What it Takes to Integrate Robotics and Coding into the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

What it Takes to Integrate Robotics and Coding into the Classroom. It starts with a game of Robot Turtles, a board game by Thinkfun that’s being used at Hubbard Woods School in Winnetka, Ill., Within HWS and District 36’s other four schools, this is the first step of a journey that will touch on coding and robotics at each grade level. Schools Get Started in Robotics. District 36 started small with its robotics program. “We Ask ‘What can you make the robot do?’

'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

Hack Education

This isn’t simply a matter of “ robots are coming for your jobs.” This narrative – robots are coming for your jobs (and your kids’ jobs) – involves tasking schools with retooling so they can better train students for “ the jobs of the future ,” although to a certain extent, workforce preparation has always been what (part of) the education system has been expected to do. ” Everyone Should Learn to Code. Helicopter Robots.

Go Bold School: Old School + Blended Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Weston Kieschnick @wes_kieschnick helps us how to go bold school with blended learning. Old school plus blended learning = bold school. In today’s show, Weston Kieschnick talks about blended learning and old school teaching: The old school wisdom we should hold onto.

Questions to Ask Oneself While Designing Learning Activities

User Generated Education

Some of the themes I am planning are: Expanding and Showing Your Personal Interests Through Blogging, Photos, and Videos; Coding and Creating Online Games; Tinkering and Making – Simple Robotics; Hacking Your Notebook; and Creating Online Comics, Newspapers, and Magazines.

Companies Partner to Launch “Be a Maker”Programming Companion App


launch of Be a Maker, a new mobile application that teaches children how to code by allowing them to program their Jibo robot. Jibo was named one the “Best Inventions of 2017” by TIME Magazine. To learn more about Jibo, visit www.jibo.com. Ed Tech Ticker Robotics News

Drones Take Flight as Latest K–12 Learning Tool

EdTech Magazine

Drones Take Flight as Latest K–12 Learning Tool. And while schools are coming to drones from a variety of directions, they are all finding that this technology offers learning opportunities for students that touch on every part of their curriculums.

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In our own image

Learning with 'e's

In this week's edition of Time Magazine, an article entitled One Small Step traces the recent development of humanoid robots. Exactly what is behind this anthropomorphic desire to design robots that move and look like their makers? Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

EdTech definitions every teacher should know: Part 1


Machine Learning vs Artificial Intelligence. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a product of the much older computational concept of “logical machines”, and Machine Learning (ML) is in turn a byproduct of AI. E-learning

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Part Four: Beyond SAMR… Technology, Deeper Learning, and Rigor

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

A big shout out to EdTech Magazine for recognizing this blog on its 2017 Honor Roll. I especially appreciated the following quote, “On his blog, Gorman shares what he has learned with a focus on how tech enables project-based learning.” Tech_Deeper Learning Score mjgormans.

K–12 Educators Embrace Ingenuity and Adaptation to Prepare Students for the Future

EdTech Magazine

The extent of change that we’ll see from robotics, artificial intelligence and the like is both incredible and unsettling. Some deliver hands-on experience in areas such as robotics and coding. K–12 Educators Embrace Ingenuity and Adaptation to Prepare Students for the Future.

How to Help Kids Innovate From an Early Age

Digital Promise

In these spaces students are learning how to tinker collaboratively with a problem and keep trying until they find a solution. They are learning to be thinkers, innovators and problem-solvers rather than mere consumers of information.

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Driving Questions Part 1: Building Student Inquiry in Project Based Learning and STEM

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

In this first post, I would like to build the idea of what makes a Driving or Investigative Question important in student centered learning, and how it can uncover important standards. A big shout out to EdTech Magazine for recognizing this blog on its 2017 Honor Roll.


E–Rate Updates Free Up Resources for New Classroom Technology Projects

EdTech Magazine

E-rate discounts free up funds for everything from coding in elementary schools to robotics programs. “It Because we received E-rate funding, we were able to build out our network, which meant we were able to support more devices, which in turn enabled us to support more personalized learning.

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Discovering the “Ultimate Classroom”: A Student Led Project Based Learning Inquiry


I never imagined that the final course on learning space design would launch my students and I into the most exciting and rewarding project based learning experience of my career. We explored grant writing to learn about how grants are one way to bring new things into a classroom.

Makerspaces: New Prospects for Hands-On Learning in Schools

Leadership Lounge

Many are being assembled and supported by industrious librarians looking for new ways to offer their students hands-on learning opportunities. For schools and teachers interested in project-based learning, makerspaces are its natural extension, and student experts can become valuable assets.

?Forbes “30 Under 30” Education Leaders to Learn From in 2017


The magazine’s “30 Under 30” list, which highlights young leaders in fields such as technology, music and healthcare, added education to the list in 2013 and since then has grown from nearly 90 nominations in 2014 to more than 450 last year. BrainStation founder Jason Field (27) was given the honor for his blended-learning-based coding school, which reaches nearly 25,000 learners throughout the Americas. Alec Whitters (29), CEO of Higher Learning Technologies.

STEM Helps Students Launch into the Future

EdTech Magazine

Project-based learning and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education give students the tools to solve real-world problems while also building their critical-thinking skills. It’s a culmination of robotics and programming being taught at every grade level.

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Epson PowerLite L610U Laser Projector Wins Tech & Learning Best of Show Award


March 30, 2018 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide, today announced its PowerLite L610U won a TCEA Best of Show Award from Tech & Learning magazine. To learn more about Epson, please visit: epson.com. LONG BEACH, Calif.

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Making MAKEing More Inclusive

User Generated Education

The maker movement and maker education, in my perspective, are such great initiatives – really in line with what student-centric education should be in this era of formal and informal learning. You gotta do more than robots,” she said. ( MAKE’ing More Diverse Makers ).

Memory Machines: Learning, Knowing, and Technological Change

Hack Education

New information technologies, so we’re told, must therefore change how we learn – change what we need to know, how we know, how we create knowledge. Take, for example, the founding editor of the technology trade magazine Wired , Kevin Kelly.

4 Steps to Create an Effective K–12 Drone Curriculum

EdTech Magazine

While students are excited at the idea of flying robots in class, teachers will need support systems to learn how to incorporate the new technology into their lesson plans. “It’s He is a regular contributor to the CDW family of technology magazines

The Four P's—The Future of Edtech


At TETC I offered a session on "The Benefits of Blended Learning Math Instruction." Adoption of a blended learning classroom is just now becoming less trendy and more commonplace. This makes the idea of personalized learning even easier.

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Study: The U.S. isn’t doing enough to prepare students for the automation age

The Hechinger Report

The United States is lagging behind other wealthy nations when it comes to preparing students for workforce changes wrought by automation, according to a new study by a research group affiliated with The Economist magazine. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning.

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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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6 STEAM tinkering tools for the holidays

eSchool News

Engage kids of all ages with these STEM and coding learning toys. This year is no different and fortunately, the latest STEAM push has made many of the learning tools very desirable as holiday gifts. There is something for every type of thinker with this tiny tinker robot.

Alan November Shares A Mind Blowing New Idea in Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Book: Who Owns the Learning? Audiences enjoy Alan’s humor and wit as he pushes the boundaries of how to improve teaching and learning. Alan was named one of the nation’s fifteen most influential thinkers of the decade by Tech and Learning magazine.

How Middle School Obsessions Can Shape Career Paths.


I never thought that what I was doing would be considered “techy” or that this passion project could be setting me up for a future career as a computer scientist, software engineer, learning designer, research associate or UX designer—all jobs that I learned about much later in life by reading Careers with Code magazine. I was picking up a lot of technical skills along the way but never thought of it as learning.

Part 2: Computational Thinking: Over 50 Resources To Teach CT Across the Entire Curriculum

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I have some great posts coming your way involving PBL, STEM, tech integration, and a continuing series on Professional Learning Communities! Keep in mind that Computational Thinking can use devices, robots, and computers to support learning.

Ten Inspiring Lessons From An Almost Analog Native … Back To School 2019

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

When not providing Services for BIE (PBLWorks), Discovery Education, Wilkes, FETC, Alan November Consulting, and Tech and Learning Magazine… I provide independent consultation and professional development across the country. Put them at the center of their learning.

Profile of Asbury Park (NJ) Superintendent Sancha Gray


and students are thriving under innovative initiatives that include blended learning, tech-rich classrooms, and exposure to hope and opportunities for lifelong success. When we support parents’ learning, they create a culture of learning at home.”

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5 Steps to a Successful K–12 STEM Program Design

EdTech Magazine

Oftentimes, it is a grassroots effort and comes from one teacher,” says Laura Fleming, veteran teacher, voice behind the Worlds of Learning blog and author of The Kickstart Guide to Making GREAT Makerspaces , “someone who is a STEM champion, who gets other colleagues to buy in, and in some cases, even gets administration on board and buying in as well. We did this in our district, traveling to Wisconsin and Colorado, and we learned a lot from these visits.”.

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9 Creative Craft Supplies for Discovery & Imagination

Fractus Learning

Parents and teachers don’t always consider craft supplies to be a significant part of their educational tool arsenal, but rather a fun supplement to learning. Art opens up new ways to discover and discuss other fields of learning, from geometry to ancient history. Doodling Robot.

5 Best Practices for STEM Education Spaces

EdTech Magazine

Thomas School has built two dedicated spaces to bolster STEM education, and plans to build a two-floor, state-of-the-art learning space called the Center for Leadership Innovation by 2020. Thomas School Dedicates Space to Bolster STEM Learning. The center’s first floor will provide flexible learning spaces, including a Skype room for video conferencing with outside experts, a quiet zone for research and a talking zone with soft furniture for group work and discussions.

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7 Cool Toys and Unique Gifts for the Kids Who Have It All!

Fractus Learning

There’s a gift for every interest, from sports to robots, and everything in between! “ Cozmo is a real-life robot like you’ve only seen in movies, with a one-of-a-kind personality that evolves the more you hang out.”

Part 2: Computational Thinking: Over 50 Resources To Teach CT Across the Curriculum

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I have some great posts coming your way involving PBL, STEM, tech integration, and a continuing series on Professional Learning Communities! Keep in mind that Computational Thinking can use devices, robots, and computers to support learning.