Why Your School Should Stick to Core Principles Instead of Market Trends

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What’s the balance between investing in the latest trend and following your school’s charter, vision – your North Star? But as new trends crop up year after year, the most important place for educators to start is with the principles that define your district’s or school’s vision.

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Robots in Rhode Island and Telescopes in Tennessee – What’s Your State Getting This Christmas?

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Robots. Between new Star Wars characters , excitement over machine learning and driverless cars, robots are taking over this Christmas… From the numbers it seems that there are two mechatronic-mad pockets of the country. Top 5 Robot Rabid States. iPads.

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Analysis: Is Higher Ed Ready for the Tech Expectations of the Teens of 2022?


Not quite enough time for our robot overlords to overtake us, but both distant and soon enough to make us wonder. Those interactions look a lot different than just evaluating consumer or edtech trends in isolation. They went into first grade when Apple was rolling out the first iPad, in 2010. Being connected, as is required to get iPads and Chromebooks up and running, is assumed. What edtech and consumer trends will be significant for when a teen leaves high school?

The Unexpected Benefit of Differentiation? Student Happiness


Some of them had never seen an iPad or a laptop and probably wouldn't have without the program here." I'm getting Blue-Bot robots this year, so we can do coding in first grade!

Epic Guide To Game Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Appolicious – This site pretty much evaluations iPhone/iPad games but has lots of them in the index. ipadgames – Games for the iPad. News & Trends Teaching

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

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The relative shrinking marketshare of iPads, as well as some very visible failure of iPad rollouts. Robotics in the classroom. Featured Technology Trends #edtech disruption innovation learning innovation30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom. by Terry Heick.

VR, PBL, and OERs: Four High Hopes for Learning with Edtech in the New School Year


In 2014, I wrote about strategies for edtech success in the new school year , and in 2015, I wrote about edtech teaching trends for the new school year. I’ve seen the students in my own school get pretty excited about the robots they’ve built and programmed with code. A promising new iPad app is TES Teach. (It’s Kerry Gallagher ( @KerryHawk02 ) is a Digital Learning Specialist at a 1:1 iPad school serving 1500 students grades 6-12.

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Roombas, Refrigerators and Other Unexpected Tech That Teachers Actually Ask For


When you think of tech in the classroom, everyone thinks of iPads and SMART boards,” he says. It turns out the disc-shaped vacuum cleaner, which uses sensors to autonomously zip around homes is also a great tool to teach students about robotics and empathy. It all started with his students’ obsession with robots. He knew there was a disconnect for his 4-year-old students between what robots do in cartoons and in the real world.

Use Unconventional Research Sites to Inspire Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

One more stat — which may explain the whole social-media-as-news-trend — and then I’ll connect these dots: 60% of people don’t trust traditional news sources. I read recently that 70% of millennials get their news from Facebook. Really?

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No Begging Required: Teachers Share 5 Creative Ways to Fund Classroom Technology


As the maker movement catches on, we're seeing more requests for things like MakerBots, 3Doodler pens, and robotics kits.” She turned to the platform a few years ago when her principal wanted students to use iPads for a digital photography club. “A I went inside the Digital Wish account and purchased the iPad folio cases using the $300 dollars. For the longest time teachers all wanted iPads just because they could.

Top School & District Innovator Awardees 2019

EdNews Daily

From the experiences we provide (iPads, cutting-edge digital library, nationally-ranked Robotics program) to the inter-district professional learning we support (top-ranked VrainWaves podcast), at the core of our program is a belief in technology as a catalyst for learning at all levels.

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#7: More than 40 new things we saw at ISTE 2018

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Creativity, artificial intelligence (AI), and digital competencies were just a few of the many trends at ISTE 2018. We’ve rounded up some of the biggest trends, news, and tools to help you organize your post-ISTE thoughts.


What’s New: New Tools for Schools


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.

Build Empathy and Find Joy—How to Combine Making and Entrepreneurism in Your Classroom


Encourage Resilience “When I'm making things—such as robotic mechanisms with children in classrooms—I often hear one or more call out, ‘I need help’ before they've taken the time to think the problem through,” says Kaun. Recognize Opportunities For example, a few years ago she read about a contest—building a self-contained ipad-type system for kids in Africa that taught literacy and numeracy—which prompted her to push the education envelope again.

Computer Coding for Kids!


Someone put this video together that shares information regarding social trends today: [link]. The first game programmed entirely on iPad® using Codea™ Cargo-Bot is a puzzle game where you teach a robot how to move crates. A game about programming, programmed entirely on iPad ?

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Build Empathy and Find Joy—How to Combine Making and Entrepreneurism in Your Classroom


Encourage Resilience “When I'm making things—such as robotic mechanisms with children in classrooms—I often hear one or more call out, ‘I need help’ before they've taken the time to think the problem through,” says Kaun. Recognize Opportunities For example, a few years ago she read about a contest—building a self-contained ipad-type system for kids in Africa that taught literacy and numeracy—which prompted her to push the education envelope again.

#FETC 2015 Recap

The Electric Educator

The future of technology links the digital and the physical I sat in a great session from Brad Waid and Drew Minock ( Two Guys and Some iPads ) that showcased the latest in Augmented Reality (AR). Swivl is a rotating "robot" that follows you while capturing video and audio.

The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Issue a Press Release

Hack Education

As I have done for the past six years, I will spend the rest of November and December publishing my review of what I deem the “Top Ed-Tech Trends” of the year. I pick ten trends and themes in order to closely at the recent past, the near-term history of education technology.

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Your Guide to Running a School Like Disney World


So we took a look at our competition—video games, iPads, smartphones—and realized while students were happily spending time on their devices, we were giving them old fashioned paper-and-pencil activities. Since then, we've experimented with dozens of different apps and online programs to boost learning and interest: 3-D printing, spheros, Osmos, virtual reality, coding, cyber security modules, drones, Robotics, multiple devices.

Technology Integration in a 21st Century Science Classroom


This allows the students an even greater chance to identify trends, errors, and anomalous data. In the end, the students can quickly and easily see trends with their digital tools that they often overlook when recording data by hand. . The interface connects to a computer, Chromebook, iPad/iPhone and Android devices. Imagine this classroom scenario.

21 Things Every 21st Century Educator Should Try This Year (2018 Version)


Many of the updates come from trends I’ve seen not only in education but also in the workplace like these Top 10 Skills Needed for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (from the World Economic Forum). Why not program your robot to re-enact a moment in history?

The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

It was the latest big-fix trend in K-12 education, and Gist, a favored daughter of Silicon Valley philanthropists, offered up the nation’s smallest state as a laboratory mouse. If every child had a computer or iPad, she could log into a customized cyberclassroom and learn at her own pace.

Using Digital Media To Connect Inside and Outside of the Classroom


Following people who share your role in education, or what you aspire to be, is key to staying connected and current with tech trends. They have a variety of topics from Food in Space to Robotics to Life on Mars.

4 myths about great teaching debunked

The Cornerstone for Teachers

We’re just turning it into something that kids are doing on a SmartBoard, or on an iPad, or whatever. I think there is a big trend right now in education to make lessons as creative and fun as possible in order to increase engagement.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

This is part four of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Way back in 2012, I chose “ The Platforming of Education ” as one of my “Top Ed-Tech Trends.” Students will receive iPads.

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

Doug Levin

" Tagged on: March 19, 2017 Technology switch leaves some upset | Columbia Daily Tribune → Battle High School students and teachers have had iPads since the school opened in 2013. But the iPads will be discontinued next year in favor of the Dell Latitude Education Series (3160) touchscreen laptop computer.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

For the past ten years, I have written a lengthy year-end series, documenting some of the dominant narratives and trends in education technology. Steve Jobs wouldn’t let his kids have iPads. The iPad would solve that,” he said.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Strayer is “bucking the trend,” says Inside Higher Ed. ” Via The New York Times : “Apple Unveils New iPad to Catch Google in the Classroom.” ” Via The Verge : “Apple is ready to fight Google’s Chromebooks with cheaper iPads.” ” Also via The Verge : “Apple’s new iPad with Pencil support is just $299 for schools.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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Via EdWeek’s Market Brief : “To Bolster K–3 Literacy, North Carolina Provides 24,000 iPads for Reading Teachers.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “What if Your Favorite Teacher was a Robot?” Via Techcrunch : “ Ibuki is the 10-year-old robot child that will haunt your dreams.” I am sensing a trend here… preschool management companies.

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” Via The Verge : “Teachers weigh in on Apple ’s push for more iPads in school.” ” “Schools won’t like how difficult the new iPad is to repair,” says The Verge. ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Pearson ’s Annual Report (2017) – my favorite part is how the numbers that are showcased on this web page are all green, even though they’re downward trending.


Education Technology and the Ideology of Personalization

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“The hottest trend in education actually started in special-ed classrooms 40 years ago,” as Business Insider contended in October. IBM released a Watson-powered iPad app. The use of Watson at Georgia Tech to create a “robot teaching assistant” garnered lots of headlines about the possibilities for automation and artificial intelligence to “ save education.” This is part nine of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

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Via Zion Market Research : “ Massive Open Online Course Market : Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecasts 2016-2024.” ” Via The Mercury News : “In Apple’s backyard, iPads ignite furor in schools.” ” Parents in the affluent school district are pushing back on the mandate that middle schoolers use iPads. Robots and Other (Ed-Tech) Science Fiction. Education Politics.


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” Via Apple Insider : “Jamf’s ‘innovation pod’ aims to offer iPad-based education to students in Haiti.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. ” Tarena International has acquired the K–12 robotics company Wuhan Haoxiaozi Robot Technology (a.k.a. From The Chronicle of Higher Education : “ The 2018 Trends Report.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via Chalkbeat : “Robotics is bringing Betsy DeVos to Detroit for the first time as education secretary.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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“Over 1k student-issued iPads are unaccounted for” in a school system in West Virginia , The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. “ Teaching Robots to Learn Teaches the Students Too,” says Campus Technology. ” Via EDUCAUSE : “Trend Watch 2017: Which IT Trends Is Higher Education Responding To?” (National) Education Politics.