Are classroom robots the NextGen of learning?

Neo LMS

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. Milo , or the Robot Kid, is an interactive robot for engaging and teaching children with autism.

How to use Sphero the Robot in STEM and Beyond – From Courtney Pepe

EdTechTeacher

As someone who primarily taught math and science when I was a classroom teacher, I associated robots, robotics curriculum, and robot apps as things that were only used in those subjects. Robots in the Physics Classroom. Robots in the Language Arts Classroom.

Robot teaching assistants help autistic children in the UAE.

Leadership Lounge

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.

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

Edsurge

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.

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.

How AI is changing special education

Neo LMS

This brings us to Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the novel ways in which responsive, social robots have started playing a role in teaching ASD children social skills. Pronounced “now”, Nao is a programmable, social robot and is the only autonomous robot on our list.

Q&A: Justina Nixon-Saintil on How Investment Can Improve Equity in STEM Education

EdTech Magazine

By 2019, Verizon expects to have 150 schools participating in the Verizon Innovative Learning program , the company’s initiative to improve STEM education, according to a recent announcement. . We are also bringing them robotics kits and tools to learn about the Internet of Things.

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AI Curriculum Is Coming for K-12 At Last. What Will It Include?

Edsurge

When Ayanna met Cozmo the robot, both she and the robot lit up. “it The robot Cozmo would seem to fit that bill: Its basic coding platform is a simple visual system based on MIT’s Scratch Blocks, but there’s also a more advanced option based on Python. AI-in-a-Box retails at $2,999, according to ReadyAI’s website, and includes several Cozmo robots, tablets, laptops and game controllers. However, the company has loaned the robots to the Boys and Girls Club.

Here Is What the Right Tools for Mixed Reality in the Classroom Look Like

EdTech Magazine

The future looks promising as educational technology companies rapidly build new immersive tools for the classroom. . The cube comes to life when using specific MERGE Cube apps , which can be downloaded and used on students’ tablets or phones.

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School STEM Labs Inspire Students, Power Innovation

EdTech Magazine

Thomas School near Seattle hopes to encourage students to develop a passion for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by starting them young and engaging them with cool, new learning spaces featuring robots and 3D virtual reality computers. The school’s computer science curriculum, for example, starts in preschool with simple wooden robots, allowing students to learn the fundamentals of coding and become confident creating with technology at an early age.

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

Edsurge

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. The company describes it as a “digital, adaptive personalized learning solution.” New Hardware Belkin Education debuted two versions of its Chrome OS keyboard, which connects to an individual Chromebook tablet via a secure wired connection.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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CAROLINA BIOLOGICAL SUPPLY COMPANY BUILDING BLOCKS OF SCIENCE 3D ( www.carolina.com/help/pressreleases/2018/building-blocks-of-science-3d ) Carolina Biological Supply Company launched the new Building Blocks of Science 3D hands-on unit kits for students in grades K to 5.

Make the Most of Your Budget with These Great Products: Makerspace Product Roundup 2018

techlearning

New products are coming from companies that have long been in the game, and others are being launched thanks to successful crowdfunding initiatives. Bubble Bot walks students through creating a bubble-blowing robot and a Fan of Fortune. Name: Phiro Robot Made by: Robotix U.S.A.

Sphero, an Introduction

My Paperless Classroom

This is the first in a series of posts exploring the resources for teaching with the Sphero robot published at https://www.gosphero.com/education/. The Sphero company made these posts possible by providing 2 robots for review purposes.

I Like Computers?

Adam Welcome

Yes - I really love enhancing the curriculum in classes with laptops, tablets, coding and robots. Me - "Don't your students really enjoy using computers, tablets and online programs?" "Yes I almost can't think of a profession where computers/phones/tablets aren't used.

I Moved a Drone With My Mind. Soon Your Students Will Too.

Edsurge

I stood facing the drone, about to face-off with a little robot. He held in his hand a tablet and I watched as it recorded my brainwaves. As I repeated “up, up, up” in my mind, I watched the tablet map my thoughts, converting my brainwaves into an algorithm. The drone was part of a demonstration of the powerful technology that the neuroinfomatics company EMOTIV offered at a conference on the power of technology and education. I recently moved a drone with my mind.

Coding with Kindergartners

My Paperless Classroom

Knowing this, I wanted to design a programming scope and sequence that mostly used tablet-based tools. I was really excited when I was introduced to Daisy the Dinosaur and Hopscotch, both from Hopscotch technologies , a great app company.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: August 27, 2017 DeVos Invested in Company Under Investigation for Misleading Claims | Education Week → When U.S. Tagged on: August 27, 2017 Companies are using AI to screen candidates now with HireVue | Ladders → Using voice and face recognition software, HireVue lets employers compare a candidate’s word choice, tone, and facial movements with the body language and vocabularies of their best hires.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: August 27, 2017 DeVos Invested in Company Under Investigation for Misleading Claims | Education Week → When U.S. Tagged on: August 27, 2017 Companies are using AI to screen candidates now with HireVue | Ladders → Using voice and face recognition software, HireVue lets employers compare a candidate’s word choice, tone, and facial movements with the body language and vocabularies of their best hires.

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This Tech Tool Can Save Teachers 10 Minutes Per Class

Edsurge

Laurence’s College in Brisbane had just 50 minutes to write up a formative assessment on the representation of robots and artificial intelligence in the movies. Using wireless presentation tools by Vivi , an education-focused company founded in Australia, Gunn was able to mirror her tablet screen on the classroom screen and play YouTube clips directly through a hardwired receiver without slowing down the school’s wifi—or her students’ work.

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What’s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

ADVANCED & MEASURED PROGRESS ( www.advanc-ed.org ) & ( www.measuredprogress.org ) Measured Progress and AdvancED will join forces to form a unique and far-reaching nonprofit educational company focused on data-driven tools for school improvement. has joined the ENA family of companies.

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The Big 3's War Over EDU: A Comparison of Apple, Google, and Microsoft

techlearning

With that, I think it's worth taking a look at where each of the three big companies stands in regards to Ed. Apple had an event focused on education on March 27, and if anything it clarified Apple's place in the EDU market.

Pump up the volume! More talking in class, please!

The Hechinger Report

So, this fall, the company added three new features, dubbed the “Classroom Conversation Toolset,” to let teachers pause the app classroom-wide, snap every computer to a particular screen, and cloak student identity to anonymously share answers with the entire class.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via ELearning Inside : “An Emirati City Is Giving Tablets to Every K–2 Learner As Part of its Lughati Initiative.” Via Marketwatch : “One company will now handle close to half of all student-loan payments.” The 74 interviewed Sal Khan on personalized learning and his goal to create a “ global diploma ,” which he says his company can “uniquely” do. Via Fast Company : “How Software Is Taking On School Shootings.”

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

At the time, I wrote about the importance of APIs; the issues surrounding data security and privacy; the appeal of platforms for users and businesses; and the education and tech companies who were well-positioned (or at least wanting) to become education platforms.

Analysis: Is Higher Ed Ready for the Tech Expectations of the Teens of 2022?

Edsurge

Not quite enough time for our robot overlords to overtake us, but both distant and soon enough to make us wonder. So Apple may wind up owning teen allegiance to wearable digital accessories, even as it loses hands-on loyalty in traditional laptops and tablets. And if you’re still wondering about our robot overlords and where they fit in—well, what do you think the current K-12 boom in coding is for?

The 2018 EdSurde Annual Special: Surgecoin, EduWands and Other News Not Fit for Print

Edsurge

But some companies are jumping the gun. Students are virtually beamed onboard a cruise via a robot, which has a screen and camera to give students at home a sense that they are roaming around the ship. Tragedy struck this week, however, when one robot toppled overboard. The student controlling the robot remotely is calling the event a “freak accident,” and is asking for a grade boost as amends. Company leaders promise (fingers crossed!)

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Start Youngsters on a Coding Adventure with Cubetto

Learning in Hand

Primo , a London-based company, offered to send me a Cubetto in exchange for a review. I was intrigued by this wooden robot designed for girls and boys aged 3 to 6. Cubetto is a robot with two wheels and each wheel has its own motor.

Can children learn from a “mixed-reality” game?

The Hechinger Report

A giant computer screen looms over the table, and a touch-screen tablet is built into the table’s surface. A boy named Damon taps the picture of the smaller tower on the right side of the tablet screen. Some tech companies are also trying to mix hands-on play with digital learning.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

From the Google blog : “ Chromebook tablets for versatile learning.” ” Also via Wired : “Companies Are Cashing in on Reality TV for Tots.” Here’s Edsurge : “Udacity VP of Learning: ‘We Never Start Anything Out of Academic Interest’ ” Here’s Techcrunch : “Udacity introduces real robots and virtual words to help students build skills.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Here are the education technology companies that have raised money from ISPs. I’d totally forgotten that Zynga was still a thing, but apparently the company has enough money to subsidize gaming courses. Edsurge writes that “U of Chicago, UPenn, Harvey Mudd Among Colleges to Join Scholarship App Raise.me ” but does not disclose that it shares investors with the company in question. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Education Politics.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

Doug Levin

Do you know that feeling when you are told your questions about student privacy are unfounded by a representative of a company that earns 86% of its total revenue from advertising? Tagged on: March 19, 2017 Cyber attacks a serious, and under-reported, threat to Boulder Valley companies | Boulder Daily Camera → Specific to the Boulder, CO-area, but useful overview of cybersecurity trends.

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WHAT’S NEW

techlearning

BENCHMARK EDUCATION COMPANY ADVANCEALL ( benchmarkeducation.com ) Benchmark Education Company (BEC) released Advance ALL, a new series motivating students to read with literary and informational reading text sets.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

awards debt collection contract to company with ties to DeVos.” ” Via Buzzfeed : “Here’s How A Student Loan Debt Relief Company Preyed On Its Customers.” ” The company: the Student Loan Assistance Center. But that’s what happened last week at the American University of Malta , a start-up institution operated by a Jordanian construction and tourism company without a track record in higher education,” Inside Higher Ed reports.

The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Issue a Press Release

Hack Education

In 2011, the analyst firm Gartner predicted that annual tablet shipments would exceed 300 million units by 2015. The very next day, Apple shares hit $97.80, an all-time high for the company. I don’t believe that robots will take, let alone need take, all our jobs.

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CUE and Touchjet partner for STEAMpunk Mobile Labs

eSchool News

To-date, CUE’s program has only included classroom-ready robot drones, but it is now expanding to add Touchjet as a partner, because they believe the interactive touch technology will enhance collaborative learning. New kit with interactive projectors is ready to ship to schools.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Oh sure sure, this isn’t exactly education technology news, except for the part where Khosla invests in education technology companies and his wife founded the open education organization CK–12. Via Standard Digital : “School abandons computer lessons as tablets remains unpowered.” ” That’s the Nalekat Primary School in Kenya which has government issued tablets but no power to charge them.

What Kids Can Learn When Blocks Get A Tech Boost

MindShift

A giant computer screen looms over the table, and a touch-screen tablet is built into the table’s surface. A boy named Damon taps the picture of the smaller tower on the right side of the tablet screen. Some tech companies are also trying to mix hands-on play with digital learning.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“ Microsoft Hopes to Revive Its Education Tablet Efforts With the New $399 Surface Go,” says Edsurge. ” From the press release (which explains why there’d be an article on the company this week): “ YouTube joins forces with Britannica to provide easier access to credible and authoritative information.” ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. The company has raised $20.4 The company had raised some $40.5

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Edsurge profiles the latest from Degreed : “This Company Wants to Help You Hire for Skills, Not Credentials.” ” ( No disclosure that Edsurge shares investors with the company.). And there’s more on how schools and companies violate athletes’ privacy in the data and privacy section below. Equifax CEO Richard Smith says he will resign from his position after news broke that the company had suffered a massive data breach.