Why making, coding, and online learning are the real trends to watch

eSchool News

Take a casual flip through this year’s trend-predicting Horizon Report, released today, and you’ll find plenty to get excited about. The end of the report is stuffed with tantalizing promise about how future learners will engage with robots, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and wearable tech (think data-collecting headbands, and skill-tracking sensors) that could explode into classrooms in as little as four to five years.

Tired Edtech Trends That Teachers Wish Would Retire: From the Floor of ISTE 2017

Edsurge

But while EdSurge paced the ISTE floor on June 25-28 in San Antonio, Texas, we decided to ask a slightly different question: What edtech trends, products, and buzzwords do you wish would retire—for good? Tara Linney: The piece of tech is definitely different apps that exist for the sole purpose of replacing a quiz. Stew Greenberg Stew Greenberg: Definitely digital scantrons.

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The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

This is part eleven of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” In May, venture capitalist and former securities analyst Mary Meeker released her annual “Internet Trends” report. Among the major trends Meeker identified for 2017: mobile advertising, gaming, and healthcare. And it raises a number of questions, I think: how good is Mary Meeker at actually identifying and analyzing Internet trends? Is this really a trend?

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

Fractus Learning

Robots. Between new Star Wars characters , excitement over machine learning and driverless cars, robots are taking over this Christmas… From the numbers it seems that there are two mechatronic-mad pockets of the country. Topping the list is robotic Rhode Island, closely followed by neighboring Connecticut. We can also see robots dominating what should now be known as the BB-8 band of Montana, Idaho, Utah and Colorado. Top 5 Robot Rabid States.

Wonderful World of Wearables in Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Imagine putting a high definition 3D television set inside cool goggles. In the movie, moviegoers often see the world through “the terminator” robot’s vision. As this robot looks at the world, text appears to show him targets, where to go, and other information. However, if you look at the robotic exoskeletons being worn already in the military and in some jobs , you’ll soon be able to put on a suit that lets you lift a hundreds of pounds.

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The One Present I Wish Parents Would Give My Students

The CoolCatTeacher

” 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. . Hands-on makers might like robots, a subscription to Make Magazine, or something to build. Education News & Trends StudentsFrom the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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3 ways to make social-emotional learning REAL for students

The Cornerstone for Teachers

He’s going to give us a bit of context about what the SEL needs are for students right now, what’s trending, and clarify exactly what true socio-emotional learning means., And in these trends with SEL right now? This work must be more than just a buzzword, or the latest trend.

Friday 5 — 2.26.2016

Perry Hewitt

This Smashing Magazine article offers an especially clear and concise definition and approach, with relevant examples. Weekend fun: If 180lb walking robots are your jam, Boston Dynamics has just the video for you. Every Friday, find five, highly subjective pointers to compelling technologies, emerging trends, and interesting ideas that affect how we live and work digitally.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

Hack Education

But this year, I’m reorganizing my analysis of these “trends,” partly because I think they can all be subsumed under the larger theme of “the new economy.” ” 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.”

Hacking project-based learning: tips for management, assessment, & more from Ross Cooper & Erin Murphy

The Cornerstone for Teachers

That’s definitely something at the secondary level we want to look for: those cross-curricular activities and opportunities to show students the connections between their subjects, and that they’re not living in these silos, being ushered between the silos each day. Cooper: Just like with any type of activity, whether it’s STEM, whether it’s project-based learning, whether it’s robotics. Classroom Management Education Trends Truth For Teachers Podcast

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

To push it further, one definition of disruption might be a bottom-up cause that substantially effects the ecology it is a part of (e.g., Highly variable quality of “learning apps,” which causes some app developers to “backwards plan” from the what a teacher or school will find credible; it also which causes some teachers to change their definition of what “effective” means, while others respond by calling for standards on measuring that effectiveness.

Friday 5 — 6.24.2016

Perry Hewitt

Weekend fun: If your definition of "fun" extends to "mildly terrifying," don't miss Boston Dynamics' latest video featuring Spot, a new mini robot that can toss a soda can in the trash even if it struggles with hardwood flooring. Every Friday, find five, highly subjective pointers to compelling technologies, emerging trends, and interesting ideas that affect how we live and work digitally.

Friday 5 — 6.24.2016

Perry Hewitt

Weekend fun: If your definition of "fun" extends to "mildly terrifying," don't miss Boston Dynamics' latest video featuring Spot, a new mini robot that can toss a soda can in the trash even if it struggles with hardwood flooring. Every Friday, find five, highly subjective pointers to compelling technologies, emerging trends, and interesting ideas that affect how we live and work digitally.

6 Tips for making the most of ed tech exhibitions

Neo LMS

Not to mention 3D printing, AR and robots! It’s OK if your class is not ready for the shiny new trend that pops up on your Twitter feed from time to time. For example, products can be categorized with the help of a simple list with three columns named: “definitely”, “maybe” and “for the future”. The NEO team will be heading to London next week to attend The BETT Show 2019 , between January 23-26.

What Happens When Students Work at Their Own Pace

Digital Promise

There were definitely doubts at first. Students noticed the same trend. Students take computer programming, robotics, and foreign language courses that, until recently, weren’t offered. Jason is the communications director at Digital Promise. You can reach him on Twitter @jtomassini. We hear a lot about the need for students to “learn at their own pace.”

The 2018 Horizon Report has appeared, thanks to EDUCAUSE

Bryan Alexander

Under “Long-Term Trends for Driving Ed Tech adoption in higher education for five or more years” were “Advancing Cultures of Innovation” and “Cross-Institution & Cross-Sector Collaboration.” For “Mid-Term Trends: (three to five years)” the report found “Proliferation of Open Educational Resources” and “The Rise of New Forms of Interdisciplinary Studies.”

29 K-12 edtech predictions for 2021

eSchool News

When we posted our 2020 predictions on January 1 last year, we–along with the majority of the world–definitely didn’t anticipate the curveball that was (and continues to be) the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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No Begging Required: Teachers Share 5 Creative Ways to Fund Classroom Technology

Edsurge

Pearsall notes that this school year teachers are expanding their definitions of technology projects to include more maker centers and coding curriculum. As the maker movement catches on, we're seeing more requests for things like MakerBots, 3Doodler pens, and robotics kits.” Their definition of art is broad encompassing everything from dance to robotics, theater, 3D printing and software development.

#7: More than 40 new things we saw at ISTE 2018

eSchool News

Creativity, artificial intelligence (AI), and digital competencies were just a few of the many trends at ISTE 2018. We’ve rounded up some of the biggest trends, news, and tools to help you organize your post-ISTE thoughts. Intelitek ‘s CoderZ is a web-based learning environment program where students code virtual 3D robots. [ Editor’s note: This story, originally published on June 29th of this year, was our #7 most popular story of the year.

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How Much Screen Time Is Too Much for Kids?

Edsurge

In the article, Nellie Bowles discussed how “throwback” play-based preschools are trending in affluent neighborhoods; parents in Kansas City launched a program called Stand Together And Rethink Technology (START); and another group of parents in Missouri have joined forces to figure out how to reduce their children’s screen time. And I’m definitely not seeing schools discontinuing their focus on effective use of technology.

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The Facebook Scandal: What Can We Learn as Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

Cambridge Analytica was able to take that quarter million accounts that it had permission to look at from Facebook and mine fifty million accounts to look at trends and how people thought about politics and then potentially use that to move the 2016 election in different ways. acronym – make sure that you’re talking to a person first instead of some Russian robot that’s out there.

Top School & District Innovator Awardees 2019

EdNews Daily

From the experiences we provide (iPads, cutting-edge digital library, nationally-ranked Robotics program) to the inter-district professional learning we support (top-ranked VrainWaves podcast), at the core of our program is a belief in technology as a catalyst for learning at all levels.

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When College Becomes a Benefit of Employment

Edsurge

For a sense of how big this trend is, consider Guild Education, a startup that helps set up and run these education benefit programs by connecting big companies and colleges. The practice essentially treats employees like robots, tracking their productivity in ways that she found oppressive.

The 2018 Horizon Report has appeared, thanks to EDUCAUSE

Bryan Alexander

Under “Long-Term Trends for Driving Ed Tech adoption in higher education for five or more years” were “Advancing Cultures of Innovation” and “Cross-Institution & Cross-Sector Collaboration.” For “Mid-Term Trends: (three to five years)” the report found “Proliferation of Open Educational Resources” and “The Rise of New Forms of Interdisciplinary Studies.”

Can Online Education Lower Costs and Improve Quality?

Edsurge

Each month, he and co-host Kelvin Thompson executive director of the Center for Distributed Learning at UCF, give their analysis of trends in online learning over a cup of fancy coffee—and these days their fans often send them beans to brew and fuel the show. Do you see that as a broader trend as well? Thomas Cavanagh, vice provost for digital learning at the University of Central Florida You're talking about enhancing human conversations with software robots.

Celebrating the 3rd anniversary of the NEO Blog

Neo LMS

From gamification to digital citizenship to PD for teachers to classroom robots and everything in between, the 102 posts that have been published on the NEO Blog in the last 12 months covered oh so many subjects related to education technology and e-learning for educational institutions. All the trends and all the advancements in education are based on living breathing people who want to make the world a better place. The NEO Blog turns three the day after tomorrow!

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How Do You Prepare Students for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet? Karen Cator Has Some Ideas.

Edsurge

There is a lot of talk these days about robots replacing humans in the workforce, but those conversations remain largely abstract. Of all the issues and trends in edtech these days, she says automation is one of the most pressing—and one that all educators should be thinking about. But advanced manufacturing is definitely one area that automation is kind of taking over.

#DLNchat: How Could Artificial Intelligence Shape the Future of Higher Education?

Edsurge

Sometimes an artificial persona (call it AI, virtual assistant, robot like ASIMO, whatever) can, in its failed attempt to be human, be truly tragic. Kent Darr put it this way: “AI can quickly interpret qualitative data to show us large trends in classes, colleges, or entire student bodies. As Dr. Straight put it, to “instill a deep love for and definition of "humanity" and the difference between people and constructs.”.

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Top 8 Advantages of an Interactive STEM Curriculum

Kitaboo on EdTech

Related: 8 Trends in Education Technology That Will Have A Major Impact | 2019. Engineering students can see and learn the functioning of a machine or robotics. The current lack of rightfully skilled individuals for STEM jobs will definitely create a higher market for STEM related jobs in the coming future. What is STEM? The acronym STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

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Bringing “Maker Ideas” into Learning

RafranzDavis.com

I definitely questioned her on creating a wooden cutout of President Obama’s signature but clearly she ignored me). In education, we have a way of taking a “thing” and reframing it to be something else…to fit our ideas or the latest trend of the moment but making isn’t new. To be clear, knowing my mother, her creations would have definitely done these things if she had the skills to do so.

How to Overcome Apathy and Disillusionment When Standardized Tests Fail Kids

Edsurge

For many of our students, there isn’t a singular, definitive reason why they came to McClarin. Two weeks before testing day, after weeks of struggling robotically through course content, we ditch the projects and texts we are working on to focus solely on test practice, fueled by Powerpoints featuring sample test questions from prior years. If I could see a student’s scores trend upwards, it meant something to me, even if it wasn’t a passing score.

The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed

The Hechinger Report

What’s different about the trend today is that educational technology companies are eagerly marketing software under the “personalized learning” label. KIPP Morial, a school in New Orleans East, exemplifies how the personalized learning trend rolled out in charters across the Crescent City. Pane predicts that if the personalized learning trend continues, it could upend traditional notions of what a classroom looks like. “I

Makerspaces: On Scanning the Road & Gently Easing the Brakes

NeverEndingSearch

I hear of librarians who jump into making because they feel pressure to identify with a trend or because they are lured by a commercial promotion and a growing number of available turn-key kits. The broad, inclusive Educause definition in 7 Things You Should Know about Makerspaces practically screams library to me: A makerspace is a physical location where people gather to share resources and knowledge, work on projects, network, and build. robotics teachers (OMG!

21 Things Every 21st Century Educator Should Try This Year (2018 Version)

techlearning

Many of the updates come from trends I’ve seen not only in education but also in the workplace like these Top 10 Skills Needed for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (from the World Economic Forum). While these are becoming more common, I like the trend of having a weekly student “guest author” write up the ideas and learning objectives discussed in class. Utilize robotics to tell a story The fourth industrial revolution will definitely feature more and more robots in our world.

ISTE Librarians’ Takeaways (Crowdsourced)

NeverEndingSearch

The best event for me was definitely the librarians’ breakfast and listening to The Liv Bits, and her mom, Cynthia Merrill. it’s an interesting trend. I have a million other things to take away, from STEM integration, mental wellness for students and staff, adaptive technologies, robotics, programming, staff development/coaching, and more. ISTE both thrills and overwhelms me. However carefully I plan my choices, each year I am plagued by FOMO.

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