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

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. What does it mean to have your educational system uploaded for commodification and surveillance?”

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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. The nation’s largest community college system is taking a similar approach, using technology to directly benefit students’ long-term success.

Adapting to the New Classroom

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Diagnostic products and software systems that target specific areas of learning for improvement can help students find success, freeing educators to help every learner reach their personal best within one classroom. Absent students can join classrooms through robotic telepresence.

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

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He just doesn’t think our current university systems and edtech solutions will get us there. 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. He points to the learning management system as an example.

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. This economic divide was mirrored in the school system.

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “The nonprofit National University System announced today that it plans to acquire the for-profit Northcentral University , which specializes in online education in graduate and doctoral-level programs.” Meanwhile on Campus… Via Inside Higher Ed : “The University of California is on the brink of eliminating an 11-year-old $60 tuition surcharge in what would be the system’s first year-over-year decrease in almost 20 years.”

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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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” Via the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette : “More than $300,000 spent on high-tech parking management system at UA.” 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.”

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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. ” Via Futurism.com : “Schools Are Installing Bathroom Surveillance Systems to Bust Vapers.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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Department of Education Announces Requirements for New Federal Loan Servicing System.” ” “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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” 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.” ” Inside Higher Ed looks at how the North Dakota University System is “Blocking Child Porn on Campus.” ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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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.” Data company IO Education has acquired student information system company eSchoolData. Edsurge on “How to Protect Education Data When No Systems Are Secure.” (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.” ” Also via Campus Technology : “2 Cornell U Teams Land up to $15 Million to Study AI , Autonomous Systems.” (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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