Sony KOOV: A Complete Building, Designing, and Coding Solution for K12 STEM Classrooms

TeacherCast

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In the News: On Sony Pursuing Blockchain Applications for Education

Doug Levin

Sony Vows to Bring ‘Blockchain’ Tech to Education. Conceivably, if blockchain were to help students keep track of and share records of their academic experiences – in brick-and-mortar schools, virtual classes, from other sources – it could add detail and sophistication to efforts to “personalize” education, said Doug Levin, the president of EdTech Strategies LLC, a consulting organization, in an interview. As quoted in: Cavanagh, Sean.

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Sony Vows to Bring “Blockchain” Tech to Education. Will It Take Hold in K-12?

Marketplace K-12

Sony Global Education Inc. In its announcement, Sony argues that blockchain technology could have broad application by giving students more control over the transmission of their test results. The post Sony Vows to Bring “Blockchain” Tech to Education.

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Breaking into Japan’s Ed-Tech Market Is an Education for Companies

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Japan brought us Nintendo and Sony, among other well-known technology companies. The Startup Blog edtech Educational Technology/Ed-Tech International/Global Education Market Japan leanstartup startup

Where to Find Money for Your School’s Edtech Purchases

Edsurge

For some districts, the best way to attain massive amounts of money to pay for edtech purchases or initiatives is through bonds. Grants to Fund Small Teacher-Led Edtech Initiatives (<$10,000) Sometimes, teachers ask for a little bit of funding to do something tech-related in their classroom. One edtech-specific site, Digital Wish , is a more tech-focused version of Class Wish—and don’t get fooled by the website’s 90s-like appearance.

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Can Virtual Reality Improve Education?

EdTech4Beginners

For example, Sony Playstation VR software and designs have evolved dramatically over the past few years, seeking to create a more comfortable and natural experience for users. Tagged: edtech , edtech ideas , education , teaching , technology , virtual reality , VR , vr in the classroom.

The Uphill Battles Facing Asia’s Education Technology Startups

Edsurge

In technology, Sony and Nintendo are among the most internationally recognized brands. And for Norihisa Wada, an education investor who treks the globe in search of promising edtech startups, that lack of exposure is one of the biggest challenges currently facing the Japan’s education technology industry. EduLab has already invested in seven edtech startups and is a limited partner in three U.S.-based A handful of Japanese edtech companies have managed to do that.

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?Blockchain, Bitcoin and the Tokenization of Learning

Edsurge

A handful of other universities (and even preschools ) now accept Bitcoin for tuition, but that’s hardly the extent of how blockchains and tokens are weaving their way into education: Educators and edtech entrepreneurs are now testing out everything from issuing degrees on blockchains to paying people in cryptocurrency for their teaching. They both see why edtech entrepreneurs are embracing the world of cryptocurrency: the profit incentive.

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The Wild and Amazing World of Augmented Reality

Ask a Tech Teacher

The poster child for a cutting-edge classroom over the years has included computers (back in your mom’s schooldays), iPads (a surprisingly long time ago), 3D printing, Maker Space, and G Suite. By now, those have all been mainstreamed, with savvy parents asking, “What else do you offer?”

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Four Ways to Keep Track of Who Uses eReaders

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and Sony. edtech digital publishing ebooks ereaders Interested in who uses eReaders? Here are four ways to keep track: 1. Read reports and surveys of research organizations.

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How to Use Virtual Reality and Google Expeditions in the Classroom

Shake Up Learning

Sony’s PlayStation VR is not to be used by children under the age of 12. Android edtech educational technology Free Resources for teachers Google Google and iOS Google Cardboard Google Expeditions Instructional Technology iOS Virtual Reality google cardboard google expeditions virtual realit

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Is disruptive innovation driving K-12 privatization?

The Christensen Institute

Edtech entrepreneurs and school choice advocates sometimes invoke it as an indomitable force that will redeem and transform broken school systems. Steel and RCA were toppled by upstarts like Nucor and Sony. If you’ve followed the K–12 education dialogue over the last decade, then you’re probably familiar with the term “disruptive innovation.”

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Profile of Asbury Park (NJ) Superintendent Sancha Gray

techlearning

Edtech programs that mirror video games were also brought in, building student confidence as learners won badges and advanced through the levels of the adaptive programs. For Sancha Gray, Asbury Park (NJ) School Superintendent, building a brighter future is a way of life.

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10 Things To Know about the Future of Blockchain in Education

Doug Levin

The post 10 Things To Know about the Future of Blockchain in Education appeared first on EdTech Strategies.

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Meet Some Heroes at This Week's Connected Educator Cafe Sessions

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Kathy Schrock : Educational Technologist, DEN Guru, Adobe Ed Leader, Google Certified Teacher, Sony Ed Ambassador ( kathy@kathyschrock.net ) Shannon Miller : Teacher Librarian, Mom & Wife who loves connecting, creating, collaborating & change. This week we continue our evening Connected Cafe sessions nightly from 7:30 to 8:30 PM US-Eastern Daylight Time.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Techcrunch : “ Sony now has a Koov robotics learning kit for US classrooms.” ” This is #edtech in 2018: A tool that alerts teachers to student communications in real-time that mention 'LGBTQ sensitivity words' and feelings of insecurity about their bodies. ” Via Nesta : “ What is the evidence for edtech ?” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Techcrunch : “Sony reboots Aibo with AI and extra kawaii.” Part 3 of EdTech Strategies’ Doug Levin’s look at schools’ data collection and data security: “ Ad Tracking & Surveillance.” “ The Edtech Edifice Complex ” by The World Bank’s Michael Trucano. (National) Education Politics. “The Education of Betsy DeVos ” – a profile of the Secretary of Education in Politico Magazine.

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