10 Myths about Teaching with Tech

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No, it won’t, despite the 2009 robot who taught a Tokyo class and Elias, the Finnish primary school robot. It will be years before that can be incorporated into a robot or AI (artificial intelligence). Moodle is a great example of this. Moodle is hands down, one of the most powerful free LMSs, but it’s complicated to set up, confusing to use, and intimidates most people just by hearing its name.

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How Kids Really Learn

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Urkund: Today’s Sponsor Urkund is great as a plagiarism prevention tool and connects with most common Learning Management Systems like Google Classroom, Moodle, and Canvas or as a stand-alone web tool or by email. The Dash and Dot robot wonder pack from Wonder Workshop Stay tuned at the end of the show for how to enter. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How do kids learn and remember?

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A Beginner’s Guide to #EdTech Open Source Software

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For example, the web browser Firefox and the Learning Management System Moodle are both open source. Using an Arduino board , you can do all kinds of physical computing, from manipulating LEDs to robotics. Did you ever explore a learning possibility only to realize that the software to make it happen costs a lot of money? Do you want to write music but can’t afford Finale or Sibelius? Do you want a powerful tool for photo editing but Photoshop is out of reach?

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Additionally, Blackboard Ally now supports integration with four major learning environments including Blackboard Learn, Moodle, Moodlerooms and Instructure Canvas. Wonder Workshop ( www.makewonder.com ) previewed a middle school solution that brings coding and applied robotics into the classroom. Wonder Workshop will soon be releasing a three-unit Applied Robotics Curriculum including student notebooks for Cue as well.

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“The Moodle / Blackboard Breakup: The Long and the Short of It” by e-Literate’s Michael Feldstein. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Edsurge : “ Robots Won’t Replace Instructors , 2 Penn State Educators Argue. 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.

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Mindwires Consulting’s Michael Feldstein continues to fight the LMS fight: “Fear and Loathing in the Moodle Community.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. The company, which makes educational and entertainment robots, has raised $520 million total. (National) Education Politics. “ The Republican War on College ,” by The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson.

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” asks Moodle News. ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “Children are susceptible to peer pressure from robots,” says The Verge. (So Via Techcrunch : “This happy robot helps kids with autism.” 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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Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. The Hechinger Report lists “Ten jobs that are safe from robots.” Via Moodle News : “Amid Low Adoption, DoD R&D Will Keep xAPI Alive And That’s Good News.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds my rage… oh and the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education.

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“‘Eton for all’: will robot teachers mean everyone gets an elite education? Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. There’s more about Mattel’s robots and privacy in the privacy section below. classrooms: An army of robots to help autistic students learn social skills.” ” Campus Technology with the latest robot predictions (a.k.a. And, of course, there are robot stories in the Betteridge’s Law of Headlines section.

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Also from Feldstein : “ Moodle and Blackboard Cut Ties.” 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. Or rather, yesterday I moved. And thanks to the shining brilliance of American digital infrastructure there is no Internet yet in my new place.

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Via NPR : “Students Compete In First-Ever International High School Robotics Competition.” ” The New York Times reports that “ Burundi Robotics Team Vanishes After U.S. ” Via Bryan Alexander : “ Moodle and the next LMS: reflections and more questions.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. “ Let Robots Teach American Schoolkids ,” says George Mason University economics professor Tyler Cowen.

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” Nope, robots will not be doing this job of content moderation , as Facebook recently boasted at its developer conference. ” Via Edsurge : “Why Moodle ’s Mastermind, Martin Dougiamas, Still Believes in Edtech After Two Decades.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. For more news about robots not taking jobs, see the HR section above. Education Politics.

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“Why Moodle Supporters Should be Concerned,” according to Mindwires Consulting’s Michael Feldstein. But anyway… Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Something something robots something something. (National) Education Politics. Listen, folks (particularly educators). If you’re going to decry “ fake news ,” then you best not be sharing it.