Dancing With The Robots


Meneghetti’s Lego Robots (photo by Danny Silva). He taught sixth grade science for most of his career, but four years ago, he decided he wanted to develop a new, exciting engineering and robotics course for students at Stanley Middle School.

Use Coding to Create Diverse Projects, From Art to Robotics


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


Microsoft just isn't innovative natively. There are a couple of things Microsoft does have going for it though. With Google’s instance to keep the Gmail experience somewhat the same, Microsoft had been able to iterate in how messages are received and dealt with a little faster.

What Can Teachers Look Forward To This Year from Office 365?


This year at ISTE , I had the opportunity to sit down with Tricia Van Hollebeke, Justin Chando and Mike Tholfsen from the Microsoft Education team at the Microsoft Education booth. Microsoft Teams. Microsoft Forms integration. Microsoft Education at ISTE.

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


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 ).

Makercamps, Hackathons and Equity: From Vision to Reality with Support from Microsoft


Then, I met the Pantherbots , our Lufkin High School First Robotics team and everything changed. I watched them work alongside mentors for months, building and programming a robot from basically a box of scraps.

'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. Helicopter Robots. ” Robots Raising Children.

Pioneering Excellence for Better Computer Science Now

The CoolCatTeacher

From small programmable robots to programming languages at the upper level, Computer Science is an essential 21st Century skill and method of thinking and creating that is applicable to many fields besides Computer Science.

Find a Way to Laugh: Funny Mishaps and Misunderstandings in My Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Here are a few you might find as amusing as I did: A Robotic Interruption. Then she put it on the Wonderbot (a little robot you can drive around). So, basically, you had a little blue robot with 3 wheels. ” The teacher grabbed the robot and started fussing at it.

“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.

Announcing the 2020 Cohort of HP Teaching Fellows

Digital Promise

HP Teaching Fellows are part of Reinvent the Classroom , a collaboration between Digital Promise, HP, Microsoft, and Intel. Kim Dawson, grades K-5 Technology and Robotics teacher at West Allegheny School District, Pennsylvania.

Celebrating a School-Wide Commitment to Powerful Learning

Digital Promise

In collaboration with HP and Microsoft’s Reinvent the Classroom Initiative, Digital Promise Global is launching two new programs that celebrate teachers and schools who demonstrate powerful teaching and learning with technology.

Here’s how 5 more schools are innovating and educating

eSchool News

The course was designed to give students in grades 6, 7, and 8 an introduction to Microsoft Office products and file management. So, Wright sought funding to bring Lego NXT robots to our classroom.

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.

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“We must treat every student as a person who has innate talent.” – Jacek Mielcarek, Poland

Daily Edventures

Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (#MIEExpert) Jacek Mielcarek knows that changing long-held attitudes about teaching can be hard, but he believes treating students differently is imperative to education today. I also do additional classes in robotics and programming.”. Mielcarek is the administrator of the YouTube robotics channel, Robotyka SP Radowo Ma?e e , where he shares videos from classes in robotics and programming. Jacek Mielcarek.

“Kids learn when they are ready to learn.” – Subash Chandar K, New Zealand

Daily Edventures

Like all Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts, Subash Chandar K is comfortable taking risks in his classroom. From using augmented reality (AR) to building and deploying robots, this creative educator likes to push boundaries. Subash Chandar K.

Companies Invest in Preparing K–12 Students as Older Sectors Become Tech Integrated

EdTech Magazine

Microsoft Invests in American Agriculture. To help prepare young rural Americans for the new demands of a tech-integrated workforce , Microsoft has partnered with the National Future Farmers of America to invest in agricultural education, EdScoop reports.

Participate in the Hour of Code with these Great Products


Younger students can engage with Robot Turtles ($24.99, ages 4+) and move their way up to the Clue Master Logical Deduction Game ($9.99, ages 8+) or Code Master Programming Logic Game ($19.99, ages 8+). ROBOTS Ready to do more than make lights and sounds?

Will AI really transform education?

The Hechinger Report

Margaret Price, a principal design strategist with Microsoft, mentioned a PowerPoint plug-in that provides subtitles in students’ native languages – useful for a teacher leading a class filled with young people from many different places.

What should we teach students about the future of technology?

eSchool News

In looking at the future and how we interact with programmable devices, students need to understand both the positives and negatives surrounding the use of robotics and artificial intelligence to simplify human tasks. Will we ever become technology?

“A happy and self-confident student learns more and better.” – Silvia Scuracchio, Brazil

Daily Edventures

After two years of work, the Microsoft Showcase School she created is a digital transformation success story, with all its professionals earning Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) status, and some becoming MIE Experts. Silvia Scuracchio. School Director. Escola Bosque.

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

EdNews Daily

For example, say robots and drones will be the hot-ticket item of the year (according to a recent study – they will be ). Does it make sense for you to purchase robots and drones for your school when you already have interactive displays in your classrooms and laptops for each student?

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Need a New Job? Here’s What You Do

Ask a Tech Teacher

Also mention the add-ons you can use such as robotics, Arduino, or 3D printing. . This includes not just Google Apps and Microsoft Office but webtools for digital storytelling, coding, backchannel devices, digital notetaking, programming, Scratch, and others.

A new way of helping students pay for college: Give them corporate jobs

The Hechinger Report

A call center near the University of Utah where students can make money and get help with their tuition by working for Microsoft and Discover. Kalapala spends about 25 hours a week at his Microsoft customer support gig, a quick downhill trek from the university campus in the nearby foothills.

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 Report on the BETT Show in London


They find dozens of free seminars and keynote talks, several hundred exhibitors, and many special events outside of the official program, including seminars run by Microsoft and Google and debates hosted by Smart. Robots. WHAT’S THAT?

Clippy and the History of the Future of Educational Chatbots

Hack Education

Earlier this year, Microsoft made headlines when it debuted Tay, a new chatbot modeled to speak like a teenage girl, which rather dramatically turned into “ a Hitler-loving sex robot within 24 hours ” of its release, as The Telegraph put it.

Puzzles, Play and Programming

My Paperless Classroom

If you have not yet heard of Robot Turtles, it is a board game built around the fundamentals of computer programming by Dan Shapiro, formerly of Google and Microsoft, launched on Kickstarter last year. How does Robot Turtles fit into the family of games at Thinkfun?

A Primer on Maker Learning and How You Can Get Involved

Digital Promise

and Microsoft’s Reinvent the Classroom initiative, Digital Promise Global has developed the Learning Studios program, currently being piloted in 60 schools around the world. Teachers, school leaders, parents, and, most importantly, students have been rallying around hands-on, creative, and design-centered learning that we have come to call “maker learning.”.

How should we spend $4 billion on computer science education? Get experts involved

The Christensen Institute

Skype in the Classroom, for example, (owned by Microsoft) brings computer science experts into classrooms over Skype’s video technology, many of whom hail from Microsoft itself. Gady has brought in experts, primarily from Microsoft, over video to discuss their career paths, explain concepts of coding, and even help coach the school’s robotics team. Even with Microsoft and Amazon in our backyard, they don’t have time to come here,” Gady explained.

Forgetting Our History: From the Reusability Paradox to the Remix Hypothesis

Iterating Toward Openness

Audrey’s constant refrain that “no one seems to remember our history” was made for her again this week when McGraw-Hill and Microsoft announced a new project based around – I kid you not – learning objects. Wow, there’s been some great writing lately.

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FETC 2019: Day One

eSchool News

The Expo floor did not open until 4:30 pm on Monday, but educators and administrators were able to choose from 100 workshops, Apple and Microsoft concurrent sessions, and an all-day Blueprint for Technology in Education Summit.

30 Sites & Apps for Learning to Program or Code


Learn Coding, Robot Maintenance with Cozmo ] *This list is in alphabetical order. This is done by dragging and dropping code to make your robot dance. Microsoft stores) or online to program in html, CSS, JS, and more.

“I want to focus more on the student and where their passion to learn comes from.” – Pauline Maas, The Netherlands

Daily Edventures

The students can work on anything they choose from a list of 40 different subjects, robotics, coding, soldering, working with wood, 3D printing, laser cutting, or just experiments they find on YouTube,” Maas shares with us. “I Pauline Maas. ICT teacher and author of children’s coding books.

“I see my role as a guide for my students in this fast-changing, authentic world.” – Karolina Antkowiak, Poland

Daily Edventures

For Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE) Karlolina Antkowiak, that’s the challenge and thrill of being an educator. “An I use robots to show the rules of programming, and 3D-printers as a tool to create spatial models which are printed using a three-dimensional printer,” she explains.