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.

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.

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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.

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. Educators like Angie Kalthoff, Technology Integrationist in St. Classroom organization is essential for introducing coding and robotics programs into classrooms.

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. Developed with experts in language development, the technology covers languages including English, Mandarin and Korean.

When Education Giants Stumbled and Data Ruled

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This op-ed is part of a series of reflections on the past decade in education technology. On the other hand, companies like Curriculum Associates took the path of blended learning and have seen significant growth driven by a technology-first model.

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How colleges can help their students out-compete robots 

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This question comes from an anonymous reader, who asks : What degree programs do colleges need to offer students so they can succeed in a workplace dominated by automation and high technology? There’s a lot of anxiety out there about robots gobbling up our jobs.

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.

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.

Technology Sparks Growth Mindset and Innovation in the Classroom

Digital Promise

We’d look at another school that has technology, and we’re like, ‘Wow … I wish we had those possibilities.’”. Technology extends the classroom beyond the school walls. These new classes allow for hands-on learning that utilizes technology when applicable.

Meet Codie, a New Robot

My Paperless Classroom

The newest robot I know of is Codie. Overall, I am pretty excited to see how Codie can support learning in technology and other classes. With the accelerometer and gyroscope I wonder if the data is exportable. From the perspective of a K-5 tech teacher, this is an exciting 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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3 Emerging Technologies That Will Reshape Education in 2019

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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.

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

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.

Eight Areas to Consider as Part of Your Automation Strategy

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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.

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

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How can we prepare a generation of students to adapt and evolve, learn (and un-learn), in an era where technological advances are transforming the world of work, traditional educational pathways are under fire—and the half-life of skills hovers around five years ? Data collection and synthesis techniques aren’t available at the scale and consistency required for thoughtful classroom application. Education Technology 21st Century Skills Technology in School

Education Technology Trends for 2017: An Interview With Martin McKay.

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Martin McKay is the Chief Technology officer and one of the founders of Texthelp Inc. He directs all research and development at Texthelp with a focus on developing new technologies to assist people who struggle with reading and writing. Learning analytics and big data are huge.

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The 2018 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards Name Seven Winning Educators for Their Innovative Use of Data-Collection Technology

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BEAVERTON, Oregon, April 12, 2018 — Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) announced the seven winners of the 2018 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards.

?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

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Ozobot , makers of robots that empower coding and STEAM education for grades K–12, recently unveiled its new Ozobot Classroom learning management system. The SIIA CODiE Awards recognize the top innovative products and services in the education and business technology industries.

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3 Emerging Technologies that will Reshape Education in 2019

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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.

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

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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.

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. –

Disruptive technologies in Education industry

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Globalization and Technology advances over the last decade have significantly altered the landscape of the education sector. Across the globe, some key disruptive technology trends which are impacting education are: Artificial Intelligence. Assistive Technology.

Emerging Technologies for 2020

The Innovative Educator

What technology can we expect to see more of in 2020? Leaders from across the United States came together to share the newest technologies being used in their districts. Data privacy This is a concern around what we can do with data and ultimately need to do in order to help our students. Your Turn Are you noticing any of these emerging technologies in your district? Are there technologies you expect to see in the upcoming year that are missing from this list

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

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 ).

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.

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.

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.

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.

Part 2: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Technology

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This post is dedicated to Technology. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, Makerspace, Inquiry, Computational Thinking, and the 4 C’s. Technology – STEM Resources.

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Are We Designing Girls Out of Education Technology?

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Last year, an all-girls team from Michigan called the Pink Eagles won our global robotics competition. Early tests of our robots revealed that girls tended to view robots with wheels as toys for boys. As a result, we opted to hide the wheels—placing them underneath the robot’s body. Our design process also led us to give our robots one eye and three legs to make it look like nothing else on Earth. Education Technology Diversity and Equity Community

K–12 Experts Weigh In on Training Teachers to Use Education Technology

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K–12 Experts Weigh In on Training Teachers to Use Education Technology. Getting teachers up to speed on how to effectively teach with technology isn’t just about teaching them how to use tech tools, however. Three Steps to a Successful Technology Integration Plan.