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eSchool News launches Digital & Mobile Learning Guide

eSchool News

The November Guide, the eSchool News Digital & Mobile Learning Guide , offers expert insight on the reasons digital and mobile learning support students’ academic achievement and build the skills they’ll carry with them into the global economy. In the guide, we take a look at the various factors present in successful digital and mobile learning initiatives. We explore this issue, which is vital to digital and mobile learning.

eSchool News launches innovative Robotics Guide for educators

eSchool News

This first guide, the eSchool News Robotics Guide , offers expert insight on why robotics is quickly becoming a cornerstone of classroom instruction. In the guide, we take a look at resources to make robotics instruction a bit more manageable. Plus, we’re giving you robotics grants and funding tips, showing you how real teachers incorporate robotics into their classrooms, and linking you to robotics learning apps.

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How a telepresence robot is changing some classrooms

eSchool News

A new technology enables both interactive communication and observation capabilities with a telepresence robot platform. Thanks to recent strides in robotics and mobile devices, telepresence technology has opened up numerous possibilities at both the K-12 and higher-ed levels, where remote observation and communication can come in handy. Using Kubi , from Revolve Robotics, users download an app onto a tablet and connect the tablet to Kubi using Bluetooth.

Robot Teachers at New International School

Kevin Corbett

Abu Dhabi: Robot Teachers will soon be instructing students in basic math and other subjects at a private school in Abu Dhabi. Merryland International School in Mussafah has launched what it claims is the first robotic lab in a UAE school, with more than 30 cutting edge robots including humanoids with built-in intelligence. The programmable robot can also be used to explore research topics in robotics, computer science, human-machine interaction and even social sciences.

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. They are both Westlake High School students and, for the past several years, taken their love of robotics and combined it with an altruistic desire to help educate youth all over the world in a low-cost way. Show them some love my fellow educators!

Roboticist and engineer Dr. Ayanna Howard to give STEM keynote at 2018 Future of Education Technology Conference

FETC Converge

The National Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) announced today that Dr. Ayanna Howard, an educator, researcher, and innovator noted for her ability to make STEM fun and accessible for children with disabilities, will deliver the closing keynote address on Friday, January 26, 2018, at the 38th annual event. Uncategorized artificial intelligence edtech trends FETC mobile learning devices robotics STEM

Sphero for Education

Technology Tidbits

Basically, the Sphero is a programmable orb that can be used to play games, as a controller, or even integrate into education. BTW, did I mention that it is waterproof too, and already has over 25 mobile apps to download. This post is going to be the first in a series that focuses on the SPRK (Schools Parents Robot Kids) program. There are four educational apps (iOS/Android) for the Sphero that are listed below. edtech mobile learning programming sphero

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

EdTech Magazine

What are some ways to use G Suite to build online training options for educators? How might educators modernize K–12 infrastructure for more efficient and secure computing, storage and networking management ? The International Society for Technology in Education’s 40th annual conference is expected to draw at least 15,000 attendees and another 10,000 presenters speaking on topics related to innovations in K–12 education technology.

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Makerspaces go digital: 6 options for the blended classroom

Neo LMS

Not wanting to be a complete killjoy, I must however point out that many, many Makerspace projects exist and are conducted in blended learning environments using digital tools. Not known to be the most affordable of maker tools, nonetheless Lego has hit its stride in turns of developing a full suite of programmable robots and robotic components based on their ever-famous bricks. Read more: 4 Modern literacies students need to learn in school.

eSchool News launches School Safety Guide

eSchool News

The December Guide, the eSchool News School Safety Guide , offers expert insight on the top ways school leaders and educators can create safe physical and online environments for students. Stay tuned for eSchool News Guides on STEM learning and makerspaces, online/blended learning, and more.

eSchool News launches Multimedia Presentation Systems Guide

eSchool News

The January Guide, the eSchool News Multimedia Presentation Systems Guide , offers insight on the best multimedia learning tools and resources educators can use in the classroom to engage students, improve classroom climate, and create welcoming classroom environments.

21 Things Every 21st Century Educator Should Try This Year (2018 Version)

techlearning

Little did I know what impact (both positive and negative) this post would have in the educational world. Seeing that the world and education has changed (especially in the areas of technology, privacy, etc), I thought it might be a good time to rewrite the post before the start of the 2018 school year. We need ambition to move the needle in public education. Money that we are sorely lacking in public education.

15 Tools for Self Paced Learning

Technology Tidbits

"Self-paced instruction or learning is any kind of instruction that proceeds based on learner response. This type of instruction is becoming increasingly popular as the education world shifts from the classroom to the internet ( Wikipedia )." self paced learning top 10

4 ways forward-thinking districts are inspiring more students to code

eSchool News

Recently, President Barack Obama announced his administration’s commitment to provide computer science education for all students. public school districts, have long prioritized computational thinking and CS education for their students. Give current educators the opportunity to get certified. These facilitators will teach other educators at their schools to infuse computer science lessons into existing units of study.

Learning Revolution Free PD - Angela Maiers Tonight - LOTS of 2014 Global Education Conference Updates - Proposal Deadline, Keynotes, and Volunteering

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update October 21st, 2014 In a gentle way, you can shake the world. Mahatma Gandhi The Learning Revolution Project holds online and physical learning events, and highlights professional development opportunities from a network of 200 partners in the learning professions. To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at the Learning Revolution. Do you co-learn with a classroom across the globe?

Top 10 Tools for Self-Paced Learning

Technology Tidbits

"Self-paced instruction or learning is any kind of instruction that proceeds based on learner response. This type of instruction is becoming increasingly popular as the education world shifts from the classroom to the internet ( Wikipedia )." Self-paced learning is an excellent way for students or educators to learn material at their own pace. Top 10 Tools for Self-Paced Learning Brain Pop & Brain Pop Jr. - self paced learning top 10

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The Internet of Things smart school is coming

eSchool News

As the Internet of Things impacts education, IT leaders are envisioning uber-connected schools and campuses. Close to half (46 percent) of K-12 and higher-ed IT leaders in a recent survey said they believe an Internet of Things smart school — a school using Internet of Things devices to transform learning environments — will have a major impact in the next one to two years.

Here Are the 10 Michelson Runway Startups Vying For Future Funders

Edsurge

Education technology accelerator programs are often studded with robotic kits or educational games. But the latest cohort at Michelson Runway, an startup accelerator geared towards higher-ed companies, highlights a broader approach to innovation in education. The company partners with institutions to give students access to video mentoring, microcredentials as well as courses on Linkedin Learning intended to supplement traditional courses.

Education Technology as 'The New Normal'

Hack Education

This talk was given today at CENTRO's symposium "Data, Paper, Scissors Tech-Based Learning Experiences for Higher Education" in Mexico City. I’m well known, I think, for fierce criticisms and cautions about education technology, and what I’ve prepared today is perhaps even darker and more polemical than I’d like, strikingly so on this beautiful campus. It is inextricably linked to history, to histories of education and to histories of technology.

K-12 Dealmaking: EverFi Raises $40 Million; Wonder Workshop Picks Up $20 Million

Marketplace K-12

In the latest dealmaking news, ed-tech company EverFi has raised $40 million from investors who include Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and Google chairman Eric Schmidt, while children’s robot company Wonder Workshop raised $20 million. Also last month, EverFi acquired compliance education company LawRoom for an undisclosed sum.

Estella’s Brilliant Bus Edventure

Daily Edventures

A younger group, aged six to 11, will build their own robots before they get home.”. Estella originally created her mobile learning center outfitted with computers that ran Microsoft technology. For Pyfrom, it’s all about wanting to stay in the (education) game, and continuing to give back to the community where she’s inspired five generations of kids. Retired Educator, Founder of Estella’s Brilliant Bus.

The Progression of our Lower School Technology Integration

Tech Helpful

The process of learning through that period really gave me a burden to help our school see the benefits of technology integration- not always technology for technology sake and not stand alone. Sometimes I would create web searches for our students to learn more about what they were studying in class but also learn the skill of good Internet searching. I wanted them to learn that technology was a tool for their learning.

Friday - Final Day of the Learning 2.0 Conference with Sugata Mitra, Audrey Watters, Angela Maiers, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach, Heidi Hayes Jacobs, and More!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The fifth and final day of our virtual (and free) Learning 2.0 Audrey Watters denounces robot learning. Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach explains the connection between "Connected Educator Month" and her book, The Connected Educator. And we''ll have our now-traditional conference closing celebration, where virtual treats are shared, and we learn from you what your big take-ways have been and what we should plan for next time. This is it!

OZeLive Starts Today - "Ed Tech Down Under"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

I''m going to talk about the "Learning Revolution:" why I think this is such an important time historically for learning, tying that back to what I''ve learned in the last seven years of building online communities for education, and then sharing my newest project: LearningRevolution.com. Long Teacher Environmental Education, Biology and General Science 6:00pm Increase your modern language students'' speaking fluency through mobile learning - Harry G.

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What's on the Horizon (Still, Again, Always) for Ed-Tech

Hack Education

The New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative have released the latest NMC Horizon Report for Higher Education. This year, the Horizon Report’s Higher Education Edition does include graphics with some historical data, demonstrating how some technologies and topics appear and reappear and how some simply disappear altogether from the horizon. Adaptive Learning Technologies. Mobile Learning. Blended Learning Designs.

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Saturday is the Online Global Student Conference - "STEM + Entrepreneurship" (plus we make our call for volunteers!)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

THE CONFERENCE The 2017 STEM + Entrepreneurship Conference provides an international forum for the presentation, discussion, and sharing of best practices in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and entrepreneurship in schools and other academic settings, including: Fostering a better understanding of how STEM and entrepreneurship engage students, teachers, and administrators in a conversation about learning.

Learning Revolution Free Events - Future of Museums Conference Announcement - #EdTechMonth Events Today and Thursday - The Fallacy of Linearity

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update May 13th Nine tenths of education is encouragement. Anatole France The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0" virtual and physical events and those of our over 200 partners in the learning professions. To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at the Learning Revolution. Interested in becoming a Learning Revolution Partner? Learn more and register here.

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2015 Global Education Conference - Day Three!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Wednesday, November 18th, is day three of the sixth annual Global Education Conference. Thomas Petra ‏ @ RealWorldMath 6h 6 hours ago Day 2 of the Global Educ Conference. Stewart, PhD, English-as-a-foreign language (EFL) educator and researcher Why Develop a Student-Run Global Affairs Forum? We've had two great days of sessions and keynotes, and the recordings of any sessions that have taken place are accessible on the conference recordings page.

The 2015 Global Education Conference Starts Today - All Online - Full Session Listing - Join Us!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The sixth annual Global Education Conference , our free four-day online event bringing together educators and innovators from around the world, runs today Monday, November 16 through Thursday, November 19, 2015 (November 20th in some time zones). The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. Bienvenue! Welcome! Willkommen! Benvenuto! Seja bem-vindo(a)!