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How K–12 Classrooms Can Benefit from Robotics

EdTech Magazine

How K–12 Classrooms Can Benefit from Robotics. Classrooms are dynamically impacted by the dual forces of technological evolution and student expectation. MORE FROM EDTECH: See how education robotics companies are invigorating K–12 learning.

A Siri for Higher Ed Aims to Boost Student Engagement


When third-year students in strategy classes at BI Norwegian Business School have a question about their assignments next semester, odds are a robot will provide their answer. A chatbot—a computer program designed to simulate an intelligent conversation—will respond to routine student inquiries and prompt students to complete assignments, mimicking some of the tasks of a teaching assistant. Students have a lot of the same questions over and over again.

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Creative Coding and Robots in the Classroom

Carrie Willis, Technology Director for Valley Preparatory School and Strategic Outreach Manager for Wonder Workshop, and Caitlin Arakawa, Kindergarten Teacher at Valley Preparatory School, dispel these misconceptions, during a recent edWebinar.

3 Emerging Technologies That Will Reshape Education in 2019


Education and cutting-edge technologies are core to the many programs at NYC Media Lab , where we lead university-corporate partnerships, communications and events. 5G technology and edge computing will reshape education with lightning speeds.

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


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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Sphero Announces Acquisition of LittleBits to Expand K–12 Robotics Tools

EdTech Magazine

Sphero Announces Acquisition of LittleBits to Expand K–12 Robotics Tools. The merger will bring the companies’ hardware, software, curricula and training programs — used by nearly 6 million students and 65,000 teachers worldwide — together under one roof, according to the Sphero press release.

3 Emerging Technologies that will Reshape Education in 2019


Education and cutting-edge technologies are core to the many programs at NYC Media Lab , where we lead university-corporate partnerships, communications and events. 5G technology and edge computing will reshape education with lightning speeds.

How to Select a Complete Digital Education Solution Provider

ViewSonic Education

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. Keep students engaged.

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'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

Hack Education

You hear it all the time, accompanied by a standard set of justifications about the pressing need to reform education: something about the " factory model of education ; something about radical shifts in the job market in recent decades; something about technology changing faster than it’s ever changed before. 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.

How to Integrate Online Professional Development Into Your School’s PD Culture


Whether educators need to learn how to use edtech tools, analyze student data or implement Common Core standards, online PD can offer educators support when and where they need it. Education Technology Professional Development Technology Tips

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This Company Wants to Gather Student Brainwave Data to Measure ‘Engagement’


Students sit at desks wearing electronic headbands that report EEG data back to a teacher’s dashboard, and that information purports to measure students’ attention levels. The video’s narrator explains: “School administrators can use big data analysis to determine when students are better able to concentrate.” It also raises legal questions, like what BrainCo will do with students’ biometric data. students. How far should schools go to “train” students?

3 Tools to Boost K–12 Math Lesson Plans for Pi Day

EdTech Magazine

There are several classroom tools available that can keep students engaged while building the science, technology, engineering and math skills they will need down the road. Of course, math lessons in K–12 will vary depending on students’ grade level and skills.

Make This the Year That You Take On Ambitious IT Projects in Your School

EdTech Magazine

For educators, the new school year is a prime time to set technology-related goals for their district, school or classroom. . MORE FROM EDTECH: Creative applications such as Adobe Creative Cloud are helping students develop soft skills employers value.

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Part 2… 30 NCAA Basketball Lesson Plan Resources and Links … A PBL Series


The post also contained 15 links to help bring the engagement and excitement of the NCAA tournament to your classroom. Who Invented Basketball – You and your students can explore another wonder of the day from Wonderapolis. Robot Basketball – This lesson comes from Try Engineering.


8 Approaches That Are Making a Difference in Public Education

Digital Promise

News articles often highlight the challenges educators face and the ways in which students are not achieving. Challenge: Edtech Procurement and Adoption | Response: The Educators’ Playground in Rowan-Salisbury Schools. Teaching and learning are student-centered and student-driven.

Futurizing the Stacks: How Makerspaces Can Modernize College Libraries


Today’s college students are spending more time than ever in public and campus libraries. The answer, in part, lies in the so-called maker movement, a trend studded by hobbyists, inventors, students and even entrepreneurs who creates products or gadgets for educational or industrial purposes. The grassroots community has garnered much attention in K-12 spaces, but many of today’s college students also exude a mindset that emphasizes practice over theory.

2018 Education Innovation Clusters Convening: Looking to the Future

Digital Promise

Which strategies and tools can ground our work in equity, increase edtech efficacy, and develop stronger networks? Discussions on edtech efficacy. EDTECH EFFICACY. Reaching traditionally underrepresented/disadvantaged students.

Your Syllabus to SXSW EDU 2019 (and Where to Find Us!)


From facial-recognition cameras to web and social media filtering software, surveillance technologies are finding their foothold in schools across America. But how much surveillance is acceptable, and what are the implications for students’ privacy rights? Companies include an AI robot, student incubator and a startup called Pie for Providers. But what does it take to make access to quality science education truly accessible for every student?

3 Simple Steps for Implementing Computer Science

Mindspark Learning

Let’s keep the robot rolling here and get started. It could even be as simple as starting with student awareness around computer science, ensuring you start with student engagement. What forms of delivery will you use to teach your students about computer science?

Workbench Education Expands Partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools


Baltimore, MD – July 12, 2018 – Edtech company Workbench Education today announced the expansion of a partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools) for the 2018 - 2019 school year. Today’s students need high-quality experiences using various forms of technology.

Teachers Are Turning to AI Solutions for Assistance

EdTech Magazine

While teachers may always be the best line of defense for students falling behind, busy schedules don’t always permit the special attention and feedback that students need. These intelligent tools can adapt pacing based on the student’s ability … and provide targeted, corrective feedback in case the student makes mistakes, so that the student can learn from them,” states an eSchool News report released earlier this year.

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Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC. ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system.

Epic Guide To Game Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

In summary, serious games done right can engage students and help us become better teachers. Not only do we want our students to be excited about learning but we also want them to be intrinsically motivated. 5 Lessons Video Games Can Teach EdTech Developers.

8 Cool Tools You May Have Missed at ISTE 2017

Graphite Blog

It's not easy to stand out among the the giants of edtech like Google, Apple, or Microsoft. At the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference this year, there was a lot of fanfare, and some really great products. This UK-based developer offers a student engagement platform with formative assessment tools like quizzes, interactive presentations, polls, and video discussion similar to Edpuzzle.

Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. Our students are children of technology and the web. Julene Reed Director of Academic Technology St.

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

School Psychology Doctoral Candidate and Intern, CEO STEMx: Stemulating Teaching with Emerging Technology Methodologies - Simulation vs. Virtual Learning Environments - Dr. Nicole Simon, Assistant Professor Engineering/Physics/Technology Dept.


The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

For the past ten years, I have written a lengthy year-end series, documenting some of the dominant narratives and trends in education technology. It works well, that is, if you disregard student data privacy and security. Students don’t pay attention to lectures, they would argue.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“ Trump and Chief Strategist Pick Bannon Disagreed on Foreign Student Policy,” says Inside Higher Ed. That is, Trump thought foreign students who graduate from “top” universities should get to stay in the US. ” “ Education Technology Under Trump : A Syllabus.” ” “How will the presidential election results influence education technology in schools?” Unlike Handshake, CodeFights isn’t pitched at students.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“ Trump Education Secretary Pick Has Indirect Stake in Student Lender ,” The Wall Street Journal reports. This Q&A with the free market fans at Reason and an attorney who represents students accused of sexual assault is, no surprise, truly awful: “Will President Trump Fire the College Sex Police.” “Obama Administration Mistakes Threaten Student Loan Relief Programs,” Buzzfeed reports. ” The student in question attends BYU.