Should Robots Replace Teachers?

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Last week brought one of those surprising new gadget announcements from a tech giant, with Amazon unveiling a home robot it calls Astro, a rolling contraption about the size of a small dog with a screen for a head and a cup holder so it can bring its owner a drink. Those are physical robots.

Student seeks to create the ‘Netflix of online learning’

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eLearn.fyi is a database of more than 300 online resources, from a civics curriculum created by a former Supreme Court justice to engineering lessons for building a robotic arm. I remember thinking that the school systems must have a great list of recommended online learning,” she said.

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Online Learning's 'Greatest Hits'

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From the very start of digital education, the big question has always been: ”How can students learn effectively, if they’re not face-to-face with their instructors?” More than two decades ago, when I was hired at Stevens Institute of Technology, as dean of web-based distance learning—a quaint title for what is now known as online learning—few tools were available to help faculty migrate their on-campus courses online.

Robots and Related Tech Play a Role in Advancing Curricula

EdTech Magazine

By Eric Walter Some experts look to AI and robotics as the teaching tools of the future. Classroom Curriculum Game-based Learning Online Learning STEM

CoderZ Encouraging Title I Schools to Sign-up Students for the Amazon Cyber Robotics Challenge

eSchool News

The Amazon Cyber Robotics Challenge has passed the halfway mark, but it’s not too late for teachers and students to sign up. Since the fall, CoderZ and Amazon Future Engineer have been bringing real-world industry to Title I classrooms with this free, three-hour virtual learning experience.

CoderZ & Amazon Cyber Robotics Back-to-School Challenge

eSchool News

This fall, CoderZ and Amazon Future Engineer are bringing real-world industry to classrooms with the Amazon Cyber Robotics Back-to-School Challenge. Aside from the sponsorships, students’ cyber robotics learning doesn’t have to stop once they have completed the Amazon Back-to-School Challenge.

CoderZ Named 2020 Tech Edvocate Award Winner for Best Coding App or Tool

eSchool News

CoderZ , an online learning environment where students learn robotics and STEM by coding virtual robots, has been named a 2020 Tech Edvocate Award winner in the Best Coding App or Tool category. CoderZ is an innovative and engaging online learning environment.

CES 2016: Lego’s New Classroom Robot Brings STEM Lessons to Life

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Online Learning STEMFrank Smith Lego’s WeDo 2.0 has a knack for making students smile as they take their first steps into the world of programming.

CoderZ to Launch New CoderZ League Sprint Challenge Virtual Tournament in March

eSchool News

The cloud-based robotics tournament is designed to give participating students the chance to connect with peers, improve their STEM skills and have fun while learning. The Novice level is for students who are completely new to coding and robotics.

Teaching and leading for higher student engagement … even during a pandemic (aka How I spent my summer)

Dangerously Irrelevant

Others paid attention to the data and rising number of coronavirus cases and used their summers more wisely to design for better remote/hybrid learning and teaching than the mostly-low-level direct instruction, digital worksheets, and paper homework packets that we saw last spring.

Enabling schools to fight COVID-19 with 3D printable respirator masks

eSchool News

Schools around the world use pi-top to teach core STEAM skills in coding, robotics and AI. Detailed lesson plans on the fundamentals of 3D printing and how to 3D print the Maker Mask can be found on Further , pi-top’s online learning space.

Robot Students? College Classrooms Try Letting Far-Away Students Attend Via Remote-Control Stand-In

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It’s an age-old classroom scene, except for one space-age detail: More than half of the students are robots. Ok, to be more precise, nine of the fourteen students in the course are joining the class remotely by using a robot stand-in. Every day before class, McCaw will wake up the robots, a device by. Double Robotics that looks like a small segway with an iPad attached to the top, from their charging stations and arrange them before students arrive.

Robots Won’t Replace Instructors, 2 Penn State Educators Argue. Instead, They’ll Help Them Be ‘More Human.’

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How will artificial intelligence and machine learning change teaching? Jennifer Sparrow, the university’s senior director of teaching and learning with technology, thinks the fears that some faculty have about artificial intelligence taking their jobs echos the concern some had 20 years ago when higher education was first “branching out into online learning.” Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

CoderZ Announces CoderZ League World Champions

eSchool News

CoderZ today announced the winners of the all-new CoderZ League: the Virtual Cyber Robotics Competition (formerly the Cyber Robotics Coding Competition or CRCC). Students in grades four through 12 throughout the United States and the world joined in the cloud-based robotics tournament.

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Making positive educational moves during the pandemic

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The Hechinger Report is collaborating with The New York Times to produce Bulletin Board, page 2 of the Times ’ s education supplement, Learning. Sophia Joffe, a high school senior who launched a database for enriched remote learning, at her family’s home in Thornhill, Ontario, Canada.

Summer school programs race to help students most in danger of falling behind

The Hechinger Report

Many districts are trying to focus on students who have lost the most during months of remote learning. New York students get an extra dose of learning and fun. A push to close early learning gaps in Texas. New York students get an extra dose of learning and fun.

PROOF POINTS: Uncertain evidence for online tutoring

The Hechinger Report

How well does online tutoring work? Online tutoring is a tempting solution. Some forms of online tutoring mimic in-person tutoring except sessions take place over Zoom or another video chatting app. The online tutoring business is indeed booming.

Is it finally time for year-round school?

The Hechinger Report

Harlandale administrators tried to smooth the transition to remote learning, lending students tablets, parking WiFi-enabled buses throughout the district and partnering with food banks to give out groceries and school supplies. In Harlandale, students will start the school year online.

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CoderZ Introduces an Engaging New Course, Featuring LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Prime

eSchool News

The course is based on the award-winning CoderZ virtual robotics learning environment and is offered free this month to help keep students safely learning amidst the uncertainty caused by the global pandemic. CoderZ is an innovative and engaging online learning environment.

Wizrobotics launches Wizprodigy, a new online competition experience for STEM students

eSchool News

Wizrobotics, an online live learning platform for teaching and inspiring K-12 students to explore STEM fields, announced the launch of Wizprodigy. Learning at home is not the same as learning in person with amazing teacher interactions and friends to keep students motivated and upbeat.

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Will AI really transform education?

The Hechinger Report

But none of these artificial intelligence applications are particularly wide-reaching yet, the transformation of “ every aspect of the traditional learning environment ” which will “usher in a bold new era of human history” that promoters have imagined. Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. It enables children to use artificial intelligence to train and build robots.

How do schools train for a workplace that doesn’t exist yet?

The Hechinger Report

We’ve all heard the dire predictions about the coming robot apocalypse. Carnevale told me that, first of all, the story of robots creating mass unemployment has been overhyped. Schools just aren’t going to be able to keep up with every tech development — companies can’t always keep up — so a lot of the learning will have to take place on the job.

Team 4443 Sock Monkeys Once Again!

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I am a part of Team 4443: Sock Monkeys and we are a robotics team through the FTC. Robotics teams start the competition season by learning what that year’s challenge is; they then immediately get to work on designing and building a robot that is best suited to that year’s challenge. The robot also has certain limitations, in parameters such as size, materials, and shape. FIRST is much more than just building a robot and competing in matches.

CoderZ Contributes to the National Computer Science for All Movement

eSchool News

In partnership with Amazon Future Engineer, we’ve committed to providing coding and robotics instruction to 150,000 students over the next 12 months,” said Ido Yerushalmi, CEO of CoderZ. “We’re CoderZ is an innovative and engaging online learning environment.

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Swivl adds live conferencing to collaborative cloud platform

eSchool News

Robotic telepresence will help students, teachers in classrooms and homes. Ed-tech video provider Swivl announced on April 14 the debut of its new live conferencing solution with robotic telepresence, Swivl Cloud Live. Swivl’s robotic video capture solution, the Swivl Robot, and online content platform, Swivl Cloud, are in use in classrooms across the globe. IT Newsletter News Online Learning Technologies Top News

A 17-year-old wants to spice up science classes and, eventually, democratize education

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Now, at 17, he has a startup that is on the verge of being acquired and a concrete vision for how he wants to use technology to transform the learning experience for students all over the world. Once you know one language, it’s pretty easy to learn another one,” Steven said.

The future includes good (human) teachers

The Hechinger Report

– China’s state-controlled news broadcasters have long been considered somewhat robotic in their daily recitation of pro-government propaganda, and a pair of new presenters will do little to dispel that view. He’ learns from live broadcasting videos by himself and can read texts as naturally as a professional news anchor,” according to Xinhua News. We are now living in a world in which robots do many of the jobs we once thought the preserve of humans.

Lessons from a virtual school exemplar

The Hechinger Report

Kaye Rogers’ phone began to ring and her inbox filled with questions about virtual learning before Texas schools shut down because of the coronavirus. Related: Free, no frills programs lead the class in new federal study of remote learning. Learning from Lockdown.

AI can disrupt racial inequity in schools, or make it much worse

The Hechinger Report

From driver-assisted car systems to video games and virtual assistants like Alexa and Siri, artificial intelligence (AI) has transformed almost every aspect of our lives, as our machines learn from the massive amounts of data we provide them. Current attempts to introduce AI in schools have led to improvements in assessing students’ prior and ongoing learning, placing students in appropriate subject levels, scheduling classes and individualizing instruction.

Building STEM and Movement Skills Outside of School

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distance learning comes into play. But, vetted virtual programs can match the depth and impact of in-school learning experiences. And can turn students off from learning that they see as less than engaging and even stagnant, especially without the opportunity to move around.

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Friday 5 — 9.23.2016

Perry Hewitt

As we perform more of our work collaboratively online -- suddenly, nothing seems as antiquated as a corporate "shared drive" -- there's a lot of value in knowing the range of features available. LinkedIn has revealed the learning program made possible by its Lynda.com acquisition, with consumer plans available for $29.99/month. Weekend fun: First the robots took our factory jobs, and now they're coming for the songwriters.

The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

In one class, Danusis introduces me to a lanky child in rain boots, who clicks through an online math program while chatting about a baby goat that’s being weaned in her backyard. In another room, children rotate through learning stations, sometimes at screens, sometimes putting pencils to paper. Danusis and her teaching staff practice personalized learning, an individual-comes-first approach, usually aided by laptops, that has become a reformist calling card in education.

Come for the computers, stay for the books

The Hechinger Report

In fact, the busier it is, the better—whether it’s kids experimenting with the Makey Makey circuitry or uploading designs to a 3D printer, or a class learning media literacy or a student seeking advice on a video she’s editing at one of the computer workstations. It became clear quite quickly that an investment in stuff, in boxes that plug in, is not really going to pay off with a lot of learning or classroom innovation unless there’s somebody to guide that process.”.

Pump up the volume! More talking in class, please!

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Teachers use the Desmos “ Activity Builder ” tool to create a series of self-paced math challenges using an online graphing calculator. The hush was troubling, because students learn a lot from debating ideas, sharing feedback and collectively exploring big questions. In doing so, Desmos joined a handful of other startups using tech to boost student interaction and class discussion, so that in the rush to personalize learning we don’t lose the benefits of learning together.

The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed

The Hechinger Report

NEW ORLEANS — A few years ago, with little fanfare or announcement, the New Orleans education system began a massive experiment that’s reshaping how kids learn across the city. Many charter networks here, including Crescent City Schools, Firstline, ReNEW, and KIPP, have embraced an educational philosophy known as “personalized learning.”. Supporters in New Orleans say that, so far, personalized learning has been transformative. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning.

New Updates to CoderZ Learning Environment Announced

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Intelitek recently made several significant updates to CoderZ, its online learning environment where students in grades 5-12 learn STEM by coding real and virtual 3D robots

Coding outside the lines: CoderDojos get kids psyched about programming by turning them loose

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Skye Morishita working on the robot she programmed at a recent CoderDojo session in Boston. On a recent Saturday, a squad of Lego robots fitted with markers limped, hopped and spun dizzily across the table. You don’t have to follow a book or listen to anybody tell you what to do,” said nine-year old Ella Bartholomew, while inspecting her robot. Whelton’s notoriety made friends and classmates eager to learn more, and so he started an after-school coding club.

10 edtech experts you should follow

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Integrating technology into instruction and learning is a way of life for educators today. After helping teachers transition to online learning during the pandemic, she began writing about her experiences, including a chapter on online learning in Like No Other School Year.

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Top 5 new EdTech tools that you might use in your university

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The change already delivers extraordinary results and 96% of teachers claim that EdTech increases student engagement in learning. 3D learning. However, the whole system changes with the introduction of 3D learning. Game-based learning. The best way to acquire and retain knowledge is by learning through games. If you are wondering how it works in practice, here’s a good example: Duolingo is a free mobile app that helps students to learn foreign languages.

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The 5 Bs of online feedback teachers need to master

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The online learning environment has become the new school for almost every student in most countries as a result of the current pandemic. Teachers have been trying to keep their students connected to the learning process, but it hasn’t been easy. The 5 Bs of online feedback.

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