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Creative Coding and Robots in the Classroom

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Teachers do not need computer science degrees to engage, enhance and extend student coding experiences due to the abundance of easily accessible creative coding and robotics programs. Coding Software. Wonder Workshop is the creator of the Dash and Dot robots.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

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” Rather, McMillan Cottom argues these students are making rational decisions in a world of growing economic precarity and shrinking social programs. ” 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.” Robots might not take your job.

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

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For example, the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls not only empathize intellect but also social skills in their mission statement. They also come with software packages that allow teachers to produce and manage their lessons using the latest technologies.

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Profile of Asbury Park (NJ) Superintendent Sancha Gray

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Dream Academy students—chosen through a mix of GPA, interview, teacher recommendations, and academic portfolio review—can graduate from high school with an associate degree in social science. Google Classroom —Digital learning management system using Google apps ?

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5 Steps to a Successful K–12 STEM Program Design

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But as recently as 2016, a Gallup research poll conducted by Google found that only 40 percent of U.S. With the Trump administration prioritizing $200 million a year toward STEM and computer science education and tech giants including Microsoft , Google, Amazon and Facebook ponying up another $300 million , there may be opportunities for schools new to the idea of STEM to get started. . Robotics and coding: Robot Turtle board game, Sphero, NAO robot.

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

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Now in its ninth year, the show has become a staple for convening a potpourri of ideas that span broad swaths of the education community, from instructional practices and school models, to social inequities and far-out visions of the future that seem more like a dream than reality. From facial-recognition cameras to web and social media filtering software, surveillance technologies are finding their foothold in schools across America.

The Stories We Were Told about Education Technology (2018)

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” Some of these attempt to stretch a contemporary high-tech vision of social emotional surveillance so it can map onto a strange vision of progressive education, overlooking no doubt how the history of progressive education has so often been intertwined with race science and eugenics.

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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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. He’s written eight top-selling books in China and has more than 50 million followers on social media. 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.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

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“I’m slightly wary of building a Google data profile of a young child,” says @ashleyrcarman @verge [link]. Tagged on: March 18, 2017 G Suite for Education Now Open for Personal Google Accounts, Outside Domains | Campus Technology → Raises privacy questions. Tagged on: March 17, 2017 Google's Family Link unlocks Android for kids | CNET → "We don't want kids thinking Google has built spyware.,"

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The Student Technology Conference - Saturday Schedule and Welcome!

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Saturday, January 31st, 2015, is a GREAT day for student teaching and learning! Tomorrow, the inaugural "Student Technology Conference" takes place, kicking off at 9:00am US-Eastern Daylight Time.

Your Talent Tech Stack for 2018

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As HR Tech buyers the future, we are told, will be full of AI and robots doing our jobs for us, freeing us up to do other things. Though Google’s entry into the market was much vaunted the results haven’t yet been seen at the coalface. There’s software for that!

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Via The New York Times : “ Google Unveils Job Training Initiative With $1 Billion Pledge.” ” It’s 2017 and many critics agree that social media is full of trolls and harassers, that it helps subvert democracies here and abroad, but hey: “To Teach Digital Citizenship Effectively, Educators Say It’s Time to Unblock Social Media ,” says Edsurge. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. (National) Education Politics.

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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If you look for a definition of “platform” online, you’re likely to get something along the lines of Wikipedia’s – fairly straightforward, although quite technical: A computing platform is the environment in which a piece of software is executed.

The 2016 Student Technology Conference Is Tomorrow! Keynotes and Speaker List Inside.

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You can also import the entire calendar (Google) into your own calendar, or add selected sessions to your personal calendar to be sure that you don't miss them. She is also keenly interested in big data, especially related to consumer and social media applications.

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” Via The Sun Sentinel : “Student made social media threat to kill FAU professor, cops say.” ” Chalkbeat on the Detroit Delta Preparatory Academy for Social Justice : “‘If we don’t learn from this one, shame on us’: Lessons from a Detroit charter school that was set up to fail.” Via e-Literate : “Experience Economy: Enterprise software view into persistence and future of LMS market.”

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Billion Federal Block Grant Makes Ed-Tech Training Higher Priority Than Software, Devices.” ” Via The Guardian : “ Toby Young quits New Schools Network , citing media pressure.” From the Google blog : “ Chromebook tablets for versatile learning.” Speaking of Google , Wired reports that “Children’s YouTube is still churning out blood, suicide and cannibalism.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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“PISA for personality testing – the OECD and the psychometric science of social-emotional skills ” by Ben Williamson. Via Techcrunch : “ Google and Coursera launch program to train more IT support specialists.” ” More on teen social media usage, this time from Buzzfeed : “‘Tweetdecking’ Is Taking Over Twitter. ” The Atlantic on what it’s like being a parent of a social media star.

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Via Vox : “Brazilian media report that police are entering university classrooms to interrogate professors.” ” Also via The New York Times : “ Google Faces Internal Backlash Over Handling of Sexual Harassment.” ” Also via The New York Times : “ Google Employees Stage Worldwide Walkout.” ” Social emotional learning ! Via Getting Smart : “Extending Social Emotional Learning into the Home.”

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” The new software is supposed to get students ready for “the Salesforce economy,” whatever the hell that means. “‘Eton for all’: will robot teachers mean everyone gets an elite education? “ No State Will Measure Social-Emotional Learning Under ESSA. Google had a big media to-do this week. Via Ars Technica : “Google unveils a $249 smart camera that decides what’s worth photographing.”

Education Technology and the Ideology of Personalization

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And “personalization” is the underlying promise of the new education software Facebook is itself building. ” Some 20 Facebook engineers work on the software, and according to The Washington Post , the student information it tracks and stores is not housed on Facebook servers, although Facebook does have access to the data. AltSchool, a private school startup, was founded in 2014 by Max Ventilla, a former Google executive. Adaptive teaching software.

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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.

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” At least the e-cigarette company (which targets teens) offers a social-emotional learning curriculum, right? Fines Google $5.1 That is, the announcement from RealNetworks that they’re offering facial recognition software to schools for free. ” Just grand that Facebook is running a bunch of media literacy and digital training courses for community colleges. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “ Robots in the classroom ?

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Via CNBC : “ Google , Apple and 13 other companies that no longer require employees to have a college degree.” ” Via the Google blog : “ VR Labs open doors of opportunity for STEM students.” ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “Kids connect with robot reading partners ,” says the PR office of the University of Wisconsin Madison.

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Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

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My work as a thinker and writer about tech and ed-tech – and one explicitly committed to social justice – has been profoundly affected by Seymour. ” Note the significant difference in language in this headline from The Verge , for example – “ Harvard’s Root robot teaches kids how to code ” – and the way in which Seymour would describe the LOGO Turtle – that students would using programming to teach the robot.

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Indeed, Edutechnica, which also tracks LMS data, responds with their own numbers and says that Blackboard still has about two hundred more installations than Canvas and about a million more students using the software. ” Via Edsurge : “ Britannica CEO Talks Google, Wikipedia and What Lil Pump Can Teach Us About Credibility.” ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. ” The Pew Research Center on “ Activism in the Social Media Age.”

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If you’re going to talk about the importance of digital literacy or information literacy or media literacy or what have you, then you best practice it. ” “ Salesforce will start selling its online learning platform, which has helped its own employees change roles and get promotions,” says MIT Technology Review , going with the wonderful lie in the headline “Making Job-Training Software People Actually Want to Use.” (National) Education Politics.

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Meanwhile on Campus… Via Education Week (from last Friday – as I work on the week’s round-up of news, I try to avoid looking at social media, but I think there was another school shooting this morning): “10 Dead, Most of Them Students, and 10 Wounded in Texas High School Shooting.” ” From the Google blog : “ Google Science Fair 2018 : Resources for educators to get ideas flowing.”

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Via The Guardian : “ Student Loans Company ‘spied on vulnerable students’ social media’ ” The “New” For-Profit Higher Ed. The company: RIB Software SE. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. million in funding from Wavemaker Partners, Social Capital, Amplify.LA, Fuel Capital, and Fika Ventures. My apologies that this is a day late.

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A graphic essay in Fusion : “Betsy DeVos’ ‘ School Choice ’ Movement Isn’t Social Justice. ” Nope, robots will not be doing this job of content moderation , as Facebook recently boasted at its developer conference. Microsoft had a media event this week. CNN tries to explain “Why Google , Apple and Microsoft are battling for education.” “ Social-Emotional Learning Is the Rage in K–12. Education Politics.

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From the Department of Education press release : “ Federal Commission on School Safety Meeting to Focus on the Effects of Entertainment , Media , Cyberbullying and Social Media on Violence and Student Safety.” ” That’s a school district in Wisconsin , and the learning software in question is the Summit Learning Platform , created by the Summit charter school chain and built by Facebook and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

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Via Chalkbeat : “Robotics is bringing Betsy DeVos to Detroit for the first time as education secretary.” The New Republic on China’s social credit score : “How Do You Control 1.4 “Try Google.”

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Anil Dash and Gina Trapani announced they’re closing down their social media analytics product ThinkUp. That is, major social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter increasingly made it difficult for ThinkUp to work with their APIs. Who owns your data – whether it’s social media or school-related? ” Via the Hechinger Report : “Can a wall-climbing robot teach your kid to code?” Education Politics.

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” The website: Victory Media. Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Launches Online School to Teach Software Development.” It’s one of a number of departures from Edsurge recently: Mary Jo Madda is now at Google. Two different opinions on WIkipedia : “How Social Media Endangers Knowledge” by Hossein Derakhshan in Wired. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. (National) Education Politics.

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” Via The Nation : “ Trump’s Border Security May Search Your Social Media by ‘Tone’ ” Via Education Week : “Setback for DACA Supporters Places Program’s Fate Squarely in Trump’s Hands.” Walmart and Google partner to take on Amazon. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. “ Teaching Robots to Learn Teaches the Students Too,” says Campus Technology. (National) Education Politics.