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What if Students Designed Their Education? – Education Article

In education today, there have been a lot of discussions in regard to what skills students may need for the future. Many times we hear conversations about “21st century skills” and how to best prepare students for life and work in the 21st century. Often these 21st-century references are followed by reminders that we are well into the 21st century. We are not only thinking of the future, but these are also the skills that our students need today. According…

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You’ve Heard Computers Have Low EQ, Not Anymore – Education Article

By: Tom Vander Ark and Vic Vuchic You’ve heard that computers don’t understand human emotions well, so people should focus less on basic skills and more on social and emotional learning. It’s a prevalent narrative but it just isn’t true anymore. Artificial intelligence (AI) is actually already brilliant at understanding and engaging (even manipulating) people’s emotions and social interactions in powerful ways. Facebook is a giant social and emotional learning engine. Facebook has many of your emotional memories (your photos…

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Educators, Civic Leaders, Businesses and More Unite For Student AI Showcase – Education Article

On January 22nd, the Montour School District opened its doors for a special “Artificial Intelligence (AI) Grand Showcase” event to showcase the first AI middle school program in America. The showcase was called “grand” because the highlight of the event were an upwards of 100 students, grades five through eight, who presented projects that are direct byproducts of the curricula. The topics included practical applications for autonomous robotics, transportation, ethics, music, and more. In fact, over 500 students have participated…

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity – Education Article

These are my notes, tweets and re-tweets from Donna Orem’s opening keynote at the 2018 ATLIS Conference in Washington D.C. The title of her keynote was “Innovating in the Fast Lane: The Role for Technology Leaders in the Coming Decade.” Donna is the President of the National Association of Independent Schools. The description of her keynote was: Accelerated change is the forecast for the next decade. From Artificial General Intelligence to digital platforms, emerging technologies are altering the context in which independent schools…

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Using EdTech and AI to reduce social inequality – EDTECH 4 BEGINNERS – Education Article

The UK Educational Gap When I first moved to the United Kingdom, I was very confused about the country’s educational system. It is a very complex matter. Schools can be Academies, Grammar Schools, State Schools, Independent Schools, Colleges, and so forth. It is a long list of different school types and classification. In the past few years, there have been discussions amongst teachers and amongst politicians on whether this is the best system or if it should be reformed. The…

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5 things standing between K-12 schools and innovation – Education Article

Sustaining and scaling innovation is one of the top hurdles K-12 district leaders face as they strive to bring new and bold ideas to education, according to a new CoSN report. Hurdles are more than just “pesky obstacles” to innovation, the authors note in Driving K-12 Innovation: 2019 Hurdles. These challenges slow down progress and force educators to make sure they’re prepared for the leap to innovation. The report is the first of three in a series focusing on hurdles,…

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity – Education Article

The last couple days I’ve been listening to the latest TWiT podcast, hosted by Leo LaPorte (@leolaporte) and featuring guests Amy Webb (@amywebb) and Greg Ferro (@etherealmind). Wow have I ever loved their conversation and the insights they shared on a variety of topics including AI, the ascendency of China, Amazon, EU anti-trust law, and more! I highly recommend this show to you. In this post, I’ll share a few of those insights to (hopefully) clarify my own thinking and…

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Let’s Make Sure America Succeeds in the Age of Agility – Education Article

Like many newcomers to the Mile High City, Tim Taylor came for the quality of life. He launched a youth-serving nonprofit and quickly met business leaders interested in better education statewide and, a dozen years ago, Colorado Succeeds was born. After six years and some local successes, Taylor launched a national organization, America Succeeds (@AmericaSucceeds). Both are based on the core principles of business that apply to education: transparency, return on investment, accountability, competition and customers first. With support from the Albertson…

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What are ‘soft’ skills and why do students need them more than ever? – Mr. Hill’s Musings – Education Article

In a recent workshop with Tania Lattanzio, she shared this video. As you watch it, consider its accompanying question: will our children be prepared? The world continues to evolve at an alarming pace. Education must keep up and reflect society otherwise we’re preparing children for a world that no longer exists. It’s important to point out that these game-changing innovations are being developed today. This is not a sci-fi, distant future. It’s not even a future that belongs solely to…

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Google Cloud Platform announces new credits program for researchers – Education Article

From Big Data projects like Strayer University’s student support system to AI projects like Carnegie Mellon’s socially aware robot, researchers are discovering that cloud technology can help make academic research cheaper, faster, easier, and more secure. Whether you’re just starting out with a new idea, or validating your work before sharing it with the public, we want to help you advance your new discoveries. That’s why we’re deepening our support for your biggest questions and best guesses through a new…

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