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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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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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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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Robotics Tips and Tricks for Inclusion and Integration of Students

By Sebastian Rice

Do you know the most efficient way to teach kids something new?

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The answer comes in the form of gamification. It’s a practice of adding game-like elements to learning experiences in order to help students grasp and retain knowledge quickly and effortlessly.

The real question is how to apply this principle to coding and strengthen the inclusion and integration of children. Well, it turns out that robotics has the greatest potential to engage young scholars and assist them in their attempts to figure out how programming really works.

In this post, we are going to explain to you the best robotics-related tips and tricks that can help students become beginner-level programmers. Let’s take a look!

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What Matters Most When You’re Evaluating Edtech Tools

By Shveta Miller

Look past the marketing and focus instead on the student—and teacher—experience and built-in engagement features

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Google Expeditions app will no longer be available

Google announced that the Google Expeditions app will no longer be available for download and Tour Creator will no longer be accessible as of June 30, 2021. 

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How to Use Drones in a Teaching Process

By James Baxter

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Teaching is just like a side of fries - it goes with just about everything and anything you can think of. When it comes to teaching, anything can be added to the process to make it easier and more fun. In fact, you could think of a thousand abstract things and realise that teachers have already incorporated those things in the classroom. Learning games? Teachers already started using these in the classroom even before the Titanic sank. Paintings? Been there, done that.

However, one method that hasn’t fully been employed by many teachers is the use of drones.

Surprised, aren’t you? We get it. This sounds just as strange as putting pineapple on pizza. What on earth would a drone be doing in a classroom? Well, you’d find out soon enough.

Whether you’re an essay writer teaching a new protege or a teacher helping students understand Calculus, drones can be quite helpful in the teaching process. Let’s find out how.

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