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How AI is Changing Writing: Check out Robot Don

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The benefits of technology usage in schools are vast, including everything from grading tests to analyzing weak spots in courses, providing improvement suggestions. One of these writing assistants is Robot Don, an AI-driven software which we are going to discuss in this article.

Girls and STEM: The Google 20% Project That Encourages Girls to go Into STEM

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Today’s show is a team of people at Google who have done just that. Komal Singh is a Google Engineer and recruited other Google employees to participate in a powerful 20% time project that encourages girls to go into STEM. Use the code COOL 20 to save 20% off each course.

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'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

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” 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.” We must encourage people to pursue “robot resistant” majors in college. Robots are much more ideal as workers, because of course they cannot unionize.

December 15 University of New Hampshire to Host the State Finals forState’s Second Annual Cyber Robotics Coding Competition

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On December 15, the University of New Hampshire (UNH) will host the finals of the state’s Cyber Robotics Coding Competition (CRCC), being held by the New Hampshire Department of Education (NH DOE) and the Intelitek STEM and CTE Education Foundation ( ISCEF ).

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

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That is the purpose of the Horizon Report, of course: it’s a story about the future. But now “software is eating the world,” as venture capitalist Marc Andreessen wants to us all to believe. Children being left alone, of course, wasn’t new.

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

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Software Updates Google is reorganizing its Classroom platform to make it easier to sort materials by topic. 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. McGraw-Hill introduces a new English language arts software for grades 2-7 called Redbird Language Arts & Writing.

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

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VR technology like Google Tour Creator will allow students to create and take virtual tours anywhere around the world in an immersive 360-degree environment. They also come with software packages that allow teachers to produce and manage their lessons using the latest technologies.

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How Technology Can Help Deepen Students’ Learning

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Technology for whole group settings, e.g., interactive flat panel displays and presentation software, can engage students by using videos and vivid images to get them curious and excited about a subject. force and friction) to programming as they work with the robots.

Top K–12 Tech Tools for Teaching STEM

EdTech Magazine

At some schools, science, technology, engineering and math are being incorporated into the overall classroom curriculum in all grades, while others are creating courses designated for STEM learning. Robotics kits: Products like the Sony KOOV and HamiltonBuhl’s HB Invent! Google+.

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

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I always think of giving my students that sandbox time so that they can play a little bit with the software. I, of course, start off again by modeling — what does a SketchNote — or what could a SketchNote — look like? It might be typing up your notes in a Google Doc.

The One Present I Wish Parents Would Give My Students

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” By definition, this is supposed to be a physical gift, because of course love and support and good character are all things we hope parents will give their kids every year. . They are collaborating in Google Docs with their partners out of town.

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Peter Thiel May Finally Get His Flying Cars, Thanks to a New Udacity Nanodegree in 2018

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Udacity already offers a self-driving car nanodegree but, as its founder and former CEO Sebastian Thrun writes , it “has many prerequisites [and] is built for seasoned software engineers.” This four-month intro course, which starts on Oct. Students who complete this introductory course will be eligible to enroll in the more advanced Self-Driving Car or Robotics nanodegree programs. So, when will robots learn to make left turns fast enough to dominate NASCAR?).

Profile of Asbury Park (NJ) Superintendent Sancha Gray

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They use the Blackboard platform to communicate with professors and engage fellow students in their courses. KOOV is an educational robotics and coding kit for ages eight and up, made up of blocks, sensors, actuators, and a companion app. Autodesk Inventor CAD Software.

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9 Fine Ways to Do Better 20% Time

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Twenty percent time from Google. Based on the Google 20% time, students take 20% of their time in a class to pursue a personal interest project. A student is allowed to select a project in a course of study that is of personal interest.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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The software takes advantage of Casio’s Natural Display technology for input and output of mathematical expressions. EDGENUITY WORLD LANGUAGE LIVE LESSONS ( www.edgenuity.com ) Edgenuity is implementing live lessons for its virtual World Language courses.

Are We Designing Girls Out of Education Technology?

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This week, a software engineer at Google was fired for writing a widely-derided internal memo , critiquing the company’s diversity efforts for ignoring the “fact” that women are just biologically different from men. Because while the demographics of the tech industry may reinforce the author’s notion in a world where our collective experiences make the theory easy to accept, it takes very little Googling to discover cultures that prove the memo’s author to be wrong.

School STEM Labs Inspire Students, Power Innovation

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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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Review: LittleBit’s Code Kit Makes Programming Fun

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LittleBits unique coding software is based on Google ’s Blockly, which makes programming more intuitive. The software is available for all major operating systems and installs quickly. MORE FROM EDTECH: How teachers can integrate robotics and coding into their classrooms.

Going to School, Running a Startup: When Students Build Their Own Edtech

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And unlike most education software, Quizlet has attracted a loyal following among students who often rave about its features with a passion usually reserved for sports teams and celebrities.

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Andrew Ng Is Probably Teaching More Students Than Anyone Else on the Planet. (Without a University Involved.)

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One selling point of MOOCs (massive online open courses) has been that students can access courses from the world’s most famous universities. The assumption—especially in the marketing messages from major providers like Coursera and edX—is that the winners of traditional higher education will also end up the winners in the world of online courses. In fact, three of the 10 most popular courses on Coursera aren’t produced by a college or university at all, but by a company.

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

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We also melded the missions of coding in education with AR for this exploratory study to see if we could get favorable results in timing tests and user experiences,” said Nathan Dass , a researcher and software engineer at Google AI. “We

What to Put in Your Makerspace (and How to Pay for It)

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I also knew creating such a space could be pricey, especially when you start talking about robots, advanced software and 3D printers. We challenged students to build obstacle courses using wooden blocks, cardboard, fuzzy sticks and tape. One of the most popular items we received through the site were our Sphero SPRK robots ($130/ robot). Free apps are available for multiple platforms to program and control these robots.

Adapting to the New Classroom

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Diagnostic products and software systems that target specific areas of learning for improvement can help students find success, freeing educators to help every learner reach their personal best within one classroom. Google Classroom ? Z-Space lab with AR/VR software ?

Video Assignments Are the New Term Paper. How Does That Change Teaching and Learning?

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Over the next two months, I’ll share the experience and highlights in a series of columns for EdSurge with highlights from the course. The Google-owned service is widely used that it may already soak up more than a third of all mobile traffic. This was the topic for one week in my course. For example, telepresence robots could give remote students more options for expression in class when they can’t be there in person.

Ed-Tech Agitprop

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I shared the stage that day in Iceland with a person who gave their talk on how, in the future, robots will love us -- how they will take care of us in our old age; how they will teach our classes; how they will raise our children. " Robots will never care for us.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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Software & Online CAPSTONE PEBBLEGO SPANISH DATABASE FOR K-12 STUDENTS ( www.capstonepub.com/library/digital/whats-new/ ) Capstone is pleased to announce its most popular PebbleGo databases are now available in Spanish.

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K–12 Districts Prepare Students for Careers in the Tech-Dominated Economy

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In the tournament, middle school teams compete in 14 events, including Lego robotics, video production and the 3D Derby, where participants use a 3D printer to design and produce cars, and then race them. The district’s Career Readiness program, part of the formal ­curriculum, offers 130 courses, many of which prepare students for high-tech jobs or for working with modern office technology. Start small with a robotics competition or a club,” he says.

The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed

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Five-year-old Mykell Robinson practices his reading on the Lexia software while a small group of classmates work with a teacher. Good teachers, of course, have always personalized lessons based on their students’ needs. The problem is thinking that the software is all you need.

Why Building a Diverse Workforce Requires Computer Science Mandates in Schools

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In 2014, Google’s tech workforce was made up of only 17 percent women, two percent Latino/Hispanics, and one percent African-Americans. There is little incentive for schools and districts to include technology courses. There are few high school state requirements, no prerequisite mandates to enter college, and basic course materials are expensive to purchase and maintain. and 2 times more likely to attend school with a robotics club.

WHAT’S NEW

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Software & Online ACCELERATE LEARNING STEMSCOPES SCIENCE ( www.stemscopes.com ) Accelerate Learning announced a new platform using the best of CNN’s digital content to create a new science education product. This release will also now include support for Google Drive.

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Can Online Education Lower Costs and Improve Quality?

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Not everyone thinks that’s possible, of course, and even Cavanagh, vice provost for digital learning at the University of Central Florida, admits that edtech can spark plenty of new ethical challenges along the way. EdSurge connected with Cavanagh (online of course) to talk about what he has learned from all those podcast chats, and about how his sidegig as a detective novelist shapes his work in campus innovation.

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

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Below are the finest collection of stories you’ll never see on any other day, and which have been brewing in our heads over the course of 2018 in between too many cups of coffee, indecipherable email pitches, 1:1 meetings, product sprints and the occasional but unavoidable sparring on Twitter. We will use some arcane technology called “blockchain” and distributed ledgers to validate that education software works. No courses.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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The New York Times broke the news this week that New America ousted its Open Markets team after it praised a recent EU fine against Google : “Google Critic Ousted From Think Tank Funded by the Tech Giant.” ” New America has received more than $21 million from Google. “ We Said Google Was Dangerously Powerful, Then Google Proved Us Right,” writes Open Markets’ Matt Stoller in Buzzfeed. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

STEM Gains Traction in After-School Programs

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schools currently offer computer science courses. At the secondary level, after-school sports and clubs have a well-established foothold, so adding a STEM or robotics club isn’t a huge stretch.

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

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Not quite enough time for our robot overlords to overtake us, but both distant and soon enough to make us wonder. A year later, in their second grade, Google launched the first Chromebooks. This Chrome OS share, of course, has made Microsoft angry. Google, Acer, Lenovo, ClassVR and many others are trying to improve the in-school experience, with Futuresource estimating there were about 20 companies at London’s Bett edtech show in January showcasing AR/VR software or hardware.