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.

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. Classroom robots of today. Robotics in other spheres.

Robotics Is Incredibly Engaging With Lego Mindstorms!

EdTech4Beginners

A team, who are experts at robotics, recently visited my school to show how straightforward, creative and fun robotics can be. The class had to carry out basic programming and control a moving robot. Robotics really brings coding and programming to ‘life’!

Robots as Coaches?

Fidelis Education

University of Michigan and IBM launch a new project that will in essence replace an advisor’s role with technology: “ Called Project Sapphire , the multiyear partnership combines IBM’s resources with scientists and students at the University of Michigan’s Artificial Intelligence Lab.

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. Leah, today, we’re going to talk about how to use technology to make science more exciting and more effective.

Creative Coding and Robots in the Classroom

edWeb.net

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.

EdTech definitions every teacher should know: Part 1

Neo LMS

EdTech definitions every teacher should know. So, with apologies to our regular readers, who no doubt have mastered the EdTech shorthand and specific phrases, let’s develop a quick terminology with the help of key and quality online sources.

EdTech 344

5 Tips for schools to harness the power of edtech in the classroom

Neo LMS

A version of this post was originally published on April 4th, 2019 on Education Technology. Technology has the power to harness real change and bring education to life. Edtech needs to be cost-effective and help reduce overall costs to schools.

EdTech 265

UBTECH Robotics Announces Launch of UKIT

techlearning

UBTECH Robotics announced today the launch of UKIT – a new robotics kit featuring a curriculum aligned with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Common Core State Standards (CCSS). For more information on UBTECH and its complete line of robots, visit ubtrobot.com.

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

Neo LMS

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.

EdTech 384

Pitsco Education Brings Robotics to K-2 Classrooms

techlearning

Pitsco Education announced today an exclusive partnership with KUBO Robotics to bring KUBO , a simple, intuitive, plug-and-learn robot, to K-2 classrooms across the U.S. Ed Tech Ticker edtech Robotics

Trashbots: How Some Students Are Helping Educate the World in Robotics

techlearning

This post is about a pair of brothers and their inspiration approach to educating the world in the realm of robotics using a low-cost way that “up-cycles” existing everyday materials to build their creations. Learn Coding, Robot Maintenance with Cozmo ] Here’s where you come in.

Use Coding to Create Diverse Projects, From Art to Robotics

techlearning

Microsoft MakeCode Bring code to life with circuits, robots, Minecraft, and more Pros: Great connection between code and hardware, easily switch from block- to text-based commands. Gamification Lesson Plans edtech STEM Site of the Week Resources Robotics Makerspace News Coding

Robotics Showcase 2017! (Why taking risks is legit)

techlearning

When switching schools, from Sacred Heart Cathedral in San Francisco to Sonoma Academy in Santa Rosa CA, to be closer to my family in Petaluma CA, I was asked to teach Biology and Robotics in addition to Chemistry. Below is a video from the final showcase for our 2017 Robotics Showcase.

3 Emerging Technologies That Will Reshape Education in 2019

Wisewire

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.

Guest post: 15 EdTech Resources to Use in Classroom

EdTech4Beginners

If you don’t use educational technology, you’re not a cool teacher. They are growing up with all kinds of tech tools by their side, and they are thrilled to see technology involved in the educational process. Who doesn’t like robots and cartoons that teach us something? There are plenty of EdTech resources to explore, and you couldn’t test them all even if you tried. Hopefully, this list of 15 EdTech resources inspired you to make your classroom more fun!

EdTech 168

The Four P's—The Future of Edtech

LearnBop

We're happy to share this post by Julie Davis, Technology Coordinator at Chatanooga Christian School (CCS). Current technology trends allow for real-time data, ease of assessment, and the ability to let a student move at their own pace. The future of edtech will be algorithm driven.

EdTech 175

'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.

What Drone Technology Can Teach Students

Edudemic

The post What Drone Technology Can Teach Students appeared first on Edudemic. Articles Featured drones edtech featured learning tools robots STEM technologyIf you’re like most people, you think of drones in a military or even in a police context.

Rethinking “EdTech”

Philly Teacher

The missing element this week was that link between creativity and technology that Steven Johnson spoke about this morning. “EdTech” should not be solely about building fun toys that “trick” students into learning the same things they were learning before.

Education Technology Trends for 2017: An Interview With Martin McKay.

EdTech4Beginners

Martin McKay is the Chief Technology officer and one of the founders of Texthelp Inc. He directs all research and development at Texthelp with a focus on developing new technologies to assist people who struggle with reading and writing.

Trends 187

What are your edtech resolutions?

eSchool News

Frankie Jackson, chief technology officer, Cypress Fairbanks (TX) Independent School District. I want to provide my students with opportunities to learn how to code using the Evo robots , which use a color coding language. This year, I resolve to … Support high-quality learning.

Connecting Voices through Robotics: An EdCamp Global Event

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

This year, our library is fortunate to have a robotics loan from Birdbrain Technologies. We have 12 Finch robots that we are using throughout the year for coding experiences for our students. OrchardVT Ss will be sharing #robotics w @jluss & @plemmonsa Ss.

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

Shake Up Learning

The post [On-Air Coaching] Staying Focused on the Learning Goals, Not the Technology – SULS006 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. She loves integrating movement and technology from her classroom. As you’ll hear today, she also has some struggles, specifically around technology.

Top 10 K–12 Educational Technology Trends

techlearning

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.

Trends 110

3 Emerging Technologies that will Reshape Education in 2019

Edsurge

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.

Disruptive technologies in Education industry

EdSense

Globalization and Technology advances over the last decade have significantly altered the landscape of the education sector. 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.

'The Brave Little Surveillance Bear' and Other Stories We Tell About Robots Raising Children

Hack Education

I will not be assigning penance today – although as a scholar of history and culture, I do want you (all of us, really) to think about what we’ve done; to think about what we’ve said; to think about the stories we tell about the future of technology and education.

The Asian Money Fueling US Edtech Investments

Edsurge

To adapt, many companies are investing domestically, particularly in China, where edtech companies raised more than $1.2 edtech startups raised last year. Investors, particularly in China, are looking across the Pacific to check out innovative tools and models that they haven’t explored or implemented back home,” observes Victor Hu, Global Head of Education Technology and Services at Goldman Sachs’ investment banking division. edtech investor, including.

Facial Recognition Technology Has No Place in Schools

Doug Levin

Facial recognition technology is dangerous, and it has no place in U.S. Says Evan Selinger, a Professor of Philosophy at Rochester Institute of Technology and a Senior Fellow at The Future of Privacy Forum, about the current state of facial recognition technology: Imagine a technology that is potently, uniquely dangerous?—?something That technology is already here. Related press coverage: When the Robot Doesn’t See Dark Skin (New York Times, June 21, 2018).

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. Many school districts -- including mine in Middletown, NY-- are leveraging the power of technology with adaptive assessments and instructional software. 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.

EdTech 138

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. One of the main draws of technology integration is finding new ways to engage students. MORE FROM EDTECH: See how to orchestrate a digital transformation in your school.

K–12 Experts Weigh In on Training Teachers to Use Education Technology

EdTech Magazine

K–12 Experts Weigh In on Training Teachers to Use Education Technology. Getting teachers up to speed on how to effectively teach with technology isn’t just about teaching them how to use tech tools, however. Three Steps to a Successful Technology Integration Plan.

Student Leadership via EdTech Playgrounds

EdTechTeam

What do you get when you recruit students who share a love for technology and you provide a space where individuals can play? An EdTech Playground. EdTech Playgrounds provide opportunities for collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking.

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

Doug Levin

Yet, from my vantage point in the education policy arena (in leadership roles, for instance, at the National Association of State Boards of Education and the State Educational Technology Directors Association), the book and prediction drove widespread advocacy for changes in policy and practice. In the mean time, my “take home” point is that skepticism of claims about the future of technology in education deserve a greater voice. EdTech News News news

EdTech 150

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

Doug Levin

Yet, from my vantage point in the education policy arena (in leadership roles, for instance, at the National Association of State Boards of Education and the State Educational Technology Directors Association), the book and prediction drove widespread advocacy for changes in policy and practice. In the mean time, my “take home” point is that skepticism of claims about the future of technology in education deserve a greater voice. EdTech News News news

EdTech 150

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 has shipped almost 150,000 robots in the past year and a half. The greatest challenge of this process, Gupta said, is transposing the personality of the content, especially of the robots themselves, that has been so successful in the United States.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 28 & 29 Editions)

Doug Levin

Since the last edition of a ‘Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News”: I’ve joined efforts to support Net Neutrality protections ; Written further about the prediction made in the book, “Disrupting Class.” I have a bit more to say about some of these topics, so stay tuned… Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye these past two weeks – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why.

EdTech 150

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

Doug Levin

Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye the week of March 13, 2017 – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition). Technology used to target UAE’s cheating students | The National → "We were saying technology helps students cheat, now, we’d say it’s helping them understand unethical behaviour better than ever."

EdTech 163

Edtech and the Innovation Illusion.

Leadership Lounge

Edtech and the Innovation Illusion. They argue that the big future risk is not too much technologically driven change, but too little. The risk is not automation and robots taking our jobs, but too little in the way of advances in robotics and automation. The Innovation Illusion is that we living through an innovation famine. New York Oversight Panel set to vote on school closures.