Getting Girls into STEM: The Power of Blended (and All-Female) Instruction

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Mary’s all-girls robotics team, knows a thing or two about breaking the mold. During a panel on the importance of STEM education for women, she explained what it’s like to be a female student competing in a male-dominated program: “Not only were we the only all-girls robotics team,” she explained of a recent competition, “we were the only team that actually allowed girls to touch the robots.” Jackie, the team captain of St.

When Education Giants Stumbled and Data Ruled

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Companies that aim to provide student data in a usable fashion, like Schoology , still provide value. The sense that they had all the answers to create a robotic teaching model where the system does it all distanced teachers from students’ actual needs.

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Adapting to the New Classroom

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One of the adaptive learning tools this tech-rich district relies on is the Schoology learning management system, whose core focus is collaboration. Absent students can join classrooms through robotic telepresence. Adaptive learning technology is the new go-to for personalized learning.

Using Neuroscience to Launch a Research-Informed School Schedule

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Finally settling in at her desk, she checks Schoology, her school’s learning management system, to see what homework she has for the six classes she will attend tomorrow. Andrew's students building robots; Image credit: St. Some are building robots, learning to code, getting support from peer tutors or doing homework that they otherwise would have stayed up later to complete—some are using the time to catch up on extra sleep. It is 8 p.m.

How Middle School Obsessions Can Shape Career Paths.

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Other students wanted to tackle creating worlds in Minecraft and figure out how to build their own robots and computers. Using a Schoology group we were able to support students in building the presentations they would eventually share with their peers. Think back to your days in middle school, specifically to what you did after you slung your backpack off at home and began to unwind.

Google Classroom: Top New Features to Learn Over the Summer #gafe

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To celebrate the end of the first season of the Ten-minute Teacher podcast on June 16 th , we’re running a giveaway – the Dash and Dot Robot Wonder Pack from Wonder Workshop.

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WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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This follows the company’s recent integrations with Canvas and Schoology and its OneRoster alignment. KinderLab KIBO ( kinderlabrobotics.com/kibo/ ) is a robot kit designed for young children aged 4–7 years old. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill on “ Schoology , NEO, Claroline, Chamilo: The beginning of the LMS long tail.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “What if Your Favorite Teacher was a Robot?” Via Techcrunch : “ Ibuki is the 10-year-old robot child that will haunt your dreams.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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” Former Kaplan exec Justin Serrano has been hired as the president of Schoology. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via The South China Morning Post : “ China ’s schools are quietly using AI to mark students’ essays … but do the robots make the grade?” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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Mindwire Consulting’s Phil Hill on layoffs at the LMS Schoology. “Can robotics teach problem solving to students?” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” “ Robots and drones take over classrooms,” according to the BBC. Via Techcrunch : “ Hanson Robotics built a Professor Einstein toy to teach kids science with a familiar face.” ” More robot crap in the Betteridge’s section above.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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Wonder Workshop (robotics) – $41 million. Robotics , with ~ $99 million in funding. Or one could look at ed-tech companies that laid off staff: the coding bootcamp Galvanize , the analytics company Civitas Learning , the learning management system Schoology , MOOC provider Coursera , the education giant Pearson , for example.