Are classroom robots the NextGen of learning?

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I recently read a report that said schools in the UK spend £900mn per year on educational technology. Technology has the potential to further transform the way we learn, as is apparent by the advancements in robotics and its use in classrooms. Classroom robots of today.

The Robots Have Arrived on Campus. They Come Bearing Food.

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Robots are taking over college campuses. The University of California at Berkeley and University of California, Los Angeles were two of the earliest colleges to welcome the food delivery robots, called the KiwiBot. Things are a bit more complicated for the delivery robot.

Ten jobs that are safe from robots

The Hechinger Report

Yes, the robots are definitely coming for the jobs of America’s 3.5 Robots may also be coming for radiologists, whose expertise diagnosing diseases through X-rays and MRIs is facing stiff competition from artificial intelligence. Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report.

Infographic: Robotics And The Future Of STEM

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Infographic: Robotics And The Future Of STEM. Department of Commerce report titled, “STEM: Good Jobs Now and for the Future,” reports that from 2000-2010, growth in STEM jobs is over three times greater than that of non-STEM occupations. Technology robotics stem

What Robots Can Teach Us About Being Human

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At a recent EmTech Next conference on the future of work at the MIT Media Lab, I was amazed by how roboticist after roboticist kept describing just how difficult it is to teach a robot how to grasp an object and simply adjust its grip. Each scientist touted the new technologies they were building, but each also tempered their projections for the work ahead because of huge constraints like a robot’s inability to grasp. Over the next few months, Michelle R.

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.

'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.”

KinderLab Robotics Launches Four New Curriculum Guides

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(Waltham, MA) February 28, 2018 — KinderLab Robotics has expanded its KIBO™ curriculum suite by announcing four new Curriculum Guides. With the KIBO Sound Record/Playback Module , students record their own voice and KIBO plays back their recording to give their robot sound. They can create and program robotic pets, build dream houses, and invent their own solutions to problems in favorite storybooks. About KinderLab Robotics, Inc.

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. appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

Cat Ears and Robot Friends: What Japan’s Educational Future Could Include

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At a morning session on Sunday, Kentaro Yoshifuji, CEO of Ory Lab , shared how a robot his company has developed is helping people with disabilities connect with friends, family and teachers when it’s difficult or near impossible for them to be physically present with peers. Robots don’t generally elicit warm, friendly emotions. And Ory Lab’s robots are operated by a human—not pre-programmed commands.

Robot teaching assistants help autistic children in the UAE.

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Robot teaching assistants help autistic children in the UAE. Robotic teaching assistants are being deployed into autism centres in the UAE to help children learn faster and better. Robotic teaching assistants are changing the way the kids are taught.

A Humanoid Robot Inspires All Students to Explore STEM, Coding, and Programming

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Jett is the younger sibling of RoboKind’s facially expressive robot Milo, and provides all students, including those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the opportunity to explore STEM, coding, and programming.

This Company Wants to Gather Student Brainwave Data to Measure ‘Engagement’

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Students sit at desks wearing electronic headbands that report EEG data back to a teacher’s dashboard, and that information purports to measure students’ attention levels. The company says it has a working prototype and is in conversations with a Long Island school to pilot the headset. The company’s CEO has said that BrainCo aims to develop a tool that can translate thoughts directly into text, or “brain typing.” But the company has also faced less enthusiastic reviews.

Matching funds pair robots, underserved classrooms

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Dollar-for-dollar match brings robots to classrooms teaching computational thinking. Wonder Workshop will match one dollar for every dollar donated towards funding projects that bring the Dash & Dot robots to schools in need. Material from a press release was used in this report.

Kickstarter campaign funds new programmable robots

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Programmable robots for kids exceed Kickstarter goal. A new Kickstarter campaign has already exceeded its funding goal to produce programmable robots that can be controlled from a smartphone or tablet. Material from a press release was used in this report.

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

Hack Education

I know there have been lots of murmurs about what it means that someone who’s been quite critical of the Horizon Report project would be invited to speak, let alone to get to offer the closing remarks. Mattel is, after all, a toy company with lots of intellectual property.

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. Photo: Wayne D’Orio for The Hechinger Report.

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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.

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.

Top 5 new EdTech tools that you might use in your university

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According to the report, the EdTech industry will reach a global value of $252 billion by 2020. For instance, Osso VR is a virtual reality technology company founded on the principle of training surgeons with real world skills that can be directly applied when in the operating room.

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Authentic Audiences: Moving Beyond the Blog Post

Cycles of Learning

After reading Show Your Work by Austin Kleon I moved from student Google Doc lab reports in chemistry class to blog posts. Keeping the above in mind, this is my first year teaching a robotics class in the curriculum and I wanted to institute the same blogging strategy. Unlike chemistry, my robotics class didn't show as much enthusiasm about the blogging process. Below are three student created examples from my Robotics class at Sonoma Academy.

K-12 Dealmaking: GoReact Raises $4 Million; Follett Acquires Wobo

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Ed-tech companies that offer tools for students of all ages, including a video platform and a test-preparation app, received boosts from investors, while Follett has purchased a book-sourcing platform. billion privately held company that said it provides 70,000 schools with education technology, services and print and digital content. Memorang said in a statement that the company plans to use the new capital to expand its technology and content offerings.

6 Super Science Edtech Ideas: Using Technology to Level Up Science Classrooms

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For example, we use in my 8th-grade science class Book Creator for students to develop everything from science lab reports to personal studies that they do — like individual investigations — and even just topic research. Now, do you use robots? What about robotics?

8 Secrets To Providing Amazing EdTech Customer Service | By @JeffBradbury | @SamPatue

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Whether you are a teacher trying to figure out how to invest your limited class resource budget, or an edtech company trying to secure your place in the market, customer service is something to look at closely. I clearly remember the first company I chatted with on Twitter. Tweet.

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

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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.

Mark Cuban, ECMC Lead $1.8M Round for Cluster to Develop Industrial Tech Talent

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The new roles require new digital skills—with design tools like Siemens NX and CATIA, and companies struggle to find qualified candidates, according to Cluster’s founder and CEO, Kim Taylor. The company is based in Los Angeles, home to many of these companies. In the future, Cluster aims to expand its services to help companies train and upskill their employees. “If Backing Cluster is serial entrepreneur Mark Cuban, who invested in Taylor’s last company, Ranku.

How do schools train for a workplace that doesn’t exist yet?

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Sarah Gonser for The Hechinger Report. We’ve all heard the dire predictions about the coming robot apocalypse. Carnevale told me that, first of all, the story of robots creating mass unemployment has been overhyped. appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

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

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

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

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Technology Companies Invest in AR and VR Education Apps. Intel’s Tech Learning Lab travels around the country to different schools, giving students a chance to explore their creativity through virtual and augmented reality platforms , such as programming, creating and testing virtual robots.

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

The Hechinger Report

Screenshot by Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report. The idea for the company came out of Steven’s own sense of frustration and boredom in science classes. They competed against each other in robotics competitions but teamed up in 2016 to start building their labs.

STEM Helps Students Launch into the Future

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In fact, according to a 2017 report by Dell , 85 percent of the jobs that will exist in 2030 haven’t even been invented yet. MORE FROM EDTECH: See how K–12 schools and companies are partnering to prepare their students for a digitally driven workforce!

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

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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. Frontline Education , a provider of K-12 data software, is developing a new feature (or “skill”) for Alexa that allows administrators to access data, such as teacher evaluation reports and employment rates, through voice-activated commands.

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.

For Investors, the Future of Education Technology is now the Workplace

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Examples range from fatal subway crashes to airline disasters (both now exceedingly rare), to company failures such as Enron. Report: 7 in 10 attempted data breaches on education are financially motivated. For investors, the future of education technology is now the workplace.

How Much Artificial Intelligence Should There Be in the Classroom?

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We can build robot teachers, or even robot teaching assistants. To get a fresh perspective on that question, this episode we take you to China, where a couple of us from EdSurge recently traveled for a reporting trip. One of the events we attended was a two-day conference about artificial intelligence in education organized by a company called Squirrel AI. to the idea of bringing in robots for some teaching functions.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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The promotion allows teachers and schools to test out the Bloomz Premium subscription, which offers exclusive tools to communicate and coordinate with their parent community, such as unlimited storage for teachers and administrators, engagement reports, premium calendar, and more.

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.

Ten Jobs That Should Be Safe From Automation

MindShift

This story about robots and jobs was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. Yes, the robots are definitely coming for the jobs of America’s 3.5 The Hechinger Report/Jackie Mader).

?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.

PASCO Motion Sensor–A Must for Science Classes

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the Ergobot to teach both Forces & Motion and Programming & Robotics. Special Features include: ability to report position, velocity, and acceleration. in a robotics and programming application (with PASCO’s ErgoBot). Know that I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. .

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