How Do We Get More Girls Into STEM? Build Confidence (and Robots)

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In fact, a recent study found that investors may even prefer companies with more women in the workforce. Although many organizations and companies are making strides toward solutions for this society-wide concern, improvements just aren’t coming fast enough.

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.

A Siri for Higher Ed Aims to Boost Student Engagement

Edsurge

When third-year students in strategy classes at BI Norwegian Business School have a question about their assignments next semester, odds are a robot will provide their answer. A chatbot—a computer program designed to simulate an intelligent conversation—will respond to routine student inquiries and prompt students to complete assignments, mimicking some of the tasks of a teaching assistant. Students have a lot of the same questions over and over again.

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.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

Hack Education

This isn’t simply a matter of “ robots are coming for your jobs.” The future for younger generations does seem particularly grim : “millennials” carry more student loan debt than their parents; they’re less likely to own a home; their employment rates have been slower to recover after the recession; they earn less money. Are monetization strategies what we want elementary school students to be concerned with? Helicopter Robots.

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 video’s narrator explains: “School administrators can use big data analysis to determine when students are better able to concentrate.” The company says it has a working prototype and is in conversations with a Long Island school to pilot the headset. students.

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

Neo LMS

The change already delivers extraordinary results and 96% of teachers claim that EdTech increases student engagement in learning. With such tools at your disposal, you can not only discuss certain themes but also show them to the students. Robot teachers.

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3 Emerging Technologies That Will Reshape Education in 2019

Wisewire

The goal is to merge engineering and design research happening at the city’s universities with resources and opportunities from the media and technology industry—to develop new prototypes, explore applied R&D projects, launch new companies and encourage the latest thinking.

3 Emerging Technologies that will Reshape Education in 2019

Edsurge

The goal is to merge engineering and design research happening at the city’s universities with resources and opportunities from the media and technology industry—to develop new prototypes, explore applied R&D projects, launch new companies and encourage the latest thinking.

Does Emotive Computing Belong in the Classroom?

Edsurge

Blank stares on a student’s face in a classroom are not uncommon. A rise in artificial intelligence and cognitive computing is creating a new workforce of robots, simulating human thought and transforming industries. This is not teaching robots to have emotions. Robots may actually be more useful than humans in this role, as they are not clouded by emotion, instead using intelligent technology to detect hidden responses. Machine learning to tailor student classwork.

Workbench Education Expands Partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools

techlearning

Baltimore, MD – July 12, 2018 – Edtech company Workbench Education today announced the expansion of a partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools) for the 2018 - 2019 school year. Today’s students need high-quality experiences using various forms of technology.

AV Tech Gets Creative

techlearning

Whether tossing around a blue foam ball microphone to record verbal book reviews or using interactive displays for multiple small hands to track migration patterns across the Serengeti, teachers are using AV tools in creative ways to engage their students.

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Epic Guide To Game Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

In summary, serious games done right can engage students and help us become better teachers. Not only do we want our students to be excited about learning but we also want them to be intrinsically motivated. Students can play as individuals or in team mode.

Here’s Why You Need Multiple Types of Programs in Your School

Hubbli

Produce More Rounded Students. Because you operate a Montessori school, there’s no doubt that you indeed offer a complete and engaging education to your students. Students learn differently and have different aspirations. Lego Robotics. Robotics.

Maryland Educator Ali Schilpp Named 2018 School Librarian of the Year by School Library Journal

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In addition to receiving a comprehensive suite of prizes provided by the program’s sponsor, the global children’s publishing, education, and media company Scholastic, Ali Schilpp is currently featured on the cover of the September 2018 issue of SLJ.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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product/ ) 3DBear allows students to design and create mixed-reality scenes, then bring their models to life using a 3D printer to create three-dimensional scenes. Teachers can create transformational learning experiences for students by joining 3DBear’s AR Innovator Program.

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Your Syllabus to SXSW EDU 2019 (and Where to Find Us!)

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But how much surveillance is acceptable, and what are the implications for students’ privacy rights? SXSW EDU Launch Competition Judge Tony will try his best Judy Judy impersonation, as he joins Bridge Burns (University Innovation Alliance), Vince Chan (Creta Ventures) and Jonathan Rochelle (Google) to dispense advice and feedback for eight companies pitching their wares. Companies include an AI robot, student incubator and a startup called Pie for Providers.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via The Washington Post : “ After a high-drama vote, here’s what the Senate tax bill means for schools, parents and students.” ” “8 Grad Students Are Arrested Protesting the GOP Tax Bill on Capitol Hill,” The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Adam Harris reported on Tuesday. But now “ House Republicans May Be Backing Away From Taxing Grad-Student Tuition Waivers ,” Harris says. Just what ever college student wanted.

Seven Things That Happen When Kids Embrace a Maker Mindset

The Principal of Change

I once had a student who taught himself how to code by playing around with Scratch when he was in the sixth grade. But I also taught students with immense talent who never pursued their dreams because they were waiting for an invitation that never came.

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.

Technology Integration in a 21st Century Science Classroom

EdTechTeam

Students gather around the lab table helping one of the group members focus in on a specimen on a flat panel screen from a USB camera connected to the microscope. Once focused, the students capture the image and insert it into Google Slides and label the image on the slide. Another group of students is using a remote sensor that is strapped to a matchbox car traveling through banked turns and loops. It also teaches the students to critically analyze the data.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“ Trump and Chief Strategist Pick Bannon Disagreed on Foreign Student Policy,” says Inside Higher Ed. That is, Trump thought foreign students who graduate from “top” universities should get to stay in the US. I’ve been urging people to watch the private student loan market for a while now. Via Bloomberg : “Under Trump, Student Lenders Get a Chance to Cut Loose.” Another tech company ready and willing to support Trump: IBM.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via the US Department of Education press release : “Secretary DeVos Announces New Student-Centered Funding Pilot Program.” ” “Student-Centered,” eh? ” The Parent Coalition for Student Privacy has thoughts on the pushback , making the comparison between Zuckerberg ’s corporate and philanthropic efforts and inBloom. ” Via NPR : “With Thousands Of Homeless Students , This District Put Help Right In Its Schools.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via Buzzfeed : “A New Betsy DeVos Proposal Would Make It Much Tougher For Students To Get Loan Forgiveness.” Via The New York Times : “As Flow of Foreign Students Wanes , U.S. There’s more about the politics of the business of student loans in the federal education above. And the business of student loans is off to a strong start in 2018 with fundraising news in the venture capital section below. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“ Trump Education Secretary Pick Has Indirect Stake in Student Lender ,” The Wall Street Journal reports. This Q&A with the free market fans at Reason and an attorney who represents students accused of sexual assault is, no surprise, truly awful: “Will President Trump Fire the College Sex Police.” “Obama Administration Mistakes Threaten Student Loan Relief Programs,” Buzzfeed reports. ” The student in question attends BYU.

Hack Education Weekly News

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has had immediate effects on scholars and students. More than 17,000 students in the U.S. ” Via Buzzfeed : “Colleges Are Warning Thousands Of Muslim International Students Not To Travel.” Senate bill compels data collection on foreign-born college students.” million to a former student on the Santa Cruz campus who said that she had been raped by a professor, in one of the largest individual settlements of a campus sexual-assault case.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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Department of Education released the America’s College Promise Playbook , a comprehensive and up-to-date resource guide that provides practitioners with relevant and actionable information about how they can offer more students access to an affordable, high-quality education through which students can go as far as their talents and work ethic can take them.” NPR also explores what former ITT students will do. ” 440+ ITT students are now on debt strike.

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I have a confession.

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

I can''t efficiently and effectively grade my students'' writing by myself. I''ve been teaching for 14 years and I can''t get students to improve their writing based on my assessment alone no matter how many times I try. And how about this scenario for major writing assignments: students get assigned an essay to write that connects to the novel studied in class. There should be emanating from the page an enlightening glow illuminating the students'' faces with understanding.

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Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. Our students are children of technology and the web.