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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

How Humor and Storytelling Help Foster STEM Engagement

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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. Wonder Workshop is the creator of the Dash and Dot robots.

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

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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 ).

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.

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

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In Maryland’s Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS), a team of educators worked to secure telepresence robots for sick and homebound students after seeing the robots demonstrated at a conference. Piloting the robot. Gone are the days of one-size-fits-all education.

Swivl adds live conferencing to collaborative cloud platform

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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.

11 Leadership Principles for an Amazing School Year

The CoolCatTeacher

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? We’re going to have girls in this robotics club.

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Wonderful World of Wearables in Education

The CoolCatTeacher

In the movie, moviegoers often see the world through “the terminator” robot’s vision. As this robot looks at the world, text appears to show him targets, where to go, and other information. You might see information about a person as you meet them the first time.

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How to Engage More Girls in Coding

EdNews Daily

Every single company in every single industry has a demand for computing jobs. To help meet this need, Girls Who Code has created free curriculum materials built around female role models, called Women in Tech. “It’s By Dennis Pierce.

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The Maker Movement In Education

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Students in many schools are now routinely engaged in constructing robotic-based equipment that works with devices like Raspberry Pi and, in so doing, are truly exemplifying what it means to be living as a creative 21 st century learner.

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

The Christensen Institute

For companies, the tight labor market has made hiring for in-demand skills a big challenge, so quantifying and closing skills gaps is a growing priority for most L&D leaders and the data proves that out. We also recently acquired a company called Glint , a leader in employee engagement.

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

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What people in this industry are looking for depends a lot on the company,” Wyglinski says. There are the Teslas, Waymos and Ubers of the world—companies looking to get self-driving vehicles on the road in two or three years. There are the startup companies trying to figure out what the next generation is going to look like. One thing all of those companies seem to have in common, says John M. You’ll find it gets applied to localizing robots and high-def mapping.

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

Digital Promise

Digital Promise will award up to ten school or district leaders who submit a response by March 27 with a $1,000 stipend for a trip to San Francisco, including workshops with leading software companies, in partnership with the Education Technology Industry Network. So do most ed-tech companies.

6 Tips for making the most of ed tech exhibitions

Neo LMS

Not to mention 3D printing, AR and robots! Does the conference meet your school’s ed tech goals? The same principle applies to the exhibition area, where thousands of companies, NGOs and other institutions will be competing for your attention.

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.

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

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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. The district has rejected proposals for not meeting these goals, Quinones added.

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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.

?Making A New Era: How A High-Tech Facility Is Shifting Students’ Mindset Around Manufacturing

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The multi-million-dollar facility is stocked with today’s most advanced manufacturing equipment ranging from steel 3D printers to precision cutters to collaborative robotics that work alongside humans on the factory floor. Students who enroll in programs at CMI can walk away with an associate degree or certificate training in industrial automation, robotics, mechatronics, engineering design, project management and much more.

Going to School, Running a Startup: When Students Build Their Own Edtech

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For teenagers, the company’s collaborative study sets and competitive vocab games often feel more like a fun social experience than a study tool. Sidharth Anantha, founder of Kybyte and Seeing the Blind While running Kybte, Anantha used his love of robotics to create Seeing for the Blind.

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

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A few emails and meetings later, a plan was in motion. Some weeks of the program featured guest speakers, including women from the technology company Cisco, who discussed their own entry into the field.

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. When in London and in a social gathering, you know the weather won’t let you down.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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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.

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.

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.

Game Education: It’s in Their DNA – Guest Post from Courtney Pepe

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Meeuwse says she loves using this form of game education with her little ones because “it incorporates both technology and tangible objects to meet the diverse sensory learning needs of my students.”. Game #4 – Sphero the Robot.

This Workforce Partnership Trains Tech Talent. Can It Boost Civic Engagement Too?

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A couple decades later, tractors were assembled here for Caterpillar, the construction machinery company. They have been working with local governments and tech companies to design solutions to problems such as homelessness, water conservation and clean energy. SAN LEANDRO, Calif. —

A Report on the BETT Show in London

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Robots. The sheer number of robots of various shapes and sizes was striking. An Oslo-based start-up called No Isolation showcased AV1, a telepresence robot designed to enable children with long-term illness stay connected with their friends and studies and attend school remotely.

PASCO Motion Sensor–A Must for Science Classes

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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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OPINION: ‘If we don’t act now, working-class Americans will keep slipping economically’

The Hechinger Report

At present, venture capitalists are investing billions of dollars in new programs, companies and technologies with the promise to disrupt higher education by connecting learners more directly to the workforce. Related: Ten jobs that are safe from robots.

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. He’s the robot there. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.