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The Nine Technologies of Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 is the beginning of a new digital industrial technology era that is transforming systems, sensors, machines, workpieces and IT. Industry 4.0 is making it possible to gather and analyze data across machines - creating a more efficient process with these nine technologies:

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What are the effects of the Industry 4.0?

There are a few key differences between a traditional factory and an Industry 4.0 factory. In the current industry environment, providing a high-end quality service or product with the least cost is the key to success. Industrial factories want to achieve as much performance as possible to increase their profit as well as their reputation.

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Design Principles of the Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 involves the heavy use of automation and data exchange in manufacturing environments, including areas such as cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing. With Industry 4.0, manufacturers will be able to operate "smarter" factories in which they can more easily tailor products to specific customers.

There are four design principles in Industry 4.0. These principles support companies in identifying and implementing Industry 4.0 scenarios. They include:

1. Interoperability: The ability of machines, devices, sensors, and people to connect and communicate with each other via the Internet of Things (IoT) or the Internet of People (IoP). Adding IoT will further automate the process to a significant extent

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What is Industry 4.0?

Industry 4.0, or as it is commonly referred, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, includes a range of modern technologies that are fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds, and impacting all disciplines, economies, and industries. 

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(Christoph Roser at AllAboutLean.com- own work)- Wikipedia.com

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Are we doing enough to increase participation in STEM fields?

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This words are from professor Gijsbert Stoet: “If governments want to increase women’s participation in STEM, a more effectively strategy might be to target the girls who are clearly being ‘lost’ from the STEM pathway: those for whom science and math are their best subjects and who enjoy it but still don’t choose it.”  http://bit.ly/2EHezl3 

And they really got us thinking if we are doing enough for gender equality related to STEM fields and if we are responsibles for keep inspiring young people and specially women to choose this type of careers, so we want to hear your thoughts!

Whether you are a teacher, a parent, or anyone who wants their voice to be heard, we have a survey for you! please submit your answers

Teachers: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Q2LZ68C

Parents: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WPZGD85

Anyone: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SVKPJDJ

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How to use Google Expeditions with your Students

Watch the video below and learn how to use Google Expeditions with your students.  You can find the transcript of this video within the article. 

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Robotic Arm TEKS Education Standards 2017-2018 

For the first time, TEKS include product specific standards for robotics arm, highlighting the importance for the students to take part in and understand Industry 4.0 is the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies that will shape their future. It  provide hands-on Computer Science for students and brings coding to life. 

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Dobot Magician integrates programming, mechanics, electronics, and automation. It’s a great STEAM teaching device that strengthens knowledge across multiple subjects, through a high precision and user-friendly UI. It also provides, enjoyable functions, and unlimited developing possibilities. Dobot Magician’s captivating and exploratory experience increases interest in science and technology.

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7 Tech Tools for Your Math Class

Did you like math when you were growing up?

A lot of you probably didn’t, right? Well, then it comes as no surprise that some of your students may not be so passionate about math as well right?

Kids nowadays are attracted by technology which makes sense as a lot of them are gaining access to it making it easier to keep them focused on math through technology. This is a great time for you as a teacher to incorporate the popularity and convenience of technology into your classroom to interest your students and keep them interested. You can keep them interested in math with fun games, apps, online math tools, and websites to enrich your math classroom teaching experience.

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Here are7 virtual tools that can promote your student engagement and increase their academic success:

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 A successful Case Study at Albany High School 

At RobotLAB, we are always working hard to bring unique experiences to classrooms. Developing NAO has allowed us to do this- revitalizing the way STEM is being taught all the way down to the very first educational stages. 

Recently, we carried out a Demo Lesson partnering with Albany High School. On this occasion, we used NAO robot to work with students on English subjects - an experience that gave us great insights into how robotics can influence learning in multiple ways. 

So, what kind of impression did NAO make on students? What do they think now about engineering and overall learning? Let's find out! 

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STEM 10 YEARS AGO…

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Nowadays STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is one of the biggest topics in education. Tech companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, and Apple have all helped promote interest in STEM by investing funds in schools and coming up with innovative tools to engage students in their learning and encourage them to pursue these fields. This awareness helps to fill the gap in STEM careers and tech-related jobs.  But …let’s take look what STEM was like 10 years ago in schools, how it has drastically changed over the years….. and is about to change again in the future.

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