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How Can Virtual Reality Help with Choosing a Future Career?

By Nancy Howard

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Virtual reality is a relatively new technology that is already widely used in various industries. Engineering, design, and entertainment spheres are among them along with the educational and training activities. This technology also helps to follow a virtual reality career path by acquiring jobs in VR related to programming, design, or content creation.

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6 Tips for Mentoring STEM Students

By Devin Partida

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Mentoring any student can be a challenge, even for the most experienced and well-rounded educators.

When you think about the field of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, also known as STEM, it may seem intimidating to lead by example for young, impressionable students. However, it’s an investment that’s worth considering when educating students about STEM topics.

Unfortunately, many STEM professionals never receive formal training on mentorship, but there are plenty of benefits to reap for both the mentor and mentee.

In addition, you’re probably aware of the racial and gender disparities between students. We need solid mentorship programs in K-12 schools to overcome these disparities, encourage all types of students to pursue STEM-related careers, and help them achieve their potential.

Let’s go over six tips that can help you mentor your STEM students to the best of your ability.

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Robots for the Classroom | Increasing Classroom Success

By MOVIA Robotics

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For nearly 50 years, educators and robotics professionals have known that robots help kids with special needs learn. As our Founder and Chief Scientist, Tim Gifford has been quoted saying, “As far back as the 1970s, research has shown that children with special needs respond well to robots and that their interactions are effective.” 

This is especially true for children with autism. With an increase in autism awareness and understanding, more children in the United States than ever before are being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). According to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 54 kids in the United States has been diagnosed with autism.

Why Use Robots?

There are many reasons why Robot-Assisted Instruction (RAI) helps children with autism learn and succeed in school and life.

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NAO Robot: Unique Personal Teaching Assistant

By MOVIA Robotics

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In 2008, SoftBank Robotics released a revolutionary humanoid robot with an unusual

talent; it can teach students. SoftBank developed NAO as a programmable, personal teaching assistant for enhanced learning engagement. Far from being limited in scope, the NAO is capable of helping students of all ages and abilities. Let’s find out more about NAO and what makes it unique compared to other robots.

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What Are The Benefits Of Robotics In Education

By Wonderful Engineering

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With the improvement in technology, many areas of our lives have changed. Robotics is essential in education as it comes with many advantages.

Students learn new skills and develop their knowledge. It helps students improve their attention, design, and teamwork skills. It brings students together to do something fun and worthwhile. Here are the main benefits of robotics in education.

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The Future Still Lies in Coding

By  MATTHEW LYNCH

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Coding is enormous in education right now.

No wonder. Coding offers so many academic benefits that schools cannot ignore its significance.  Sequential processes, computational thinking, and creative problem-solving all make upcoding. It’s the new literacy in schools. There’s so much to like about coding that coding academies and boot camps are springing up everywhere.

Bootcamps can be expensive, but they are intensive. Participants learn as much as possible in three to six months, securing employment as a coder soon after that. Academies, on the other hand, tend to be more flexible. They offer coding training at all levels, and students create code in maker spaces.

Coding appeals to children of all ages. Not only are there plenty of outstanding apps with which to teach coding, but there are also schools focused intensely on learning how to code.

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5 Ways to Get Girls into STEM

By Karen D. Purcell, P.E.

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As a society, we learn about the world and advance our well-being through science and engineering. The United States may be known around the world for its higher education, but compared to many other leading and steadily emerging countries, we lack a strong focus on educating scientists and engineers. One significant reason that we have fallen behind is that we do not encourage our female students to pursue career paths in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

This needs to change, as the lack of women in STEM will continue to plague our country until all students, regardless of sex, have adequate opportunities to explore math and science throughout elementary, middle, and high school. If we want to attract the best and brightest minds into the fields that will move us forward, we must look to all of the population. More women can contribute to our field, and we can help make that happen. Below are a few strategies for how we can help.

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Can Robotics Teach Problem Solving to Students?

By MATTHEW LYNCH The Edvocate

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Critical thinking and problem-solving skills are essential to success at university and in later life. However, the traditional classroom model has done a poor job of imparting these skills to students. The way children have learned in the classroom for generations has focused on lectures and worksheets. Past generations would depend on group sports, clubs, and teenage jobs to impart these vital skills to students.

However, new ideas suggest that robotics may hold the key to teaching problem-solving skills to students. Using robots to teach real-world skills may be a strange concept, but is it worth exploring? We think so and here’s why.

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How to Ensure Classroom Air Safety During COVID-19

By Steve Daniel, President, UV Health Group.

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Comparing the efficacy and value of HVAC, HEPA, and UVC systems is a good place to start when analyzing classroom air safety as in-person learning resumes.

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STEM, Automation, and Sustainability: Helping Create a Better Tomorrow

By Dan Matthews

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As global temperatures continue to rise and inclement weather events increase in frequency, the effects of climate change are readily apparent. But there’s good news in the realm of climate change: The global call for sustainable solutions has risen alongside the issue, and young people are leading the charge.

Swedish environmentalist Greta Thunberg is, of course, the most well-known of these young activists. And while Thunberg has had to deal with her fair share of criticism and haters since first speaking out in 2018, the young woman also has plenty of support from — peers, family members, and educators alike. For Thunberg, private school education catalyzed her activism, and her teachers did their best to encourage her interest in STEM.

Education and awareness of the harsh realities of climate change, as well as technological advancements in sustainability, may serve a similar purpose for students around the world. Beginning in primary school, a STEM-focused educational model helps to lay the foundation necessary for students to take their skill sets into the future and create a better, more sustainable tomorrow. Students who are passionate about sustainability may ultimately choose a career path in which they can make a real difference.

Here’s what you need to know about facilitating an interest in STEM among students of all ages, and how technological advancements in automation, waste reduction, and more fit into the overall picture.

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How To Use AI To Improve Your Online Lessons

By Nancy P. Howard

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Artificial Intelligence has played an important role in the development of a variety of industries. In fact, it has probably had an impact on any industry you can think of. Examples of new tech such as Pepper Robot which can teach Science, Programming, and Robotics prove just how many opportunities AI opens for educators specifically.

Indeed, there are many ways you can use AI to improve education, especially when it comes to e-learning. Hence, here’s how to use AI to improve your online lessons and how these practices will allow you to deliver better learning experiences to your students.

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Here’s Why Digital Math Tools Are a Must-Have

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Education technology is a must, in the classroom and beyond--and digital math tools are an integral part of an ed-tech toolbox.

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Service And Delivery Robots to Aid the Labor Shortages. Bring Automation to Help!

 

We all heard about the labor shortages that are affecting every aspect of our country in our economy, especially when it comes to the service, food, and hospitality industries. 

Without enough employees,  companies will only be able to complete a limited number of projects, robots are essentially not replacing individuals, not replacing employees, they are here to augment the people that are working. They are here to automate the mundane tasks that humans should not do! Check the video below and learn how. 

 

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VR Expeditions 2.0 won the Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence Back To School for Primary and Secondary Education!

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RobotLAB is excited to announce that VR Expeditions 2.0 received the Awards of Excellence Back to School for Primary and Secondary Education by Tech&Learning.

RobotLAB VR Expeditions 2.0™ is inspired by the great work Google did, and following feedback from thousands of educators, RobotLAB created a VR tool tailored to educators’ needs. 

In the past four years, RobotLAB was the leading partner for Google Expeditions and the only one certified to ship Google Expeditions Kits globally. Following Google’s decision to stop their VR efforts, discontinuing Google DayDream and the Google Expeditions app, RobotLAB decided to take advantage of this opportunity and introduce VR Expeditions 2.0TM.  

Some of the areas of improvement are:

Content – A unique partnership with Encyclopædia Britannica® to bring high-quality, curated, and tailored content, along with student hand-outs and additional teacher resources that make educators' life easier.brand-encyclopaedia-britannica

Visuals – In Expeditions 2.0™, all the 360-degrees photos and videos are high definition, 4k resolution, and designed to bring the best of the world to your classroom, in HD quality.

Classroom Management – A new feature was developed from the ground up. Now teachers can create playlists and save expeditions for offline teaching, without any need for internet access. Create classes and track the progress per class is an essential tool for educators struggling to manage their time more efficiently.

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How Robots Can Help and Simplify Processes on Education

By David Walker

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Robotization allows people to more efficiently perform routine tasks. Rapid technological changes that we had in the last decade must increase the range of automated systems’ possibilities. This cannot but affect the student’s curriculum. Most countries, such as the USA, Korea, China, Turkey, are increasingly investing in STEM. This is the right strategy because innovation is everywhere around us.

Robotic systems are becoming more common every year. Such machines are useful for people of different specialties and students. So we decide to find out how advanced systems can affect the quality of education. This is an important issue for business leaders, students, and teachers who will need to improve their lectures.

There are thousands of enthusiasts who are confident that the time has come for AI systems. But that's not so clear considering the hardware costs. Of course, most students can use programmed robots in computer science lessons or during coaching. 

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Back to school 2021/2022: predictions and expectations

By Acer Education

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A new academic year is beginning soon. While the global pandemic seems to have become more manageable at the time of writing, this back-to-school season won’t certainly be like any other. Let’s take a closer look at some predictions, expectations, and considerations for the 2021/2022 school year.

With almost two years in a row of unusual learning, this Autumn will probably feel like a breath of fresh air. All things considered, teachers, students, and administrators will most likely get familiar with a new normal rather than returning to a long-awaited back to normal. And this doesn’t necessarily mean bad news.

Technology has surely allowed schools and teachers to overcome several challenges of the remote learning scenario. Plus, it has proven to be particularly effective in supporting students during such a challenging period. The demand for digital classrooms significantly increased in the past year, setting in motion a major revolution in the educational landscape. The “age of remote learning” taught us several valuable lessons we mustn’t forget as we approach the new academic year. 

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3 Ways STEM Learning Supports the Future of Work

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Learn how educators are using STEM learning to frame their classrooms around student success now—and in the future.

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AI Role in E-Learning Applications

By Ibrahim Ismail

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Many definitions defined artificial intelligence since the theory of AI comes on the surface. However, it keeps changing with time, but the definitions are generally used to describe AI. Likewise, AI is a study of developing intelligent systems and machines. Moreover, the devices can work and behave like humans. There are plenty of machines that have been designed in an approach of AI. There are two types of AI weak AI, and the other one is strong AI.

Firstly, let's discuss weak AI, which is also known as narrow AI. It's an intelligence that performs some specific task. It allows building some special applications. Some applications have been developed in weak AI logic, For instance, Apple Siri and Amazon Alexa.

Secondly, strong AI or you can call it artificial superintelligence. It promotes the idea of a machine to perform equal to the human. Similarly, this machine is equipped with self-aware consciousness, which can think, behave, and resolve issues like humans, such as science fiction, the superhuman, or a supercomputer.

Moreover, AI also refers to terms like Machine learning and Deep learning, but they are not the same. Meanwhile, ML is a subdivision of AI and DL is a sub-region of ML. ML is the most familiar type of AI. The essential use of ML is to transfer data quickly.

Similarly, mobile application development for e-learning is a path of the future that keeps evolving. Every mobile application development company is keen on learning AI and including it in their app developing strategy.

Meanwhile, AI can be learning as a machine that has a consciousness and problem-solving sense resemble approaches like humans. These attributes make it separate from other devices.

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Ensuring That All Students Can See Themselves in STEM

By Marianna Ruggerio

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Meeting professionals of color in science, technology, engineering, and math can be a game-changer for high school students.

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3 Ways to Build Better Edtech Processes for Teaching and Learning

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Burnout in the education system highlights the importance of technology integration to improve edtech processes.

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Two Ways Using Educational Robotics In Schools Saves Teachers Time For Creative Work

By Amanda Dudley

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As a teacher, what would you give to have a few extra hours in your workweek for yourself? A few extra hours during which you can put your feet up and complete that novel you've been working on for months.

This sounds like a dream that may never come true unless you discover a magical lamp with a genie trapped inside it. Nevertheless, thanks to technology, this dream is gradually coming to life.

In today's world, educational robots are a phenomenon that's rapidly infiltrating the educational system. More and more teachers are integrating robotics into STEM classes and even art lessons, making the learning process more seamless and fun.

However, this educational revolution offers other benefits for overworked teachers. Recent studies have shown that robotics in education can help teachers save time, and we'll show you how in a bit.

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Is Google Arts and Culture a Good Replacement for Google Expeditions?

Since Google Expeditions was discontinued on June 30, 2021, Google redirects everyone to use the Google Arts and Culture app and presents it as a replacement for Expeditions.

Google listed a lot of content from all around the world in the app, but is it a good solution for in-class virtual reality field trips?

 

Google Arts and Culture app include many of the experiences that were available on Google Expeditions. However, we at RobotLAB tried and tested the app and there are major differences and issues we wanted you to be aware of.

Our teacher partners have shared with us their thoughts on Google's alternative, and they all mainly agree:

Google Arts and Culture is a great source for content, but NOT suitable for in-class virtual field trips.

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How to Teach 3D Printing in Distance-Learning Classrooms

By Devin Partida

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As 3D printing technology continues to develop, it’s no surprise that more educational institutions are teaching students how to use it to their advantage.

3D printing is found in various career fields, so introducing children to it at a young age can help them identify what they’d be interested in doing as they grow older. Educators must be trained and informed about this technology to pass their knowledge on to generations that will eventually make up the workforce.

As the pandemic continues to impact all facets of our lives, some K-12 schools are adopting hybrid learning models — where students participate both in-person and online. Many educators had to learn new technologies to accommodate this change and adapt to new learning platforms.

3D printing is a growing technology with various applications that will likely become commonplace in educational institutions. One of its significant benefits is the ability to create models using remote software.

For example, if a student creates a model on their home computer, it can be sent to the school for the final printing phase. Teachers can then provide feedback in-person, through email, or on a learning platform, like Moodle or Blackboard.

You may be wondering how to teach students about 3D printing outside the classroom. Here are some alternative methods and how you can assist students with this new academic topic.

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STEAM & EdTech: The Perfect Match for Cross-Curricular Classroom Activities

By Acer Education

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STEAM learning is arguably the most effective approach to prepare young students for the demands of the future. It represents a turning point in education because it creates a bridge between subjects that were traditionally studied separately, and EdTech is the perfect enabler to project cross-curricular classroom activities.

Creativity, innovation, leadership, critical thinking, problem-solving are only a few of the key soft skills that STEAM can foster.

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RobotLAB is SoftBank's Master Distributor of Pepper and NAO robots in the USA/Canada


 

In our continuous efforts to keep you informed about the progress of SoftBank Robotics restructuring, we would like to provide you with the latest information.

As some articles are potentially creating confusion for you, we would like to share with you facts to clarify the situation and the future of our robots.

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How AI Technologies Support School Safety

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Technology has advanced to the point where many tools, including AI technologies, can alert educators of danger before a disaster occurs.

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5 Reasons to Set Up a Coding Program in your District

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Here’s how one Washington district has made coding a priority, even during the pandemic shutdown

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4 Ways Artificial Intelligence is Revolutionizing Education

By Elana Lyn Gross 

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Educators are using AI tools to assess students' skills and weaknesses, and students are benefiting from peer-to-peer learning and customized study guides. Here's a closer look at how some companies are developing artificial intelligence programs to improve education.

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How the 4 Cs prepare students for the real world

By Sandra Love

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The 4 Cs are more than skills taught in school--they'll stick with students throughout their academic, professional, and personal growth.

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How is technology impacting literacy?

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Literacy education is evolving to meet the needs of modern society--but the basics of picking up a physical book remain important

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Teachers, bring to life storytelling in your classroom with Pepper and NAO robots!

When we couple the storytelling concept along with their innate nature, it is clear to understand how utilizing both Pepper and NAO as a storyteller is an essential role for these social robots.

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6 Major Companies Supporting STEM Learning Programs

By Devin Partida

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A growing digital economy is bolstering demand for occupations in science, technology, engineering, and math. This growth will add more than half a million new computer jobs over the next eight years. However, a shortage of STEM professionals means many of these positions may remain empty.

That’s why education has quickly become a front-and-center issue for talent-hungry corporations. To encourage more interest in STEM fields, major companies are supporting learning programs by offering grants, resources, and new opportunities to the next generation of innovators.

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10 Exciting Courses That Future STEM Students Should Look Into

By Andi Croft

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So you have probably heard about STEM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

These fields pay special attention to critical thinking, problem-solving, and innovation. As such, STEM makes a fast-growing industry.

For one, there is an increasing demand for scientific and technological innovations. More so in today's knowledge-based economies. That said, the need for a STEM-based education has also become higher.

This is why there is a growing number of educational institutions that offer STEM-related courses. And while it can be challenging to learn, there are engaging STEM curriculum and learning strategies you can do.

In this post, we have listed ten exciting STEM-related courses you can check out and what you should expect.

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5 Main Roles Of Artificial Intelligence In Education

By Lisa Plitnichenko 

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The global adoption of technology in education is transforming the way we teach and learn. Artificial Intelligence is one of the disruptive techniques to customize the experience of different learning groups, teachers, and tutors.

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How to Get your Educators Excited About Using EdTech

By MATTHEW LYNCH

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The pandemic has taken a toll on all our institutions, and schools aren’t exempt. School leaders know that schools are closed, but teaching must go on, and; learning must go on.

Schools have moved to online learning. Educators are working from home, delivering classes to learners over the video, preparing lesson plans, collaborating with other educators, amongst many other tasks. Educators are working harder and longer, and many are exploring the edtech at their disposal. It is a big change that requires school leaders to manage their educators’ motivation to prevent loss in productivity and burn-out.

Here are a few strategies to make sure your educators remain motivated and online schooling continues smoothly.

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Summer break checklist for teachers: 5 ideas and tips

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It has been a very long and challenging two-year period for schools all around the world. And if you are a teacher, you probably can relate. But you made it through and now you can finally relax

You are probably asking what’s next when school starts again for the 2021/2022 academic year. Even though the global scenario is slowly getting back to normal for most countries, uncertainty is still there. One thing is for sure: you need to recharge your batteries and get in the right mindset. Grab your notebook, we have made up a list of 5 ideas and tips to help you create your own Summer break checklist! 

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How Important Is Technology in Nowadays’ Education

By Ryan Pell

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Growing up, most of us had a teacher who refused to implement technology in the lessons. They had their trusty old textbook and thought that everything that’s written there would remain true through the ages.

However, that’s not how education works. It evolves rapidly, thanks to technology for the most part. According to Promethean, the focus on boosting student engagement with tech has increased by 29%. And yet, the implementation of EdTech is the priority for only 39% of U.S. schools.

Today, we’re going to take a look at the role technology plays in today’s education and why more schools should give it a priority.

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Pepper Robot Debut a Small/Medium Business Version

This affordable package allows small businesses struggling with labor shortages to automate their customer service and user experience.

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How To Prepare Students For The Jobs of The Future

By  Joe Lombardi

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Educating today's students for tomorrow's nonexistent jobs can be a challenge--one educators should be prepared to meet.

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Google Expeditions Is Gone, Now What?

The long-time Educator's favorite app, Google Expeditions, was discontinued today. A replacement app is available now for educators: VR EXPEDITIONS 2.0 from RobotLAB Inc.

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5 Ways to Boost Student Engagement with STEM Learning Strategies

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These student engagement strategies can help educators create authentic learning experiences for all students using digital tools.

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How Learning Is Improving With Digital Transformation

By Shannon Flynn

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The digital transformation of the economy has impacted every industry. Some of the most significant changes from that transformation have been in education.

New digital developments like remote learning, artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR), and augmented reality (AR) all have the potential to radically transform how education is delivered and experienced.

Educators and EdTech developers are working to apply these innovations to the industry. Some of their experiments have already had a major impact on classrooms around the world.

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How Hidden Classroom Dynamics Can Stymie Girls in STEM

By Youki Terada
 
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If we want to close the gender gap in science, we need to look at the invisible forces that shape classroom culture.

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Turn To Coding And Robotics If You Want Your Students To Posses a Growth Mindset

 
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Diligence, a curious spirit, and perseverance are qualities we desire to see in our students. These traits are elements of the “growth mindset.” Teaching students coding presents one of the best opportunities to develop and nurture kids’ growth mindset in the school setting. This article shows five scenarios to support this position.

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Setting Students Up for Careers in Computer Science

By Dan Matthews

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Discussing careers with students can be challenging. After all, a lot of weight is often placed upon the subject. As a teacher, you're expected to provide insights into potential careers that empower students to thrive beyond school.

In this regard, computer science can be a great area of discussion and exploration. It has increasing relevance in the current digital landscape. There is also a growing number of professions it can be applied to. These factors, among others, can make it an important consideration. Indeed, it is part of the reason that it is imperative to teach computer science in schools. Yet, it has something of a dry reputation. Students who may not be inclined toward the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects run the risk of missing out on careers that enrich their adult lives.

So, how can you best go about setting students up for careers in computer science? Let’s take a closer look at some areas of consideration.

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3 reasons virtual STEM is here to stay

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Virtual STEM offers engaging learning opportunities for students—opportunities that have proved essential during COVID.

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Student Robotics and the K-12 Curriculum

By Mark Gura

Having been involved with student robotics programs for many years, I feel that robotics just may be the most perfect instructional approach currently available. It offers classroom activities that teach high-value STEM content as well as opportunities to powerfully address ELA Common Core Standards. In fact, there are connections to robotics across the full spectrum of the curriculum. Robotics is also a highly effective way to foster essential work skills like collaboration, problem-solving, and project management. It does all this while keeping kids so motivated and engaged than getting them to stop working and move on to the rest of the school day can be a challenge -- a good problem to have!

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SoftBank Robotics America and RobotLAB Announce Exclusive Channel Partnership to Offer Pepper and NAO in North America

RobotLAB will also distribute Whiz in select markets as part of the Whiz Partnership Program.

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SAN FRANCISCO -- June 17, 2021-- RobotLAB Inc., (RobotLAB) the leading robotics integrator, and SoftBank Robotics America (SBRA) announced today that the humanoid robots Pepper and NAO are now exclusively available through RobotLAB in North America. The partnership also expands Pepper’s previous industry and STREAM education focus areas to a broader range of applications, and marks RobotLAB’s debut as one of SBRA’s Whiz Partners. 

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The 5 Best STEM Careers in Renewable Energy

By Devin Partida

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The world may move to only using renewable energy in the coming years. To make this transition, we must have a generation of problem solvers to help us reach a greener future.

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education has been growing in popularity in recent years. Some see this as a trending academic discipline that may pass, while others emphasize the role it will play in renewable energy. Educators and teachers can encourage students to pursue degrees in STEM and enter the renewables market.

In the first five months of 2020, over 25% of electricity in the country was powered by renewable sources. Students will significantly benefit from an early introduction to STEM, and the hope is that they will be able to land a job in their respective fields.

One common goal between many countries is to reach net-zero emissions before the next decade. Replacing traditional energy sources with new technologies will aid in achieving that goal as well as create well-paying jobs for individuals. We need individuals with a STEM background to help us reach this critical goal.

Let’s explore some possible careers that students with STEM backgrounds could potentially enter.

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Unlocking the Code for Robotics in the Classroom

By  Julia L. Dweck

Teaching robotics to elementary students can enhance sensory learning, improve socialization, provide opportunities for hands-on innovation, and raise the level of rigor.

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5 ways to boost student engagement with STEM learning strategies

These student engagement strategies can help educators create authentic learning experiences for all students using digital tools.

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Yes, Please! Getting Your Principal to Approve Your Proposal

By  Taylor Kremer

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Teachers are always searching for new products and programs to help their students achieve more. However, new materials come with a cost and teachers need approval from their principals in order to move forward. Here are simple tips for getting your principal to say yes.

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How to Use Robots to Assist Teachers and Improve Student Learning?

By Tiffany Harper

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Technology has evolved tremendously during the last few years. Even though this progress might have been slowed down by the global pandemic that started last year, developers do not miss the opportunity to do this now. As the coronavirus pandemic made many people more aware of the impact of their behavior and habits on the world, environment, and people, the field of technology is developing even more nowadays. Technology is a general term used for naming the things that are related to computers, robots, artificial intelligence, machine learning, networking, servers, and many more. Technology is not represented only by your smartphone or laptop. Technology is present in our everyday lives more than we are even aware of.

Becoming aware of the impact of technology is step humanity has to make. But becoming aware of the impact technological advancements could have on our lives is something we still have to work on. Technology has been very important for the field of education, especially during the last year. As people had to spend more time inside, colleges and universities have shifted to online learning. Which was a challenge itself, both for students and teachers. However, the future is bright and robots might begin to be used by teachers in classrooms. Why?

Because robots could assist teachers and improve student learning in classrooms, making the job of teachers even easier. Using a robot in the classroom is a nice thing to do, especially at the beginning when many would be reluctant to do this. But as essay writers on technology topics say, robots could indeed make teaching and learning more efficient and successful. How? Find out below.

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How the Edtech Industry Can Help get Education Back on Track

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With an eye on professional development and high-quality instruction, the Edtech industry plays a vital role in post-pandemic education. 

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Bringing Students Together in Math Class

By Sandy Vorensky

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For math teachers who will have students learning at home next year, fostering a feeling of community will be as important as building skills. 

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11 Resources To Avoid the Summer Slide

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Learning loss is a big worry among educators, but these activities offer fun learning experiences to keep the summer slide at bay. 

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Reasons to study Robotics

By Anna Johnson 

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Robotics is more than a science. It mixes some of the most complex math with programming, art, and engineering. The combination may make the discipline tough for some people but with a professional dissertation writer by your side, you are sure to ace even the toughest units in robotics.

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Tips for Preparing High Schoolers for Careers in STEM

By Dan Matthews

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School is such an important formative experience for everyone. It helps to guide us toward our interests, develops our social foundations, and is instrumental in shaping our understanding of both who we are and who we want to become. For some students, this is the time that they develop their interest and enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.

However, as they reach high school, there is often a shift in educational intentions. The responsibilities of teachers shift from simply providing insights into these subjects, to actively helping to put students into a position where they can prepare for a STEM career. This isn’t always easy, particularly in schools where a lack of adequate funding results in less access to STEM materials and fewer opportunities to engage meaningfully with the subjects.  

So, what can you as a teacher do to best prepare high schoolers for a STEM career path? Let’s examine some of the tactics, tools, and ideas you can utilize.

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7 Main Roles of Artificial Intelligence In Education

By Tiffany Harper

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We believe that AI is an extension of humanity and a pointer to how AI can help us achieve more by doing less. AI is humankind’s ultimate invention, and it is the intelligent machine that can think without the limitations of a human being. It is the evolution of man. What was a figment of man’s imagination has become part of man’s reality, and it has set its sights on improving education.

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5 Tips for Creating a Successful Math Intervention Initiative

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Encouraging staff collaboration and consistent monitoring can help your district build an effective math intervention program.

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VR Expeditions 2.0 is now officially released to the public!

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San Francisco, May 24th, 2021, - RobotLAB Inc., the leading educational robotics company, announced today the release of VR EXPEDITIONS 2.0 to the public. The company created the virtual field trip app in partnership with Encyclopedia Britannica and 360 cities. 

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How to Get Educators Excited About Using EdTech

By Youki Terada

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The pandemic has taken a toll on all our institutions, and schools aren’t exempt. School leaders know that schools are closed, but teaching must go on, and; learning must go on.

Schools have moved to online learning. Educators are working from home, delivering classes to learners over the video, preparing lesson plans, collaborating with other educators, amongst many other tasks. Educators are working harder and longer, and many are exploring the edtech at their disposal. It is a big change that requires school leaders to manage their educators’ motivation to prevent loss in productivity and burn-out.

Here are a few strategies to make sure your educators remain motivated and online schooling continues smoothly.

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How Hidden Classroom Dynamics Can Stymie Girls in STEM

By Youki Terada

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If we want to close the gender gap in science, we need to look at the invisible forces that shape classroom culture.

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6 Ways to Introduce Students to App Development

By Devin Partida

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Learning how to code your own apps can prepare you for a future career in software development. It also teaches students a lot about mathematics, logic, and the technology they encounter on a daily basis.

This is why a growing number of STEM educators are finding ways to teach students of all ages more about coding and computer science.

However, introducing STEM students to the basics of app development can be a daunting task — especially when students have little or no experience with computer science and mathematics.

Educators have developed these six techniques and projects as ways to introduce students to app and software development.

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RobotLAB won a 5 years contract with TIPS!

RobotLAB is proud to announce that TIPS  has awarded us a five-year contract number 210101 As of May 14th, 2021. We are on their contractors' list, which provides discounted products to schools! The contract is for five years, ending in May 2026. 

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5 great things the pandemic revealed about schools

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After a rollercoaster year, schools are slowly reopening—and keeping with them some of the surprising positives that emerged from COVID.

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Teaching a Love of STEM to Disabled and Neurodivergent Students

By Dan Matthews 

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We live in an increasingly technologically enhanced society. As a result, science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects have become priorities in schools. However, it remains too often the case that these subjects are taught in public schools from a neurotypical perspective.

Many parents, teachers, and communities have found that school system administrators are not providing the flexibility, guidance, educational technology, and support for students experiencing disabilities or neurodivergent traits to thrive in STEM. This is not only frustrating and ethically unsound but can present significant hurdles to students who could discover a deep passion for these fields and become innovative contributors.

Let’s take a closer look at how educators can better imbue their neurodivergent and disabled students with a love of STEM.

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How Online Learning can Improve Your Teaching

By MATTHEW LYNCH

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Online learning is becoming more and more popular because of its convenience. However, there are also various other benefits of this form of education. It can even be used to improve the teaching style of educators

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The Power of STEM and Its Influence on Remote Learning

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STEM has become one of the most used buzzwords in the K-12 education space. On the highest level, STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics and refers to a curriculum where these four focuses are applied to all facets of a district or school’s curriculum.

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Why AI is the future of Socratic learning methods

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AI plays a unique role in helping to facilitate engaging learning methods that teach students through experience and critical thinking.

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Teaching Empathy through technology

By Acer Education

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Empathy is a key element of Emotional Intelligence. Emotionally Intelligent people are able to manage and control their own emotions. Besides that, empathetic people pay attention not only to what they are feeling but also they can perceive someone’s thoughts and feelings.

Nowadays, empathy is one of the most important soft skills in the workplace and everyday life. An empathetic leadership style can have a positive impact on productivity, performance, and collaboration. 

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10 Benefits Of Project-Based Learning

By Tina Shaffer 

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Project-based learning (PBL) is a powerful teaching method that has extensive benefits for students, ranging from critical thinking to project management to self-confidence. According to research conducted by The Autodesk Foundation, studies have shown that project-based learning is linked to significant improvements in student test scores, attendance, and classroom engagement. It also gives teachers the opportunity to build stronger relationships with their students by acting as their hands-on learning facilitator. In essence, PBL is an instructional method where students collaborate with others and “learn by doing.” The same skills learned through PBL are also many of the skills sought by employers.

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10 Ways Drones Are Being Used In The Classroom

By Jess Brown

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A new report from Samsung’s Alternative Careers Guide, released last week, found that 16-to-18-year-olds are no longer interested in traditional jobs such as becoming an accountant, teacher, or lawyer, but were more interested in digital roles – with a drone operator being amongst the top ten most popular dream careers. This may be due to the fact that over the last year it has become increasingly common for teachers to utilize interactive learning tools such as drones within the classroom.

By welcoming drones into the classroom, teachers have a new way of making learning more fun and interactive for children, whilst also providing them with the opportunity to learn about technology that they may wish to base their future career on. Below we have listed 10 ways drones are being utilized by teachers across the world.

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Three Key Points For schools opening in-person.

By MATTHEW LYNCH

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Businesses all over the world are slowly beginning to reopen, but schools and educational institutions face special challenges during this time period. Schools need to carefully plan their reopening strategy before restarting any in-person classes or programs. Here are three key points every school should consider:

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How to choose a STEM platform to support hybrid learning

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An educator offers valuable insight on picking a STEM platform and technology provider that can withstand the rigors of today’s unique learning.

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Ways Big Data Is Transforming the Education Sector

By Daniel Wanderson

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When it comes to big data, most people assume it works only for businesses. But big data is equally beneficial to the education section in so many ways. It offers educational institutions and educators opportunities to educate students in new ways. 

With big data, schools and teachers get better insight into students’ education experiences. It also makes it easy to understand the state of the education sector amid other benefits. This article takes an in-depth look at the ways big data is transforming the education sector.

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How To Integrate Virtual Tours To Your Online Lessons

By Theresa Cofield 

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Online education is the new challenge of the modern world. How can teachers keep students interested in lessons and the material? Virtual tours are the new ad effective way to provide it.

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Breakout rooms in remote learning: best practices and tips

By Acer Education

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The massive shift to virtual learning has surely changed the way educators teach, but also the way students interact in the classroom. After going through several approaches to keep your class engaged, from gamification to flipped learning, let’s take a look at the best practices and tips to get the most out of breakout rooms in remote learning.

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Creating Opportunities for Project-Based Learning in Math

By Kristen Moore

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Rigorous PBL units in middle and high school math answer the age-old student question: “When am I ever going to need this?”

Taking the plunge into project-based learning can seem difficult in an age when standardized testing seems to reign supreme as an indicator of achievement in secondary classrooms. But the pathway to project-based learning doesn’t have to be scary for secondary math teachers. Utilizing your own expertise and curriculum materials, you can create projects that are real, relevant, and rigorous, and that answers the age-old question, “When am I ever going to need this?”

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Benefits Of Virtual And Augmented Reality For Pre School Education

By Eric Brown

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The new technology has brought a lot of developments in the world. One of the developments is the use of virtual reality and augmented reality. Virtual reality is a computer-generated environment with scenes that makes users feel immersed in that surrounding. One of the perfect examples of Virtual reality is video games. Virtual video games have made CSGO betting for example, even more, popular and fun.

Physical learning is an effective way for young children to get knowledge. However, technology also plays a significant role in the development of young children. Virtual reality can alter behaviors, patterns, attitudes, and thoughts.

Virtual reality prepares children for a world that will be dominated by robots and AI. They will have the required experience to handle the technology that will come their way. Moreover, virtual reality also plays a role in enhancing the lives of children with special needs. It helps them gain the experience they need to know how to operate robots and other technology tools.

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Top Distance Learning Trends: Which Technologies are The Most Popular?

By Karl Murphy

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Online education is the no hao of the XXI century. Covid-19 has increased the popularity of online learning and teaching. How can teachers and educators overcome the changes using the modern learning trends?

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6 Ways to Encourage Learning Success in Virtual Classrooms

By Devin Partida

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Educators strive to make learning fun and interactive, but the pandemic made that more challenging. Instead of bonding with students in person and creating group activities, teachers have to think outside the box to keep young people interested in heavy material. Here are six ways to encourage learning success in virtual classrooms that focus on STEM subjects.

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Building Critical Thinkers by Combining STEM With History

By Ainissa Ramirez

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By asking students to explore the history of scientific discoveries, we get them to view their world with more wonder—and more skepticism—and condition their minds to think about causes and effects.

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How Robots Can Make Teachers' Job Easier

By Gregory Chapman

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Finding robots in the modern workplace and around the household is common. It assists humans with different tasks. The continuous growth of robotics technology, adaptability, and adoption in the modern world, will make more jobs easier.

Artificial intelligence-powered robots are already used for manufacturing, internet search engines, military combat, and rescue missions. They are taking a lot of human jobs lost to the pandemic at an alarming rate and will take more.

One sector that has largely not felt the threat of robots replacing humans is education. But there is a growing use of robots in educating kindergarten and elementary students. The question is, "When should teachers start feeling threatened by robotics in education"?

This article will take a cursory look at the pros and cons of robotics in education. And also how robots can make teachers' jobs easier.

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6 strategies for better K-12 cybersecurity

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As COVID made remote and hybrid learning an everyday reality, it also exposed network vulnerabilities, making cybersecurity awareness more essential than ever

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Will Online STEM Classes Continue in the Future

By Luke Smith 

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In-person science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) classes have been the standard approach for decades. It’s easy to understand why this is the case, as these subjects aren't just about the theoretical aspects. There are also practical elements that help to provide a rich and effective technical education. As well as reinforcing theory, these practical elements often boost students’ enthusiasm for the fields.  

However, as with so many other aspects of our lives, the COVID-19 pandemic served to force schools to make changes. To maintain safe distances, educators, students, and parents have had to adapt to a new manner of learning. This found educators adopting online tools in ways they hadn’t previously considered. As a result, educators proved that STEM education can be effective to some extent in remote circumstances.

A new normal is on the horizon and remote or hybrid teaching may be features of the educational landscape for the foreseeable future. As such, it’s worth examining whether online STEM classes can be more than just an emergency measure, and be adopted as a permanent measure. How can this be made practical, what can students and teachers gain from it, and what are the challenges?

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7 predictions about fall back-to-school with COVID

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Although promising signs indicate the COVID pandemic is becoming more manageable, it's reasonable to expect the back-to-school season to look different.

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Two Ways to Bring Games Into Your Classroom

By Hubert Ham

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Gamification and game-based learning are different instructional strategies, but both can work wonders for student engagement. 

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5 Ways To Transform How STEM Is Taught In Schools

By Fabricio Pamplona

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STEM is a crucial part of any student’s curriculum, right from the initial phase of their educational journey. In their formative years, the skills and knowledge gained by students are much more concrete and reflect in the way they approach their professional lives. Considering this, facilitating STEM learning requires educators and students to collaborate so that the learning experience can be successful and goal-oriented. 

With the amount of information that students consume today, it is a great challenge for educators to create unique learning experiences. However, with the right tools and technologies, educators can truly create memorable STEM learning experiences that can help students learn and grow. 

Here are a few ways in which you can transform how you teach STEM subjects to your students:

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10 EdTech trending topics in higher education right now

By Acer Education

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The changes set in motion in 2020 offered the world of higher education the chance to explore new opportunities and get a deeper understanding of matters previously only partially uncovered. Technology played a major role in this respect: in fact, with the massive shift to remote and hybrid schedules, EdTech helped completely reshape learning and teaching. The following list features 10 EdTech trending topics in higher education to keep an eye on right now and in the future post-pandemic world.

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IoT: future applications in K-12 and higher education

By Acer Education

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of interrelated physical objects connected through the internet, which has found several applications in the education world in recent years, from K-12 to higher education. 

The purpose of this connection? To put it simply, to exchange and transfer data without requiring direct intervention. IoT has become an integral part of the innovation brought to schools by EdTech in recent years, and even though it is not as widespread as of now, it will soon find its way into more and more institutions in the upcoming years.

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Poly by Google will be shutting down forever on June 30, 2021

This is a reminder that one month from today, on April 30, 2021,   Poly  by Google we’ll be shutting down the ability to upload models directly on the Poly website or via API.

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Google Expedition Replacement from RobotLAB

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Hello everyone. My name is Elad Inbar. I'm the CEO for RobotLAB. Today I'm going to talk to you about VR Expeditions, 2.0. As you probably heard, Google decided to discontinue Google expeditions. Somewhere mid-June, they will basically shut down their servers and we will lose access to all the expeditions and all the resources that they put together over the years. It's unfortunate, but that's their decision.

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How to use VR for engaging art lessons

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Using VR to give students engaging art education experiences isn't complicated--check out these resources to get started.

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3 Ways to Assess Math Understanding More Deeply

By Edutopia

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It's tempting to think of math assessments as routine, end-of-the-lesson checkups. Give students a quiz, grade it, and move on. But math assessments can, and should, do more.

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5 Fun Education Grants and Contests for Schools

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Education grants play a critical role in connecting students and schools with engaging educational experiences

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Places to Find Simple Yet Actionable STEM Lesson Plans

By Devin Partida

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The STEM field is highly valued. Jobs in these areas help boost innovation and lead to progress in society, and they also pay quite well. However, teaching this curriculum to K-12 students can be a challenging task. Here’s how teachers can find simple yet effective STEM lesson plans to better engage their students and encourage them to enter this robust sector.

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How to Use the 5Es in Remote Math Instruction

By Tracy Proffitt

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A five-stage instructional model—engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate—can guide students to a deeper understanding of math.

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Hybrid Teaching Strategies for Elementary Classrooms

By Paula Díaz

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Some adaptations for hybrid classrooms, like digital manipulatives and instructional videos—will be worth keeping when all students are back in the room.

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5 Tips for Inclusive STEM Learning Experiences

By Omar Shepherd.

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When students who would never sign up for a robotics or coding class do so because we’ve introduced it to them, it’s a win-win for everyone.

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Flipped Learning in Remote Education: Turn Your Virtual Classes Upside Down

By Acer Education

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Have you always been interested in flipped learning but you’ve never actually put it into practice? Remote education offers the perfect chance to discover all the benefits of this methodological approach. 

For those of you who aren’t familiar with flipped classrooms, the concept can be explained very simply. Flipping a classroom means turning learning structures upside down: instead of introducing a new topic with traditional lectures, teachers prepare a presentation and hand it over to their students. They will watch it or read it – depending on the format – on their own before the class. Subsequently, class time will be used for hands-on education.

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5 Ways How VR Will Soon Impact Education Process

By Theresa Cofield

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Today, the educational process is almost completely different from the educational process 1 decade ago. Teachers were trying to make the process more fun for children and teens, but so they can learn. Nowadays, with all new technology, it’s definitely more fun and even efficient.

Special equipment for educational purposes is designed to make the knowledge transfer process a lot easier, quicker, and more effective. Throughout the years, the educational process has been evolving, new tech has been added, and the next logical step would be to implement VR technology into the process.

What would be the results and effects on the overall process? Would it make the learning process easier and more efficient? It seems that yes, VR pack kits implementation would cause positive effects on the process. Here are the 5 ways of how VR might soon impact the educational process.

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Adaptive Behavior Skills for Kids with Special Needs

By MATTHEW LYNCH

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Adaptive behavior is defined as the set of skills that individuals should be able to perform at a certain age. Examples include social skills, cleaning, and personal grooming. Professionals call this life skills social competence, or adaptive behavioral functioning.

Children with special needs might be delayed in these areas. Part of the assessment for children with special needs is their ability to perform behaviors like those listed above.

As children mature, they can display more complex adaptive behaviors. Preschool-aged children learn to get dressed on their own and tie shoelaces. Third graders can order for themselves at a restaurant. Sixth graders can do certain chores and manage their allowance. Teenagers become more independent by taking public transport on their own, drive and perhaps even do grocery shopping. 

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Teaching preschoolers to love STEAM

 

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It starts with a spirit of inquiry, and also involves turning a robot into a bird—discover how science and art merge together in engaging ways.

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Simple Hacks to Improve Online Assessment

By Meghan Laslocky

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Formative evaluation strategies can work well in online classrooms—with a few small adjustments.

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Gamification in Education: Rewards and Improvement-based Learning

By Acer Education

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Gamification in education has been the talk of the town for quite some time now, especially for the benefits a class can derive from a learning system based on rewards and improvements. 

The use of game-design elements in non-game contexts, like education, has some untapped potential that can represent the next idea to make your online learning schedule even more engaging and entertaining.

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How STEM Learning has Evolved in COVID-19

By Lauren Groff 

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Of course, COVID-19 has had an impact on the world like no other event, and everything has changed, from the way we go to work and school, the way we act around each other, and the way we learn. But how has COVID-19 affected STEM learning specifically? What changes have been made and what direction are we heading in now we’re starting to see signs of a post-COVID world?

In today’s article, we’re going to explore everything you need to know.

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Can Humans Feel Empathy for Robots in Pain?

By Furhat Robotics

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Can humans feel empathy for robots in pain?! Ever curious, Furhat's team wanted to find out by replicating a famous psychology study called the Milgram Experiment. See the outcome: 

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5 Top Tips for Teaching Coding Remotely

By Jodie

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I feel I should caveat this post by saying I don’t have any formal teaching qualifications. I have, however, volunteered as an instructor for Code First: Girls on their Introduction to Web Development course and delivered it twice now. So I have a bit of experience that I want to share with others who like me could (just about) code but had never taught coding before. Both times I have taught the course online using video conferencing software such as Zoom and Google Meet. This came with its own set of challenges that these tips also consider.

Here are my top tips for teaching coding remotely.

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5 Ways to Introduce Students to Automation/Robotics

By Devin Partida

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Automation and robotics are everywhere. They enable simple actions like autopay and other, more complex systems like production lines. Their uses throughout the world make them an industry of their own.

For teachers and professors, engaging STEM students of all ages is the biggest obstacle. However, with the right introduction, you can increase interest in this growing industry.

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How Young Kids Learn with Robots.

By Xavier James

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Even though the technology is becoming increasingly important in the four walls of the classroom, students often tend to shy away from learning the basics. The apparent complexity of structures and the subject itself seems to overwhelm their learning instincts.

However, as responsible leads of today, it is our responsibility to convey the advanced technological knowledge to younger ones. But, of course, that wouldn't be possible until we realize the true impact of this knowledge upon kids.

For this very reason, this post aims to help you get acquainted with how exactly and what exactly young kids learn with robots. Let's get straight into it.

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5 Ways to Give Students a Makerspace Experience at Home

By Megan Jacobs

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Hands-on projects that use inexpensive materials and focus on multiple iterations help make learning fun.

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Augmented Reality In Education: A Staggering Insight Into The Future

By Shawn Mack

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First off, let us get one thing very clear; what is augmented reality? Fundamentally, it is a futuristic technology, the roots of which date as far as back in the 1990s. It is a technology, which makes it possible to merge computer-generated graphics with the real environment on screen. The word augmented in the whole term pretty much justifies that.

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5 Tips to Maximize Your Productivity While Studying Online

By Ashley Lipman

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Since the start of the pandemic, we’ve been trying to make remote-learning work for all students. Some have been more successful than others, but overall, everyone struggles with the constraints of social distancing. 

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How To Use Augmented Reality in Distance Learning

By Karl Murphy

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The world went virtual and embraced the concept of artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) a long time ago. However, the breakout of a global pandemic in 2020 had more people living and experiencing things virtually. Educators jumped on this bandwagon, looking towards augmented reality to create interactive lessons.

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How AR can help students with special needs

BY CIARÁN MATHER

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AR can be a stepping stone to a more inclusive learning experience for students with special needs

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Ensuring That All Students Can See Themselves in STEM

By Marianna Ruggerio

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Meeting professionals of color in science, technology, engineering, and math can be a game changer for high school students.

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In-Person or Remote Learning: How the Biggest City School Districts Are Operating

By Tonya Harris 

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The second half of the 2020-21 school year is poised to be as challenging as the first half for district leaders who must make high-stakes decisions about student and employee health and safety as the COVID-19 pandemic approaches the one-year mark.

There is no national data that capture the mode of learning in the nation’s more than 13,000 school districts. This tracker presents the current operating status of some of America’s largest school districts (plus, the Toronto, Ontario district). All are members of the Council of the Great City Schools, which is closely documenting how its districts are providing instruction.

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How AI is Impacting The Education Sector?

By Michael Georgiou 

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Artificial intelligence has taken the world around us by storm, and like all things in the 21st century, it has thoroughly impacted the education sector.

From chatbots to automated thermostat conditioning, the machines around us learn from our behavior and then act intelligently to deliver the best possible service or product.

Almost every industry out there is leveraging the power of AI. How, then, can education not be impacted by something so all-consuming.

AI has changed the delivery, approach, and stylization of the education sector around the globe with relevant innovation. Here is how we see the industry evolve and grow, owing to AI.

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Guiding Special Education Students to Stay on Track for Success in Hybrid Classrooms

By Daniel Vollrath

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Coaching special education students on metacognitive strategies helps them stay motivated during the pandemic.

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4 Ways to Support Students During Online Learning

By CHRISTINE FLOYD

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Online learning swept across the country in early 2020, but it isn't without its hurdles-here's how to help students navigate their new reality

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The Post-Pandemic Outlook for VR in Education

By Angela D Johnson

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During the pandemic, digital products and services have become the salvation, and the demand for technology and new developments has grown sharply. The global EdTech industry grows by 17-25% per year. It received an additional impulse to grow due to the lockdown. Those trends that were relevant before the current situation are gaining momentum more and more.

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Education Technology and the Future of Higher Ed Leadership

By MATTHEW LYNCH

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Education Technology (EdTech) has had a more significant impact on education than anyone expected. Now its effects are reaching into the field of higher education. In this article, we will discuss Education Technology and the future of higher ed leadership.

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Tips for Effective Social Distance Learning in 2021

By Shannon Flynn

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2020 was an enormous challenge for everyone, but for parents, adding distance learning to the mix makes things even more difficult. It’s been a solid nine months since the beginning of the pandemic, and while we’re starting to see the beginnings of a vaccine rolling out around the world, it will be quite a while before we’re ready to start heading back to school and work like we used to. 

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8 virtual field trips for STEM engagement

BY LAURA ASCIONE 

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In-person field trips aren't possible during the pandemic, but virtual field trips offer fun learning experiences for students

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How to Spark Engagement in Math With Pictures

By  Kristen Acosta

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A popular strategy, using pictures in math class gives students another way to access math concepts and can spark great conversations.

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How Technology is shaping the Future of Education?

By Shawn Mack

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About 65 percent of students today will engage in an occupation that does not yet exist. Yes, that’s correct. At least, according to this survey conducted by the World Economic Forum.

The very findings depict the effect of rapid change in the learning modules. Modern approaches towards educating the children and the increasing integration of technology will soon bring forth subjects that haven’t yet had our attention. Thus, introducing newer fields with time.

And well, to put it straight, this is only one of the many outcomes that integration of tech into education may bring in the future. There may be several more.

But to truly know the possible potential of these outcomes and their respective impact, we need to study the process in detail. We need to know how exactly technology is shaping the future of education. Let’s look into it.

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5 Ways Universities and Students Are Effectively Using Virtual Reality

By Arthur Evans

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Virtual reality (VR) has changed life as we know it. It has also affected the dynamics of education. VR has opened the world’s educational system to a vast horizon of possibilities. Working hand in hand with artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR), it has taken education to a whole new level.

Virtual reality brings the world to the students in the classroom. Students can visit and experience the place they’ve never even dreamed of, from the depths of the oceans to the heights of space. Several institutions are already using this technology to enable a more interesting, interactive, and explorative learning environment. It is already closing the gap between the varying ways and the pace students at which students learn.

Here are five great ways that universities and students are effectively using virtual reality across the educational system.

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Sparking Curiosity About STEM

By Alessandra King

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A monthly after-school activity guides students to have fun exploring science, technology, engineering, and math.

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Low-Tech Scientific Exploration for Students at Home

By Pete Barnes

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A fifth-grade teacher shares ideas on how students can explore common phenomena with simple materials in and around their homes.

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Top Tips For Great Cross-Curricular Coding

BY EILEEN BELASTOCK

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Coding offers myriad benefits for students, including increased critical thinking and problem-solving skills

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The Best Ways for STEM Students to Back Up Their Projects

By Devin Partida

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STEM education is experiencing something of a golden age. Enrollment in STEM programs has increased by 26% since 2000, and educators have more resources at their disposal than ever. As students engage in more complex, high-tech projects, it becomes increasingly crucial that they back up their files.

Gone are the days of paper documents. Most school work today takes place electronically. Although convenient, this comes with some risks. Factors like dropped internet connections, corrupted hard drives, and malware can all compromise students’ files. If they don’t want their hard work to vanish unexpectedly, they need to back it up.

Thankfully, there’s an abundance of backup strategies students can use. Here are five of the best options.

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Why Robotics Are Important In The Classroom

By Katherine Rundell

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Robotics is one of the newest subjects in today’s schools, and many who grew up without it might question why it is useful to teach to children these skills. After all, building robots may seem like quite a small niche – though actually, the robotic world is growing at an incredible rate, and learning about it will massively benefit today’s children as they come to enter the workforce. Building a robot requires students to utilize totally different skills to those which might be used in a normal classroom setting.

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Will Robots be Good Teachers?

By Tiffany Harper

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People have long been fascinated by how robots work. And as technology is improving, it also offers new development opportunities for the robotics industry. There are already robots that are considered the future of logistics, while others are used to welcome and greet patients at many hospitals.

But according to the best paper writing service, robots could make their entry in the educational domain too.

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Robots as Learning Companions During a Pandemic

By Tiffany Harper

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There have been many consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic already. The concept of social distancing was nonexistent before the pandemic, but it's something that we all have to live and work by now. Everybody is now subjected to the use of a nose mask while also trying to keep a distance of 6 feet from the persons around them. It’s a lot to live by, yet the world has not changed.

Industries and companies have responded to the gap which Covid creates in different ways. People that can afford to work remotely are working remotely, but then goods delivery has to continue, someone needs to clean the workplaces, and people need to receive medical attention. All of these require close interaction that the world can’t afford now, thanks to the virus. That’s why the world is now turning to robots to fill the void.

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3 Ways VR Can Be Used In Modern Education

By Nancy Howard

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VR has a significant impact on educational processes: only through this technology can students safely and in detail, see what they are learning, from the decay of atoms to extinct organisms. According to analysts at ABI Research, by 2022, the global market for VR-learning will grow to a total of $6.3 billion. As early as the end of 2018, virtual technology has been implemented in 18% of U.S. curricula. Let's take a look at how VR is used to enhance educational processes.

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RobotLAB UVD Disinfection Robot!

Today, I want to share with you one of the best robots on the market, the UVD robot that is using UVC light in order to disinfect the spaces. Check the video below!

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5 Main Roles of Artificial Intelligence in Education

By Arslan Hassan. 

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Artificial intelligence plays an integral role in education. As schools become more technologically equipped, artificial intelligence helps keep young people engaged. It is reimagining the way we do things and is allowing us to reach our full potential.

The main reason why artificial intelligence has been introduced in education is that it helps personalize and strengthen the learning experience. It provides each learner with additional information when they have difficulty with a topic. 

If you are new to artificial intelligence and want to know about its role in education, you will find this post to be insightful. It discusses its 5 main roles to help you get a better idea about its capabilities.

Let’s dive in.

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Teaching interactive hands-on STEM during online learning

By Robert Low

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Hands-on STEM experiences aren't impossible when learning goes virtual--it just takes a little creativity to help engage students

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3 Phrases That Can Demotivate Students in Math Class

By Rachel Fuhrman

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Seemingly innocuous statements can exacerbate math anxiety among learners—and avoiding these phrases can help all students see themselves as “math people."

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7 ways to engage students in remote learning

By James Snyder

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Thinking outside the classroom can lead to engaging ways to inspire students during remote learning.

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Education Technology and the Future of Higher Ed Leadership

By  MATTHEW LYNCH

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Education Technology (EdTech) has had a more significant impact on education than anyone expected. Now its effects are reaching into the field of higher education. In this article, we will discuss Education Technology and the future of higher ed leadership.

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5 EdTech trends that will transform education in 2021

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COVID-19 has not just changed the way students are educated: it has ultimately forced education technology (EdTech) to up its game quickly. Technology in the classroom has always been a benefit to education, enabling personalised, mastery-based learning, saving time for teachers and equipping students with the digital skills they will definitely be needing in the 21st century. 

In light of the pandemic, thousands of schools and millions of teachers and learners have had to switch to remote classes almost overnight. Thankfully, EdTech has made things easier, replacing traditional paper-and-pen teaching methods for the better.

The changes EdTech has brought forth will continue to influence classroom teaching. As schools and universities prepare for a full return to schools, many are wondering which of these changes should play a greater role in student learning beyond the immediate crisis. With that being said, here are some of the most significant EdTech trends that will transform the way learning is facilitated in 2021:

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5 Ways for Teachers to Continue STEM Education during Distance Learning

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STEM can be found all around you. Don’t know what STEM is? STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and most commonly used when referring to educational practices. Chris Woods, a STEM teacher and host of the STEM Everyday Podcast, is an activist for incorporating and finding STEM in your everyday life.

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11 Tips for Teaching Preschool Online

By Jessica Young

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From scavenger hunts to obstacle courses to read-alouds, many activities from the classroom can be adapted for little kids learning from home.

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How Can You Take the Distance Out of Distance Learning?

By MATTHEW LYNCH

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Distance learning has provided thousands of students the chance to increase their knowledge on a chosen subject in an accessible and flexible way. During the fall semester of 2014; 5,750,417 students in the U.S. were enrolled in a postsecondary distance learning course. It is clear that distance learning creates opportunities for young adults and professionals that previously weren’t available. However, while students often praise the flexibility of distance learning, they also comment on the isolation that distance learning students can experience.

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How to Teach Critical Thinking Skills Online

By MEGAN O’REILLY PALEVICH

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The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed new challenges around teaching essential skills such as critical thinking—here are some strategies to help.

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What will be the EdTech Trends in 2021?

By Acer Education

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The year 2020 will be remembered as the year when social distancing has changed the landscape of education.

Any predictions we can make about the educational technology trends for 2021 must take this into account: the first few months of the year, at least, will be more of the same, but this time, with the added gift of experience.

Most people will agree that schools were unprepared for such a large-scale shift, and that while using technology to support learning can be a new and exciting opportunity, a forced switch without an adequate transition period was traumatic for everyone.

This time, however, teachers have learnt a few lessons of their own: blended learning is the keyword of EdTech trends and the mistakes made in 2020 will be something to build upon in 2021.

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3 Reasons why AI Could be Your New Teaching Sidekick

By MATTHEW LYNCH

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Artificial Intelligence, or AI, is a relatively new technological advancement becoming increasingly popular in the classroom. There are plenty of reasons for this. For example, AI is much better at explaining and describing abstract concepts to students than actual teachers. 

In this article, we will be discussing why AI can be used as a sidekick for teachers in the classroom. 

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How to Make Virtual STEM Lessons More Engaging for Young Learners

By Melissa Collins

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These easy-to-implement strategies can make science, technology, engineering, and math lessons come alive for elementary students.

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COVID learning loss has substantially impacted math gains

By LAURA ASCIONE

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COVID learning loss, especially in math, presents challenges for students and educators moving forward.

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6 Ways to Create Engagement During Online Learning

By Devin Partida

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Online education has already made many advancements in the past year. With more schools than ever going online, it’s important to think about new ways to engage your students and keep them learning at the top of their game, even without the benefit of an in-person classroom.

While learning online may not have all the same features of an in-person school, there’s a lot you can do to make the experience beneficial for all your students.

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'The Robot made me do it': Robots Encourage Risk-taking Behaviour in People

By University of Southampton 

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New research has shown robots can encourage people to take greater risks in a simulated gambling scenario than they would if there was nothing to influence their behaviours. Increasing our understanding of whether robots can affect risk-taking could have clear ethical, practiCal and policy implications, which this study set out to explore.

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3 Ways Online STEM Education Combats the COVID slide

By Michael Bodekaer Jensen.

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Learning may have moved online for most students, but critical STEM education doesn't have to suffer the learning gaps brought on by the COVID slide--here's why

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Station Ideas You'll Want for Your STEM Classroom

By MATTHEW LYNCH

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Some STEM teachers do it naturally.

They seem to have a sixth sense about how to design and implement STEM classroom learning centers. These teachers are brilliant when it comes to thinking up centers that their students can’t wait to use. Learners are actively involved in explorations that spark curiosity, and the excitement of learning is palpable.

The room is abuzz with on-task conversation, and none of the students are off-task. To top it off, the teacher is relaxed while facilitating student learning. This is the kind of environment you’d like in your own classroom.

What if creating classroom learning centers for STEM was easy?

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AI is only Part of the Future

By MATTHEW LYNCH

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Artificial intelligence is already a part of schools everywhere. You find it in customized lessons taught via computer, data-management software, predictive and prompted emails, and adjustments in climate-controlled buildings.

AI also has begun to permeate instruction, with interactive robots and curriculum built around STEM fields. In short, AI is changing the face of education.

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Why Every School Should Have a Robotics Curriculum

By Coder Z

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Everything evolves. We witness evolution constantly. Technology, human relationships, hierarchies structures, and even the way we interact with nature, is constantly evolving.

For that reason, it becomes hard to see critical aspects of our daily life that aren’t evolving at the speed of some other items. Many areas of our lives are stuck in a model that has been around for several decades. We haven’t even tried to make some tiny changes in these aspects, which change from one person to the other, in order to test what would happen.

We do see, for example, that schools are walking a different path. Trying to incorporate the necessary spaces, subjects or tools that will help their current students to become the leaders of a world that is, as we mentioned before, constantly evolving.

But which kind of programs can allow kids in school to explore, to try new things, and to develop numerous skills that are going to assist them in conquering the world in the near future? What are the subjects we should work on to become the architects of a positive and transcendental revolution?

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3 Crucial ways Edtech Providers Can Support Virtual Learning

By Teresa Anania

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Edtech support has become essential with the increase in online learning--here are three ways to help operations run smoothly

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RobotLAB, Creator of VR Expeditions 2.0 Expands Its Educational Virtual Field-Trips Offering With Class VR

Expanding on the already rich virtual reality offering, RobotLAB announced its partnership with Class VR, cementing its position as the leader in VR/AR technology for the classroom. 

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Rise of the Robots: Human-Machine Interaction Enhances Tech Teaching

By Owen Edwards

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Simpler to build, less expensive to buy, self-activating machines are becoming indispensable teaching tools.

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A 2021 Definition of EdTech

By  MATTHEW LYNCH

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Edtech, or “educational tech,” is the utilization of apps and tech devices for the purpose of teaching and learning. Edtech can happen inside or outside of classrooms, at any time, and in any place. Most modern edtech involves the use of a wireless internet connection and an electronic device such as a smartphone, tablet, or laptop, or desktop computer.

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Using Teacher Community to Support STEAM Education

By Aaron Maurer

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STEAM education is possible during remote learning, and teacher communities can generate creative ideas to keep the learning moving forward

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Simple Ways to Incorporate Coding in Enrichment Classes

By Ashley Blackwelder

Young learners can develop understanding of coding concepts and computational thinking through visual art, movement, and music.

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4 Emerging EdTech Trends in 2021

By MATTHEW LYNCH

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Covid-19 has not only changed education as we know it, but it has forced education technology (EdTech) to up its game. EdTech has been crucial since the start of this worldwide pandemic. Schools have used Google Classroom and other tools to teach their students and send them work. Parents and caregivers have used it throughout this time to help during homeschooling, and with new cases of Covid-19 ramping up, it seems EdTech is going nowhere soon.

Although there has been immense growth in this area in 2020, as EdTech companies competed for clients, there is still a lot more growth to come. Let’s have a good look at the four emerging EdTech trends in 2021.

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Online Program Brings Power of Immersive Space Simulations to STEM Learning

By Jane Gallagher

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Online learning has increasingly become a viable option for schools and districts to provide their students with improved access to a greater number of the courses they need. Teachers are becoming more adept at incorporating online resources into their daily instruction, and the oldest K-12 online programs are now more than twenty years old. Hundreds of thousands of students are using online instruction either full-time, or to supplement their local school’s offerings. Today, students have many choices to utilize the power of online education to make learning personal and meaningful to them.

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Happy Thanksgiving from RobotLAB!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

During these challenging times, let's not forget what Thanksgiving is really about. This holiday of gratitude is centered around giving back, appreciating good fortune, and creating special memories with your family, whether you're getting together virtually or social distancing in your mom's backyard this year.

We at RobotLAB appreciate you as a human being and your efforts as an educator and a leader. We want to say THANK YOU! we know it hasn't been easy this year, but we appreciate how much you sacrificed, adjusted, and re-adjusted your life to everything that's happening! Sending you warm wishes from our RobotLAB family to yours. Happy Thanksgiving! (and stay safe) 

 

 

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Can AR Be The Antidote to Virtual Classroom Shortcomings?

By  PARKER MCDONOUGH.

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Distance learning can impede hands-on learning experiences, but AR has potential to increase virtual student engagement

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How to Raise Your Kids to be Geniuses? 3 Science-Backed Techniques

By Shreiya Aggarwal-Gupta

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All the parents in the world have one goal in common: to help their children be the best at whatever they do. (Those who say they don’t will still read this article.)

The obvious place to test that out – at least on an intellectual level – is school. “Does my kid understand stuff better than others and show the propensity to retain and use information?” is a common question that comes to a parent’s mind, even if they don’t pressurize children to do well, by any stretch of imagination.

In my experience as an early education and STEM blogger, there is no guaranteed way to do this. But yes, there is a definite path you can handhold young kids along – it’s easier the earlier you start – and there are tons of science-backed activities you can try out to make your child that bit smarter than they’d otherwise turn out to be.

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An Alternative App To The Discontinued Google Expeditions Is Available For Educators

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A long-time Google Expeditions partner, stepped up to fill the gap created by Google’s decision to sunset the popular app, introducing VR EXPEDITIONS 2.0

San Francisco, Nov. 20, 2020, - RobotLAB Inc., the leading educational robotics company, announced today the general availability of VR Expeditions 2.0 for classroom teachers. The company created the virtual field trip app and content management system in partnership with Encyclopedia Britannica, following Google’s decision to sunset the Expeditions App as publicly shared on Nov. 12, 2020.

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