?How Edtech Companies Are Getting a Foothold in the Classroom

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An answer to that lies in the partnerships between companies and the schools they sell to. companies ranging from robotics to assessment tools showed up to share how they plan to bridge this gap. Here are some of the ways edtech companies say they are working with educators to create—and sell—products that succeed in the marketplace and the classroom. They provide insights, tips and stories of classroom product implementation to those curious about the company.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

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” 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.”

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How Humor and Storytelling Help Foster STEM Engagement

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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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What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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ASSIST EDUCATION & APEX LEARNING ( assisteducation.com/ ) & ( www.apexlearning.com ) ASSIST Education and Apex Learning enhanced their partnership with the addition of adaptive content and digital tutorials into the ASSIST Integrated Education Management System for K-12 schools.

Judge, Jury and Education Startups: Reflections From the SXSW EDU Launch Competition

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The annual tradition dates back to 2012, and features early-stage companies showing off the latest efforts to solve intractable problems across the education landscape. The company offers a suite of administrative software to help daycare providers execute a variety of tasks, from managing government subsidies to financial bookkeeping. But rare is the company that takes care to explain how those technologies actually work in their products.

Students Invited to Take a Peek into the Future of Mobility

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Students will see how TRI is using artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotics to develop smarter automated vehicles. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc.,

Check out these 10 AR apps for your classroom—coding not required

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Using the Virtuali-Tee (a t-shirt with code embedded on it) and the company’s app, students can take an in-depth look at the human body. The cards feature individuals from the time period, and when two cards are viewed through the app, students learn how the individuals interacted.

An Inside Look at the Edtech Purchasing Process

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The participants: Large district: Dr. Daryl Diamond, Director of Innovative Learning, Broward County Public Schools, FL. They not only look at how the product would fit with their learning standards and curriculum, but the product must also work within their LMS. At every step, they involve the developers so the companies understand Broward’s expectations and why the team made its final decision. What role do learning goals play when searching for the best edtech?

Discovery Education Adds Engaging New Content Supporting Social Studies, the Earth Sciences and More to Award-Winning Digital Services

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–Immersive New Content Empowers Educators to Create Dynamic Digital Learning Environments for All Students – Silver Spring, Md. Multi-language elementary math programs: New content in the series “Pharaohs and the Robot” is now available in English and Arabic in DE Streaming Plus Global.

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What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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Teachers can create transformational learning experiences for students by joining 3DBear’s AR Innovator Program. The program includes in-classroom professional development sessions. has joined the ENA family of companies.

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Discovery Education and Arconic Foundation Launch ‘Manufacture Your Future Teacher Challenge’

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018) – The accelerated advancement of technologies like 3-D printing, robotics and artificial intelligence welcomes a new realm of career possibilities in manufacturing for K-12 students. To learn more, visit: manufactureyourfuture.com.

Donors Choose YOU - Top 10 Tips to Fund Your Project

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The more I learned, the bigger I dreamed. I requested the materials needed for an over the top language lab to support the learning of English Language Learners. Look HERE to see what companies have partnerships with Donors Choose.

Keys to Bringing STEAM into Your District or Classroom

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Administrators can encourage educators by emphasizing that STEAM is meant to augment learning, not replace proven practices. edWeb Blog coding STEAM STEAM learning

Seven Things That Happen When Kids Embrace a Maker Mindset

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We live in an era where robotics and artificial intelligence will replace many of our current jobs. Global connectivity will continue to allow companies to outsource labor to other countries. They learn to distinguish between fail-ure (permanent) and fail-ing (temporary).

Hack Education Weekly News

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Learning styles” in the White House: President Trump doesn’t read his daily intelligence briefings, gets oral briefings on “select” issues instead, because reading isn’t “his style of learning,” the @washingtonpost reports [link] — Kasie Hunt (@kasie) February 9, 2018. Via Marketwatch : “One company will now handle close to half of all student-loan payments.” Via Fast Company : “How Software Is Taking On School Shootings.”

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Critical Thinking in Academia and Calling a Spade a Spade

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This was a perfect start for me as a graduate from a program that empowered us to be creators of experiences instead of taking on the robotic like lens that many first year teachers were forced to do. Time and again, with every tech company that I encounter, the feedback is real.

Hack Education Weekly News

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“ From the article that ”innovative teaching practice" appears to be project-based learning. ” “Whatever happened to the promise of online learning ?” “How can online learning help Canadian colleges meet the challenges ahead?” ” In a response to protests at Reed College , The Atlantic argues “Why Everyone Should Learn About Western Civilization.” “ social and emotional learning.”)

Hack Education Weekly News

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Tony Bates looks at “Brexit and online learning in Europe.” ” She promises that every kid will learn to code (of course) by having the private sector train CS teachers. From the edX blog : “How to be a Better Learner: Determine Your Learning Style.” “ Robots won’t replace teachers because they can’t inspire us.” ” Try learning styles, maybe. Maybe this time folks will learn their lesson.

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