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

EdNews Daily

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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4 K-12 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2018

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4 K-12 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2018. Here are some expert opinions on the four major trends of the year: SIGN UP : Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks! meghan.bogardu…. Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:48.

'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.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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This is part eleven of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” In May, venture capitalist and former securities analyst Mary Meeker released her annual “Internet Trends” report. Among the major trends Meeker identified for 2017: mobile advertising, gaming, and healthcare. Although no doubt, Microsoft, now the owner of Minecraft, would like us all to repeat that particular storyline.) Is this really a trend?

Revisiting #ALATTT: Trend #1: AR/VR/MR and a touch of AI

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Back at ALA Midwinter, I was honored to present on LITA’s Top Tech Trends panel , with fellow panelists Kate Tkacik, Suzanne Wulf, Becky Yoose, James Neal and Cynthia Dudenhoffer. Each of us was initially assigned two trends to explore and discuss.

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

Edsurge

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. What edtech and consumer trends will be significant for when a teen leaves high school? A trend, in this case, is a series of crossover developments that have staying power. This Chrome OS share, of course, has made Microsoft angry.

5 Steps to a Successful K–12 STEM Program Design

EdTech Magazine

With the Trump administration prioritizing $200 million a year toward STEM and computer science education and tech giants including Microsoft , Google, Amazon and Facebook ponying up another $300 million , there may be opportunities for schools new to the idea of STEM to get started. . It is very important to not embark on any sort of STEM initiative just because it is a trend. Robotics and coding: Robot Turtle board game, Sphero, NAO robot.

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Disruptive technologies in Education industry

EdSense

impetus for the number of startups investing in the edtech sector and technology releases by players like Microsoft, Google have given the necessary boost for educators to look towards technology to impart education for the future.

4 Ways AI Education and Ethics Will Disrupt Society in 2019

Edsurge

Meanwhile, the public was amazed at technological advances like Boston Dynamic’s Atlas robot doing parkour , while simultaneously being outraged at the thought of our data no longer being ours and Alexa listening in on all our conversations. I see four AI use and ethics trends set to disrupt classrooms and conference rooms. Google invested $25 million in AI for Good and Microsoft added an AI for Humanitarian Action to its prior commitment.

FETC 2018: How K–12 Teachers and Leaders Can Maximize Their Experience

EdTech Magazine

To help you get the full experience, here are some additional tips: Watch out for the hottest educational technology trends! These include: digital citizenship, maker programs, robotics, augmented/virtual reality and coding.

FETC 2018: How K–12 Teachers and Leaders Can Maximize Their Experience

EdTech Magazine

To help you get the full experience, here are some additional tips: Watch out for the hottest educational technology trends! These include: digital citizenship, maker programs, robotics, augmented/virtual reality and coding. She is a Certified Google Educator as well as a Microsoft Innovative Educator. FETC 2018: How K–12 Teachers and Leaders Can Maximize Their Experience. meghan.bogardu…. Wed, 01/24/2018 - 18:36.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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Coalition members include Microsoft, Amazon, Computer Science Teachers Association, College Board, and Excellence in Education Foundation, and other local tech and education organizations. published a new report which addresses latest trends in EdTech in the U.S.

7 Days of Education Conference Fever Across the Pond

Edsurge

Perhaps one of the few areas of overlap was that three of the four conferences featured the similar talk by Andreas Schleicher, OECD’s education lead, who shared snippets from his team’s latest “Trends Shaping Education” report. companies have always had a strong presence, and this year was no exception with Microsoft and Google having the largest stands.

8 Must-See Hidden Gems from ISTE 2018

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This year alone 613 booths crowded the floor, from mega-booths like Google and Microsoft to tiny, easy-to-miss tables. With a camera pointed at a map showing the location of Kai's Clan robots, students can work together using Blockly or JavaScript to solve challenges in real time.

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. In turn, Microsoft released an educational version of the popular block-building game this fall. This is part six of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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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.”

The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed

The Hechinger Report

What’s different about the trend today is that educational technology companies are eagerly marketing software under the “personalized learning” label. KIPP Morial, a school in New Orleans East, exemplifies how the personalized learning trend rolled out in charters across the Crescent City.

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Via The Verge : “US denies visas to Afghanistan ’s all-girl robotics team.” Predictions about the future of test prep from Campus Technology : “Top 3 Trends Affecting U.S. Via The New York Times : “ Microsoft to Cut Up to 4,000 Sales and Marketing Jobs.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. “ Robotics and AI tech can revolutionize classroom ed ,” says Education Dive. (National) Education Politics.

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Strayer is “bucking the trend,” says Inside Higher Ed. ” Via Techcrunch : “Comparing Apple , Google and Microsoft ’s education plays.” ” From the press release : “ Microsoft Education and Open Up Resources announce partnership to deliver top rated math curriculum.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. There’s more robot news in the job training section above.

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” Nope, robots will not be doing this job of content moderation , as Facebook recently boasted at its developer conference. Microsoft had a media event this week. Via The New York Times : “Microsoft Looks to Regain Lost Ground in the Classroom.” ” “Microsoft’s new education push plays to its strengths, the cheap and familiar,” says Techcrunch. Here is the Microsoft blog post announcing its new products.

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Via Class Central : “A Product at Every Price: A Review of MOOC Stats and Trends in 2017.” ” Edsurge also has an article on Microsoft ’s press release : “Microsoft’s Many EDU Updates – and a Window of Opportunity to Win K–12 Market Share.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Quartz : “One of the world’s biggest firms is spending $450 million to solve a world problem created by robots.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Techcrunch : “This tortoise shows kids that robot abuse is bad.” ” “ Robot abuse ”?! Via Bryan Alexander : “ Robots , buyouts, and spinoffs: four short stories for the future of education and technology.” Aoun’s new book Robot-Proof: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.

8 Must-See Hidden Gems from ISTE 2018

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This year alone 613 booths crowded the floor, from mega-booths like Google and Microsoft to tiny, easy-to-miss tables. These reports then start a dialogue between the student and a school counselor, allowing counselors to help students while also tracking incident trends school- and district-wide. With a camera pointed at a map showing the location of Kai's Clan robots, students can work together using Blockly or JavaScript to solve challenges in real time.

8 Must-See Hidden Gems from ISTE 2018

Graphite Blog

This year alone 613 booths crowded the floor, from mega-booths like Google and Microsoft to tiny, easy-to-miss tables. These reports then start a dialogue between the student and a school counselor, allowing counselors to help students while also tracking incident trends school- and district-wide. With a camera pointed at a map showing the location of Kai's Clan robots, students can work together using Blockly or JavaScript to solve challenges in real time.

Hack Education Weekly News

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“Can robotics teach problem solving to students?” To continue a trend that I monitored last year , it’ll be worth watching who becomes a power-player in the business of ed-tech procurement. Via Techcrunch : “ Microsoft launches Intune for Education to counter Google’s Chromebooks in schools.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” “ Robots and drones take over classrooms,” according to the BBC.

4 myths about great teaching debunked

The Cornerstone Blog

Or they’re spending tons and tons of time on creative projects where, for example–and I’m kind of now dating myself–but I’m going back to even when we first started letting kids use Microsoft Word for stuff.

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I’m also curious how this news – again, I’m not sure two closures are really a “trend” – will affect student loan startups. Via Techcrunch : “ Microsoft’s Imagine Cup crowns its 15th winner, the X.GLU smart glucose meter for kids.” Microsoft plans to axe Microsoft Paint. Via Campus Technology : “2017 Ed Tech Trends: The Halfway Point.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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” Via McClatchy DC : “Forced to watch child porn for their job, Microsoft employees developed PTSD, they say.” Via Zion Market Research : “ Massive Open Online Course Market : Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecasts 2016-2024.” Robots and Other (Ed-Tech) Science Fiction. Via Edsurge : “​Are False Connections with AI Robots Putting Your Student’s Emotional Health at Risk?” Education Politics.

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“To get rural kids online, Microsoft wants to put Internet access on school buses ,” The Washington Post reports. 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.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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Via EdWeek’s Market Brief : “Teaching Tech-Based Farming: Microsoft Backs Program for Ag Group’s 650,000 Students.” ” Oooh, I am sensing a trend here. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. My apologies that this is a day late. Yesterday was the first day in over a year that I didn’t make a commit to GitHub (which I use to manage all my websites). I wish I could say I was on vacation; rather, I’m moving.

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” Via the Hechinger Report : “Can a wall-climbing robot teach your kid to code?” Not education-related per se, but as I’m closely monitoring both the student loan and the blockchain hoopla as ed-tech trends – that is, all the investments investments and all the PR – I’ll drop this here. Microsoft announced it would make its largest acquisition ever, buying LinkedIn for $26.2 Microsoft.” Education Politics.

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Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. “ Teaching Robots to Learn Teaches the Students Too,” says Campus Technology. “ The ”gift" goes to the Gates Foundation – 64 million Microsoft shares. ” Via EDUCAUSE : “Trend Watch 2017: Which IT Trends Is Higher Education Responding To?” (National) Education Politics. Via NPR : “In Turkey , Schools Will Stop Teaching Evolution This Fall.”

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“ ICE officials have invited tech companies, including Microsoft , to develop algorithms that will track visa holders’ social media activity ,” ProPublica reports. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. The company, which makes educational and entertainment robots, has raised $520 million total. From investors Chian Gong and Jennifer Carolan, writing in Edsurge : “ Spotting the 2017 Trends That Fuel Edtech Innovation and Investments.”

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” More on the Afghan robotics team in the contest section below. for Robotics Contest.” Sensing a trend here? Via The New York Times : “To Close Digital Divide, Microsoft to Harness Unused Television Channels.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. (National) Education Politics.

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.