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. The robot starts in about thirty pieces (there are so many, I didn’t really count them). You don’t use all of them in one robot, just pick those that will make your robot do what you want.

Are classroom robots the NextGen of learning?

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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., 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. Robotics in other spheres.

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How AI is Changing Writing: Check out Robot Don

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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? The most important feature that Robot Don blesses us with is that it’s a browser-based software which means you don’t have to download any installation files and use it on a limited number of devices. Robot Don provides a useful service to both students and teachers alike.

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. Using coding software, offline and online coding activities, and resources found on websites such as Code.org, students and teachers together use a design thinking process to understand, define, ideate, plan, build and test coding-based projects. Coding Software.

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! Open Source Software. In contrast, Open Source software groups allow you to download the source code, so that you can add to or alter the function of the software.

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. Komal Singh Bio as Submitted Komal Singh is an Engineering Program Manager at Google, and creator of kids’ STEM bestseller ‘Ara The Star Engineer’. She currently works at Google as an Eng. code a robot to count stars).

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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.

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

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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 ). We are very excited by the commitment that the University of New Hampshire is making to the Cyber Robotics Coding Competition,” said Edelblut.

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

Hack Education

Although in many ways, education technology has been more closely associated with what some people call “enterprise technology” – that is, the kinds of mostly administrative software and services sold to large organizations (corporations, governments, K–12 school districts, universities) – education technology is deeply intertwined with consumer tech and trends. Maybe they’ll change how we think about robots. We will be raised by robots.

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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Hummingbird Gets a Microbit Upgrade

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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 Awesome Google Drive Apps ] Adding Microbit capability takes it up one more notch. blog App STEM PBL TL Advisor Blog Robotics Electronics

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.

Hour of Code Website and App Suggestions for K-8

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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. Build with Chrome –kind of like Minecraft, more like Google Earth Warehouse; use virtual Lego blocks to build in your browser. Robotics. Squeakland –build etoys with downloaded software.

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

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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. cross posted at www.cyclesoflearning.com Ramsey Musallam teaches science and robotics at Sonoma Academy in Santa Rosa, California, with the aim of fostering inquiry-based learning environments fueled by student curiosity. Robotics TL Advisor Blog blog Makerspace STEM

'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.

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. Google users can control accounts, apps, and devices all from the same administrative panel. I would argue that many businesses are shifting towards Google, but it is still there.

Coding Websites/Webtools by Grade

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BeeBop –based on the Beebop floor robot–free. C-STEM Studio –download to teach computers, science, technology, engineering and math with robotics. Google Computer Science for High School –free workshops (with application) for K-12 teachers. Hummingbird Robotics. Robotics.

Future technologies now

Learning with 'e's

Google Cardboard was on show, but so were other alternatives. Robotics featured quite heavily, but the star of the show was undoubtedly the Double 2 virtual presence technology - essentially an iPad mounted on top of a column transported by a Segway, as used by the likes of exiled former intelligence officer Edward Snowden. As they develop and the software becomes more powerful and responsive to our needs and desires, we will see some exciting new pedagogies emerge.

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. Is the hardware & software compatible? Building on this, it is also really important to make sure your software and hardware are compatible and work in harmony to make teaching as easy as possible.

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Tech Ed Resources–Lesson Plans

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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.

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. Google Computer Science for High School –free workshops (with application) for K-12 teachers. We’ve provided a lot of projects and lesson plans, as well as websites you’ll like organized by grade.

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. 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+.

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–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. Genius Hour, Google Apps, Khan Academy , Robotics, STEM, Coding, and more. I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m taking a few days this summer to review them with you.

Tell Your Students – These Professions are Hiring Big Time

EdNews Daily

Amazon’s Prime Air and Google Wing Aviation will soon be as common as Uber or Lyft. ROBOTICS. Previously, industrial robots were used almost exclusively for large assembly. By 2017, orders for large industrial robots in North America companies topped 27,000 and sold for $1.4 The next wave of industrial robots will be small robots, called cobots, that work side by side with their human counterparts. Robots aren’t limited to industrial applications.

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. Computer-aided design software: There are a dozen kid-friendly CAD programs that allow budding engineers and architects to design 3D objects, from simple to sophisticated. . Robotics kits: Products like the Sony KOOV and HamiltonBuhl’s HB Invent! Google+. Top K–12 Tech Tools for Teaching STEM. eli.zimmerman_9856.

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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. Genius Hour, Google Apps, Khan Academy , Robotics, STEM, Coding, and more.

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. Conferences and Topics June 11 SF Google Summit San Francisco Blogger for Elementary Ed – Setting up a private class blog with blogger can make it safe and easy to share work from your class or school with subscribed readers. Next we will discuss how robots help student internalize programming skills and ideas.

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. When asked questions, the IVOW Google bot would share stories about Latin American heritage in the voice of someone who was raised with Hispanic traditions.

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. Genius Hour, Google Apps, Khan Academy , Robotics, STEM, Coding, and more.

7 great classroom grants you should apply for today

eSchool News

Set Google alerts and keep searching online, because there are tons of classroom grants that meet your teaching and learning needs. The Vernier sensors may be used in conjunction with any Vernier software titles or other programming and robotics systems. Most schools grapple with budget restrictions and funding frustrations–and that’s where classroom grants can be just what the doctor ordered.

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. This could be done, for instance, through robotics activities involving sensors to help students see into the way AI works in self-driving cars. educational technology google ISTE privacyPhoto by Fabian Hurnaus from Pexels.

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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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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. I wanted to use educational technology software so students could create, produce, use critical thinking skills and be innovative and engaged. Now students are using Google Classroom.

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. Quick Take: Covering the 6 key elements in creating the right foundation for modern education with the arrival of the 4 th industrial revolution and the changing educational environment.

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