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.

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

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With that, I think it's worth taking a look at where each of the three big companies stands in regards to Ed. Microsoft just isn't innovative natively. There are a couple of things Microsoft does have going for it though. In my opinion, Microsoft Edu is the safe choice.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

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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.

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 ).

Will AI really transform education?

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Shipeng Li, corporate vice president of iFLYTEK, talked about how the Chinese company is working to increase teachers’ efficiency by individualizing homework assignments. It enables children to use artificial intelligence to train and build robots.

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

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For example, say robots and drones will be the hot-ticket item of the year (according to a recent study – they will be ). Does it make sense for you to purchase robots and drones for your school when you already have interactive displays in your classrooms and laptops for each student?

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Joining the ed tech game changers at BETT 2017

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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.

4 Ways AI Education and Ethics Will Disrupt Society in 2019

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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.

Clippy and the History of the Future of Educational Chatbots

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Earlier this year, Microsoft made headlines when it debuted Tay, a new chatbot modeled to speak like a teenage girl, which rather dramatically turned into “ a Hitler-loving sex robot within 24 hours ” of its release, as The Telegraph put it.

A Report on the BETT Show in London

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They find dozens of free seminars and keynote talks, several hundred exhibitors, and many special events outside of the official program, including seminars run by Microsoft and Google and debates hosted by Smart. Robots. WHAT’S THAT?

“I want to focus more on the student and where their passion to learn comes from.” – Pauline Maas, The Netherlands

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The students can work on anything they choose from a list of 40 different subjects, robotics, coding, soldering, working with wood, 3D printing, laser cutting, or just experiments they find on YouTube,” Maas shares with us. “I Pauline Maas. ICT teacher and author of children’s coding books.

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

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Tynker , another application, is an augmented reality platform that lets students build AR projects in the classroom and teachers build coding courses around students’ affinities for video games; take Microsoft Minecraft for Education , for example. .

Puzzles, Play and Programming

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If you have not yet heard of Robot Turtles, it is a board game built around the fundamentals of computer programming by Dan Shapiro, formerly of Google and Microsoft, launched on Kickstarter last year. How does Robot Turtles fit into the family of games at Thinkfun?

School STEM Labs Inspire Students, Power Innovation

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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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In Washington’s Most Diverse District, STEM Opportunities Provide New Paths to Success

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FWPS continues to expand STEM/STEAM pathways by integrating computer science curriculum through Hour of Code and Sphero robots. FWPS intentionally engages scholars that are traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields by partnering with the Ignite Program, which provides mentors and internships for scholars at Microsoft, Boeing, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and other local companies.

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Disruptive technologies in Education industry

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impetus for the number of startups investing in the edtech sector and technology releases by players like Microsoft, Google have given the necessary boost for educators to look towards technology to impart education for the future.

Forgetting Our History: From the Reusability Paradox to the Remix Hypothesis

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Audrey’s constant refrain that “no one seems to remember our history” was made for her again this week when McGraw-Hill and Microsoft announced a new project based around – I kid you not – learning objects. Wow, there’s been some great writing lately.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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Coalition members include Microsoft, Amazon, Computer Science Teachers Association, College Board, and Excellence in Education Foundation, and other local tech and education organizations. The companies will roll out the updated Renaissance-U platform in August 2018.

Make the Most of Your Budget with These Great Products: Makerspace Product Roundup 2018

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New products are coming from companies that have long been in the game, and others are being launched thanks to successful crowdfunding initiatives. Bubble Bot walks students through creating a bubble-blowing robot and a Fan of Fortune. Name: Phiro Robot Made by: Robotix U.S.A.

To Build Voice Recognition for Early Literacy, Soapbox Labs Gives Kids a Voice

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The company said it has fixed the glitch.) Today, the company claims its technology can power assessments for phonics, sentences and other fluency measurements. The company has also partnered with Microsoft to bring its speech-recognition tools onto its cloud computing platform Azure.

AV Tech Gets Creative

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The young ladies use display boards to show their past and current underwater robots, competitions, collaborations with the community, and grants won.

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What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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ADVANCED & MEASURED PROGRESS ( www.advanc-ed.org ) & ( www.measuredprogress.org ) Measured Progress and AdvancED will join forces to form a unique and far-reaching nonprofit educational company focused on data-driven tools for school improvement. has joined the ENA family of companies.

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7 Days of Education Conference Fever Across the Pond

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23-26): the companies who supply the tools, and the educators who use them; The Education Show (Jan. One teacher described The Education Show as “a ghost town for companies who can’t afford Bett.” (A companies have always had a strong presence, and this year was no exception with Microsoft and Google having the largest stands.

Analysis: Is Higher Ed Ready for the Tech Expectations of the Teens of 2022?

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Not quite enough time for our robot overlords to overtake us, but both distant and soon enough to make us wonder. This Chrome OS share, of course, has made Microsoft angry. Microsoft has countered by working with partners over the past two years to introduce sub-$300 Windows 10 devices into the U.S., And if you’re still wondering about our robot overlords and where they fit in—well, what do you think the current K-12 boom in coding is for?

How This Famed Chinese Venture Capitalist Thinks AI Will Reshape Teaching

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But that technology won’t be entirely homegrown: Chinese companies, particularly those building products or services laced with the machine learning algorithms, are increasingly playing a role in the tools that we call “AI.” He then went on to work at Apple, Microsoft and Google, where he served as president of Google China. Here’s why he believes that AI—and particularly AI developed by Chinese companies—is fated to rock our world, and how we learn.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

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Tagged on: August 27, 2017 DeVos Invested in Company Under Investigation for Misleading Claims | Education Week → When U.S. Tagged on: August 27, 2017 Companies are using AI to screen candidates now with HireVue | Ladders → Using voice and face recognition software, HireVue lets employers compare a candidate’s word choice, tone, and facial movements with the body language and vocabularies of their best hires.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: August 27, 2017 DeVos Invested in Company Under Investigation for Misleading Claims | Education Week → When U.S. Tagged on: August 27, 2017 Companies are using AI to screen candidates now with HireVue | Ladders → Using voice and face recognition software, HireVue lets employers compare a candidate’s word choice, tone, and facial movements with the body language and vocabularies of their best hires.

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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At the time, I wrote about the importance of APIs; the issues surrounding data security and privacy; the appeal of platforms for users and businesses; and the education and tech companies who were well-positioned (or at least wanting) to become education platforms.

Forward Failures, Future of Work and What’s (Not) the Next Big Thing in Edtech

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Not 3D Printers On a panel with edtech executives from Microsoft, Google and IBM, Jonathan Rochelle, product management director at Google, reflected fondly on his past obsession with 3D printers, noting that the tool never reached the level of usefulness in homes and classrooms that he hoped for. “I

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WHAT’S NEW

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BENCHMARK EDUCATION COMPANY ADVANCEALL ( benchmarkeducation.com ) Benchmark Education Company (BEC) released Advance ALL, a new series motivating students to read with literary and informational reading text sets.

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After School Innovation in New Zealand – Matt Richards, New Zealand

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Today, Richards facilitates Mineclass (here’s his Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert summary of the project ), which brings students together from around the world to collaborate on complex Minecraft challenges. Ten years ago I was working as the managing editor of a publishing company.

Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

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” Note the significant difference in language in this headline from The Verge , for example – “ Harvard’s Root robot teaches kids how to code ” – and the way in which Seymour would describe the LOGO Turtle – that students would using programming to teach the robot. In turn, Microsoft released an educational version of the popular block-building game this fall. This is part six of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

8 Must-See Hidden Gems from ISTE 2018

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This year alone 613 booths crowded the floor, from mega-booths like Google and Microsoft to tiny, easy-to-miss tables. With a camera pointed at a map showing the location of Kai's Clan robots, students can work together using Blockly or JavaScript to solve challenges in real time.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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This follows the company’s recent integrations with Canvas and Schoology and its OneRoster alignment. The combined companies now extend from enrollment to graduation in districts that include traditional public, charter, and independent schools across the country.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 28 & 29 Editions)

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Tagged on: July 21, 2017 A complex web of factors influence children’s commercial media literacy | LSE Business Review → If they don’t know an ad from information, how can they grasp how companies use their personal data? " Tagged on: July 18, 2017 Let Robots Teach American Schoolkids | Bloomberg → This is not a work of satire. Summer. Summer and transitioning to a new day-to-day computer (Linux laptop).

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