dot, the cute blue robots from Wonderworkshop. in robots to 37 countries including the U.S.,

10 Ways to Tackle Back to School Like a Pro

The CoolCatTeacher

So here, you’ll learn about some hot back to school trends and get some tips on using them in your classroom. They are very cool for back to school. Some algebra teachers are using the emoji insert feature in Google Docs to replace the x or y in Algebra with an emoji.

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Virtual Valentines: The Global Valentine Project Sharing Love and Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

If you want to join a group of teachers doing Virtual Valentines, you’ll want to listen to the show and sign up by February 2. Also, learn about other projects throughout the year and how teachers design these projects to meet standards. 7 Ways to Get Started.

Companies Partner to Launch “Be a Maker”Programming Companion App

techlearning

launch of Be a Maker, a new mobile application that teaches children how to code by allowing them to program their Jibo robot. Be a Maker was developed in partnership with everis, an NTT DATA company, and is a part of the organization’s CLOQQ initiative. Jibo, Inc.

What helps kids really learn

The CoolCatTeacher

How do kids learn and remember? As you ponder the classroom, look at what you’ll research to become a better teacher. Richard Byrne, author of Free Technology for Teachers, has some fantastic courses for history teachers and those wanting to learn about technology.

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Trashbots: How Some Students Are Helping Educate the World in Robotics

techlearning

I am lucky enough to work with amazing students every day in my district. This post is about a pair of brothers and their inspiration approach to educating the world in the realm of robotics using a low-cost way that “up-cycles” existing everyday materials to build their creations.

Creating a Nurturing Environment for Kids with Nancy Blair

The CoolCatTeacher

Nancy Blair @ blairteach , middle school principal, and #edchat leader gives us practical ideas to create a nurturing environment in our schools. Staples is my go-to back to school shopping source. Go to www.staples.com/backtoschool for more information and great deals! .

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What Robots Can Teach Us About Being Human

Edsurge

Weise will be devoting her column to explaining one small thing about the future of work. Tell me how you do your job. This simple phrase is one way to determine how quickly your job might become automated in the future. The more clearly that you can describe a task, the easier it may be to create rules for it, whereas, the harder the skill is to describe or enunciate, the more resistant it may be to computerization. How did we train the algorithm?

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. Many science and engineering ideas come to life through the devices we hold in our hands, but cutting-edge technologies aren’t easily available to every young person.”.

Epic Guide To Game Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

100+ Game Based Learning Resources to Get Started in Your Classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We can use them to teach. Welcome to serious games. Therefore, we educators need to educate ourselves on game based learning.

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

Edsurge

With careers of the future heavily concentrated in STEM fields, it’s unacceptable for women to be left out of the space. Not only do employers need to have the largest possible pool of qualified STEM workers to succeed, business outcomes improve with a diverse workforce.

How to Help Students Land the STEM Jobs of the Future

Edsurge

For nearly 30 years, the global non-profit FIRST has been getting kids hooked on science and technology through hands-on robotics competitions featuring come-from-behind victories and breathless spectators clamoring for TV coverage. It all happens thanks to a network of corporate partnerships that let students peer into the real world of STEM careers while giving companies a chance to engage with ambitious and energetic students. They have three robots on each side.

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How to Prepare Students for Jobs in the Self-Driving-Car-Industry

Edsurge

Many roads lead to a career in the self-driving car industry. That painfully obvious pun is actually one of the truest things you can say about this nascent, multidisciplinary enterprise, and it also encapsulates the challenge educators who want to prepare their students to work in this industry are facing today. What people in this industry are looking for depends a lot on the company,” Wyglinski says.

Matching funds pair robots, underserved classrooms

eSchool News

Dollar-for-dollar match brings robots to classrooms teaching computational thinking. However, access to tools and opportunities for schools in these communities is a matter of the right financial support. Dash & Dot are robots with personality and capability.

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. Once the spark is lit, they start to take harder classes, and they are more interested in STEM as a career. He offered insight on why a diverse workforce is the best workforce, and how to go about creating it.

This Company Wants to Gather Student Brainwave Data to Measure ‘Engagement’

Edsurge

Students sit at desks wearing electronic headbands that report EEG data back to a teacher’s dashboard, and that information purports to measure students’ attention levels. The video’s narrator explains: “School administrators can use big data analysis to determine when students are better able to concentrate.” The company says it has a working prototype and is in conversations with a Long Island school to pilot the headset.

From Robotics to Full-Ride Scholarships, How Navajo Students Beat the Odds

Edsurge

Earlier this year, participants of the FIRST world robotics competition garnered national headlines after a team of young girls from Afghanistan were denied visas to attend the event in the United States. The closest convenience store to Navajo Mountain High School is 35 miles away. He never imagined his team would be able to muster the funds to travel across the nation to Houston, Texas and compete.

Robot Students? College Classrooms Try Letting Far-Away Students Attend Via Remote-Control Stand-In

Edsurge

It’s an age-old classroom scene, except for one space-age detail: More than half of the students are robots. Ok, to be more precise, nine of the fourteen students in the course are joining the class remotely by using a robot stand-in. Every day before class, McCaw will wake up the robots, a device by. Double Robotics that looks like a small segway with an iPad attached to the top, from their charging stations and arrange them before students arrive.

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. Even though her “brain” was turned off when I met Pris, she was still able to sit on the floor, c**k her head, blink, and follow my words and my body with her head. As a result, we were able to watch his programmer correct him. He kept touching his head like a father might do to his young toddler.

How to Help ‘New Normal’ Students Get Their Careers—and Education—Rolling

Edsurge

Yet the fast-food chain is not confining its employees to a lifetime of tortillas and guacamole. In May, the company announced a partnership with Guild Education, a Denver-based startup, through which employees can take college classes at a discount and earn accredited degrees. The goal, she says , is to provide education pathways to working students who may otherwise not have the time or money for school. Did that play a factor in naming your company?

Three Career Paths for Educational Innovators—How to Get There and Where the Jobs Are

Edsurge

The seeds of innovation are planted at a young age, and technological advances now provide learners of all ages the opportunity to be creators, builders, designers, producers and makers. STEAM-based learning emphasizes both hands-on and digital experiences with engineering, art, game design, prototyping in makerspaces, authoring, robotics, and much more. Students and teachers are learning to innovate hand-in-hand. I’m the gamification guy,' come talk to me.

Enduring prosperity requires jobs that stay put. Here’s how to create them.

The Christensen Institute

Americans have good reason to celebrate; the economy added 128,000 jobs during October, well more than the 75,000 that economists projected. . People with good jobs are also less likely to feel desperate to make ends meet, which in turn makes them less likely to engage in crime.

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CUE’d Up with Sarah — Spotlight on Tara Linney

CUE

According to Tara, there is an imbalance in the field of technology. Men are still the majority of position holders at tech companies around the world, as the number of women in these roles has been on a steady decline.”.

A Great Opportunity: Finch Loaner Program

techlearning

Having someone who knows how to write code is to a point where it is almost essential for a business to grow. Modern businesses have to have a website. Thankfully my buddies at BirdBrain are trying to change that! You can use almost any computer to code it!