New programs find ways to foster student resilience

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Megan Nickels, PedsAcademy founder, helps Ella Greene build a robotic version of her dog. Last November, toward the end of Ella’s year of treatment, PedsAcademy opened at the hospital, bringing virtual reality field trips, robots and math lessons that didn’t feel like school. “I And she’s in the process of building a robotic version of her dog, River.

Can kids get passionate about learning — and develop the persistence to follow where it leads? One school has a plan

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We believe in the idea of trying on different identities: ‘I’m going to be a photographer, robotics engineer, or actor in a Shakespeare play.’ ”. Fifth-graders (from left) Jayden Vargas, David Bojorque, and Ariyana Denny figure out how to make their Lego robot move in a robotics class at Elm City College Prep, in New Haven, Connecticut. In a Lego robotics expedition, fifth- and sixth-graders hunched over iPads trying to figure out how to make their robots move.

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The messy reality of personalized learning

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The same was true at the affluent, predominantly white Barrington Middle School, which will soon move into a $68 million building fitted with a robotics lab. K-12 News Data and research Graduation and dropouts online learning Personalized LearningIn tiny Foster, Rhode Island, teachers at Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School use high-tech methods to teach a largely rural, off-the-grid population. Photo: E. Tammy Kim, for The Hechinger Report. PROVIDENCE, R.I.

Do students buy into maker culture?

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A new report from robotics and open-source hardware provider DFRobot aims to find out by analyzing DIY-labeled products hosted on Kickstarter. The results of this learning model speak for themselves, with the district rising in state education rankings, as well as experiencing fewer high school dropout rates. Maker culture is going mainstream.

3 Strategies to Combat Summer Learning Loss

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NSLA states summer learning loss “ is one of the most significant causes of the achievement gap between lower and higher income youth and one of the strongest contributors to the high school dropout rate. Vancouver Public Schools hosted a Girls Lead the Way summer robotics camp at McLoughlin Middle School. After many weeks away from their traditional school schedule, students across the country are starting to re-enter their classrooms and share stories of their summer vacations.

Five Things You Don’t Know About Cloud Computing and Education

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They are developing a recommendation engine to leverage dropout rate data to predict and design interventions for at-risk students. After intervening and supporting approximately 16,000 students, dropout rates have decreased and test scores have improved. AWS Educate has released cloud badges for the following services: RoboMaker makes it easier to develop, test, and deploy intelligent robotics applications at scale.

Online Classes Get a Missing Piece: Teamwork

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The lack of social interaction could be one reason behind high dropout rates in online classes. Rosé and her colleagues found that when students talk to each other, they tend to stick around and show up for their next class more than peers who chose not to complete the activity or those who only talk to the robot. Most online courses are a solitary experience for learners.

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Adapting to the New Classroom

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The district faced challenges with dropouts and reduced graduation rates due to failed classes, school transfers, and absences due to weather and medical issues. Absent students can join classrooms through robotic telepresence. Adaptive learning technology is the new go-to for personalized learning.

‘Our Technology Is Our Ideology’: George Siemens on the Future of Digital Learning

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Rise of the robots Siemens has both an academic and an industry perspective on digital learning. Now that robots are flipping burgers and reading X-rays—for a fraction of the cost of human labor—learners need to prepare for careers that employ uniquely human traits like self-regulation and communication. What does it mean to be human in a digital age?

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What happens when two separate and unequal school districts merge?

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Starkville, in contrast, was regarded as a successful school system, offering opportunities such as Advanced Placement classes and robotics competitions through a career and technology center. The school district had a 27 percent dropout rate in 2014. Students warm up in choir, one of the many extracurricular classes offered at Starkville High Photo: Nicole Lewis. This story is the second in an ongoing series about the last days of desegregation. STARKVILLE, Miss.

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How a College Dropout Plans to Replace the SAT and ACT.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Edsurge : “ Robots Won’t Replace Instructors , 2 Penn State Educators Argue. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. I’m starting on that project soon, and my god, this all looks so grim.

Trump has promised manufacturing jobs, but high school grads might want to seek credentialed “middle-skills” posts instead

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Those blue-collar jobs – at least as we remember them in our collective imagination – went to people, mostly men, fresh out of high school, graduate and dropout alike. The reality is that in recent years, 88 percent of job loss in manufacturing is due to gains in productivity , such as increased use of robots. Anthony Carnevale. I miss watching Gunsmoke on Saturday nights. I miss casseroles. I miss canasta games with friends. I miss browsing the new video releases at Blockbuster.

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” Via The Economic Times : “Startups in student-lending sector see dropouts, but some score too.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. “ Robots will replace teachers by 2027 ,” Futurism predicts. “ When the Robots Come for Our Jobs, They’ll Spare the Teachers ,” Edsurge tries to reassure its readers. Robots are coming for your children. (National) Education Politics. RIP Net Neutrality.

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” Via The Atlantic : “Why Many College Dropouts Are Returning to School in North Carolina.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Futurism.com : “Here Are the States Where a Robot Is Most Likely to Steal Your Job.” *Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. (Oh

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despite having Arizona ’s third-highest dropout rate.” ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “Kids connect with robot reading partners ,” says the PR office of the University of Wisconsin Madison. Via Engadget : “ Japan trials AI and robots to boost English skills in schools.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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Via ProPublica : “ For-Profit Schools Get State Dollars For Dropouts Who Rarely Drop In.” “‘Eton for all’: will robot teachers mean everyone gets an elite education? Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. There’s more about Mattel’s robots and privacy in the privacy section below. classrooms: An army of robots to help autistic students learn social skills.” ” Campus Technology with the latest robot predictions (a.k.a.

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Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via The New York Post : “Doctors slam sex robot ‘family mode’ ” “Where Are The Robot Teachers ?” “ Robots in the classroom ? ” Via Chalkbeat : “Do suspensions lead to higher dropout rates and other academic problems? Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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Meanwhile on Campus… Via ProPublica : “‘Alternative’ Education: Using Charter Schools to Hide Dropouts and Game the System.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via Quartz : “The robot that takes your job should pay taxes , says Bill Gates.” Via the MIT Technology Review : “What Happens When Robots Become Role Models.” Education Politics.

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” “A Conveyor Belt of Dropouts and Debt at For-Profit Colleges ” by Susan Dynarski. ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “When the Teaching Assistant Is a Robot.” Presidential Campaign Politics. November 8 cannot come soon enough. Via Education Week ): “ Hillary Clinton Campaign Releases $500 Million Anti-Bullying Plan.”

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Following up on ProPublica reporting , “ Florida to Examine Whether Alternative Charter Schools Underreport Dropouts.” ” New Nanodegrees from Udacity : Digital Marketing and Robotics. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Robots hate the Common Core. ” Via Techcrunch : “ Disney Research has robots matching verbal styles with kids.” ” Via PC Magazine : “Researchers Show Off ‘Mind-Reading’ Robot.”

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Meanwhile, the state has given initial approval for ECOT to become a “dropout school.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” Via Getting Smart : “Using Robots to Teach Elementary Students About Human Nature.” (National) Education Politics.

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“ Is higher ed creating the next dropout factories? ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. From the Raspberry Pi blog : “IoT Sleepbuddy, the robotic babysitter.” (National) Education Politics. “Who Is Betsy DeVos ?” ” asks New York Magazine. “And how did she get to be head of our schools.”

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” Via The New York Times , a profile on the Indiana charter chain Excel Schools : “A Chance for Dropouts, Young and Old, to Go Back to School.” ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics.

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