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A Beginner’s Guide to #EdTech Open Source Software

Fractus Learning

Did you ever explore a learning possibility only to realize that the software to make it happen costs a lot of money? Do you want to explore 3-D animation but don’t want to spend a lot of money on software you might not ultimately use? You might want to explore Open Source software!

'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

Hack Education

” That’s because the stories told this year to keep us hustling and to keep up imagining a certain kind of future are almost all about robots. Over and over and over and over and over and over and over again we were told “robots are coming for your jobs.” We must encourage people to pursue “robot resistant” majors in college. Robots are much more ideal as workers, because of course they cannot unionize.

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December 15 University of New Hampshire to Host the State Finals forState’s Second Annual Cyber Robotics Coding Competition

techlearning

On December 15, the University of New Hampshire (UNH) will host the finals of the state’s Cyber Robotics Coding Competition (CRCC), being held by the New Hampshire Department of Education (NH DOE) and the Intelitek STEM and CTE Education Foundation ( ISCEF ).

Privacy and Security Evaluation of the Anki Vector Robot

Graphite Blog

Our findings are intended to help parents and teachers make a better-informed decision about whether to buy this device, and other similar smart devices, for use with their children at home or with students at school. Software The Vector Robot mobile application launches with a welcome screen. The app provides login and sign-up options, and after a user clicks "Sign-Up," the app requests personal information, including a birth date to confirm the user's age.

Privacy and Security Evaluation of the Anki Vector Robot

Graphite Blog

Our findings are intended to help parents and teachers make a better-informed decision about whether to buy this device, and other similar smart devices, for use with their children at home or with students at school. Software The Vector Robot mobile application launches with a welcome screen. The app provides login and sign-up options, and after a user clicks "Sign-Up," the app requests personal information, including a birth date to confirm the user's age.

'The Brave Little Surveillance Bear' and Other Stories We Tell About Robots Raising Children

Hack Education

But now “software is eating the world,” as venture capitalist Marc Andreessen wants to us all to believe. The robot, or rather a seemingly living automaton in “The Sandman,” veers towards “das unheimlich.” We will be raised by robots.

5 Meaningful Ways to Leverage the "MakeyMakey" in Your Teaching

techlearning

Rather than building a model of the Cell, for example, out of poster board or styrofoam, combine the Scratch programming interface, and the MakeyMakey, to create an interactive cell with touch activated organelles that inform the user of structure and function.

How to Select a Complete Digital Education Solution Provider

ViewSonic Education

Over the past few years, there has been a huge influx of education technology resources available to schools – from tablets and robotics, to online platforms and digital whiteboards. Is the hardware & software compatible? Keep your software up-to-date.

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3 Emerging Technologies That Will Reshape Education in 2019

Wisewire

What 5G could enable: quicker downloads, more powerful networks, increased efficiency for businesses, and a near-immediate transfer of information. An AI software, IVOW aims to help lower bias in algorithmic identification.

EdTech definitions every teacher should know: Part 1

Neo LMS

The best educational example of this, I think, Google Cardboard where students simply download a VR educational app, slip their smartphones into a set of cardboard goggles, and are taken on a fully immersive journey to places such as Mars, the Great Wall of China and the Louvre.

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Learn Along with Me this Summer

My Paperless Classroom

Once I collected the information all in one place I realized I have a full summer of learning ahead. I want them to write blogs and play with robots. All of my presentations have me walking participants through the admin side of one Google apps platform or another.

6 Super Science Edtech Ideas: Using Technology to Level Up Science Classrooms

The CoolCatTeacher

I always think of giving my students that sandbox time so that they can play a little bit with the software. It might be typing up your notes in a Google Doc. Now, do you use robots? What about robotics? In my class, we use the Sphero robot quite a bit.

The Past Decade Forecasts a New Wave of Economic Opportunity in Education

Edsurge

Some call it “The Rise of the Machines” for the convergence of multiple technologies: artificial intelligence, big data, data science, robotics plus virtual and augmented reality. To date, our education systems sit atop a cultural assumption—that information is scarce.

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Meet Aidan, the U.S. Education Department’s Financial Aid Chatbot

Edsurge

Students are always brimming with questions about the financial-aid process, DeVos acknowledged in her remarks , and they’ll soon be able to pose their inquiries to Aidan, the department's new robotic assistant. With $1.5

Are Algorithmically-Generated Term Papers the Next Big Challenge to Academic Integrity?

Edsurge

A student was supposed to write about ‘big data,’ and the [essay generator] called it ‘enormous information.’ That’s according to Valerie Schreiner, a chief product officer at Turnitin, a company that sells plagiarism-detection software. “In

9 Fine Ways to Do Better 20% Time

The CoolCatTeacher

Twenty percent time from Google. Based on the Google 20% time, students take 20% of their time in a class to pursue a personal interest project. For our beginning of the year passion projects, some students chose to teach others about our robotic filming Swivl tool and app.

Profile of Asbury Park (NJ) Superintendent Sancha Gray

techlearning

A second prong of individualized direct instruction, informed by the data provided from those “games,” was rounded out by a third rotation—reading books of their choosing at their level. Google Classroom —Digital learning management system using Google apps ?

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3 Emerging Technologies that will Reshape Education in 2019

Edsurge

What 5G could enable: quicker downloads, more powerful networks, increased efficiency for businesses, and a near-immediate transfer of information. An AI software, IVOW aims to help lower bias in algorithmic identification.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

The software takes advantage of Casio’s Natural Display technology for input and output of mathematical expressions. The application is free to download from the App Store or Google Play. Bubble Bot features a bubble-blowing robot or a Fan of Fortune, a prediction game.

Using Arduino UNO To Teach Programming, STEM and Maker Skills

Fractus Learning

Arduino, and specifically, Arduino UNO are an excellent tool to teach and apply basic electronics and robotics skills. Programmers build robots, remote controlled vehicles, household automation devices, and even make music. Elegoo UNO Project Smart Robot Car Kit.

School STEM Labs Inspire Students, Power Innovation

EdTech Magazine

Thomas School near Seattle hopes to encourage students to develop a passion for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by starting them young and engaging them with cool, new learning spaces featuring robots and 3D virtual reality computers. The school’s computer science curriculum, for example, starts in preschool with simple wooden robots, allowing students to learn the fundamentals of coding and become confident creating with technology at an early age.

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12 Projects for your STEAM program

Ask a Tech Teacher

KidPix (software download or app). Photoshop (software download or online subscription). TuxPaint (free software download). Google Earth. Google Earth uses Earth Science to expand storytelling (with Lit Trips ) and to support math (with tools like the ruler).

Adapting to the New Classroom

techlearning

Diagnostic products and software systems that target specific areas of learning for improvement can help students find success, freeing educators to help every learner reach their personal best within one classroom. Google Classroom ? Z-Space lab with AR/VR software ?

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

Software & Online 3DBEAR AR INNOVATOR PROGRAM ( 3dbear.io/product/ The software takes advantage of Casio’s Natural Display technology for input and output of mathematical expressions. Teachers access the system using their regular school Google login account.

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T&L’S ISTE 2018 BEST OF SHOW AWARDS WINNERS

techlearning

It also supports Google Play educational apps, so students can collaborate, discover, engage and learn, and includes a Wacom EMR stylus that lets students use interactive apps, sketch, take notes, and capture ideas. AVER INFORMATION INC.

10 ways to use QR Codes for Hour of Code

Ask a Tech Teacher

There are endless examples, from games to robots to programming. They take too long to set up, require a whole separate app to read, and tell the same information that can be communicated in more common ways. That makes all of that information available on their phones for later use.

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Ed-Tech Agitprop

Hack Education

I shared the stage that day in Iceland with a person who gave their talk on how, in the future, robots will love us -- how they will take care of us in our old age; how they will teach our classes; how they will raise our children. " Robots will never care for us.

Video Assignments Are the New Term Paper. How Does That Change Teaching and Learning?

Edsurge

The Google-owned service is widely used that it may already soak up more than a third of all mobile traffic. The realm of informal learning is well represented on YouTube—from DIY instruction to guerrilla recordings of public speakers. For example, telepresence robots could give remote students more options for expression in class when they can’t be there in person. This semester I’m teaching a graduate seminar on education and technology for Georgetown University.

How Silicon Valley schools are trying to boost lower-income students into high-tech jobs

The Hechinger Report

Other students in their engineering class were constructing a robot for the Dell-sponsored Silicon Valley Tech Challenge and designing a “tiny house” to shelter a homeless person. A staffing agency employee, she recruits contract workers for Google. SAN JOSE, Calif. —

Part 3: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Over 25 STEM and PBL Competitions

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I promise you will find some great information coming your way in the posts that follow…So sign up now and please pass this on with a retweet. – Mike Gorman ( https://21centuryedtech.wordpress.com/ ). Look for contact information at the Booking Site.

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The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed

The Hechinger Report

Five-year-old Mykell Robinson practices his reading on the Lexia software while a small group of classmates work with a teacher. What’s different about the trend today is that educational technology companies are eagerly marketing software under the “personalized learning” label.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

The New York Times broke the news this week that New America ousted its Open Markets team after it praised a recent EU fine against Google : “Google Critic Ousted From Think Tank Funded by the Tech Giant.” ” New America has received more than $21 million from Google. “ We Said Google Was Dangerously Powerful, Then Google Proved Us Right,” writes Open Markets’ Matt Stoller in Buzzfeed. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

Or the company will have to start charging for the software. In 2018, Mozilla said it would retire Backpack, its platform for sharing and displaying badges, and would help users move their badges to Badgr, software developed by the tech company Concentric Sky.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

Software & Online CAPSTONE PEBBLEGO SPANISH DATABASE FOR K-12 STUDENTS ( www.capstonepub.com/library/digital/whats-new/ ) Capstone is pleased to announce its most popular PebbleGo databases are now available in Spanish.

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?Back-to-School Shenanigans to Watch: Changing How Grades Appear in Online Gradebooks

Edsurge

It’s not exactly a move from Mr. Robot , but some students have figured out a way to change how their grades appear on online to someone looking at a website presented to them, for a moment at least. The simple HTML edit—not really a “hack” per se—involves going to a web page (like an online gradebook) in Google Chrome. Education software company PowerSchool, which claims users in more than 13,000 districts across the country, is featured in the video.