“The biggest challenge facing education is teaching for a future that is unknown.” – Ben Eilenberg, Australia

Daily Edventures

He also acquired some Lego RX robotics kits to engage several male students who didn’t want to be at school. “As Robotics has since become Eilenberg’s favorite classroom activity, in part because the students are in control. Benjamin Eilenberg.

The 5 Bs of online feedback teachers need to master

Neo LMS

In this respect, you can give them some guidelines to follow to facilitate their success. In this way, you personalize the feedback you provide and it doesn’t feel given by a robot-like being, especially in written format.

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How to Create a Classroom That’s a Safe Space for Failure

Edsurge

Bycraft, our robot goes backward!” And off they went, to work on yet another version of their robot. It’s much more impactful if I give some guidelines and constraints, but really let the students decide where to take it. How have you made robotics boring?

What to Buy for Your Maker Space #makered

The CoolCatTeacher

See Todd’s show for guidelines. Ollie robots [link]. Ozobot robots [link]. These students are programming Ollie robots. 10MT #22 | An Interview with Librarian Chad Lehman From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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Zapzapmath adds multiplayer option and more to their popular app

Ask a Tech Teacher

The program had me update my login to the new standards and made it easy to add students under the new guidelines. Playing against another human (not robots) inspires students to try harder to prove they know their stuff.

Overcoming 3 challenges of introducing blended learning in the classroom

Neo LMS

There are schools which, with the use of a robot device , bring the class closer to students, who for whatever reasons cannot attend classes. Throughout the world, many public schools still rely heavily on text-based core curriculum.

Websites for Hour of Code by Grade

Ask a Tech Teacher

Grade-levels below are guidelines. Kindergarten — Human Robot. This December will again host the Hour of Code , a one-hour introduction to programming designed to demystify the subject and show that anyone can be a maker, a creator, and an innovator.

Rebuild The World With @Lego_Education

The Web20Classroom

However, it wasn't until I went to Billund to see first hand all that LEGO Education has to offer that I realized it's much more than robots and bricks. I recently returned from a trip to Billund, Denmark. To many, a trip to Denmark is one of a lifetime.

8 great ways to STEAM up your class with Sphero (and other edtech)

eSchool News

In our classrooms, we use a variety of tools to teach the values of STEAM education, including Sphero , the technology company utilizing play as a powerful teacher with its product line of robotic balls and other app-enabled gadgets that inspire STEAM learning.

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Changes at the National Science Foundation Raise Objections From Education Startups

Edsurge

Today, edtech is no longer a primary topic of interest, but a subtopic of other primary technology topics: artificial intelligence, information technologies and robotics. It is not in the spirit of NSF’s own guidelines or mission.” There is no such thing as free money.

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Hour of Code Lesson Plans by Grade

Ask a Tech Teacher

Grade-levels below are guidelines. Kindergarten — Human Robot. This December will again host the Hour of Code , a one-hour introduction to programming designed to demystify the subject and show that anyone can be a maker, a creator, and an innovator.

Websites for Hour of Code by Grade

Ask a Tech Teacher

Grade-levels below are guidelines. Kindergarten — Human Robot. This December will again host the Hour of Code , a one-hour introduction to programming designed to demystify the subject and show that anyone can be a maker, a creator, and an innovator.

What’s next in ed-tech? These 18 trends

eSchool News

From start to finish, the toolkit includes templates, suggestions and guidelines for school and district communication, presentations, and guides for hosting informational events–all in an effort to simplify the process and help you maximize the visibility of the report’s cutting edge results.

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IT#1: What’s next in ed-tech? These 18 trends

eSchool News

From start to finish, the toolkit includes templates, suggestions and guidelines for school and district communication, presentations, and guides for hosting informational events–all in an effort to simplify the process and help you maximize the visibility of the report’s cutting edge results.

What?s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

launch of Be a Maker, an all-new mobile application that teaches children how to code by allowing them to program their Jibo robot. Children ages 7-12 can use the Be a Maker app to create customized programs for their Jibo robot to perform, including speech and expressions.

9 Magnificent Meccano Toys for Encouraging STEM Skills

Fractus Learning

Junior builders learn the value of following step-by-step guidelines and build confidence as they complete each design. Personal Robot. Ever dreamed of owning your own robot? An interactive robot T-Rex construction set?!

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Makerspace Starter Kit Updated

The Daring Librarian

but after a couple months of a wasted materials (ex: uncompleted duct tape raincoats that ended up in a sticky ball) and some messy LEGO behavior, I realized we did indeed need a few guidelines. Robotics? Sphero Mini fits a huge experience into a tiny robot the size of a ping pong ball.

7 Skills Students Will Always Need

TeachThought - Learn better.

Varying the teaching strategies we use, the setup of the classroom, the ways that learning is demonstrated by students, and even the guidelines for group work or homework can help students learn to adapt. Imagine the little boy who loves soldiers and robots, but hates princesses.

Annual Invent It challenge launches, focusing on solving health problems

eSchool News

is a robotic nurse that can deliver food, water or medicine to a sick patient. For complete entry guidelines and Official Rules, visit [link]. This year’s challenge focus is on creative solutions to real-world health problems.

Staying Educationally Relevant in Instructional Technology

Tech Helpful

Sometimes.that is modeling clay or a poster board, or a robot. Five years ago ISTE posted Technology Coach standards on their website with the following description " Technology coaches help bridge the gap from where we are to where we need to be.

Makerspaces: New Prospects for Hands-On Learning in Schools

Leadership Lounge

Since there’s no strict guideline on what constitutes a makerspace, they’re all of this, and everything in between. In my last blog post , I wrote about the rebirth of career and technical education (CTE) in U.S. high schools.

Why A Makerspace Popped Up in a Museum

Educator Innovator

Most people wouldn’t think of science as quirky, but if they’d witnessed a posse of orange, papier-maché robotic pumpkins racing down the hall at the Science Museum of Virginia (SMV), in Richmond, Virginia, they might re-think that image.

How Do We Get Middle School Students Excited About Science? Make It Hands-On

MindShift

Here, instead, we have inquiries for them to do and general guidelines, but they’re really asking their own questions and discovering their own knowledge.”.

10 Commandments of Innovative Teaching

The Principal of Change

Today’s learners can find out what a professor at MIT thinks about the future of robots…and we have to be ok that his/her answer if most likely much better than ours ever would be. Standards are guidelines, you are the architect.

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6 Ways to Avoid Those Social Media Landmines

The Daring Librarian

I recently talked to my supervisor, Julie Alonso-Hughes, district coordinator of instructional technology and library media, about additional social media guidelines.

Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - SLS14 Expanded! - Open Natural Math Class - Educate to Liberate or Control?

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Do you have students or library users ages 9 - 17 that can answer the questions Do you have what it takes to put a robot on the Moon? The checklist provides some simple guidelines that could really improve the learner experiences for our students, coworkers, clients, or guests.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

Wonder Workshop (robotics) – $41 million. Robotics , with ~ $99 million in funding. Education Week also reported in February that the State Educational Technology Directors Association had released a new website that offered guidelines on purchasing digital materials.

2016 Global Education Conference Starts Sunday - Important Information!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The 7th Annual Global Education Conference (GEC) Starts Sunday! Important Updates Below. The Global Education Conference Network's seventh annual global collaboration "extravaganza" will take place around the clock starting this Sunday, November 13, and continuing through Wednesday, November 16.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

shares the guidelines, rules, and reflective activities associated with this exercise. Education Revolution Google+ Community Robots grading essays. The Learning Revolution Weekly Update February 25th Never let formal education get in the way of your learning. Mark Twain Welcome to the Learning Revolution. The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn. The Learning Revolution Project highlights virtual and physical events from Web 2.0

Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

Hack Education

” 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. Perhaps the more immediate concern regarding what’s coming for our jobs should not be robots, but rather an ideology and accompanying economy that praise “precarity.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

of Maryland Removes ‘Misogynistic’ Guidelines for TAs.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. Via Inside Higher Ed : “The U.S.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “ Trump Administration Will Rescind Obama-Era Guidelines on Race-Conscious Admissions.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Edsurge points to new guidelines for education companies participating in Y Combinator ’s startup accelerator program. ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “When the Teaching Assistant Is a Robot.” Presidential Campaign Politics. November 8 cannot come soon enough. Via Education Week ): “ Hillary Clinton Campaign Releases $500 Million Anti-Bullying Plan.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Inside Higher Ed reports that “ Fannie Mae , the largest backer of mortgage credit in the country, has issued new guidelines allowing home owners to refinance their mortgage s to pay off their student loan debt. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” Via CNBC : “Google exec, Mark Cuban agree that these college majors are the most robot-resistant.” ” Learn-to-code toy Ozobots is launching Spiderman and Guardians of the Galaxy branded robots.

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

But I wanted to consider too why the stories we repeatedly tell about education and education technology were so fanciful – stories about impending disruptions and revolutions and robot teachers and brain zappers and so on.