Robotics and Computer Science for Elementary Level Learners

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I absolutely love all of the new robotics toys that have been coming out for elementary age learners. One of my gifted girls noted, “Where do all of these robots come from?” My robotics-type devices include: Sphero. Jimu Robot. Finch Robot. Jimu Robot.

Integrating Coding and Robotics into the Classroom

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Coding and robotics programs in classrooms reflect how integral technology is in our lives. In a recent edWebinar , Kalthoff and Bartel explain that they want to coach students and not just tell them what button to push or the correct sequences to move a robot across a mat.

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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.

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.

Sphero SPRK Hard Fun, Learning with Robots by @SamPatue

TeacherCast

In August my favorite robot maker relaunched Sphero SPRK, with a new app and a special SPRK edition robot, optimized for education. The Robot: This is the good old Sphero 2 with an “invisible jet” makeover.

When Education Giants Stumbled and Data Ruled

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Companies that aim to provide student data in a usable fashion, like Schoology , still provide value. Achieve3000 still helps high school students improve literacy, and products like Lexia have improved over time and made it easier for teachers to find and use data.

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How colleges can help their students out-compete robots 

The Hechinger Report

There’s a lot of anxiety out there about robots gobbling up our jobs. It’s called “ Robot Proof: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.”. All students working toward degrees will need to understand technology and data, he says.

UBTECH Robotics Announces Launch of UKIT

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UBTECH Robotics announced today the launch of UKIT – a new robotics kit featuring a curriculum aligned with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Common Core State Standards (CCSS). For more information on UBTECH and its complete line of robots, visit ubtrobot.com.

Education Robot Maker Roybi Boosts Kids Speech Recognition Technology With Acquisition

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Roybi, the maker of a pill-shaped robot to teach language and math skills to young children, has acquired additional technology to power its educational features. This Roybi promo video shows how kids interact with the robot. It requires a lot of data and a lot of time.”

How Do You Backup Your Data

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Probably, of all computer functions, backing up data is the most critical and the most likely to make you tear your hair out. There are dozens of reasons why you should–really–backup your data. You can back-up data to your computer, a network, or the cloud.

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Meet Codie, a New Robot

My Paperless Classroom

The newest robot I know of is Codie. With the accelerometer and gyroscope I wonder if the data is exportable. Checkout their I ndiegogo campaign and be the first to get your hands on the wood-trimmed robot! From the perspective of a K-5 tech teacher, this is an exciting time.

Eight Areas to Consider as Part of Your Automation Strategy

Digital Promise

Verint’s Customer Advisory Board (CAB) met earlier this month and the agenda included a session on automation, artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics. Leading Retail Firm: There are discussions around making sure security concerns are addressed —ensuring that automation processes and bots/robots can’t be breached from a security perspective.

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.

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

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Students can use the mBot robot and Vernier-created activities to master introductory coding and programming skills through hands-on, standards-aligned learning. “To Each mBot robot comes equipped with line-following and range-detecting sensors and 40 well-designed parts.

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.

The Top 10 Best Robots for Kids: Games, Fun and Learning

Fractus Learning

I’ve titled this post ‘The Best Robots for Kids’ I use the word ‘Kids’ quite loosely here. And I can say without any hint of shame or embarrassment, that I would love to own every single robot on this list. Best Robots for Kids. 4M Doodling Robot.

The Weaponization of Education Data

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A file configuration error at Schoolzilla that exposed the data of some 1.3 Data stolen from a community college’s health clinic. A data breach at a school board in Ontario. A data breach at the Chicago Public Schools. More data collection will improve course design.

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'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

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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.

'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.

?Are False Connections with AI Robots Putting Your Student’s Emotional Health at Risk?

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She is a remotely controlled robot. Though social robots, like Saya, have been greeted with enthusiasm by students, researchers are taking a more critical stance regarding the ethics of introducing them as teachers. Sharkey focuses on the use of robots in social settings, looking into various social areas, including elderly care, home child care, and most recently as classroom teachers. In addition, robots can store data and information about children.

Ozobot Classroom - STEAM learning management system coming this Fall

Educational Technology Guy

Ozobot , makers of robots that empower coding and STEAM education for grades K–12, recently unveiled its new Ozobot Classroom learning management system. learning management system robotics STEM

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When the Robots Come for Our Jobs, They’ll Spare the Teachers

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What is often overlooked is what complicated little ecosystems classrooms are from a technological standpoint—dozens of learners, thousands of data sources that blend qualitative and quantitative outputs from both teachers and students. Machine learning can recognize patterns, make recommendations and process information at an incredible rate, but the data science applied in today’s classrooms is still narrow in scope compared to the science and art combined in the mind of a human teacher.

New Hampshire Department of Education to Host Second Annual Cyber Robotics Coding Competition

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Sponsored by Intelitek, and Oracle Academy, the CRCC is an eight-week virtual coding competition that provides students and educators with the opportunity to build STEM related skills using a cloud-based simulation platform featuring a virtual, 3D-animated robot. DERRY, N.H. –

Robots in Rhode Island and Telescopes in Tennessee – What’s Your State Getting This Christmas?

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Thanks to our site visitors, we’ve generated some cool and insightful data hinting at what toys are going to be on top of Santa’s list this year! Robots. Topping the list is robotic Rhode Island, closely followed by neighboring Connecticut. Top 5 Robot Rabid States.

National Cyber Robotics Coding Competitions Hosted by Intelitek STEM and CTE Education Foundation Set to Begin October 15for Schools in 14 States

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In October, the Intelitek STEM and CTE Education Foundation (ISCEF) kicks off the 2018 Cyber Robotics Coding Competitions (CRCCs) in 14 states and the District of Columbia. College and professional football games aren’t the only fall competitions underway.

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 ).

Privacy and Security Evaluation of the Anki Vector Robot

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Software The Vector Robot mobile application launches with a welcome screen. To connect the Vector device to the Vector Robot app, the user must turn on Bluetooth. The Vector Robot app provides a simple status screen with helpful recommendations of voice commands to use. Amazon Alexa The Vector Robot was updated to support Amazon Alexa that can be activated from the main app launch screen.

Up to 60 West Virginia Middle School Students to Advanceto Final Round in Cyber Robotics Coding Competition

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May 15, 2018– Students from middle schools across West Virginia are gearing up for the final round of their Cyber Robotics Coding Competition (CRCC), a program that provides students and educators with the opportunity to build coding-robotics skills for real or virtual 3D robots.

Privacy and Security Evaluation of the Anki Vector Robot

Graphite Blog

Software The Vector Robot mobile application launches with a welcome screen. To connect the Vector device to the Vector Robot app, the user must turn on Bluetooth. The Vector Robot app provides a simple status screen with helpful recommendations of voice commands to use. Amazon Alexa The Vector Robot was updated to support Amazon Alexa that can be activated from the main app launch screen.

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

Hack Education

Perhaps we might recognize, as we wait to see if Mattel’s or Clayton Christensen’s predictions about the future come true, that this fantasy of the robot companion or caretaker has its own, long history – stories that elicit fear as often as comfort. Robots don’t care.

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.” It also raises legal questions, like what BrainCo will do with students’ biometric data. But an IRB doesn’t make BrainCo immune to data breaches, or malpractice. “If

Sphere Introduces Bolt

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Robotic toy company Sphero announces its newest product, Bolt, a robotic ball with coding capabilities through the Sphero EDU app. STEM Coding News Ed Tech Ticker Robotics

How Humor and Storytelling Help Foster STEM Engagement

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One example is an anecdotal approach to teaching robot obstacle detection. Students can become guarded when learning a challenging topic such as robotics. Humor and storytelling meets robotics. Wonder Workshop is the creator of the Dash and Dot robots.

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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.

Friday 5 — 2.26.2016

Perry Hewitt

Is your data visualization conveying what you think it does? This article explains the role and effect of various preattentive attributes, and provides a checklist to keep your data visualization on track.