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KinderLab Robotics Meets Rigorous Review Standards to Join STEMworks Database

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KinderLab Robotics seeks to increase STEM literacy and prepare young children for the demands of a 21-century society that will require them to learn sequencing, think computationally, problem-solve, and collaborate. To learn more about KIBO and KinderLab Robotics, click here.

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

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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. One of my best friends in high school was on the robotics team with me. Robotics Competition team.

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Yaskawa America, Inc., Motoman Robotics Division Sponsors 2018-2019 Cyber Robotics Coding Competitions

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Motoman Robotics Division (Yaskawa Motoman), has committed to being a major sponsor of the 2018-2019 Cyber Robotics Coding Competition (CRCC), happening in 14 states across the United States. Motoman Robotics Division. “We is a leading robotics company in the Americas.

Sphero Announces Acquisition of LittleBits to Expand K–12 Robotics Tools

EdTech Magazine

Sphero Announces Acquisition of LittleBits to Expand K–12 Robotics Tools. The merger will bring the companies’ hardware, software, curricula and training programs — used by nearly 6 million students and 65,000 teachers worldwide — together under one roof, according to the Sphero press release.

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

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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.

Can a wall-climbing robot teach your kid to code?

The Hechinger Report

Last month, a few hand-sized, hexagonal robots took over a third-grade classroom in Southborough, Massachusetts. Meet Root — a robot being beta-tested by its creators at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. Read more about Blended Learning.

How ‘Learning Engineering’ Hopes to Speed Up Education

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We find no one with a professional knowledge in the laws of learning, or the techniques for applying them,” he wrote. There are widespread beliefs about the best way to teach and learn that have been proven wrong by science, yet they persist.

Texas Takes Aggressive First Steps to Address Autism with Humanoid Robotics

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RoboKind , the world leader in social robotics and the creator of Milo and robots4autism , is proud to offer schools and districts a solution that meets or exceeds the expectations and goals spelled out in HB21. Schools and districts that take advantage of Milo the robot and the robots4autism curriculum will also have access to data collection and reporting analytics, a facilitator manual, training, IT and related technical support, and school and district customer service support.

How Humor and Storytelling Help Foster STEM Engagement

edWeb.net

Why do I need to learn this? One example is an anecdotal approach to teaching robot obstacle detection. Students can become guarded when learning a challenging topic such as robotics. Humor and storytelling meets robotics.

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Virtual Valentines: The Global Valentine Project Sharing Love and Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Also, learn about other projects throughout the year and how teachers design these projects to meet standards. You can take that step and share your Valentine either live or with video messaging so that you can learn about each other’s community. He’s the robot there.

The future of LinkedIn Learning and the link between education and work

The Christensen Institute

With the acquisition of Lynda.com , LinkedIn propelled itself into the space of learning in 2015. Roughly a year later, LinkedIn announced the launch of LinkedIn Learning to help people discover and develop the skills they need through a learning path that is curated and personalized.

Enabling schools to fight COVID-19 with 3D printable respirator masks

eSchool News

The collaboration comes as a result of both companies’ goal to give teachers, students and makers everywhere the ability to make a positive impact on their communities by 3D printing respirators for those in need.

Strategy Shift Leads to Layoffs (and a Rogue Ex-Employee) at Coding Kit Company Pi-Top

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A London-based company in the crowded market of do-it-yourself programmable hardware for students seeks to shake off negative headlines as it restructures and changes focus to the U.S. The company first announced its strategic shift with a capital injection of about 3.3

Convincing students that learning blue-collar job skills will pay off

The Hechinger Report

Matthew Porter, a student at Craig High School, inspects a “collaborative” robot at Prent Corporation, in Janesville, Wisconsin. The high school students clustered around a four-foot-tall red robot with long arms and cartoonish eyes.

'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. ” Everyone Should Learn to Code. Helicopter Robots.

'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.”

The 4 C’s of Learning in a Connected Classroom

EdTech Magazine

The 4 C’s of Learning in a Connected Classroom. K–12 schools transitioning to a connected classroom model should be focusing on four key aspects, or the “four C’s” of learning , to create a successful learning environment, according to a Cisco report on using technology in the classroom. Today’s technology-empowered educator must wear more hats to ensure every student has the opportunity to learn in an environment that meets his or her individual needs and abilities.”.

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The Education of an Android Teacher

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When you meet an android, it’s important to follow etiquette. She’s the namesake of Maria, a destructive robot character from the 1927 silent film “Metropolis.” Regardless, I know Maria Bot is an “it,” not a “her,” yet Barry encourages me to engage with the robot as a sentient being.

Swivl adds live conferencing to collaborative cloud platform

eSchool News

Robotic telepresence will help students, teachers in classrooms and homes. Ed-tech video provider Swivl announced on April 14 the debut of its new live conferencing solution with robotic telepresence, Swivl Cloud Live. IT Newsletter News Online Learning Technologies Top News

Virtual inclusion helps this district commit to all students–no matter what

eSchool News

Today, forward-thinking school leaders know that leveraging powerful learning technology can help all students excel and learn to work collaboratively with peers–even if that student is homebound due to chronic illness. Piloting the robot.

How to Engage More Girls in Coding

EdNews Daily

Vaidyanathan has her students learn the basics of coding by creating clever art and animations—works that would be nearly impossible to create with a pencil and paper but can be done with just a few lines of code. Every single company in every single industry has a demand for computing jobs.

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The Maker Movement In Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

His knowledge of and interest in both the EdTech world and the importance of a STEM education highlight the importance of inquiry-based education, DIY cultures and technology for enhanced learning as crucial 21st century activities. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

ISTE 2016: Educational Equity, Lifelong Learning, and a Simpler Approach to Edtech

eSpark

At the end of June, eSpark joined the thousands of district and edtech leaders headed to Denver, CO to meet innovative educators and discuss the current state of technology in schools.

Why Your School Should Stick to Core Principles Instead of Market Trends

EdNews Daily

Rather than attempting to outpace neighboring school districts by purchasing new technology, it’s crucial to focus more on what new solutions can do to support teaching and learning. Will this truly enable a better learning environment for our students?

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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. We want students to use their brains and learn what careers could look like.”.

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

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March 30, 2018 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide, today announced its PowerLite L610U won a TCEA Best of Show Award from Tech & Learning magazine. To learn more about Epson, please visit: epson.com. LONG BEACH, Calif.

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The future includes good (human) teachers

The Hechinger Report

– China’s state-controlled news broadcasters have long been considered somewhat robotic in their daily recitation of pro-government propaganda, and a pair of new presenters will do little to dispel that view.

Memory Machines: Learning, Knowing, and Technological Change

Hack Education

New information technologies, so we’re told, must therefore change how we learn – change what we need to know, how we know, how we create knowledge. Our Internet service providers today are likely telephone and TV companies.

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

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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.

Changes at the National Science Foundation Raise Objections From Education Startups

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But a recent reorganization of the NSF’s grantmaking portfolio and personnel has raised concerns about whether that support will continue—especially after a dozen edtech companies that recently applied for funding said they were all unfairly rejected. There is no such thing as free money.

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For These Native American Girls, Coding Became the Language to Discuss Mental Health

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Through summer immersion camps and clubs like the one Locklear helped establish in Pembroke earlier this year, the organization has helped more than 185,000 girls learn to code since its founding in 2012. A few emails and meetings later, a plan was in motion.

K-12 Educators and Administrators: Share Your Ed-tech Pilot Approach

Digital Promise

Do you think others could learn from the way you conduct ed-tech pilots to inform product decisions? Digital Promise is crowdsourcing best practices for piloting learning technology tools, and we want to hear from you! So do most ed-tech companies. Manager of Blended Learning.

Top 100 Sites/Apps for Game Based Learning

Technology Tidbits

This is going to be one of my most ambitious posts yet, as I have curated a gigantic list of my favorite sites/apps for Game Based Learning (a.k.a One theme I have noticed is that the subject of Math uses the concept of Game Based Learning quite often.

PASCO Motion Sensor–A Must for Science Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

No matter the technology mix in the classroom, everyone shares the same user experience, with learning focused on the subject matter not the hardware, thus simplifying classroom management for the teacher. the Ergobot to teach both Forces & Motion and Programming & Robotics. When used with PASCO Motion Sensor, students learn: fundamental graphing skills. in a robotics and programming application (with PASCO’s ErgoBot).

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Want to Organize Your Digital Assets?

EdNews Daily

The content industry blew up and atomized into millions of pieces when it used to be consolidated into a few mammoth publishers that pushed out lines of books with an internal structure and consistency to learning that was all mapped out for schools. Learning Management Systems (LMS).

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