Are classroom robots the NextGen of learning?


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.

Just released: Horizon Report K12 (and how we’re leading these changes!)


As school leaders, you’ll want to dig into the NMC/CoSN Horizon Report: 2017 K-12 Edition. The annual K12 Horizon Report regularly identifies and profiles six key trends, six significant challenges, and six developments in educational technology likely to impact teaching and learning.

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. Photo: Wayne D’Orio for The Hechinger Report.

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'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.

A Report on the BETT Show in London


They find dozens of free seminars and keynote talks, several hundred exhibitors, and many special events outside of the official program, including seminars run by Microsoft and Google and debates hosted by Smart. Robots. WHAT’S THAT?

Privacy and Security Evaluation of the Anki Vector Robot

Graphite Blog

Software The Vector Robot mobile application launches with a welcome screen. To connect the Vector device to the Vector Robot app, the user must turn on Bluetooth. The Vector Robot app provides a simple status screen with helpful recommendations of voice commands to use. Amazon Alexa The Vector Robot was updated to support Amazon Alexa that can be activated from the main app launch screen. The full privacy evaluation and standard privacy report are available here.

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

Hack Education

I know there have been lots of murmurs about what it means that someone who’s been quite critical of the Horizon Report project would be invited to speak, let alone to get to offer the closing remarks. Maybe they’ll change how we think about robots. Robots don’t care.

Google, DonorsChoose Partner to Fund Culturally Responsive Classroom Materials


Keya Wondwossen, the director of advocacy and public partnerships at DonorsChoose, drew on personal experiences to explain to reporters why this campaign is so important to her. million classroom projects, spanning from book sets to robotics kits to flexible furniture.

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


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. The new company, owned by SDI Innovations, makes a robotic arm and a corresponding STEM curriculum.

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Authentic Audiences: Moving Beyond the Blog Post

Cycles of Learning

After reading Show Your Work by Austin Kleon I moved from student Google Doc lab reports in chemistry class to blog posts. Keeping the above in mind, this is my first year teaching a robotics class in the curriculum and I wanted to institute the same blogging strategy. Unlike chemistry, my robotics class didn't show as much enthusiasm about the blogging process. Below are three student created examples from my Robotics class at Sonoma Academy.

Find a Way to Laugh: Funny Mishaps and Misunderstandings in My Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Here are a few you might find as amusing as I did: A Robotic Interruption. Then she put it on the Wonderbot (a little robot you can drive around). So, basically, you had a little blue robot with 3 wheels. ” The teacher grabbed the robot and started fussing at it.

District Tinker-Fests and Hackathons Rev Up Student Interest in STEM Education

EdTech Magazine

In every direction, robots are dancing, racing or manipulating objects, as servo motors whir and LED lights glow. . In one part of the auditorium, a talking smart mirror delivers a weather report. Robotics Offers Hands-on Pathway to Coding. Google+.

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Connecting Around the World! Mystery Skype, Twitter & Google Hangouts!


Using Mystery Skype, Twitter, and Google Hangouts are great ways this can be done! However, I am also very impressed with Google Hangout Field Trips. I know of a 3rd grader who was assigned to complete a research report about Hawaii. Connecting around the world!

Lots of great resources and web apps to use with Chromebooks!

Educational Technology Guy

research projects Google Docs has built in search - do research as you work: In Google Docs, there is a research pane where you can do a Google search directly from Google Docs collaboration - Google Apps is all about collaboration. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

K–12 Educators Embrace Ingenuity and Adaptation to Prepare Students for the Future

EdTech Magazine

The extent of change that we’ll see from robotics, artificial intelligence and the like is both incredible and unsettling. Some deliver hands-on experience in areas such as robotics and coding. Google+.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

For example, we use in my 8th-grade science class Book Creator for students to develop everything from science lab reports to personal studies that they do — like individual investigations — and even just topic research. It might be typing up your notes in a Google Doc.

How to Build a Modern School – 6 Key Elements to Embed in Your Groundwork

ViewSonic Education

Importance should be given to how to translate report cards and test scores into a student ability to contribute to society. VR technology like Google Tour Creator will allow students to create and take virtual tours anywhere around the world in an immersive 360-degree environment.

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Montour School District Prepares Students for an AI Future

EdTech Magazine

Today, experts predict that by 2025, AI-powered robots will be driving our cars, diagnosing the sick and even delivering our pizzas. Students will also interact with Cozmo , a robot companion powered by artificial intelligence. .

Technology Underscores the Promise of a New School Year

EdTech Magazine

District teachers learned to use Google Classroom and Google’s G Suite apps. . They receive support for gaining Google certification as well as training on Canvas to help them understand the basics for setting up their online presence.

ISTE 2019: 10 Keys to the Future of STEAM Education

EdTech Magazine

Augmented and Virtual Reality: “The latest things are much more than toys,” Martinez said, using Google’s Tilt Brush technology as an example of VR with very real applications. ISTE 2019: 10 Keys to the Future of STEAM Education. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 06/27/2019 - 10:28.

Make This the Year That You Take On Ambitious IT Projects in Your School

EdTech Magazine

Explore offerings in the Google App Hub for educators or features in Google Classroom, Calendar and other G Suite apps. EdTech Managing Editor Marquita Brown contributed to this report. Make This the Year That You Take On Ambitious IT Projects in Your School. eli.zimmerman_9856.

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10 Myths about Teaching with Tech

Ask a Tech Teacher

The New York Post reported in 2018 that as many as 5 million schoolage children have no Internet access. No, it won’t, despite the 2009 robot who taught a Tokyo class and Elias, the Finnish primary school robot. I’ve been teaching technology for over fifteen years.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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Google continues its classroom climb

eSchool News

Google’s Chrome OS is spreading throughout U.S. EdTrends Report found that Google Classroom/G Suite is the most popular productivity suite in U.S.

Companies Invest in Preparing K–12 Students as Older Sectors Become Tech Integrated

EdTech Magazine

To help prepare young rural Americans for the new demands of a tech-integrated workforce , Microsoft has partnered with the National Future Farmers of America to invest in agricultural education, EdScoop reports. Google Offers Digital Skills Workshops and Coaches.

STEM Helps Students Launch into the Future

EdTech Magazine

In fact, according to a 2017 report by Dell , 85 percent of the jobs that will exist in 2030 haven’t even been invented yet. It’s a culmination of robotics and programming being taught at every grade level. Google+. STEM Helps Students Launch into the Future. eli.zimmerman_9856.

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Take Steps to Make Modern Learning Spaces A Reality

EdTech Magazine

Would the typical rows of chairs from days past give way to children on the floor of a makerspace , coding for robots and being creators? Take Steps to Make Modern Learning Spaces A Reality. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 09/24/2018 - 12:00.

K–12 Teachers Use Virtual and Augmented Reality Platforms to Teach Coding

EdTech Magazine

We also melded the missions of coding in education with AR for this exploratory study to see if we could get favorable results in timing tests and user experiences,” said Nathan Dass , a researcher and software engineer at Google AI. “We

Is technology outpacing you?

Ask a Tech Teacher

What tech does well is take the tedium out of daily tasks like attendance, sorting grades, creating report cards, tracking progress, and even class newsletters. Usually, that buzzword rhymes with robotics, coding, programming, 3D printing, Maker Spaces, AI or AR or VR.

Mark Cuban, ECMC Lead $1.8M Round for Cluster to Develop Industrial Tech Talent


Yet the likes of Google and Facebook sometimes overshadow sectors that have been—and remain—core to the American economy: industrial manufacturing. In the industrial manufacturing sector, “there is obviously unfilled demand, and I’m a believer that robotics and AI will materially change the nature of work over the next decade,” Mark Cuban said in an email. That company was sold to Wiley in 2016 for a reported $25 million.

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6 What’s New in Google—April 2018 Catch up on all the latest, including 26 new Google updates and 41 Google resources for your class. 9 25 Ways to Use Google Forms in the Classroom (with Examples!) Take full advantage of what Google Forms has to offer.

What should we teach students about the future of technology?

eSchool News

In looking at the future and how we interact with programmable devices, students need to understand both the positives and negatives surrounding the use of robotics and artificial intelligence to simplify human tasks. Will we ever become technology?

Profile of Asbury Park (NJ) Superintendent Sancha Gray


They trained volunteers to access Lexia’s reports and use the data to adjust direct instruction. KOOV is an educational robotics and coding kit for ages eight and up, made up of blocks, sensors, actuators, and a companion app.

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Automation in spring 2016: two glimpses of the future of technology and education

Bryan Alexander

Two reports crossed my feeds recently, each concerning the intersection of automation and humans. I’m not talking about Google’s spectacular triumph at having an AI win at Go (seriously, check it out , if you haven’t already). In Boston, home of the Atlas robot.

New, SIMPLIFIED, Student Portfolio System (or "feeling the fear of not being 'innovative' enough this year")


I remembered another comment from one student specifically: "Can we just put everything we did in this topic in a Google Slide presentation. Nobody is going to look at your Google Slides! Yes, not as beautiful as Weebly , SquareSpace , WIX , or even the NEW Google Sites.