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Tips for Teaching Robotics Remotely During COVID-19

The world has changed in 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all of our in-person social interactions have been reduced. This has led to closing universities and students learning remotely online.

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You can teach almost any subject online, but teaching some subjects will be more difficult than others. For instance, you can remotely teach medical students about lung illnesses, but part of this education comes from interaction with sick people. That is very difficult to provide through online teaching.

In robotics, something similar happens. If you want to teach robotics properly, you need to use a real robot. So how can we teach robotics online and provide a full learning experience?

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Blended Learning: How Parents can be Involved in the Move

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Much has been said about helping teachers and students adapt to the accelerated shift to blended learning that the pandemic forced upon them, but the current discourse sometimes forgets that education is a three-way street that involves not only students and educators, but families as well.

Learners of any age perform demonstrably better in traditional school when parents or guardians follow and support their path to education and present a united front with their teachers. Why should it be any different for blended learning?

Families, however, may be diffident or confused in the face of a form of learning so far outside of their own experience. This is a natural reaction: change can frighten anyone, and parents are only human, after all. That is why if they wish to be supportive, families need support in turn. Here are some ways parents can stand by their children’s side in their new blended learning adventure.

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RobotLab and MOVIA Robotics Are Proud Suppliers Of Robot-Assisted Instruction For Special Education

Hello, everyone, my name is Elad Inbar. I'm the CEO of Robot Lab, and today I want to talk to you about a solution that we are bringing to the schools for special education.

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Establishing Routines for Remote Learning

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Teaching students how to interact online helps ensure a good experience for both students and teachers.

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5 Reasons to Teach Students 3D-Tech Skills

3D technology, while not necessarily new, has taken off in recent years. Workers in industries like architecture and design use 3D tech skills to bring their visions to life. 3D printing is one of the more popular aspects of this innovation, but educators can teach students several others — for any grade level from kindergarten through college. 

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These five reasons show the benefits of teaching students 3D skills.

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Benefits of Technology in the Classroom

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As we sail through the 21st century, technology in the classroom is becoming more and more predominant. Tablets are replacing our textbooks, and we can research just about anything that we want to on our smartphones. Social media has become commonplace, and the way we use technology has completely transformed the way we live our lives. 

Educators, too, have seen firsthand the benefits of technology in the classroom. They also recognize the importance of developing these technological skills in students so they will be prepared to enter the workforce once they complete their schooling.

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EdTech Trends 2020: the future is now

The end of a year and the start of a new one is the ideal time to reflect on the recent changes in the field of education technology and to look to the immediate future of technological solutions for the classroom: what does the beginning of the new decade have in store for students and teachers worldwide?

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What Does a Future Ready Educator Look Like?

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As new technology emerges and most work is done online, it is more important than ever to teach students how to adapt in the ever-changing digital world they live. This is where “Future Ready” schools and “Future Ready” educators become essential.

The Alliance for Excellent Education describes, “Future Ready is a free, bold new effort to maximize digital learning opportunities and help school districts move quickly toward preparing students for success in college, a career, and citizenship.” As school districts invest in developing Future Ready schools, educators must also make sure they are preparing to embrace digital learning to be “future ready” educators. What does this look like?

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Coding, Robotics and the Jobs of the Future

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Since as early as the 1800’s, fears of robots taking over human jobs has been a reality. As we enter the true age of robotics, those concerns are resurfacing, and educators are unsure about what jobs their students will be competing for. For example, IT jobs will grow by 22% through 2020 and jobs in STEM are said to see similar growth. Educators are expected to equip their students with skills that will translate into careers and yet they have no idea what these skills should be. While timeless skills such as critical thinking, languages and mathematics aid in every career they do not provide the specialized skills that “jobs of the future” may require. So, what are the jobs of the future and how can be best prepare students for them?

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5 Big Ed-Tech Problems to Solve in 2020

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Teaching Artificial Intelligence. Moving beyond coding when talking about computer science. Training teachers to use technology without having to get certified by a big company.

Those are among the five education technology issues that Ricard Culatta, the CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education, thinks educators should watch in the 2020 school year. 

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