Yet Another Educational Robot Acquisition

Edsurge

Like Lego blocks clicked together, two educational robot companies have combined to offer their collective programming and robotics lessons to students spanning from 4 years old to college. Modular Robotics , the Boulder, Colo.-based

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. Technology has the potential to further transform the way we learn, as is apparent by the advancements in robotics and its use in classrooms. Classroom robots of today.

Ozobot Classroom - STEAM learning management system coming this Fall

Educational Technology Guy

Ozobot , makers of robots that empower coding and STEAM education for grades K–12, recently unveiled its new Ozobot Classroom learning management system. The SIIA CODiE Awards recognize the top innovative products and services in the education and business technology industries.

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Looking for a Class Robot? Try Robo Wunderkind

Ask a Tech Teacher

There are a lot of options if you want to bring programmable robots to your classroom. It is a build-a-robot kit designed to introduce children ages six and up to coding and robotics as well as the fun of problem-solving and creative thinking. Who will love this robot.

How K–12 Classrooms Can Benefit from Robotics

EdTech Magazine

How K–12 Classrooms Can Benefit from Robotics. This is especially critical in K–12 environments as millennials age out of the school system and are replaced by Generation Z. MORE FROM EDTECH: See how education robotics companies are invigorating K–12 learning.

What is Robotics? A Curricular Challenge

Cycles of Learning

This is the third year that I am teaching a course titled "Introduction to Robotics" as part of our regular curriculum at Sonoma Academy. The goal of the first few weeks is to answer the question "What is Robotics?" Merriam-Webster defines a "Robot" as.a

ISTE NEWS: Boxlight to Debut New Mimio MyBot Educational Robotic System Bundle at ISTE 2019

techlearning

Boxlight Corporation (Nasdaq: BOXL) will unveil its new Mimio MyBot educational robotic system bundle at the 2019 ISTE Conference & Expo in Philadelphia

Root Robotics–Great Way to Extend Hour of Code

Ask a Tech Teacher

Now that you’ve engaged your students with awesome Hour of Code fun, I’m thrilled to introduce the incredible Root Robotics for going far beyond the hour! Root’s a versatile, engaging robotics and coding program that grows with students from pre-K up through grade 12.

UBTECH Education Launches Early Innovator Grant for Robotics,Coding

techlearning

UBTECH Education has launched a competitive grant to provide free robotics kits, curriculum, and professional development to schools systems integrating robotics into STEM programs

What is Robotics? A Curricular Challenge

Cycles of Learning

This is the third year that I am teaching a course titled "Introduction to Robotics" as part of our regular curriculum at Sonoma Academy. The goal of the first few weeks is to answer the question "What is Robotics?" Merriam-Webster defines a "Robot" as.a

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. exclusively through Pitsco Education at www.pitsco.com. Ed Tech Ticker edtech Robotics

Ten jobs that are safe from robots

The Hechinger Report

Yes, the robots are definitely coming for the jobs of America’s 3.5 Robots may also be coming for radiologists, whose expertise diagnosing diseases through X-rays and MRIs is facing stiff competition from artificial intelligence. there is no such education program available.”.

Root Robotics–Great Way to Extend Hour of Code

Ask a Tech Teacher

Now that you’ve engaged your students with awesome Hour of Code fun, I’m thrilled to introduce the incredible Root Robotics for going far beyond the hour! Root’s a versatile, engaging robotics and coding program that grows with students from pre-K up through grade 12.

Educational Fun: 8 Build-Your-Own Robot Kits For Kids

Fractus Learning

Teaching basic robotics to kids is an excellent way to foster a love for science and engineering that will hopefully continue as they get older. Fun robot kits for kids are a way to introduce children to simple robotics engineering concepts. Build-Your-Own Robot Kits For Kids.

Imagined futures 5: Robot teachers

Learning with 'e's

or robots. This doesn't mean that robots have no place in the classroom though. Robots (or intelligent systems) can be very useful when they are tasked to complete some of the functions that teachers previously performed.

What Students Learned When They Made Robotics Relevant to Their Lives

Edsurge

A few years ago, toward the beginning of my journey into robotics, I mentored a team for a local competition. We were on our way to building a Tetrix Prime robot from a kit, when the unimaginable happened—our team’s laptops went missing—and with them, all of our code and design work. Shortly after a student on the team came to me asked, “Can we build some real robots? Can we build a robot that can go outside in the rain and take care of our chickens?”

9 Robotics Kits to Brilliantly Inspire Your Toddlers and Tweens

Fractus Learning

Robotics kits are a wonderful way to introduce and improve your child’s STEM skills. The coding and building challenges presented by these robotics kits will help your child forge new connections in the brain, from analytical thinking to technical skills. OWI Robotic Arm Edge.

Spotlight on science – student collaboration with the Span™ system

Nureva

The Span classroom collaboration system removes barriers and makes it easier to involve every student as they express ideas, reflect on their learning and find out how to work better together. The system helps every student play a role in the decision.

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. Educators and students are exploring a new way to remotely observe and interact with colleagues and peers with a telepresence robot that enables face-to-face communication.

Robots Won’t Replace Instructors, 2 Penn State Educators Argue. Instead, They’ll Help Them Be ‘More Human.’

Edsurge

It’s a question that some higher education instructors have asked before, and one that two Penn State University educators sought to answer on Wednesday at this year’s EDUCAUSE conference in Denver. Inquizitive One problem open educational resources present, says Bowen, is that they don’t always come with a bank of quizzes and tests, and professors often have to add such options on their own, which can be time-consuming.

Why a Robot-Filled Education Future May Not Be as Scary as You Think

Edsurge

The robots are coming, and some of them are charming. That was my reaction on a recent visit to Singularity University, when I met two robots named Pris and Pepper. When those of us in higher education talk about the future of education, we tend to jump quickly to forecasts that reveal our fears, pessimism and anxiety about what seem like tectonic shifts in the sector. Perceiving newness as danger, it turns out, is hard-wired in our brain’s limbic system.

The Top 10 Best Robots for Kids: Games, Fun and Learning

Fractus Learning

I’ve titled this post ‘The Best Robots for Kids’ I use the word ‘Kids’ quite loosely here. And I can say without any hint of shame or embarrassment, that I would love to own every single robot on this list. Best Robots for Kids. 4M Doodling Robot.

Robot teaching assistants help autistic children in the UAE.

Leadership Lounge

Robot teaching assistants help autistic children in the UAE. Robotic teaching assistants are being deployed into autism centres in the UAE to help children learn faster and better. Robotic teaching assistants are changing the way the kids are taught.

'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.

Wonderful World of Wearables in Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Wearables are in education. Given that research predicts a 46% growth of wearables in education between now and 2020, we all need to understand them. Physical education teachers are getting excited about biometric monitoring devices. Education How to Guides.

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Rebuild The World With @Lego_Education

The Web20Classroom

LEGO Education has an incredible progression of STEAM inspired sets for ages 3-4 all the way through High School! However, it wasn't until I went to Billund to see first hand all that LEGO Education has to offer that I realized it's much more than robots and bricks.

'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.).

12 Ways Teachers Can Build Resilience So They Can Make Systemic Change

MindShift

It’s very hard to make progress on long term goals like improving school culture, deepening reading instruction, or improving how special education teachers and general education teachers work together when half the staff is turning over each year.

How AI is changing special education

Neo LMS

Children with ASD require us, as educators, to reassess simple classroom procedures: move colorful displays out of the eye-line of ASD students, seat them away from air conditioners or the PA to limit audio inputs, seat them at the head of a table to limit touching elbows with other students.

Will AI really transform education?

The Hechinger Report

AI involves creating computer systems that can perform tasks that typically require human intelligence. Higher Education. I don’t want that to happen in education yet again.” It enables children to use artificial intelligence to train and build robots.

Robot Students? College Classrooms Try Letting Far-Away Students Attend Via Remote-Control Stand-In

Edsurge

Someone looking in on Bill McCaw’s educational leadership class at the University of Montana might see students talking in small groups, or peers helping each other on assignments. It’s an age-old classroom scene, except for one space-age detail: More than half of the students are robots. Ok, to be more precise, nine of the fourteen students in the course are joining the class remotely by using a robot stand-in. Glitches aside, the robots are here to stay, McCaw says.

New Research Compendium Addresses Productivity & Transformation When Applying Technology in Learning Math

Digital Promise

As my mentor Jim Kaput vividly wrote in a 1992 NCTM research handbook “anyone who presumes to describe the roles of technology in mathematics education faces challenges akin to describing a newly active volcano.” Further, each purpose also can organize along relevant learning science principles, empirical research findings, and other insights that can help educators to use the technologies well. Educators Entrepreneurs Learner Positioning Systems Research Researchers

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.

When the Robots Come for Our Jobs, They’ll Spare the Teachers

Edsurge

How can we prepare a generation of students to adapt and evolve, learn (and un-learn), in an era where technological advances are transforming the world of work, traditional educational pathways are under fire—and the half-life of skills hovers around five years ? ML can support early warning systems that reduce the likelihood that students fall through the cracks when class size—and expectations—increase. Education Technology 21st Century Skills Technology in School

A PD model that creates experts, not robots

eSchool News

During my forty plus years in education, I have spent countless hours sitting in professional development sessions. Why our ELA department dropped seminars in favor of real, ongoing professional development.