The Facebook Scandal: What Can We Learn as Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

Professor Britt Watwood has moved his college classes off Facebook. Today he reflects on the implications for educators and how he’s talking about the Cambridge Analytica scandal with other educators. The Facebook Scandal: What Can We Learn as Educators.

How AI is Changing Writing: Check out Robot Don

Ask a Tech Teacher

The use of AI in writing and education is also displayed through overwhelming employment of various forms of writing checkers powered by AI. One of these writing assistants is Robot Don, an AI-driven software which we are going to discuss in this article.

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Facebook helps makerspaces expand in the classroom

eSchool News

Now with the help of Facebook and the Ravenswood Education Foundation, he’s come close to reaching that goal. “For all we know, the founder of the next Facebook is right here in the Ravenswood School District.”

How a Stereotype-Smashing Teen Founded the First All-Girl Muslim Robotics Team

Edsurge

Zaina Siyed answered that question by creating the FemSTEM Robotics Scholarship Program , a free STEM program for Muslim girls aged 10 to 14. Siyed was fed up with never seeing girls—especially Muslim girls like herself—competing in the robotics challenges she loved so much. In 2016, Siyed was fed up with never seeing girls—especially Muslim girls like herself—competing in the robotics challenges she loved so much. How did you become interested in STEM learning and robotics?

How Robotics Competitions Close the STEM Skills Gap and Build a Diverse Workforce

Edsurge

For nearly 30 years, the global non-profit FIRST has been getting kids hooked on science and technology through hands-on robotics competitions for grades K-12—complete with cheering crowds, adrenaline rushes and teams snatching victory from the jaws of defeat. FIRST president and former tech executive Don Bossi spoke with EdSurge about why robotics are the ideal gateway sport for budding innovators and how educators can get their students involved.

A Humanoid Robot Inspires All Students to Explore STEM, Coding, and Programming

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Jett is the younger sibling of RoboKind’s facially expressive robot Milo, and provides all students, including those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the opportunity to explore STEM, coding, and programming. Educators can also see Jett in action at booth #2238.

Why Computer Science Should Be A High School Graduation Requirement

Wisewire

Many parents, educators, and education institutions are calling for computer science to be a high school graduation requirement. Computing skills can be applied in a truly diverse range of fields, anything a student is interested in, from nanotechnology to robotics.

4 Ways AI Education and Ethics Will Disrupt Society in 2019

Edsurge

From GDPR to Facebook scandals, many tech CEOs were defending big data, its use, and how they’re safeguarding the public. Meanwhile, the public was amazed at technological advances like Boston Dynamic’s Atlas robot doing parkour , while simultaneously being outraged at the thought of our data no longer being ours and Alexa listening in on all our conversations. These concerns also provide educators with an opportunity to discuss how AI systems work with their students.

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

Shake Up Learning

One of Jasmine’s coolest projects is her robotic water cycle lesson, which involves all kinds of skills from her students. Share your answers on your favorite social media platform using the #shakeuplearning hashtag, or post it in the Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook ! [56:06]

'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

Hack Education

This is part nine of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” “ We Need to Rethink How We Educate Kids to Tackle the Jobs of the Future.” 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. This isn’t simply a matter of “ robots are coming for your jobs.” Helicopter Robots. Robot Teachers.

How Can LEGO Bricks Be Used To Teach Our Youngest Learners About STEM Education?

TeacherCast

At the end of last year, I found out that I was accepted into the first cohort of the LEGO Master Educator Program and would have the opportunity to attend a pretty awesome Meetup in Chicago during the ISTE conference. — LEGO Education (@LEGO_Education) August 28, 2018.

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This is What Powerful Learning Looks Like, Students Share Their Stories

Digital Promise

Zaina: The Saturday Robotics Teacher. In addition to balancing a tough schedule with her regular studies and extracurricular activities, Zaina volunteers teaching a Saturday robotics and coding class for middle school girls at her local mosque. Audience Blog Educators

5 Ways to Greet Students

The CoolCatTeacher

You can take courses on helpful topics like classroom management, teacher wellness, education technology, special education classes and more. 5 Idea Friday Administrators All Grades All Subjects Education Innovation Students Teachers

The Stories We Were Told about Education Technology (2018)

Hack Education

It’s been quite a year for education news, not that you’d know that by listening to much of the ed-tech industry (press). Robots won’t replace you , the press repeatedly said. Unsaid: robots will just de-professionalize , outsource , or privatize the work.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the series I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. So enjoy all this educational doom while you can.). National) Education Politics. ” The Fordham Institute’s Michael Petrelli has declared “ The End of Educational Policy.” ” (State and Local) Education Politics.

Vernier opens 2016 engineering contest

eSchool News

Applications for the contest are due by January 15, 2016, and winners will be announced on March 5, 2016 on the Vernier website and Facebook page.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

Hack Education

This is part eight of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” In previous years, I’ve looked at how education technology is intertwined with narratives about “ skills ,” “ competencies ,” and “ credentialing.” What are the dominant stories we’re being told about the role of education in preparing workers for this future economy? I touched on this topic briefly in a previous article on online education.).

Three Career Paths for Educational Innovators—How to Get There and Where the Jobs Are

Edsurge

STEAM-based learning emphasizes both hands-on and digital experiences with engineering, art, game design, prototyping in makerspaces, authoring, robotics, and much more. Educational innovators can come from any background and be any age. in Educational Innovation, Technology & Entrepreneurship (MEITE). Educational innovators can come from any background and be any age. Educational innovators might: Write a book - publish on Kindle or iTunes. Facebook events.

Judge, Jury and Education Startups: Reflections From the SXSW EDU Launch Competition

Edsurge

Those hats were represented in the panel of judges at this week’s SXSW EDU Launch Competition , which included Bridget Burns, executive director of the University Innovation Alliance; Vince Chan, co-founder at Creta Ventures; Jonathan Rochelle, product management director at Google for Education; and your correspondent. The annual tradition dates back to 2012, and features early-stage companies showing off the latest efforts to solve intractable problems across the education landscape.

A Nobel Laureate's Education Plea: Revolutionize Teaching

NPR Learning and Tech

A Nobel Laureate's Education Plea: Revolutionize Teaching. Facebook. That's hard to believe now in the age of robot-assisted surgery, but "doctors" trusted lancets and leeches for centuries. Listen · 5:27. Download. Embed. Embed. ">.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

(National) Education Politics. Various education-related updates – via The New York Times : “How the Republican Tax Plan Uses School Savings to Hurt States.” ” Via Education Week : “Final Tax Bill Keeps Teacher Deduction at $250 , Cuts State and Local Deductions.” More on the Kentucky college in The Chronicle of Higher Education.). State and Local) Education Politics. ” Education in the Courts.

3 Techniques for Promoting Resilience in Adult Digital Literacy

Digital Promise

So many headlines focus on automation, robots, artificial intelligence, and the looming loss of jobs. As aligns with our mission to promote and make more accessible free and open education resources, most of the tools needed to develop learner resilience are free.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. Via Education Week : “Reorganization of U.S. Lots of Republicans , Few Democrats,” says Education Week. There’s another story on DeVos and virtual schools down in the “online education” section below.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. From the US Department of Education ’s Press Office : “U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today congratulated both Scott Stump and James Blew on being confirmed by the U.S. ” Immigration and Education.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

(National) Education Politics. ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Passage of Senate Tax-Reform Bill Leaves Colleges Scrambling.” ” “8 Grad Students Are Arrested Protesting the GOP Tax Bill on Capitol Hill,” The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Adam Harris reported on Tuesday. ” That bill: the move to re-authorize the Higher Education Act. ” asks Education Week’s Market Brief.

5 Ways to Prepare Every Student for the STEM Economy

Edsurge

However, many schools struggle to offer hands-on learning opportunities, such as robotics programs, because they lack funding, coaches and other forms of support. Bring engaging robotics programs to your school. Train educators to think like coaches.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was on Capitol Hill this week, making the case for her department’s budget. ( State and Local) Education Politics. Education in the Courts. ” asks Education Dive.

Ready Player One: Science Fiction’s Vision for The Future of Education

Edsurge

Sophia Brueckner Among the many rich themes explored in the story is education, painting a picture that could provide lessons for how teachers and school leaders design for education today. EdSurge spoke with two interesting educators who are working to merge ideas from science fiction novels with our reality: Amanda Licastro, an assistant professor of digital rhetoric at Stevenson University, in Maryland. What separates us from robots or what makes?

17 Things for Teachers to Try in 2017 (Infographic and FREE Download)

Shake Up Learning

This list was created to help teachers and other educators try new things, experience new and advancing technology that could impact the classroom now or in the near future. Becoming a Google Certified Educator, Trainer, Administrator, or Innovator is a great goal for 2017!

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Discovery Education and Arconic Foundation Launch ?Manufacture Your Future Teacher Challenge?

techlearning

-- Nationwide challenge invites educators to design an in-school experience that inspires the next generation of manufacturing leaders -- Silver Spring, Md. We’re proud to partner with a like-minded organization like Discovery Education to inspire next wave of future manufacturing leaders.”

14 Lessons in #Education fr Israel During The #VibeEdu @VibeIsrael Tour

The Innovative Educator

This is just one in a series of ongoing posts on the educational innovations in Israel. The First Robotics Y Team 3211 of Yeruham needs donations from the community to fund these young makers. The Robotics team has a goal to reach 2000 likes on their Facebook page.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

This is part four of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Way back in 2012, I chose “ The Platforming of Education ” as one of my “Top Ed-Tech Trends.” Are any education technologies, for that matter? Think Facebook.

Discovery Education Adds Engaging New Content Supporting Social Studies, the Earth Sciences and More to Award-Winning Digital Services

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–Immersive New Content Empowers Educators to Create Dynamic Digital Learning Environments for All Students – Silver Spring, Md. Multi-language elementary math programs: New content in the series “Pharaohs and the Robot” is now available in English and Arabic in DE Streaming Plus Global.

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6 Riveting Ways to Make Reading and Writing Fun for Students

The CoolCatTeacher

Not only can you use robots, green screens, and iPads to excite kids, but you can use some more traditional ideas in new ways. Publishing: Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo. Do robots have a place in a library? (And

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

(National) Education Politics. “ Tax bill reflects rift between many Republicans and higher education,” The Washington Post reports. The education reform-minded publication The 74 says that “Educators Warn of ‘Devastating’ Consequences for Charter Schools in New GOP Tax Bill.” ” “Education Dept. Restores Pell Eligibility to Nearly 300,000 Students,” The Chronicle of Higher Education reports. Education.”