What?s New: New Tools for Schools

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EDMENTUM EXACTPATH ( www.edmentum.com/products/exact-path ) Edmentum Exact Path utilizes adaptive diagnostic assessments paired with targeted student learning paths to ensure academic growth in K-8 reading, language arts, and math. launch of Be a Maker, an all-new mobile application that teaches children how to code by allowing them to program their Jibo robot. Bubble Bot features a bubble-blowing robot or a Fan of Fortune, a prediction game.

T&L’S ISTE 2018 BEST OF SHOW AWARDS WINNERS

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BIRDBRAIN TECHNOLOGIES HUMMINGBIRD ROBOTICS KIT ( WWW.BIRDBRAINTECHNOLOGIES.COM ) The Hummingbird Robotics Kit is designed to grow with people who may start as absolute beginners, and to allow them to go deep in many different ways — whether by creating beautiful electronic art, intricate cardboard mechatronics, or cleverly programmed robotic behaviors. For the fifth year, Tech & Learning presents its awards program that honors great products at ISTE 2018.

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Education Technology and the New Behaviorism

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It’s a reaction, I’d say, to the current obsession with artificial intelligence and a response to all the stories we were told this year about robots on the cusp of replacing, out-“thinking,” and out-working us. If indeed robots will excel at those tasks that are logical and analytical, schools must instead develop in students – or so the story goes – more “emotional intelligence,” the more “human” capacity for empathy and care.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “Culturally Sensitive Robots Are Here to Care for the Elderly ,” Futurism.com claims. Remember: robots for the elderly share a direct connection to MOOCs replacing higher ed.). Via Techcrunch : “ Facebook sends Sphero robots so classrooms can apply coding education.” Other sponsors, in addition to CZI and Gates, included: Knowledgeworks , Edmentum , Amazon Web Services , Oneder , and Reading Plus.).

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Edmentum has raised $25 million in debt financing from New Mountain Finance Corporation and Tennenbaum Capital Partners. 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. Via Inside Higher Ed : “The U.S.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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Imagine Discovering That Your Teaching Assistant Really Is a Robot,” The Wall Street Journal gushed in 2016 , documenting an experiment undertaken at Georgia Tech in which a chatbot called “Jill Watson” answered questions in a course’s online forum.