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Looking for a Class Robot? Try Robo Wunderkind

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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.

All the Upgrades and Updates From Apple, Google and More at ISTE 2018

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Software Updates Google is reorganizing its Classroom platform to make it easier to sort materials by topic. Frontline Education , a provider of K-12 data software, is developing a new feature (or “skill”) for Alexa that allows administrators to access data, such as teacher evaluation reports and employment rates, through voice-activated commands. McGraw-Hill introduces a new English language arts software for grades 2-7 called Redbird Language Arts & Writing.

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How to Select a Complete Digital Education Solution Provider

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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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Profile of Asbury Park (NJ) Superintendent Sancha Gray

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AMERICORPS VOLUNTEERS IMPROVE READING OUTCOMES IN DES MOINES (IA) PUBLIC SCHOOLS To support the district’s mission to improve student literacy proficiency, the district trained AmeriCorps members to deliver the offline instruction provided by Lexia Reading Core5.

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Are We Designing Girls Out of Education Technology?

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This week, a software engineer at Google was fired for writing a widely-derided internal memo , critiquing the company’s diversity efforts for ignoring the “fact” that women are just biologically different from men. Because while the demographics of the tech industry may reinforce the author’s notion in a world where our collective experiences make the theory easy to accept, it takes very little Googling to discover cultures that prove the memo’s author to be wrong.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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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.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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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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How This Famed Chinese Venture Capitalist Thinks AI Will Reshape Teaching

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He then went on to work at Apple, Microsoft and Google, where he served as president of Google China. Not in terms of the science-fiction robot overlords. The output of the AI is up to the designers of the AI software. So only have the software developers target on improved comprehension and participation of the students—not in a punitive way. Chinese educators are very outcome focused.

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She showed several images of recent movies such as Ellysium, I, Robot and Avatar to emphasise her point. This week I read an article that documented the recent partnership between futurist Ray Kurzweil and Google''s Larry Page.

Your Syllabus to SXSW EDU 2019 (and Where to Find Us!)

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From facial-recognition cameras to web and social media filtering software, surveillance technologies are finding their foothold in schools across America. EdSurge’s managing editor, Tony Wan, will pose these questions to Bill Fitzgerald (New Knowledge), Doug Levin (EdTech Strategies), Courtney Goodsell (Impero Software) and Stephanie Cerda (administrator at Austin Independent School District). Companies include an AI robot, student incubator and a startup called Pie for Providers.

The Weaponization of Education Data

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In education, there were breaches at colleges and universities, breaches at K–12 schools, breaches at the Department of Education, breaches at education technology companies, and breaches with software schools commonly use. Investing in hardware and software.

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(The Very Last) Hack Education Weekly News

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Via Techcrunch : “ Holberton brings its full-stack software engineering school to Colombia.” ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Edsurge : “How Google’s Former China Chief Thinks AI Will Reshape Teaching.” Via Techcrunch : “ Google+ bug gave developers access to non-public data from 52.5M ” Via Techcrunch : “ Google ’s parental control software Family Link now supports Chromebooks.”

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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” And I wondered at the time if that would be the outcome for MOOCs. ”) It was certainly the outcome that investors were hoping for Edmodo , which raised $25 million in 2012, boasting that it had 15 million users. ” “ How Google Chromebooks conquered schools.”

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “ For-Profit College Attendance Linked to Poor Financial Outcomes.” Via The New York Times : “How Google Protected Andy Rubin , the ‘Father of Android ’ ” “Google could have fired Mr. Rubin and paid him little to nothing on the way out. Remember: the biases of engineers and managers get baked into the software you use. Enjoy your Google for Education products !

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a blockbuster case whose outcome will affect whether transgender students can use the school bathroom that aligns with their gender identity. Its outcome will have ramifications in schools throughout the country.” ” Google announced it was cutting jobs in its Google Fiber division. And Google has put plans to expand Fiber to more cities on hold. And Google is getting into the whiteboard business. Presidential Campaign Politics.

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” More on the Afghan robotics team in the contest section below. for Robotics Contest.” ” Google profiles Niji Collins , a winner in the latest Google Code-In contest. Edsurge profiles “ personalized learning ” software used in a virtual school that has some 450 incarcerated students. ” Adaptive software is not the same as personalized learning , says eSchool News. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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The Flatiron School has released its latest “outcomes report.” ” Via Edsurge : “ Google and Digital Promise Reimagine Teacher Tech Training with New National Program.” ” Via Education Week : “ Google Launches $50 Million Effort on the Future of Work.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. From the Raspberry Pi blog : “IoT Sleepbuddy, the robotic babysitter.” (National) Education Politics.

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Via Techcrunch : “ Grasshopper , a learn-to-code app from Google ’s Area 120 incubator, goes live.” ” Via Edsurge : “ Google and Udacity Offering 5,000 Scholarships for Nanodegree Programs.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Wired : “Ex-Google Executive Opens a School for AI , With China ’s Help.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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” Via Education Week : “The Ohio education department could seek repayment of more than $80 million from nine full-time online schools , based on audits of software-login records that led state officials to determine the schools had overstated their student enrollment.” ” New Nanodegrees from Udacity : Digital Marketing and Robotics. Via The Outline : “ Google ’s featured snippets are worse than fake news.” Education Politics.

Education Technology's Inequalities

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Indeed, the World Bank issued a report in January arguing that digital technologies – not just robots in factories – stand to widen inequalities as well, “and even hasten the hollowing out of middle-class employment.” English-language learning software has long had a large market globally, and venture capitalists seem keen to fund companies that offer these products to K–12 schools as the number of ELL students grows.)