Are classroom robots the NextGen of learning?

Neo LMS

Our regular classrooms are steadily transforming into ‘tech classrooms’, with an integration of learning apps like Kahoot, interactive boards, inexpensive VR devices like Google Cardboard and Class VR , voice operated devices, online flashcards , virtual assistants, etc.,

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.

How AI is Changing Writing: Check out Robot Don

Ask a Tech Teacher

One of these writing assistants is Robot Don, an AI-driven software which we are going to discuss in this article. What does Robot Don bring to the table? All it takes is to create your own account or use an existing Facebook or Google account and you are good to go!

Creative Coding and Robots in the Classroom

edWeb.net

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.

Girls and STEM: The Google 20% Project That Encourages Girls to go Into STEM

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s show is a team of people at Google who have done just that. Komal Singh is a Google Engineer and recruited other Google employees to participate in a powerful 20% time project that encourages girls to go into STEM. She currently works at Google as an Eng.

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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!

'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.

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

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.

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.

Hummingbird Gets a Microbit Upgrade

techlearning

Bird Brain makes both Finch robots, and they make Hummingbird robotics kits. It means students can make almost anything with them including some awesome robots. I have seen middle school students make coffee drinking robots, police cars, dioramas, UFO’s, and more.

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

techlearning

Because the wireless mBot can be sent RC keystroke commands directly from a computer via the mBlock software , the MakeyMakey can be used to intercept commands, and thus, used to create unique RC systems. Robotics TL Advisor Blog blog Makerspace STEM

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

Edsurge

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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The Big 3's War Over EDU: A Comparison of Apple, Google, and Microsoft

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Pages, Keynote, and Numbers are quality pieces of software, but the lack of them on anything other than Mac means adoption will be low. The online portal might work, but it is going to have to be a simple as Google Drive with an easy tie to email for it to work.

Future technologies now

Learning with 'e's

Google Cardboard was on show, but so were other alternatives. As they develop and the software becomes more powerful and responsive to our needs and desires, we will see some exciting new pedagogies emerge.

Hour of Code Website and App Suggestions for K-8

Ask a Tech Teacher

How to train your robot –a lesson plan from Dr. Techniko. Program a human robot (unplugged). Google Spreadsheets–decode and fill in color coded pictures. How do you program a robot –BBC’s version of this topic; includes a video, game, and more. Robotics.

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

Educational Technology Guy

Here are some tips and links to web apps: Remember - we shouldn’t teach software (ie Word, Excel) we should teach skills, like writing, using spreadsheets and graphs, etc. Google Apps and Chromebooks Web App Recommendations - a whole lot! Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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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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.

Some Thoughts on AI in the Classroom

Philly Teacher

The same is true for Amazon’s competitor, Google Home. AI is also way more than Siri, Alexa, or Google Home. Machine Learning and AI exist in the software we use, and many companies use it. educational technology google ISTE privacy

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12 Projects for your STEAM program

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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).

Websites and Apps to Support Hour of Code

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Stencyl –build games without coding with downloaded software. BeeBop –based on the Beebop floor robot–free. C-STEM Studio –download to teach computers, science, technology, engineering and math with robotics.

Top K–12 Tech Tools for Teaching STEM

EdTech Magazine

Teq offers courses on 3D printing, Arduinos robotics and more, and tells you what you should consider before bringing this technology into the classroom. Robotics kits: Products like the Sony KOOV and HamiltonBuhl’s HB Invent! Google+. Top K–12 Tech Tools for Teaching STEM.

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3 Emerging Technologies That Will Reshape Education in 2019

Wisewire

They focused on customer discovery and market validation for concepts leveraging virtual, augmented and mixed reality, voice technology, robotics, and other future interfaces. An AI software, IVOW aims to help lower bias in algorithmic identification.

A Single Sign-On Platform Revolutionized How This District Uses Tech—and Saved $120,000

Edsurge

I wanted to move from, ‘this is how you insert clip art,’ to, ‘this is how to code robots in your classroom and make them move.’ Over the next year, she and her team audited the district’s software and created a standardized approach to generating student login IDs and passwords.

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

ViewSonic Education

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. They also come with software packages that allow teachers to produce and manage their lessons using the latest technologies.

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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.

PASCO Motion Sensor–A Must for Science Classes

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Their products are wireless, Bluetooth- and/or USB-connectable, and their SPARKvue software runs on Mac and Windows platforms, Chromebooks, iPads, iPhones, and Android. the Ergobot to teach both Forces & Motion and Programming & Robotics. software. free software is an intuitive way to graph motion, rate of change, and slope. While you’re waiting, download the free software to your phone or laptop (or iPad).

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Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Lesson Plans

Ask a Tech Teacher

There are lots of bundles of lesson plans available–by theme, by software, by topic, by standard. Let me review a few: bundles of 5 lesson plans –Themed; great when you want to cover a software program, a tool, a grade, or a standard.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Lesson Plans

Ask a Tech Teacher

There are lots of bundles of lesson plans available–by theme, by software, by topic, by standard. Let me review a few: bundles of 5 lesson plans –Themed; great when you want to cover a software program, a tool, a grade, or a standard.

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.

Learn Along with Me this Summer

My Paperless Classroom

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. We will explore a sequence of programming tools and platforms from cup stacking, to robots.

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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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

Chrome Can: Coding on a Chromebook!

Dr. Shannon Doak's Blog

For older students, I suggest Coding with Chrome by Google. According to the developers of this app “Coding with Chrome is a Google project to provide an easy-to-use coding/programming environment (IDE) within the Chrome browser that even works offline.

Going to School, Running a Startup: When Students Build Their Own Edtech

Edsurge

And unlike most education software, Quizlet has attracted a loyal following among students who often rave about its features with a passion usually reserved for sports teams and celebrities.

Profile of Asbury Park (NJ) Superintendent Sancha Gray

techlearning

PILOT PROGRAM OFFERS FREE ROBOTICS TEACHING RESOURCES Sony is offering a pilot program through which educators will be provided multiple KOOV kits, free of cost, along with one hour of training with the KOOV team and four weeks to experience KOOV firsthand. Autodesk Inventor CAD Software.

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The One Present I Wish Parents Would Give My Students

The CoolCatTeacher

They are collaborating in Google Docs with their partners out of town. Artists can use graphic tablets, software, or apps. Hands-on makers might like robots, a subscription to Make Magazine, or something to build.

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Are We Designing Girls Out of Education Technology?

Edsurge

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.