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?


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. Let’s take a look at how robots are currently being used in classrooms and try answering the question of the hour: Do robots have the potential to teach students in the future? Classroom robots of today. Robotics in other spheres.


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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. 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. So that’s my Go To robot. From iPads to robotics to 3d printers, science exploration with technology support is happening in @lacrossescience.

29 K-12 edtech predictions for 2021

eSchool News

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.

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5 Tools to Teach Coding to Late Elementary Students


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

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.

Top 5 new EdTech tools that you might use in your university


According to the report, the EdTech industry will reach a global value of $252 billion by 2020. The EdTech sphere is obviously developing quickly, so some things that seemed impossible only a few years ago have become a standard in the meantime. The change already delivers extraordinary results and 96% of teachers claim that EdTech increases student engagement in learning. 5 New EdTech tools to watch. Robot teachers.

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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.

How to Get Started With Genius Hour for Elementary Classrooms?


It can be basically anything from learning to play piano to engineering a robot. edtech elementary classroom genius hourI believe that every single child is gifted and that every kid has a talent which we as educators should help uncover. This is not easy when you have a curriculum to follow and tons of material to teach. But that given we need to make time to work with kids in a different and more creative setting.

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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An Inside Look at the Edtech Purchasing Process


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.

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


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. Marrington Elementary School Rookie Teacher of the Year 2018. Dash robot. Dot robot. Cue robot.

Can MakerSpaces Invent the Future? (Video)

Adjusting Course

Our students recently participated in a robotics competition that was invented from the ground up by staff and students. We designed and printed 3D “exoskeletons” that fit over our Sphero robotic droids…and SpheroExo was born. Uncategorized 3D Printing Collaboration EdTech Elementary Greenwood GWgreats Innovation Makerbot Makerspace MakerSpaces Mobile MakerSpaces Robotics Sphero SpheroExo STEAM STEM Wayzata

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


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

Virtual Valentines: The Global Valentine Project Sharing Love and Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

He’s the robot there. in Elementary Education. All Subjects Edtech Tool Tuesday Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Flat Classroom and Global Collaboration Get Connected (PLN Building) History and Social Sciences Teachers How to Guides. Micah Brown on episode 237 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Virtual Valentines are an incredible global project in February.

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


I used this protocol in a doctoral course on EdTech Leadership. Valerie Sun ( @MlleValsunshine ) is a progressive, techy educator of twelve years in private and public schools across elementary and post-secondary education. She has developed and taught a robotics curriculum and a tech-infused, French dual-language immersion curriculum in California. The post Becoming an Edtech Iron Chef – Featuring the Voice of @SGVCUE appeared first on CUE Blog.

A Few Weeks with Root


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. What you want to know is my first impressions of the robot, right? STEM TL Advisor Blog edtech blog Robotics

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


LUXROBO is a company that makes modular robotic platforms equipped with MODI operating systems, and MODI modules have been leading the market for coding education when it comes to STEAM education. EdTech EdTech Industry LUXROBO MODIBookmark( 0 ) Please login to bookmark.

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

The Innovative Educator

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. 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.

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


In its 20th year, the Summit had a feeling of rolling up its sleeves: People talked about the tensions of trying to have civil dialogue between people who hold different points of view; they struggled with the ongoing challenge of trying to figure out “what works” in edtech and reform, particularly when efforts don’t seem to live up to expectations. Edtech's Next Big Thing?

Full STEAM Ahead at CCS

Tech Helpful

Until this parent shared not only his vision but created funding opportunities, I just dreamed about integrating coding, robotics, circuitry, etc into our curriculum- the funding just wasn't there. We were also able to hire a full time STEAM Project Assistant that would learn the nitty gritty of coding, robotics, circuitry, and the design thinking process. brains coding curriculum edtech integration robotics steam technology

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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].

'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

Hack Education

This isn’t simply a matter of “ robots are coming for your jobs.” This narrative – robots are coming for your jobs (and your kids’ jobs) – involves tasking schools with retooling so they can better train students for “ the jobs of the future ,” although to a certain extent, workforce preparation has always been what (part of) the education system has been expected to do. Helicopter Robots. ” Robots Raising Children.

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. Check out this article New EdTech Resource. Robots are cool. What better way to take coding to the next level than to code a robot to drive or roll or to program a drone to fly?

Tinkering in Our Open Makerspace

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

I love hearing how the elementary students and college students talk to one another. While the UGA students supported the stop motion, I pulled out our Finch robots, which are on loan to us this year from Birdbrain Technologies. We opened the basic version of Snap, and student tinkered with programming these robots with simple block coding. edtech #makered #finchloan pic.twitter.com/d2CeUdzC2Y.

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Connecting Computer Science to Today's World

Tech Helpful

Edtech companies are on board trying to create stepping stone opportunities for this to happen through such things as drag and drop block coding, and kid friendly robotics like Wonder Workshop's Dash and Dot. We are doing just that in our elementary school, in an introductory level. coding college bound computer science cte curriculum edtech programming robotics stem students tennessee tracking

Things I Wish My Teacher Knew… – SULS007

Shake Up Learning

Bonner Elementary in Moncks Corner, South Carolina. Bonner Elementary. Dash Robots. Blended Learning edtech educational technology elementary episodes Google Instructional Technology podcast Shake Up Learning Show Podcast Student Interview shake up learning show student interviewThe post Things I Wish My Teacher Knew… – SULS007 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Ready for our very first student interview? This is it!

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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.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition). " Tagged on: March 17, 2017 770 Apple iPad Air Coming To Cullman County Elementary Schools | Cullman Today → At $340,000, kindergarten, first & second-grade students get 'ultra-modern' tablets. Tagged on: March 16, 2017 Shenzhen Capital Co-leads $29M Round In Chinese Robotics Firm Makeblock | China Money Network → "Recently, we are focusing on educational technology industry.

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


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 STEAM dream with a does of Instructional Technology

Tech Helpful

I'm at a place in the elementary school where I am seeing technology integrated more and more seamlessly every day. I think now it is fair to say we use technology as an instructional resource daily in the elementary school. Over the years as we have progressed in the elementary school of incorporating technology in many different ways I have intentionally left off technology for technology sake.

The Facebook Scandal: What Can We Learn as Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

acronym – make sure that you’re talking to a person first instead of some Russian robot that’s out there. This is something that should start in elementary school looking at your basic ideas of digital literacy, and then move into middle school and into high school and into college and beyond, so we continually retool ourselves as to what’s going on with the web and stay vigilant.

K–12 Education’s Top Tech Hurdles to Innovation

EdTech Magazine

MORE FROM EDTECH: Schools Use Immersive Technology for Assistive Learning. MORE FROM EDTECH : How Educational AI is Making the Grade. K–12 Education’s Top Tech Hurdles to Innovation. shailaja.neela…. Fri, 11/22/2019 - 12:10.