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4 Emerging Edtech Trends in 2020

The CoolCatTeacher

From coding to robotics and augmented reality and his favorite (which he saved for last), learn how a leading-edge K-8 program is using technology to teach all students the skills and thinking capacities they need to be successful in the modern era.

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Are classroom robots the NextGen of learning?

Neo LMS

I recently read a report that said schools in the UK spend £900mn per year on educational technology. It shows that clearly, EdTech is becoming an integral part of our classroom learning. Technology has the potential to further transform the way we learn, as is apparent by the advancements in robotics and its use in classrooms. Classroom robots of today. Milo , or the Robot Kid, is an interactive robot for engaging and teaching children with autism.

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Sphero, LittleBits and Other Robots Bring Technology to Life

EdTech Magazine

Sphero, LittleBits and Other Robots Bring Technology to Life. Josh Stumpenhorst got hooked on robotics three years ago when his son showed him the Sphero BB-8, a baseball-sized, self-propelled robot based on the Star Wars droid. Sphero , a programmable robot, can be found in more than 20,000 schools around the globe , including the math and science classrooms at Stumpenhorst’s school, about an hour west of Chicago. At Nathaniel Morton Elementary in Plymouth, Mass.,

6 Super Science Edtech Ideas: Using Technology to Level Up Science Classrooms

The CoolCatTeacher

Leah LaCrosse shares six edtech ideas science teachers can start using today to improve learning and excite students about science. 6 Super Science Edtech Ideas. Vicki: And I just want to stress — also as a fellow technology educator — that sandboxing is so important. Now, do you use robots? What about robotics? In my class, we use the Sphero robot quite a bit. See Top Tips for Teaching with Robots Using Sphero.

3 Basic Things Every School Should Teach Relating to Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Jorge Valenzuela, the author of Rev Up Robotics, discusses the three things schools should be teaching so students are ready. Hear an overview of computational thinking, algorithms, and robotics with Jorge Valenzuela.

29 K-12 edtech predictions for 2021

eSchool News

education system. We asked edtech executives, stakeholders, and experts to share some of their thoughts and predictions about where they think edtech is headed in 2021. Elementary students are not immune to serious student safety issues.

What are your edtech resolutions?

eSchool News

Our primary goal is to build a world-class-quality K-12 technology service system, including achieving Level 2 in the ‘process and results’ categories of the National Institute for Standards and Technology’s Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for Education.”. Kristina Stratton, principal, Westside Elementary School, Florida. “In I want to provide my students with opportunities to learn how to code using the Evo robots , which use a color coding language.

5 Tools to Teach Coding to Late Elementary Students

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Root I just got one of these coding robots, and it may already be my favorite. I like this as a starting place for late elementary because there is so much I can do with it. I see many folks buying coding robots to fit specific needs, and I think this robot eliminates much of that. Root's functionality for late elementary starts with the app. What you can do with the robot adds to the experience. edtech Computer Science TL Advisor Blog Coding

In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First—Devices Second

Digital Promise

Educational technology (edtech for short) can play a significant role in mitigating and solving this growing dilemma. An increasing amount of data around personalized educational models like "blended learning" and content-specific software suggests that edtech makes instruction in diverse classrooms more efficient. Yet these student growth gains are not reflected in most edtech implementations.

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How to Get Started With Genius Hour for Elementary Classrooms?

Kleinspiration

I believe that every single child is gifted and that every kid has a talent which we as educators should help uncover. Interestingly though, this idea does not originate in education or teaching practice. It can be basically anything from learning to play piano to engineering a robot. edtech elementary classroom genius hourThis is not easy when you have a curriculum to follow and tons of material to teach.

CoderZ Named 2020 Tech Edvocate Award Winner for Best Coding App or Tool

eSchool News

CoderZ , an online learning environment where students learn robotics and STEM by coding virtual robots, has been named a 2020 Tech Edvocate Award winner in the Best Coding App or Tool category.

An Inside Look at the Edtech Purchasing Process

edWeb.net

While the Wild West era of edtech may be over, there’s still some mystery over how schools decide what digital materials to buy. In the edWebinar, “ Building Authentic Need and Research into Edtech Development,” representatives from a large school district, a small district, a developer, and the research community answered burning questions about edtech procurement. Robert Furman, Principal of South Park Elementary Center, South Park Township, PA.

The Facebook Scandal: What Can We Learn as Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

Today he reflects on the implications for educators and how he’s talking about the Cambridge Analytica scandal with other educators. The Facebook Scandal: What Can We Learn as Educators. We’ve got to do a better job as educators understanding our own privacy by helping our students understand how to set up THEIR privacy. We just need to do a better job of educating ourselves as teachers and educating our students on being good digital citizens.

Virtual Valentines: The Global Valentine Project Sharing Love and Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

He’s the robot there. That’s what makes a great educational change and transformative teaching, as well as we learn how to use technology in a nonthreatening way. in Elementary Education. The post Virtual Valentines: The Global Valentine Project Sharing Love and Learning appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

Robot Maker Wonder Workshop Raises a $20M Series B to Expand Internationally

Edsurge

The company’s flagship products are two round blue robots aimed at introducing students six to 12 to computational thinking. Students use an iOS or Android app to code commands for the robots. Wonder Workshop claims that more than 4,000 elementary schools in the US and 2,000 across the rest of the world have incorporated Dash and Dot into their curricula already. Wonder Workshop has shipped almost 150,000 robots in the past year and a half.

[On-Air Coaching] Staying Focused on the Learning Goals, Not the Technology – SULS006

Shake Up Learning

Jasmine is a second-year fourth-grade teacher at Marrington Elementary School near Charleston, South Carolina. One of Jasmine’s coolest projects is her robotic water cycle lesson, which involves all kinds of skills from her students. edtech. These are: The Google Certified Educator Level 1 Academy. The Google Certified Educator Level 2 Academy. 1) The Google Certified Educator Level 1 Academy. (2) 2) The Google Certified Educator Level 2 Academy. (3)

K–12 Education’s Top Tech Hurdles to Innovation

EdTech Magazine

K–12 Education’s Top Tech Hurdles to Innovation. MORE FROM EDTECH: Schools Use Immersive Technology for Assistive Learning. There’s a lack of collaboration between school educators, administrators, IT staff and students, and this affects decisions about purchasing and implementation.

Screen-free Coding Now Available in the US for K-2 students

techlearning

KUBO Robotics, a screen-free coding solution for emergent readers, is now available in the US exclusively from Pitsco Education. A fun, puzzle-like way for K-2 students to experience coding for the first time, KUBO comes with activity mats, coding TagTiles™, and the KUBO robot – and is available in a single set and four-packs that serve up to 12 students at a time. Learn more about KUBO Robotics at www.pitsco.com/KUBO. edtech Coding News Ed Tech Ticker Robotics

Becoming an Edtech Iron Chef – Featuring the Voice of @SGVCUE

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I used this protocol in a doctoral course on EdTech Leadership. I also provided An Educator’s Guide to “The 4Cs” as a reference. The students (mostly post-secondary educators) were assigned one of the four Cs to work on individually or as a group. Valerie Sun ( @MlleValsunshine ) is a progressive, techy educator of twelve years in private and public schools across elementary and post-secondary education.

A Few Weeks with Root

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One of my biggest takeaways from the FETC conference in January was seeing the Root robot live. Basically, Root is everything I was looking for in a coding robot, and I could not wait to try it out. They added us to their initial pilot program, and they worked with us to get us a few loaner Root robots before their first production units were out. There are many education companies where that commitment can be hard to see. STEM TL Advisor Blog edtech blog Robotics

The Next Big Trends in #EdTech from @ISTE CEO Richard Culatta at #ISTE19

The Innovative Educator

Innovative educators understand the importance of being in touch with the latest trends in ed tech. Richard Culatta, CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) helps us by sharing what the organization sees as the next big trends. Fortunately, teachers like April Keck DeGennaro who teaches at Peoples Elementary School in Georgia is. SCREAM stands for science, computing, robotics, engineering, artificial intelligence, and math.

5 Best Practices for STEM Education Spaces

EdTech Magazine

5 Best Practices for STEM Education Spaces. Thomas School near Seattle has concentrated on beefing up the school’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education for the past several years and plans to strengthen it even more in the future. Makerspaces — a key element of STEM education — are popping up in classrooms and libraries across the U.S. SIGN UP : Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks!

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Top 10 K–12 Educational Technology Trends

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While “trendy” ideas and products come and go, many of these influential concepts seem likely to continue to shape edtech for many years to come. While “trendy” ideas and products come and go, many of these influential concepts seem likely to continue to shape edtech for many years to come. Here’s a roundup of today’s top edtech trends: 1 1:1 Devices —This trend seems to continue to expand. 2 Mobile Devices —Mobile devices in education can be controversial.

Forward Failures, Future of Work and What’s (Not) the Next Big Thing in Edtech

Edsurge

For the past few years, the annual NewSchools Venture Fund Summit has surfaced some of the resonant themes echoing in education reform: A few years ago, it featured the likes of billionaires Mark Zuckerberg and venture capitalist John Doerr. The familiar narrative—that schools today are outdated and in need of an overhaul—has also been shared by the likes of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and education reform leaders. Edtech's Next Big Thing?

Things I Wish My Teacher Knew… – SULS007

Shake Up Learning

Bonner Elementary in Moncks Corner, South Carolina. The courses are: The Google Certified Educator Level 1 Academy. The Google Certified Educator Level 2 Academy. Bonner Elementary. I wish my teachers knew how much my education meant to me. . Dash Robots. Education Podcast Network. 1) The Google Certified Educator Level 1 Academy. (2) 2) The Google Certified Educator Level 2 Academy. (3) Inspiring Educators.

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Google Classroom: Top New Features to Learn Over the Summer #gafe

The CoolCatTeacher

” Alice has a popular EdTech blog [link] and her Google Classroom posts can be found at [link]. To celebrate the end of the first season of the Ten-minute Teacher podcast on June 16 th , we’re running a giveaway – the Dash and Dot Robot Wonder Pack from Wonder Workshop. So to celebrate, we’ve partnered with one of my favorite robots for teaching coding – Dash and Dot from Wonder Workshop. [00:10:00].

LUXROBO Launches AI Coding Training Package ‘hello AI’, ‘Smart AI’ Globally

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Register Korean edutech startup LUXROBO is launching ‘hello AI’ and ‘Smart AI’ targeting the global AI education market in November 2020. . EdTech EdTech Industry LUXROBO MODIBookmark( 0 ) Please login to bookmark. Username or Email Address. Password.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

Hack Education

This is part nine of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” “ We Need to Rethink How We Educate Kids to Tackle the Jobs of the Future.” All of these claims play pretty fast and loose with the facts – with the history of education, with the history of technology, and with the history of work. This isn’t simply a matter of “ robots are coming for your jobs.” Helicopter Robots. Robot Teachers.

K–12 Education’s Top Tech Hurdles to Innovation

EdTech Magazine

MORE FROM EDTECH: Schools Use Immersive Technology for Assistive Learning. There’s a lack of collaboration between school educators, administrators, IT staff and students, and this affects decisions about purchasing and implementation. MORE FROM EDTECH : How Educational AI is Making the Grade. Artificial intelligence, ‘deep learning’ and robotics are among the game-changing technologies that are beginning to alter the nature of work and workforce demands.

K–12 Education’s Top Tech Hurdles to Innovation

EdTech Magazine

MORE FROM EDTECH: Schools Use Immersive Technology for Assistive Learning. There’s a lack of collaboration between school educators, administrators, IT staff and students, and this affects decisions about purchasing and implementation. MORE FROM EDTECH : How Educational AI is Making the Grade. Artificial intelligence, ‘deep learning’ and robotics are among the game-changing technologies that are beginning to alter the nature of work and workforce demands.

Q&A: Adam Welcome on How K–12 Educators Can Integrate Technology for Engagement

EdTech Magazine

Q&A: Adam Welcome on How K–12 Educators Can Integrate Technology for Engagement. In order to use technology properly in the classroom, teachers need to take a back seat and allow students to spend more time as the drivers of their own education, says educational consultant and public speaker Adam Welcome. . However, many educators struggle with finding creative ways to introduce new classroom tools. .

Code With Kids and See What Happens #hourofcode #edtech #edchat #caedchat

Adam Welcome

With code.org and other resources, block coding is an excellent place to start, especially with Elementary students - check it out! Students at Karly’s school, Sun Terrace Elementary, program all year long and they know how important it is to learn programming. Cool Coding Apps and Websites for Kids from Common Sense Media HyperDocs: Coding lessons and activities created by educators. Check out this article New EdTech Resource. Robots are cool.

Connecting Computer Science to Today's World

Tech Helpful

In the state of Tennessee, Computer Science falls under the category of CTE (Career and Technical Training)- this was what was known as vocational education a few years back. As a former business education certified teacher, I would be considered qualified to teach Computer Science classes because our state does not currently have a computer science endorsement (and I can tell you I do not have the skill set for what that means today).

VR, PBL, and OERs: Four High Hopes for Learning with Edtech in the New School Year

Edsurge

In 2014, I wrote about strategies for edtech success in the new school year , and in 2015, I wrote about edtech teaching trends for the new school year. Fourth graders at High Tech Elementary School met with nearby organizations and launched their own websites and businesses to support the police department, water board, humane society, and more. I’ve seen the students in my own school get pretty excited about the robots they’ve built and programmed with code.

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The Progression of our Lower School Technology Integration

Tech Helpful

In the last few days of the first semester of the 2003-2004 school year I was given the opportunity to speak with the teacher that was leaving the school briefly before he left for Christmas break to understand what the curriculum expectations were for the stand alone computer classes in the elementary school. To be quite honest, I always thought we were above the curve of what most elementary students were doing regarding technology.