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What it Takes to Integrate Robotics and Coding into the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

What it Takes to Integrate Robotics and Coding into the Classroom. It starts with a game of Robot Turtles, a board game by Thinkfun that’s being used at Hubbard Woods School in Winnetka, Ill., It helps explain the step-by-step nature of coding,” says Todd Burleson, resource center director for this Winnetka Public Schools District 36 elementary school. The game serves as an on-ramp for students, introducing technology into their educational journeys.

Students Step up to Lead Tech Implementation at Their Elementary School

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Finally, she made it to the charging station and her shift at the learning resource center (LRC) officially started. Maggie is a fifth grader at Roosevelt Elementary School in Park Ridge, Illinois and in Fall 2017, she was trained to become a “TechXpert” at her school so she could coach fellow students daily during the tech lab at the LRC. Our teachers had full schedules with loaded curriculum and they lacked the time to learn to use the tools or to figure out when to visit the lab.

5 Tools to Teach Coding to Late Elementary Students

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Root I just got one of these coding robots, and it may already be my favorite. I like this as a starting place for late elementary because there is so much I can do with it. I see many folks buying coding robots to fit specific needs, and I think this robot eliminates much of that.

'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.

How Do We Know If Technology Is the Solution or the Problem?

Edsurge

Through our direct interactions with educators and school leaders around the country working to implement effective personalized learning models in their schools and districts, we find that technology’s role in this arena is yet to be clearly defined on a broad scale. So, what role(s) should technology play in education? Maddux worried that technology would disrupt the personal relationships built and maintained through live, in-class discussions.

Wildly Audacious Goals and the Power of One

iLearn Technology

In 2010, I thought that technology might be the savior of education. I created the Learning Genome Project as an attempt to make it possible to personalize education for every child. About a month ago, I received an email through the Learning Genome Project’s website.

The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed

The Hechinger Report

NEW ORLEANS — A few years ago, with little fanfare or announcement, the New Orleans education system began a massive experiment that’s reshaping how kids learn across the city. Supporters in New Orleans say that, so far, personalized learning has been transformative.

This STEM-focused district hands out paychecks along with report cards

The Hechinger Report

A robot built by students to research endangered frogs in Lake Titicaca, in Peru, being tested in June, 2016, by Lindsey Hamblin (left), then a Skyline High School senior, and Callie Meyers, then a Skyline junior. We want students to use their brains and learn what careers could look like.”.

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A Few Weeks with Root

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One of my biggest takeaways from the FETC conference in January was seeing the Root robot live. Basically, Root is everything I was looking for in a coding robot, and I could not wait to try it out. What you want to know is my first impressions of the robot, right?

How Middle School Obsessions Can Shape Career Paths.

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I never thought that what I was doing would be considered “techy” or that this passion project could be setting me up for a future career as a computer scientist, software engineer, learning designer, research associate or UX designer—all jobs that I learned about much later in life by reading Careers with Code magazine. I was picking up a lot of technical skills along the way but never thought of it as learning. Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning Strategie

“A happy and self-confident student learns more and better.” – Silvia Scuracchio, Brazil

Daily Edventures

And they’ve already hosted over 400 educators to share what they’ve learned. The most important moments are the ones when we realize that the students are engaged and they find pleasure in learning,” Scuracchio explains. Silvia Scuracchio. School Director. Escola Bosque.

5 ways technology can support educators in an environment of expanding school choice

eSchool News

In a 10-year longitudinal study evaluating student academic outcomes at KIPP schools , school choice was found to have a significantly positive effect on student outcomes, with the strongest gains in elementary grade levels and lesser gains at the high school level.

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How This Educator Bridges Creativity And Teaching Through Project-Based Learning

EdNews Daily

As you will see below, her love of teaching, personalized education and connecting to students to the real-world shines through. After selling a very successful business, I decided in 2009 to pursue my passion by earning another degree in Elementary Education, with an emphasis in English.

K-12 Educators and Administrators: Share Your Ed-tech Pilot Approach

Digital Promise

Do you think others could learn from the way you conduct ed-tech pilots to inform product decisions? Digital Promise is crowdsourcing best practices for piloting learning technology tools, and we want to hear from you! Manager of Blended Learning.

How a Tough Challenge Taught My Students More About Coding Than I Ever Could

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What followed was an amazing example of student motivation, creativity, resourcefulness and personalized learning at its best. Part of a student's completed website design (source: Shelley Songy) Challenge Students (and Get Out of Their Way) Personalized learning can be tricky for students of any age—but in my experience, it’s especially true of ninth graders. I also learned that I shouldn’t always expect to be the expert in the room, and that’s OK.

Here's What the ISTE Standards for Students Look Like in Five Projects

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ISTE Standards for Students , released in 2016, were developed to empower student voice and ensure that learning is a student-driven process of exploration, creativity and discovery no matter where students or teachers are in the thoughtful integration of technology. Remake Learning Network, a group of educators and innovators working together to shape the future of learning and teaching in the Greater Pittsburgh region. Education Technology Events Community

Profile of Asbury Park (NJ) Superintendent Sancha Gray

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and students are thriving under innovative initiatives that include blended learning, tech-rich classrooms, and exposure to hope and opportunities for lifelong success. When we support parents’ learning, they create a culture of learning at home.”

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The Classroom or Library as a Maker Space

User Generated Education

They often contain the tools, machinery, and technologies associated with making – 3D printers, laser cutters, vinyl cutters, high tech robotics, vocational tech machinery. An Agile and Nimble Learning Environment. A Learning Environment Driven by Learner Choice and Voice.

In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First—Devices Second

Digital Promise

And we're serving more and more students who are just learning English. 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. You choose by focusing on how you want the technology actually to be used in classrooms. blended learning).

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Adapting to the New Classroom

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Adaptive learning technology is the new go-to for personalized learning. These out-of-the-box blended learning solutions can also help nontraditional students find their own paths. District leaders began a search for adaptive and blended learning solutions.

Forward Failures, Future of Work and What’s (Not) the Next Big Thing in Edtech

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However, innovating schools and actually putting those calls to practice can get messy, and it appeared that one theme throughout the event was about facing and learning from those failures. For us, it’s really about enabling learning.” Microsoft's Barbara Holzapfel described what she sees as an opportunity to personalize learning through translation applications the company is developing, making real-time translations into a variety of languages.

In the marketplace: An NBA math program, coding tools, and a new literacy initiative

eSchool News

Tech-savvy educators know they must stay on top of the myriad changes and trends in education to learn how teaching and learning can best benefit from technology’s near-constant change. million “Best Technology for Schools” grant program.

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WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC. www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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Teachers can create transformational learning experiences for students by joining 3DBear’s AR Innovator Program. Amplify Fractions covers math standards in grades 3–6 and uses adaptive learning, interactive storytelling, and a personalized digital tutor to help students conquer fractions.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Via Politico : “Partnerships between local law enforcement agencies and federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement led to the displacement of more than 300,000 Hispanic students between 2000 and 2011, with most of those students disappearing from elementary schools.” “ Learning Engineers Inch Toward the Spotlight,” Inside Higher Ed claims.

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Switching sides in the teacher wars

The Hechinger Report

TULSA, Oklahoma — On a fall morning in 2018, veteran technology teacher Abraham Kamara was working with his robotics team at Memorial Junior High School when Tulsa school superintendent Deborah Gist entered the classroom with a TV news crew.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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The report is always a big deal in technology circles – “a tech industry event in its own right,” as Wired’s Steven Levy put it in 2012 – and many publications and pundits dutifully cover Meeker’s observations, often adding very little analysis of their own. ” She posits gaming as the new site for “modern learning,” with an emphasis on skills training and data-driven self-improvement. Language learning , with ~ $185.6

Can children learn from a “mixed-reality” game?

The Hechinger Report

Two Forest Grove Elementary School students show off their block structures for Nesra Yannier to photograph during an experiment. PITTSBURGH — At Forest Grove Elementary School, along the Ohio River just northwest of Pittsburgh, the Rust Belt is giving way to educational innovation.

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."

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Driverless Ed-Tech: The History of the Future of Automation in Education

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“The Year of the MOOC” – I was summoned to Palo Alto, California for a small gathering to discuss the future of teaching, learning, and technology. With enough data and some machine learning, you can identify – statistically – the most common obstacles.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Via The USA Today : “Kids on winning robotics team told, ‘Go back to Mexico’ ” The kids were from Pleasant Run Elementary School in Indianapolis. Via the MIT Technology Review : “ Andrew Ng Is Leaving Baidu in Search of a Big New AI Mission.” More on racism at a robotics competition in the immigration section above. Via the MIT Technology Review : “Controlling VR with Your Mind.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

Hack Education Weekly News

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“ From the article that ”innovative teaching practice" appears to be project-based learning. ” “Whatever happened to the promise of online learning ?” “How can online learning help Canadian colleges meet the challenges ahead?” ” In a response to protests at Reed College , The Atlantic argues “Why Everyone Should Learn About Western Civilization.” ” asks MIT Technology Review.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Via The Indiana Gazette : “Parents and other school district residents reminded the Indiana Area school board on Monday that their dissent of the Summit Learning program hasn’t waned, even though the administration scaled back the program and put it on ‘opt-in’ status for the 2018–19 school year.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Online education pioneer Tony Bates asks “ What is online learning ?” ” Via NBC News : “How to Thrive: Arianna Huffington Launches E-Learning Series.” ” (It’ll run on LinkedIn Learning , formerly Lynda.com , which means it’ll cost you $24.99 Jeff Fernandez, the co-founder of the online learning company Grovo , has resigned. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

Hack Education Weekly News

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6,263,439, titled ‘Verification system for non-traditional learning operations.’ Via Gawker : “ Black Elementary School Teacher Body-Slammed By Cop and Lectured on ‘Violent Tendencies’ of Black People.” ” “A Platform to Monitor Learning” is the headline IHE uses to describe Yellowdig , a new social platform where instructors can watch how students interact and share information. Presidential Campaign Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” A ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union raises interesting questions about the ownership of student data : “Exam scripts and examiner’s corrections are personal data of the exam candidate.” ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “As In-Person Bootcamps Falter, Codecademy Introduces Paid Online Options.” Spoiler alert: it’s about learning how to teach differently.).

Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

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Karen Blumberg Technology Integrator The School at Columbia University BIO : Karen Blumberg is an educational technologist at The School at Columbia University working with faculty and students to integrate technology academically, respectfully, and responsibly.