Why Robotics Benefits Early Education

EdNews Daily

One of these new developments is the increased use of robots in everyday life––from vending machines to your automatic vacuum cleaner, all the way through to artificial intelligence and heavy machinery. Furthermore, the use of robotics in lessons encourages independent thinking in students.

Are classroom robots the NextGen of learning?

Neo LMS

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

KinderLab Robotics Launches Four New Curriculum Guides

techlearning

(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.

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.

'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.

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.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

Hack Education

” 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.”

Matching funds pair robots, underserved classrooms

eSchool News

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

eSchool News

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.

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 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.

A Report on the BETT Show in London

techlearning

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.

'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.

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.

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.

Why Computer Science Should Be A High School Graduation Requirement

Wisewire

Yet, according to a Code.org report, only 15 states require all high schools to offer computer science. Computing skills can be applied in a truly diverse range of fields, anything a student is interested in, from nanotechnology to robotics.

How to enhance students’ work-ready skills

Neo LMS

Robotic or holographic avatar designer. Robot operator. Below you can find a full list of important skills extracted from the Future of Skills report , created by Pearson. I remember when I finished university a few years ago.

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

Neo LMS

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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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.

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%. AI is changing how some edtech companies are approaching the goal of creating intuitive, intelligent teaching bots. Robotic Process Automation (RPA).

Will AI really transform education?

The Hechinger Report

Disclosure: The Hechinger Report is an independent unit of Teachers College.). Shipeng Li, corporate vice president of iFLYTEK, talked about how the Chinese company is working to increase teachers’ efficiency by individualizing homework assignments.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

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

TeacherCast

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.

How to Build a Modern School – 6 Key Elements to Embed in Your Groundwork

ViewSonic Education

Importance should be given to how to translate report cards and test scores into a student ability to contribute to society. Companies like Clockwork Brain are turning critical thinking for children into fun challenging puzzles.

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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.

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.

ISTE 2019: 10 Keys to the Future of STEAM Education

EdTech Magazine

Robots: The future of robots isn’t the actual devices, but what drives their development in the first place, Martinez said. We can’t wait for universities and companies to come up with answers,” she said. ISTE 2019: 10 Keys to the Future of STEAM Education. eli.zimmerman_9856.

How to Engage More Girls in Coding

EdNews Daily

Every single company in every single industry has a demand for computing jobs. The Cyber Robotics Coding Competition began in New Hampshire in fall 2017, with 2,600 students taking part across the state. By Dennis Pierce.

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