Please Welcome CUE’s New Social Media Champs!

CUE

We want to take this opportunity to officially announce some new contributors to the CUE voice across our CUE website and social media. Brian is a generous CapCUE Board member who also digs robotics and STEAM enough to spend way too much money on gadgets and gizmos. Ryan works as a Technology TOSA and Media Teacher in Rocklin, CA. The post Please Welcome CUE’s New Social Media Champs!

6 Ways to Avoid Those Social Media Landmines

The Daring Librarian

I’ve been sharing on social media professionally for eight years now, and I have to admit, it can be kinda tricky. As educators, I passionately believe we should use social media to push the positive, celebrate student successes, share resources with our colleagues, and connect with parents and the community. Follow School District Policy Does your district have a technology and social media upolicy?

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Creative Coding and Robots in the Classroom

edWeb.net

Teachers do not need computer science degrees to engage, enhance and extend student coding experiences due to the abundance of easily accessible creative coding and robotics programs. Dash and Dot are programmable robots that target students in grades K-8 with progression apps that are customizable for optimal learning in the classroom. Robotics fosters critical thinking skills at an early age, encourages creativity, and turns students into makers rather than consumers.

The Facebook Scandal: What Can We Learn as Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

Britt: In my classes, I’m using strictly a Blackboard LMS and I’m using Twitter, which I felt was a less onerous use of social media for classroom conversations. You have to prove to me that it’s worth using Facebook, or any social media, for that matter. Finally, E is for Engage, because I do not think that banning and deleting Facebook or staying off of social media is the answer. You and I have both been in social media now for a decade.

Ward’s Science–So Many STEM Resources

Ask a Tech Teacher

Coding, robotics, and experimentation–integral pieces of STEM–give students the best start possible to the rest of their lives. They even offer interesting extras like “How to choose a 3D printer”, “Connecting your Makerspace to your curriculum”, and “How to get funding for a robotics program” Curricula are aligned with NGSS, TEKS, and other states and many of the kits are officially licensed by Science Olympiad.

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Connecting Voices through Robotics: An EdCamp Global Event

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

This year, our library is fortunate to have a robotics loan from Birdbrain Technologies. We have 12 Finch robots that we are using throughout the year for coding experiences for our students. Currently, a group of 2nd-5th graders are meeting every Friday for one hour to learn to code these robots and create projects with them. Donna created a Google doc of resources for the session and started advertising our session on social media.

My #ISTE17 Takeaways

Tech Helpful

It's easy to get lost in the crowd if that is what you want or to be in the middle of everything learning AND social. Snapping, Gramming, and Scoping Your Way to Engagement- Shaelynn, Steven, and myself Educators Steven Anderson (@web20classroom) and Shaelynn Farnsworth (@shfarnsworth) created an interactive learning opportunity that challenged me in how to reach students, teachers, families, and constituencies with the use of social media.

Communicating in the Information Age

A Principal's Reflections

This message is then delivered by a polite robotic voice basically telling me that I can sleep in if I wish or spend the day slaving over my snow shovel. Without hesitation I immediately went to my computer and sent out the news using the NMHS social media channels ( Facebook and Twitter ) as well as pushing the notice out using the official school app developed by Beeonics. Change Communication Digital Leadership Opinion Social Media

Worlds Day 1 Part 2: Sock Monkeys

Dangerously Irrelevant

At the Edwards Jones Dome we will have opening ceremonies, a college/scholarship row, and we will be able to see the FRC (First Robotics Competition) and the FLL (First Lego League)… We will also be able to see the companies who helped sponsor this event and get a lot of one on one information from them. The robot is still working great as well as the team members. As the day continued, they started matches.

Why schools shouldn't ban smartphones

Learning with 'e's

They use smartphones and tablets to solve maths problems, blog to develop their creative writing skills, build robots and learn how to code. blogging education learning ofsted robots smartphones social media Special Educational Needs TechnologyI was asked to write an opinion piece for the Western Morning News earlier this week as a response to the comments from Ofsted and their advisers on the use of technology in schools.

Facebook helps makerspaces expand in the classroom

eSchool News

By the end of this week, five out of seven of the district’s public schools will have spaces filled with 3D printers, Legos, laptops, robots and more for hands-on learning. At Brentwood Academy, students moved around a classroom, building objects out of blocks and duct tape, creating animated films, controlling robots using a program on an iPad and using a 3D printer. The spaces in the district focus on robotics, coding and creating.

CUE’d Up with Sarah — Spotlight on Tara Linney

CUE

Sarah is the creative genius behind EduMatch , a global initiative that uses the power of social media in order to help foster collaboration and connections among educators. Blended Learning Education Technology Future Ready Robotics STEAMpunkTara Linney is an award-winning Learning Innovation Coach, recognized for her work in gender equity in the teaching of computer programming, global collaborations in education, and educational coaching.

Taking Over Georgia Department of Education Instagram: A Lesson in Trust

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

My name is Andy Plemmons, school library media specialist at David C Barrow Elementary in Athens GA @barrowmediacenter I will take over the DOE account this week. Here a student shows off his robot that he built and programmed for the technology fair. gadoeteachertakeover #librariesofinstagram #makered #makerspace #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #robot #robotics #stem #steam #technology #coding #hourofcode #tlchat #proudtobeccsd.

Using Digital Media To Connect Inside and Outside of the Classroom

MSEDTechie

Using Digital Media to Connect Inside and Outside of the Classroom “True technology integration is seamless, it shouldn''t be viewed as an add-on, an afterthought, or an event." When corporations want to get the word out on their new products, they usually take to Twitter and other social media outlets first. They have a variety of topics from Food in Space to Robotics to Life on Mars.

[On-Air Coaching] Staying Focused on the Learning Goals, Not the Technology – SULS006

Shake Up Learning

One of Jasmine’s coolest projects is her robotic water cycle lesson, which involves all kinds of skills from her students. Share your answers on your favorite social media platform using the #shakeuplearning hashtag, or post it in the Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook ! [56:06] Post your answers in the Shake Up Learning community or on your favorite social platform. Dash robot. Dot robot. Cue robot.

Coding and Computer Science during CSEdWeek

edWeb.net

The Coding & Robotics K-8 PLC, sponsored by Wonder Workshop , hosted the webinar, “ Beyond the Hour of Code: Implementation for All ,” on December 6th. It is now easier than ever to integrate coding into the classroom with curricula like those on Code.org, and learning tools like Wonder Workshop ’s robots Dot and Dash. Join the Coding & Robotics K-8 Community.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

Hack Education

” Rather, McMillan Cottom argues these students are making rational decisions in a world of growing economic precarity and shrinking social programs. ” That’s because the stories told this year to keep us hustling and to keep up imagining a certain kind of future are almost all about robots. Over and over and over and over and over and over and over again we were told “robots are coming for your jobs.” Robots might not take your job.

5 Resources to Find Tons of Free Fun Unplugged Coding Activities!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Students can command a robot friend! A great way to introduce this concept is by getting students to practice giving simple commands to a partner who pretends to be a robot. Sign up for my In-Service / Graduate Fully Accredited online courses , Connected Educators: Harnessing the Power of Social Media for Professional Development, and Methodologies for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Part of the series, Hour of Code Ideas !

Focus on 21st-century skills: 3 Digital trends in K-12 education

Neo LMS

If illiteracy makes social and professional inclusion difficult or impossible sometimes, the same goes for digital illiteracy. Compulsively engaging with social media, posting everything about their daily lives, or playing video games is not synonymous with digital literacy. Using the internet to learn more about the world, to prepare for a job, or to better understand concepts such as law, finance , robotics, and so on, might be quite helpful.

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The Future of Work

A Principal's Reflections

Millions of jobs are and will continue to be, lost as a result of artificial intelligence, advanced robotics, and automation. Using social media allows all of us real-time access to the most relevant ideas and knowledge that can be immediately implemented into practice to prepare learners for their future better. The future of work should be on the top of everyone’s mind as it is smacking us right now in the face.

8 Secrets To Providing Amazing EdTech Customer Service | By @JeffBradbury | @SamPatue

TeacherCast

They solved my problem and I was a lifetime user and spokes teacher for all the great tools Techsmith makes to help teachers create media. When I am buying a robot, or signing up for a subscription app, I want to know that company will be available when I need help. (Yes, Are they in the social media space I am already in? Our robots passed each other in the mail and Sphero made sure I had robots for the last week of school. Tweet.

Why Artificial Intelligence Belongs in ALL K-12 Classrooms

Mindspark Learning

AI is all about robots and science fiction. It’s true, some components of AI do include robots, but it’s not always what people traditionally envision when they think of robots taking over the world in science fiction movies.

3 Techniques for Promoting Resilience in Adult Digital Literacy

Digital Promise

So many headlines focus on automation, robots, artificial intelligence, and the looming loss of jobs. We typically hear that while most learners own smartphones, they are “only” using them for things like social media and text messaging. The sequence of steps to upload an image to social media—something we acknowledge adult learners are doing—are nearly identical to those used to upload a resume to a job posting site.

A Fun Game and Mission to Teach Students About Giving Good Instructions

Teacher Reboot Camp

In our district, we try different unplugged activities with the elementary students, such as give simple instructions to your partner who is acting like your robot. Click the (robot’s head, bathtub, robot mouse, etc.) # (2, 3, 4) times. Sign up for my new In-Service / Graduate Fully Accredited online courses , Connected Educators: Harnessing the Power of Social Media for Professional Development, and Methodologies for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. .

A Fun Game and Mission to Teach Students About Giving Good Instructions

Teacher Reboot Camp

In our district, we try different unplugged activities with the elementary students, such as give simple instructions to your partner who is acting like your robot. Click the (robot’s head, bathtub, robot mouse, etc.) # (2, 3, 4) times. Sign up for my new In-Service / Graduate Fully Accredited online courses , Connected Educators: Harnessing the Power of Social Media for Professional Development, and Methodologies for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. .

Interview on eLearnChat

Learning with 'e's

We discussed change management, innovation in large organisations, mobile and social learning, personalised learning, artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and inevitably, the psychology of learning. education innovation L&D learning Lesley Price mobile organisational change personalised learning Psychology Relate Rick Zanotti social media Technology

How to Build a Modern School – 6 Key Elements to Embed in Your Groundwork

ViewSonic Education

For example, the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls not only empathize intellect but also social skills in their mission statement. This school recognizes that there is a gap in Millennials and Generation Z’s social skills fueled by growing up on mobile phones, social media, and online chatting.

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How Much Time Should a Student Spend At School?

The CoolCatTeacher

In the age of electronic media, a school could be everywhere, or it could possibly be nowhere. Is it possible for kids to limit their social media time and spend it building face-to-face relationships? Can social media consume less time? Can we make robots out of scraps or must we always buy a kit? And we need to realize that no school is a physical location – with electronic media – schooling can go with us.

Why Artificial Intelligence Belongs in ALL K-12 Classrooms

Mindspark Learning

AI is all about robots and science fiction. It’s true, some components of AI do include robots, but it’s not always what people traditionally envision when they think of robots taking over the world in science fiction movies.

Scaffolding Maker Education Learning Experiences

User Generated Education

pI often read via social media about the importance of student centered, student-driven instruction. The results not only included the development of skills and strategies for their own social-emotional development, but their success with their earned independence boosted their self-esteems. There has been some criticism leveraged against out-of-the-box maker education kits, programmable robots, and step-by-step maker activities.

Tickle App Brings Blockly to Sphero!

My Paperless Classroom

Tickle is a powerful programming studio that lets students control robots using a visual language that is familiar to them. I really enjoy seeing students develop a greater understanding of programming and the world around us as they experiment with robots, discover variables, or learn about the "magical" use of broadcast to launch a quad copter. Tickle is brand new on the app store, so please give them some love, write a review, and connect with the Tickle team on social media.

7 Shifts to Closing the Digital Divide

EdTechTeam

They consume social media platforms like Instagram and Snapchat. By connecting through social media your educators and students can see how the work they do matters. Our fifth grade used the Wonder Workshop robots for a variety of lessons across the curriculum. Groups had to communicate and collaborate together to complete tasks such as coding their robots to march in unison and play songs on their xylophone , to launching their robots into ‘space.’

Friday 5 — 6.24.2016

Perry Hewitt

The latest Pew report on social media in the workplace finds that 34% of Americans use social media to take a mental break while at work, while only 20% use it for information to help solve work-related problems. Weekend fun: If your definition of "fun" extends to "mildly terrifying," don't miss Boston Dynamics' latest video featuring Spot, a new mini robot that can toss a soda can in the trash even if it struggles with hardwood flooring.

Friday 5 — 6.24.2016

Perry Hewitt

The latest Pew report on social media in the workplace finds that 34% of Americans use social media to take a mental break while at work, while only 20% use it for information to help solve work-related problems. Weekend fun: If your definition of "fun" extends to "mildly terrifying," don't miss Boston Dynamics' latest video featuring Spot, a new mini robot that can toss a soda can in the trash even if it struggles with hardwood flooring.

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 also includes stand-alone programs for specialized topics such as robotics, 3D printing, and drones. Definitely mention if you can teach robotics, drones, or programming languages. In this section, also include all of your social media contacts. You’ve been teaching for five years and love what you’re doing.