The Coronavirus’ Chilling Effect Hits Edtech Industry Conferences

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spike in coronavirus cases, which currently numbers around 118 cases in 16 states , is leaving the edtech conference industry with an existential (if not quite Shakespearean) question at the start of its busy events season: to host or not to host? The recent U.S.

Disruptive technologies in Education industry

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The growth in the edtech sector is most pronounced in the entire Asia-Pacific region which is predicted to become 54% of the global edtech market by 2020.

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Education Robot Maker Roybi Boosts Kids Speech Recognition Technology With Acquisition

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Roybi, the maker of a pill-shaped robot to teach language and math skills to young children, has acquired additional technology to power its educational features. This Roybi promo video shows how kids interact with the robot.

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

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Most people don’t consider education technology to be such an important industry, but it’s actually gigantic. According to the report, the EdTech industry will reach a global value of $252 billion by 2020. 5 New EdTech tools to watch. Robot teachers.

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4 exciting trends that will define the 2018 education industry

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The most hopeful potential impact of 2018’s edtech landscape is the opportunity for nurturing skills that will help students succeed in the future of work. Considering how robots could replace 38 percent of jobs in the U.S. Next page: 2 more exciting education industry trends for 2018).

'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

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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.

The Asian Money Fueling US Edtech Investments

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education industry has not become so dependent (yet). To adapt, many companies are investing domestically, particularly in China, where edtech companies raised more than $1.2 edtech startups raised last year. edtech investor, including. Edtech Companies With Asia-Based Investors. Across Asia, investors and companies are looking for more diverse products that can inspire new innovations in the local edtech ecosystems. edtech startups.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition). Education Secretary Betsy DeVos increased her family's financial stake in Neurocore this spring, the controversial "neurofeedback" company was under investigation by an advertising-industry self-regulatory group for making questionable claims about its treatments for such conditions as autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and memory loss. EdTech News News news

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition). Education Secretary Betsy DeVos increased her family's financial stake in Neurocore this spring, the controversial "neurofeedback" company was under investigation by an advertising-industry self-regulatory group for making questionable claims about its treatments for such conditions as autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and memory loss. EdTech News News news

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‘Learn’-Launching the 2017 Edtech Conversation With Cautious Optimism

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Edtech gatherings that attract more than 1,000 attendees, such as LearnLaunch’s Across Boundaries Conference last week in Boston, are usually echo chambers of hubbub and hoopla about technology’s potential to transform education. Yet throughout the two-day gathering of entrepreneurs, researchers and educators, keynote speakers urged attendees to curb their enthusiasm, and evaluate the edtech landscape with a sense of cautious optimism.

Coding and Computer Science during CSEdWeek

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The Coding & Robotics K-8 PLC, sponsored by Wonder Workshop , hosted the webinar, “ Beyond the Hour of Code: Implementation for All ,” on December 6th. Join the Coding & Robotics K-8 Community.

The Past Decade Forecasts a New Wave of Economic Opportunity in Education

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And in this environment, the education industry sees an unprecedented transformation due in part to a new industrial revolution. During the past decade, we have seen only the beginning of changes in the education industry. Education Technology Investors Edtech Business

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Why Your School Should Stick to Core Principles Instead of Market Trends

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A better question might be, what’s hot in EdTech this year ? In 2017, EdTech industry investments rose to a record-breaking $9.5 Just the first half of this year alone, the United States neared one billion in EdTech funding. By Steve Halliwell and Cheryl Miller.

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It’s Time For a Permanent Solution In Higher Education

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The temporary EdTech solutions piecemealed together have brought everyone this far, but the wear is starting to show. Or will all faculty and administrators adopt new EdTech solutions and live harmoniously in a technology utopia as all of their problems are solved forever more?

Today's Newsletter: The Coolest New Products at Toy Fair

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Toy companies are continuing to innovate and think outside the box as they incorporate engaging tech components into their products," noted an industry spokesperson. Many of these mostly-Amazon Alexa-enabled gadgets were robots, such as UBTech's Lynx ($799).

How to Build a Modern School – 6 Key Elements to Embed in Your Groundwork

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Quick Take: Covering the 6 key elements in creating the right foundation for modern education with the arrival of the 4 th industrial revolution and the changing educational environment. Learn more about topics around EdTech and education at ViewSonic.com/Education

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How to Select a Complete Digital Education Solution Provider

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There are many things to consider when deciding which digital education solution will best suit your needs, but having a clear idea of the purpose and functionality of these edtech resources will help make these purchasing decisions easier.

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

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition). 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. Tagged on: March 16, 2017 CUE brings 7,000 teachers to Palm Springs | The Desert Sun → One of the larger state/regional edtech conferences targeted to educators. Blog EdTech News News news

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Strategy Shift Leads to Layoffs (and a Rogue Ex-Employee) at Coding Kit Company Pi-Top

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Today, the company hopes its computing kits and programmable laptops that cater to middle and high school students can stand out in an industry where competing products often focus on younger learners. “Am Robotic toy maker Sphero bought electronic kits provider littleBits in August.

3 Emerging Technologies That Will Reshape Education in 2019

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The goal is to merge engineering and design research happening at the city’s universities with resources and opportunities from the media and technology industry—to develop new prototypes, explore applied R&D projects, launch new companies and encourage the latest thinking.

Changing the narrative using educational success

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It’s about telling stories and creating authentic, personal learning experiences for kids, so they’re prepared for the future ahead — a future that involves automation and robotics in vastly and rapidly changing industries. Uncategorized edtech FETC Future Ready Schools“Every day in every one of our schools, amazing things are happening,” says FETC thought leader and Future Ready School’s Tom Murray. How does our community know? How do our government officials know?”

ISTE 2019: Everything You Need to Know Before the First Day

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Those are just two of many topics EdTech: Focus on K–12 team will delve into at the ISTE 2019 conference , which kicks off June 23 in Philadelphia. . Follow EdTech on Twitter as well as the event hashtag, #ISTE19 , to stay up to date.

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How to use design thinking in the classroom

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With the rebellion against standardized tests and “one-size-fits-all” schools, design thinking has become, for some, the antidote to the industrialization of education. Read more: What’s edtech got to do with growth mindset?

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How AR and VR Prepare Students for Jobs of the Future (and Save Districts Money)

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Lucie’s are increasingly viewed as a pathway to provide students with the hands-on skills industry and businesses say they need in new employees. So, we did an internal study of what is out there, what would be a good fit, what kind of industry-supported curriculum was available, what gives us the most utility. The same could be said with the robotics pieces and parts—before they would often disappear and vanish. Imagine a high school student in your district.

Changes at the National Science Foundation Raise Objections From Education Startups

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But a recent reorganization of the NSF’s grantmaking portfolio and personnel has raised concerns about whether that support will continue—especially after a dozen edtech companies that recently applied for funding said they were all unfairly rejected. There is no such thing as free money.

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Building STEM and Movement Skills Outside of School

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Kristin Harrington, EdTech coach for Flagler County School District in Palm Coast, FL, knows what it’s like to shift from a live, on-site classroom, where she and her learners are always moving and interacting with each, other to sitting in front of a screen teaching students from afar.

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4 Steps to Create an Effective K–12 Drone Curriculum

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While students are excited at the idea of flying robots in class, teachers will need support systems to learn how to incorporate the new technology into their lesson plans. “It’s MORE FROM EDTECH: Check out how schools are teaching students to build and code their own drones.

Intelitek Recognized by The Edvocate as a Finalist in the 2018 Tech Edvocate Awards

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Finalists were selected by a panel of educators and K-12 parents who reviewed the submissions that were entered and judged the products and services based on the extent to which they are transforming education through the development or advocacy of edtech.

8 Approaches That Are Making a Difference in Public Education

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In late April, League educators joined researchers and other leaders in the education industry at the spring 2018 League meeting in Charlotte, NC, to talk about the challenges they face and develop ideas for solutions.

Schools Focus on Boosting Students’ Future Career Options

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The district now offers 16 career clusters, exposing students to a variety of technologies, from medical manikins to VEX robotics and 3D design tools such as Autodesk. . In the 2018-2019 school year alone, Fairfax County students earned 18,000 industry credentials, says Beth Downey, the district’s CTE coordinator. We’re teaching cybersecurity, we’re teaching network administration and Oracle, we’re teaching CAD drawing and robotics.” .

Schools Focus on Boosting Students’ Future Career Options

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The district now offers 16 career clusters, exposing students to a variety of technologies, from medical manikins to VEX robotics and 3D design tools such as Autodesk. . In the 2018-2019 school year alone, Fairfax County students earned 18,000 industry credentials, says Beth Downey, the district’s CTE coordinator. We’re teaching cybersecurity, we’re teaching network administration and Oracle, we’re teaching CAD drawing and robotics.” .

With Eyes on Asia, Kidaptive Raises $19.1M to Grow Its ‘Invisible’ Adaptive Learning Platform

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Kidaptive first entered the edtech market in 2012 with Leo’s Pad, a game-based learning app that offered mini-games and puzzles to assess cognitive skills in young children. Once the industry’s poster child for adaptive learning, Knewton boasted working with dozens of publishers, including Pearson and McGraw-Hill. He’s also careful around how he frames adaptive-learning technology: “There’s a lot of legitimate concern about the robotic tutor.

3 Emerging Technologies that will Reshape Education in 2019

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The goal is to merge engineering and design research happening at the city’s universities with resources and opportunities from the media and technology industry—to develop new prototypes, explore applied R&D projects, launch new companies and encourage the latest thinking.

For Investors, the Future of Education Technology is now the Workplace

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After several years of waiting for the K-12 market to grow faster, and a couple of years getting schooled in higher education, education technology investors seem to have decided edtech’s future is the workplace. For investors, the future of education technology is now the workplace.

CoSN 2018: K–12 Innovators Explore the New Age of Tech

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With the theme of exponential change, thought leaders and presenters at the conference will focus on how to design learning for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. “We New technologies like artificial intelligence, 3D printing and robotics are emerging with the potential for having a transformative impact on industry, the economy and society as a whole,” reports the conference’s website. SIGN UP : Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks!