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?

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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.

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Yet Another Educational Robot Acquisition

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Like Lego blocks clicked together, two educational robot companies have combined to offer their collective programming and robotics lessons to students spanning from 4 years old to college. Modular Robotics , the Boulder, Colo.-based

Three key trends in robotics education

eSchool News

Robots are hugely popular with kids. Four of the 20 best-selling toys on Amazon during the 2018 holiday season were robots, robotics kits, or other electronic circuitry kits. Why is the K-12 robotics market exploding? Related Content: eSchool News Robotics Guide.

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.

Roybi Raises $4.2 Million Seed Round to Produce Educational Robots

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The two-legged, pill-shaped robot—upper half green, lower half white and small enough to stand on one’s palm—starts its lesson with a greeting. Designed for children ages 3 to 7, the robot, Roybi, aims to teach kids at home a range of early-childhood developmental skills.

3 Basic Things Every School Should Teach Relating to Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Jorge Valenzuela, the author of Rev Up Robotics, discusses the three things schools should be teaching so students are ready. Hear an overview of computational thinking, algorithms, and robotics with Jorge Valenzuela.

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.

March of the robots

Learning with 'e's

Yes, BETT 2019 definitely featured more robots than just about any other educational technology. There are technologies and tools, and then there are toys. Perhaps the most impressive of the range of educational robots on offer was the unit pictured above.

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.

Companies Partner to Launch “Be a Maker”Programming Companion App

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launch of Be a Maker, a new mobile application that teaches children how to code by allowing them to program their Jibo robot. Be a Maker was developed in partnership with everis, an NTT DATA company, and is a part of the organization’s CLOQQ initiative. Ed Tech Ticker Robotics News

K-12 Dealmaking: Tarena Acquires Chinese Robotics Education Company; ClassWallet Raises Funds

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Beijing-based educational services company Tarena International acquired a K-12 robotics education company. The post K-12 Dealmaking: Tarena Acquires Chinese Robotics Education Company; ClassWallet Raises Funds appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Educational Technology/Ed-Tech International / Global Markets K-12 Dealmaking Mergers and Acquisitions Public-Private Education Partnerships robotics eduation Startups

How to Use Robots in Elementary Classrooms – From Courtney Pepe

EdTechTeacher

Two years ago, my school obtained a grant from the Sphero Robotics company that brought 10 Sphero Robots to our school. However, this year, we expanded our use of robotics and acquired Ozobots, SPRKS, bb8s, and BeeBots.

Trashbots: How Some Students Are Helping Educate the World in Robotics

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This post is about a pair of brothers and their inspiration approach to educating the world in the realm of robotics using a low-cost way that “up-cycles” existing everyday materials to build their creations. Learn Coding, Robot Maintenance with Cozmo ] Here’s where you come in.

Vernier Software & Technology Offers New Activities for the mBot™ Robot to Teach Coding and Robotics

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BEAVERTON, Oregon, June 25, 2018 — Vernier Software & Technology recently launched Coding with mBot: Self-Driving Vehicles activities module written for the mBot™ by MakeBlock. Each mBot robot comes equipped with line-following and range-detecting sensors and 40 well-designed parts.

Science Interactive Group Acquires Another Company to Grow Its Lab Education Kits

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In business, two companies may join to build a stronger foundation, winning new customers and offering more services to existing ones. At least, that’s the idea for Tim Loomer, CEO of science education holding company Science Interactive Group.

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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.

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.

Yaskawa America, Inc., Motoman Robotics Division Sponsors 2018-2019 Cyber Robotics Coding Competitions

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Motoman Robotics Division (Yaskawa Motoman), has committed to being a major sponsor of the 2018-2019 Cyber Robotics Coding Competition (CRCC), happening in 14 states across the United States. Motoman Robotics Division. “We is a leading robotics company in the Americas.

Strategy Shift Leads to Layoffs (and a Rogue Ex-Employee) at Coding Kit Company Pi-Top

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A London-based company in the crowded market of do-it-yourself programmable hardware for students seeks to shake off negative headlines as it restructures and changes focus to the U.S. The company first announced its strategic shift with a capital injection of about 3.3

3 Emerging Technologies That Will Reshape Education in 2019

Wisewire

Education and cutting-edge technologies are core to the many programs at NYC Media Lab , where we lead university-corporate partnerships, communications and events. 5G technology and edge computing will reshape education with lightning speeds.

Robots deliver multimedia lessons to teach STEM

eSchool News

Content platform turns content, including robot-delivered lessons, into custom learning challenges to promote play and learning. Its newest platform partner, Famulus Robots, offers step-by-step multimedia lessons using various robots to teach science and engineering concepts.

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

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That overlap between futurism, exuberance and education was on display this week at the Edvation x Summit in Tokyo, where education technology entrepreneurs, educators, students and members of Japan’s Ministry of Education shared their vision of what the future of education might look like in the country that brought us everything from the first camera phone to Hello Kitty. Robots don’t generally elicit warm, friendly emotions. Education Technology Events Community

Companies Invest in Preparing K–12 Students as Older Sectors Become Tech Integrated

EdTech Magazine

Companies Invest in Preparing K–12 Students as Older Sectors Become Tech Integrated. Work in rural, agricultural America has seen major disruption from innovative technology, globalization and a shift away from resources like coal and steel.

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

Edsurge

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 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. At this year’s Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) in Orlando, Fla., 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. Education Technology

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.

How Robotics Competitions Close the STEM Skills Gap and Build a Diverse Workforce

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For nearly 30 years, the global non-profit FIRST has been getting kids hooked on science and technology through hands-on robotics competitions for grades K-12—complete with cheering crowds, adrenaline rushes and teams snatching victory from the jaws of defeat. FIRST president and former tech executive Don Bossi spoke with EdSurge about why robotics are the ideal gateway sport for budding innovators and how educators can get their students involved.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Leah, today, we’re going to talk about how to use technology to make science more exciting and more effective. So, Leah, what’s your first idea for using technology to engage kids in science? Is technology a distraction? Can we have a fifth idea for technology and science?

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. KIBO curriculum is based on the idea of turning children into active creators with technology, exploring and expressing their own interests while learning computational thinking and engineering concepts.” With the KIBO Sound Record/Playback Module , students record their own voice and KIBO plays back their recording to give their robot sound.

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

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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.” To support that work, the company plans to use data collected from students using its headsets to compile “the world’s largest brainwave database.” But the company has also faced less enthusiastic reviews.

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.

KinderLab Robotics Meets Rigorous Review Standards to Join STEMworks Database

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KinderLab Robotics seeks to increase STEM literacy and prepare young children for the demands of a 21-century society that will require them to learn sequencing, think computationally, problem-solve, and collaborate. To learn more about KIBO and KinderLab Robotics, click here.

From Robotics to Full-Ride Scholarships, How Navajo Students Beat the Odds

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Earlier this year, participants of the FIRST world robotics competition garnered national headlines after a team of young girls from Afghanistan were denied visas to attend the event in the United States. Located on the side of Navajo Mountain, the tiny, isolated school of 35 students surprised themselves and the nation last school year when they made it to the final round of the FIRST robotics international competition. Most of the things we built our robot with was scrap metal.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

Hack Education

You hear it all the time, accompanied by a standard set of justifications about the pressing need to reform education: something about the " factory model of education ; something about radical shifts in the job market in recent decades; something about technology changing faster than it’s ever changed before. All of these claims play pretty fast and loose with the facts – with the history of education, with the history of technology, and with the history of work.