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?” For their robotics hour each week, I am giving them the following choices with their goal of using five of the robotics to complete five of the tasks provided. My robotics-type devices include: Sphero. Jimu Robot. Finch Robot. Jimu Robot.

How Korea-Based Cubroid’S ARTIBO- A Smart AI Robot Is Making Children Across The Globe Future-Ready With Creativity And Imagination?

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Technology. In this ever-growing world of technology, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning have become the frontrunners, and it has become imperative that our kids learn about these concepts now. Exploring The World Of Robotics With Cubroid.

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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. In a rare demo of its abilities, Robyi’s founder and CEO, Elnaz Sarraf, listens to the robot name colors, animals and their accompanying noises while displaying pictures on its torso. Roybi the 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. Educators like Angie Kalthoff, Technology Integrationist in St. Cloud, MN, and Ann Bartel, Instructional Technology Specialist in Chilton, WI, teach K-8 students about technology through coding and computer science programs that incorporate the 4 Cs of learning: collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and communication.

Ten jobs that are safe from robots

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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. And robots are starting to do some of the work in professions as diverse as chef , office clerk and tractor-trailer operator. For most of us, though, the robot invasion will simply change the tasks we do, not destroy our jobs altogether.

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. Kadho has spent the past five years developing the KidSense engine, which recognizes children’s speech and is based on speech and voice data from about 150,000 children, according to Roybi CEO Elnaz Sarraf. This Roybi promo video shows how kids interact with the robot.

UBTECH Announces Yanshee Programmable Robot

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Today, UBTECH Robotics introduces a new member of its family to the US Education market. Yanshee combines an advanced AI interface, a programmable Raspberry Pi card, and a host of sensors and functionality to an open-source platform for educators, students, and robot enthusiasts to learn, experiment, research, and engage with. [ For more information on UBTECH and its complete line of robots, visit ubtrobot.com. edtech Ed Tech Ticker Robotics News

Robot Teachers, Racist Algorithms, and Disaster Pedagogy

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Me, I write about education technology for a living. And I do so because I want us — all of us — to flourish; and too often both education and technology are deeply complicit in exploitation and destruction instead. Technology offers itself as the solution.

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. Other research suggests the share is much lower — but while the exact numbers may be debated, there’s little question that technology is changing quickly and reconfiguring the tasks many of us do.

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). Its curriculum, developed by experts in their respective fields of science, mathematics and literacy, is designed to teach STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) concepts and skills. 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. 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.

Meet Codie, a New Robot

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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. 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. Everyday new tools come to market.

Technology Sparks Growth Mindset and Innovation in the Classroom

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We’d look at another school that has technology, and we’re like, ‘Wow … I wish we had those possibilities.’”. The initiative—made possible by a partnership between Digital Promise and Verizon—works to bridge the Digital Learning Gap by equipping every student and teacher at select middle schools across the country with devices and up to a four-year data plan. Technology extends the classroom beyond the school walls.

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. Hard drives crash, files get corrupted, your computer is lost or stolen, a virus and malware forces you to reformat (which can lose all of your data), what you thought you saved you didn’t–I could go on. There are dozens of reasons why you should–really–backup your data.

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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. The goal is to merge engineering and design research happening at the city’s universities with resources and opportunities from the media and technology industry—to develop new prototypes, explore applied R&D projects, launch new companies and encourage the latest thinking.

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

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

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. Whether you are looking for a toy that provides educational value, a gift that gives a little bit more or a digital companion that can teach logic and programming, these robots for kids are some of the most cutting edge gadgets around.

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. The first robot, provided by ATLAB, a technology-based learning solutions company, is in use at the Umm Al Quwain Autism Centre. Robotic teaching assistants are changing the way the kids are taught. All that data goes straight to a tablet in the hands of the teacher.

?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.

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. What do you think the year ahead has in store in terms of Educational Technology? I also expect to see a lot more robotics and makerspaces in schools. How can teachers use data / learning analytics to make informed decisions?

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Emerging Technologies for 2020

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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

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. A panel of NSTA-appointed experts chose the winning educators—one elementary teacher, two middle school teachers, three high school teachers, and one college-level educator—for their innovative use of data-collection technology in the science classroom.

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

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. The goal is to merge engineering and design research happening at the city’s universities with resources and opportunities from the media and technology industry—to develop new prototypes, explore applied R&D projects, launch new companies and encourage the latest thinking.

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. Once students have started interacting with their robots, Ozobot Classroom will then provide lesson recommendations and build a curriculum based on the individualized student data. The SIIA CODiE Awards recognize the top innovative products and services in the education and business technology industries.

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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. About CRCC The first-of-its-kind Cyber Robotics Coding Competition (CRCC) was created by ISCEF and is supported by Intelitek and Oracle Academy. Students and teachers need no prior coding or robotics knowledge.

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

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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.

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. The potential of education technology is the biggest in Asia due to the sheer number of students enrolled in schools across Asia (600 million in K-12 schools) and the premium that Asian culture places on education. Across the globe, some key disruptive technology trends which are impacting education are: Artificial Intelligence. Assistive Technology.

7 ways data collection is improving STEM education

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One district is getting students more active and analytical with data-collection tools, like probeware. Today’s students, being technology natives, expect the same kinds of engagement in the classroom as they seek out online. The recent addition of probeware—sensory-based handheld devices for measuring things like water quality, light, and temperature—has allowed us to bring students out into nature and introduce them to the world of data collection and analysis.

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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. A recent PwC report notes that of 2,000 K–12 teachers surveyed, only 10 percent reported feeling secure in their ability to incorporate “higher-level” technology into their classrooms, highlighting a need for quality training programs to develop teachers’ skills with emerging tech. Three Steps to a Successful Technology Integration Plan.

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

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. The competition takes robotics and leverages it into the coding world – such an important aspect of STEM,” said Todd I. Students and teachers need no prior coding or robotics knowledge.

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