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How K–12 Classrooms Can Benefit from Robotics

EdTech Magazine

How K–12 Classrooms Can Benefit from Robotics. Classrooms are dynamically impacted by the dual forces of technological evolution and student expectation. MORE FROM EDTECH: See how education robotics companies are invigorating K–12 learning.

Will AI really transform education?

The Hechinger Report

Shipeng Li, corporate vice president of iFLYTEK, talked about how the Chinese company is working to increase teachers’ efficiency by individualizing homework assignments. Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning.

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'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

Hack Education

You hear it all the time, accompanied by a standard set of justifications about the pressing need to reform education: something about the " factory model of education ; something about radical shifts in the job market in recent decades; something about technology changing faster than it’s ever changed before. All of these claims play pretty fast and loose with the facts – with the history of education, with the history of technology, and with the history of work.

AI can disrupt racial inequity in schools, or make it much worse

The Hechinger Report

From driver-assisted car systems to video games and virtual assistants like Alexa and Siri, artificial intelligence (AI) has transformed almost every aspect of our lives, as our machines learn from the massive amounts of data we provide them.

A 17-year-old wants to spice up science classes and, eventually, democratize education

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Once you know one language, it’s pretty easy to learn another one,” Steven said.

Disruptive technologies in Education industry

EdSense

Globalization and Technology advances over the last decade have significantly altered the landscape of the education sector. Across the globe, some key disruptive technology trends which are impacting education are: Artificial Intelligence. Immersive Experiential Learning.

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.

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

Hack Education

I will not be assigning penance today – although as a scholar of history and culture, I do want you (all of us, really) to think about what we’ve done; to think about what we’ve said; to think about the stories we tell about the future of technology and education.

The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed

The Hechinger Report

NEW ORLEANS — A few years ago, with little fanfare or announcement, the New Orleans education system began a massive experiment that’s reshaping how kids learn across the city. Supporters in New Orleans say that, so far, personalized learning has been transformative.

‘Homeschooling with Jetpacks’: Inside a First-of-Its-Kind Co-Learning Community

Edsurge

After having him go through a few education evaluations, Genden learned that her son had a processing gap, which specialists said he would eventually outgrow. Workspace Education is distinct from perhaps any other place of learning. Robotics room? Fraise refers to Workspace as a “co-learning community.” Or families who want their children to learn Spanish may pool their financial resources to hire a language specialist for a year. BETHEL, Conn.

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How Middle School Obsessions Can Shape Career Paths.

Edsurge

I never thought that what I was doing would be considered “techy” or that this passion project could be setting me up for a future career as a computer scientist, software engineer, learning designer, research associate or UX designer—all jobs that I learned about much later in life by reading Careers with Code magazine. I was picking up a lot of technical skills along the way but never thought of it as learning. Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning Strategie

A Few Weeks with Root

techlearning

One of my biggest takeaways from the FETC conference in January was seeing the Root robot live. Basically, Root is everything I was looking for in a coding robot, and I could not wait to try it out. After FETC, I wrote the company and asked them if there was any way we could partner.

Hummingbird Gets a Microbit Upgrade

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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.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

I have learned so much in the intervening years, and my analysis then strikes me as incredibly naive and shallow. The company has raised some $77.5 Are any education technologies, for that matter? Arguably, one of the best candidates is the learning management system.

A Great Opportunity: Finch Loaner Program

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Birdbrain technologies is a robotics company that has two main products: the Hummingbird Robotics Kit and the Finch robot. Finch is a simple bird-like robot that's whole purpose is to bridge that coding gap, and where it works wonders is its device flexibility.

Education Technology and the New Behaviorism

Hack Education

This is part ten of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Perhaps it’s no surprise that there was so much talk this year about education, technology, and emotional health. It’s a reaction, I’d say, to the current obsession with artificial intelligence and a response to all the stories we were told this year about robots on the cusp of replacing, out-“thinking,” and out-working us.

Education Technology and the Ideology of Personalization

Hack Education

Facebook’s Plans to “Personalize” Education. Facebook, like many digital technology companies, promises that in exchange for collecting your personal data – your name, your age, your gender, your photos, metadata on your photos, your location, your preferences, your browsing and clicking habits, your friends’ names – it will deliver “personalization.” ” A personalized news feed, for example.

Voice-Based English Tutoring App MyBuddy Merges With a Friend: Edwin

Edsurge

MyBuddy, an artificial intelligence-powered English tutoring app, features a friendly robot that guides children through speaking exercises. They’re so cozy, in fact, that the two companies have merged, and MyBuddy.ai

The Education of an Android Teacher

Edsurge

So she relies on support from William Barry, the philosophy instructor who records her delivering brief lectures for his undergraduate class on the ethics of emerging technology. She’s the namesake of Maria, a destructive robot character from the 1927 silent film “Metropolis.”

All the Upgrades and Updates From Apple, Google and More at ISTE 2018

Edsurge

Earlier this week more than 18,000 attendees from 87 countries gathered in Chicago for ISTE, one of the largest K-12 education technology conferences and trade shows in the world. Joining them were an additional 6,000 reps from companies big and small. Fractions covers math standards for grades 3-6 and features a storyline and what the company calls “personalized feedback” through an online tutor. Education Technology Events Community

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Remake Learning Days Celebrate Hands-On Learning Through Free Events

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Welcome to Remake Learning Days Across America (RLDAA), a celebration of nearly 850 hands-on learning events continuing to the end of May on topics relating to arts, making, the outdoors and technology. What is Remake Learning Days Across America? Build robots?

The race is on for the AI-powered classroom

Neo LMS

According to a 2018 research report , AI-based technologies are primed to grow within the edtech market by just under 47%. Software today leverages deep learning to assemble custom textbooks, that adapt to teaching methods, class-types and learning outcomes.

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.

The 2019 EdSurde Annual Special: Edtech April Fool’s News That Should Stay Fake

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BACK TO THE FUTURE: Weary of unwanted scrutiny, companies that once described themselves as the “Facebook of education” are now scrambling to disassociate themselves from the beleaguered social network. Friendster for Learning. HAPPY MEALS, PERSONALIZED: McDonald’s just acquired an AI tech company to personalize the drive-thru experience. Coming soon: Naughty Meals DAZED AND CONFUSED: No idea what personalized learning is?

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Jose Ferreira Steps Down as Knewton CEO, Eyes Next Education Startup

Edsurge

Few technologists have championed the role of big data, personalized learning and many other education buzzwords as vociferously and for as long as Jose Ferreira. Yesterday, the New York-based company announced that Ryan Prichard, who has been with the company since July 2012, most recently as Chief Technology Officer, will assume the CEO position. Ferreira, who founded the company in 2008, will remain on the company’s board of directors.

In Tynker’s Latest Partnership with Mattel, Kids Can Undertake “Careers” with Barbie

Edsurge

Robotics Engineer. The partnership ties into where the almost five-year-old company sees itself in the future. This is not the first time the two companies have partnered. According to a press release from Mattel, the two companies will host a digital event in the future to encourage more kids to pick up coding, and will “also work together to provide teachers with the tools needed to leverage this content in the classroom.” Musician. Astronaut. Pastry Chef.

6 Tips for making the most of ed tech exhibitions

Neo LMS

Not to mention 3D printing, AR and robots! To offer more personalized learning? The same principle applies to the exhibition area, where thousands of companies, NGOs and other institutions will be competing for your attention.

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

Shake Up Learning

The post 17 Things for Teachers to Try in 2017 (Infographic and FREE Download) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. 2017 is upon us, and there are so many new and exciting advances in technology coming our way. Watch the video below to learn more about the new Google Sites.

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‘Learn’-Launching the 2017 Edtech Conversation With Cautious Optimism

Edsurge

Edtech gatherings that attract more than 1,000 attendees, such as LearnLaunch’s Across Boundaries Conference last week in Boston, are usually echo chambers of hubbub and hoopla about technology’s potential to transform education. Foreshadowing a future full of big data, he called for educators to change their current practices if they want their students to be prepared for a world filled with AI robots. Education Technology Events Community

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In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First—Devices Second

Digital Promise

And we're serving more and more students who are just learning English. Educational technology (edtech for short) can play a significant role in mitigating and solving this growing dilemma. Many school districts -- including mine in Middletown, NY-- are leveraging the power of technology with adaptive assessments and instructional software. But in recent years, we've seen a spike in the number of smaller, tightly focused, niche edtech product companies.

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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. This has energized me personally and my students.

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

Edsurge

However, innovating schools and actually putting those calls to practice can get messy, and it appeared that one theme throughout the event was about facing and learning from those failures. Looking forward, Rochelle was ambiguous about the company’s future education strategy, noting that Google never had a “grand plan”—only a process of inventing tools and making them available to the public as they saw fit. For us, it’s really about enabling learning.”

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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. For teachers with the latest smartboard or new Chromebooks for students, installing the technology is not the end of the process, it’s the very beginning.

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Lexia PowerUp Literacy Wins Tech & Learning“Best of Show”Award at ISTE 2018

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– Lexia Learning today announced that its online literacy program Lexia PowerUp Literacy (PowerUp) received Tech & Learning’s 2018 ISTE Best of Show award. The awards were presented at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) annual conference in Chicago.

?Preparing For an Unknown Future

Edsurge

public schools and learning what it means to be a student. If we continue on our current trajectory, they will come of age in a world filled with smart cities, embedded augmented reality, smart robots and revolutionary nanotech. Think about a traditional high school with kids grouped by age, learning broken down by subject, systems governed by periods, bells, and hand-raising. Reclaiming failure empowers innovations and returns us to a more natural state for learning.