Creative Coding and Robots in the Classroom

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They highlighted that soft skills critical to student success in future fields of study such as logic, problem-solving and creativity are integral components of computer science curriculums. Wonder Workshop is the creator of the Dash and Dot robots.

'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.

Discovery Education Adds Engaging New Content Supporting Social Studies, the Earth Sciences and More to Award-Winning Digital Services

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The recently-added content empowers educators to create dynamic digital learning environments that support social studies, life and earth sciences, social and emotional learning, and more. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

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Facebook helps makerspaces expand in the classroom

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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. The spaces in the district focus on robotics, coding and creating.

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

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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]

How Much Time Should a Student Spend At School?

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In the age of electronic media, a school could be everywhere, or it could possibly be nowhere. And while some students are not often engaged with learning, others have the opposite problem and are always studying. Can social media consume less time?

Virtual Valentines: The Global Valentine Project Sharing Love and Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Just share that love on social media. One of the big things that we would like to know is how many miles away you are from different people, so we’ve got a little map going for social studies. He’s the robot there.

Enough With the Screen Time Scare! How to Be Sensible About Children’s Device Use

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When the American Academy of Pediatrics released its most recent set of guidelines for children’s media use, much of the list reflected the organization’s long-standing recommendations of limiting digital play time for toddlers to maintain a “healthy media diet.” In a study published last month, researchers from the Oxford Internet Institute and Cardiff University found that there was no correlation between parents’ adherence to screen time guidance and their children’s wellbeing.

Use Unconventional Research Sites to Inspire Students

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And then, not two days later, I heard Twitter has reclassified their app as a news purveyor rather than a social media device. That’s newspapers, evening news, and anything considered ‘mainstream media’ They prefer blogs, Twitter, and Facebook.

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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. Students had to study the US map, come up with questions, and use their critical thinking skills to try and guess where in the US the other school was from. Schuylerville uses the Units of Study Writer’s Workshop program and our students creating digital storybooks based on their narrative writing.

The Classroom or Library as a Maker Space

User Generated Education

Articles, resources on social media, and conference presentations on these topics are proliferating at a rate that most educators are now familiar with maker education.

Smartphone Detox: How Teens Can Power Down In A Wired World

MindShift

Pavlov originally set off to study canine digestion. Animal studies suggest it makes dopamine skyrocket in the brain’s reward circuity and is possibly one reason people keep playing slot machines.). For instance, she thinks differently about social media.

Integrating Coding with SpheroEdu

EdTechTeam

These little ball robots have opened up so many possibilities. And the beauty is you can use this little robot in any lesson, in any subject, and with any age. Our thought was to use the robot to create recycling videos for our school. Students then coded the robot through their challenges. Character Traits – Sphero Hero, Megan Lowe’s class studied character traits with Sphero. I love walking into a classroom with Spheros in my hands.

“When you see students lighting up, being creative, and doing well academically — as well as having fun – that is rewarding.” – Stine Brynildsen, Norway

Daily Edventures

The degree also includes studies in English and pedagogy. Website I check every day: My social media and some Norwegian newspapers. Any teacher who could be replaced by a robot, should be.” Well, then they might as well be replaced by robots. Stine Brynildsen.

Lead Nurturing for Montessori Schools

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Studies show that a prospect must interact with a business nine times before becoming a customer. Every lead nurturing drip campaign should include a testimonial, case study or review. You can link to these pages in your email and social media marketing.

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

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But I wanted to consider too why the stories we repeatedly tell about education and education technology were so fanciful – stories about impending disruptions and revolutions and robot teachers and brain zappers and so on. But blaming social media is too easy and too simplistic.

Discovering the “Ultimate Classroom”: A Student Led Project Based Learning Inquiry

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Students studied text structure, types of research, ways to research and record information, and different aspects of the classroom that interested them. While some studied robotics and social media, others dived into different learning disabilities and schools around the world.

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The only other media attending the event would be a national crew from ABC.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. ” It feels kind of dirty that the founders behind Predictim, the babysitter AI social media scanning service, are the same guys who founded Social Filter, a service you can pay to find your own “inappropriate” social media posts to delete before going to jobs interviews. Sandbox has acquired Constructive Media.

Generation next

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It's a cycle that is repeated across three or more years of undergraduate study, and at the end the student hopefully emerges with a degree in their chosen subject. They are self-aware and conscious of their image, due to a lifetime of public exposure on social media.

Things I Wish My Teacher Knew… – SULS007

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Post your answer in the Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook , or share it on your favorite social media platform with the hashtag #shakeuplearning. Dash Robots. Join the Shake Up Learning Book Study!

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T&L’S ISTE 2018 BEST OF SHOW AWARDS WINNERS

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Its interface is fun and uses virtual robots for both beginners and experts, offering a simple, Scratch-like language called Blockly for new coders or allowing advanced students to work directly with Java code.

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Via Motherboard : “ New York City Passes Bill to Study Biases in Algorithms Used by the City.” The New Media Consortium announced in an email to its members that it would be immediately shutting down. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” Via NPR : “Hi, Robot : Adults, Children And The Uncanny Valley.” It’s good to note when people describe things as “algorithmic decision making” and when they blame robots.).

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This study says fix unstable housing, not schools.” ” Via The Sun Sentinel : “Student made social media threat to kill FAU professor, cops say.” ” Chalkbeat on the Detroit Delta Preparatory Academy for Social Justice : “‘If we don’t learn from this one, shame on us’: Lessons from a Detroit charter school that was set up to fail.” ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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“After the SAT make-up test was given this weekend, reports again circulated on social media that the make-up test included many questions from an SAT widely available in Asia,” says Inside Higher Ed. ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. The Hechinger Report lists “Ten jobs that are safe from robots.” ” Via The Hechinger Report : “ Black students default on college loans at a higher rate than others, study finds.”

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Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Probably my favorite “robots are the future of education” story in a good, long while. ” Via The New York Times : “ Asbestos in a Crayon, Benzene in a Marker: A School Supply Study’s Toxic Results.” Edsurge on a new report from Common Sense Media : “ Teens Know Social Media Is Manipulative.

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Here’s Why You Need Multiple Types of Programs in Your School

Hubbli

The odds are in your favor that someone in the family’s social circle will want to learn more about your school. Share it on your website, on your social media pages, and via your email newsletters. Lego Robotics. Nature Study. Robotics.

How a Science Research Program Taught Students to Pursue Futures Fueled by Passion

Edsurge

Now well into their thirties, many of my former students have kept in touch via social media. Lenny, an Intel semi-finalist who launched rockets in a park and built a robot in his bedroom, is a technical staff member at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory where he provides analysis to the U.S. Gina, who studied the genetic and environmental factors involved in forensic psychology, works at Cornell University focusing on chromosomal abnormalities and genetic testing and counseling.

Teens and Tech: Distinguishing Addiction from Habit

MindShift

The closest it comes is something called “Internet Gaming Disorder,” and that is listed as a condition for further study, not an official diagnosis. There are brain-imaging studies of the effects of screen time, he says. Look up from this screen right now.

How One Teacher Let Go of Control To Focus On Student-Centered Approaches

MindShift

So after a colleague she admired and teachers she followed on social media began extolling the learning advantages of letting go of control in the classroom, Riley decided to give it a try. “I In a third grade science unit on oil spills, to name another, Riley proposed different ways to explore the problem, including researching the Keystone XL pipeline and studying cruise ship pollution.

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” New Nanodegrees from Udacity : Digital Marketing and Robotics. “When Social Media Assignments Increase Risks for Vulnerable Students” by Monica Bulger and Jade E. ” Also via Techcrunch : “ Parental control service ‘ Circle with Disney ’ to help with distracted driving, social media, kids’ chores & more.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Robots hate the Common Core. Education Politics.

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Via The Verge : “US denies visas to Afghanistan ’s all-girl robotics team.” More via The NYT : “Harassment in the Tech Industry: Voices Grow on Social Media.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. “ Robotics and AI tech can revolutionize classroom ed ,” says Education Dive. Get robots , and education right,” says Techcrunch. (National) Education Politics.

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Via The Atlantic : “ DeVos Says There’s One Thing Her School-Safety Commission Won’t Be Studying: Guns.” If your marketing department thinks this is a good idea, if your media studies department thinks this is a good idea, tell them to read more. ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Denny Sanford, whose company – checks notes – sells social emotional learning curriculum to schools.

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Meanwhile on Campus… Sara Goldrick-Rab on food insecurity on college campuses : “It’s Hard to Study if You’re Hungry.” “PISA for personality testing – the OECD and the psychometric science of social-emotional skills ” by Ben Williamson. ” More on teen social media usage, this time from Buzzfeed : “‘Tweetdecking’ Is Taking Over Twitter. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

The 2016 Student Technology Conference Is Tomorrow! Keynotes and Speaker List Inside.

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9:00am OPENING KEYNOTE: Mamadou Diallo - The Young Hackers 10:00am "The Science of Small": An Introduction to Nanotechnology - Dallin Harper, junior Benefits of social media in EFL classrooms - Quratulain Hussain Oh Snap!

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While most of the headlines this week about Puerto Rico addressed the fact that a Harvard study found the death toll from Hurricane Maria hit almost 5000, Edsurge runs with a happy story about the island : “Months After a Devastating Hurricane, Puerto Rican Schools Turn to the Sun.” I think it’s called “social emotional learning” in education circles though.) ” Via Wired : “With Venues, Oculus and Facebook Push Social VR Into New Territory.”

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Via The Texas Tribune : “ Texas State Board of Education rejects Mexican-American studies textbook.” Related, from the Social Media Collective : “Spike in Online Gig Work : Flash in the Pan or Future of Employment?” Via abc.net.au : “ Queensland children as young as four will learn coding and robotics as a compulsory part of their education from next year.” ” and “ Social Media Update 2016.”

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“‘Eton for all’: will robot teachers mean everyone gets an elite education? “ No State Will Measure Social-Emotional Learning Under ESSA. Google had a big media to-do this week. 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.” Technology, Education, and the Media.”

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Via Vox : “Brazilian media report that police are entering university classrooms to interrogate professors.” ” Social emotional learning ! Via Getting Smart : “Extending Social Emotional Learning into the Home.” ” ( The Atlantic and Vox also wrote up this study.). Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Edsurge : “ Robots Won’t Replace Instructors , 2 Penn State Educators Argue.

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e.g. “ Social justice miseducation in our schools” by J. " The majors include sociology, media studies, and political science. ” “How Social Media Can Help Teach Good Writing,” according to Edsurge. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” The $1700 robot dog also requires a subscription plan. Robot stories are also Betteridge’s Law of Headlines stories, wouldn’t you know it?

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was named in an investigation by The Associated Press last year for sharing racially charged content on social media.” Via The Guardian : “ Trump bans agencies from ‘providing updates on social media or to reporters’ ” This ban has been targeted at scientists at the EPA and USDA in particular. The American Library Association announced its youth media awards. “Can robotics teach problem solving to students?”