Sharon Brown-Peters

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3 Things To Know About Scratch 3.0

A new version of Scratch is coming this August!<p><b>By the MIT Scratch Team</b><p>Every day, we’re amazed and delighted by the incredible diversity of games, …

Assessment in the Digital Age! Tools and Apps

My books- Hacking Digital Learning Strategies http://hackingdls.com & Learning to Go https://gum.co/learn2go<p>Resources http://shellyterrell.com/assessment

When Robots Teach Kids Computational Thinking—and Kindness

We don't know what jobs today’s children are going to have when they become adults, but we do know that technology is going to play a major role in …

Education

Google’s Grasshopper app teaches you how to code

Google's incubator for employees' "20 percent time" side projects, Area 120, typically produces fun things like an app to make YouTube more social and expanding Smart Replies. Now the workshop has released an app to help beginners learn to code in Javascript, which could be helpful for novices who …

The 10 Best VR Apps for Classrooms Using Merge VR’s New Merge Cube

Recently, the world of virtual reality was shaken up when the popular Merge Cube by Merge VR dropped in price from $15 to just a dollar at many …

Apps

Mozilla Is Launching A New Browser For AR And VR Headsets

Since most headset manufacturers are using their own browsers, Mozilla plans to create an open-source one that's easy for all developers to work with

Virtual Reality

Here Is Another Excellent Website to Help Students Learn Coding

Codesters is another excellent website we are adding to our collection of coding resources. Codesters provides students with an easy and simple …

Education Technology

Unleash the Power of Storytelling With These New AR and VR Tools

Once upon a time, the classrooms had four walls, dusty chalkboards and uncomfortable desks in straight little rows. Students were silent, repeated …

Augmented Reality

A Chinese hospital is betting big on artificial intelligence to treat patients

In China, going to the hospital typically means that one could spend hours queuing for a consultation that lasts for just minutes. Now, a hospital in the southern metropolis of Guangzhou is looking to relieve the problem with artificial intelligence.<p>The Guangzhou Second Provincial Central Hospital …

Artificial Intelligence

Virtual Reality and Children: 'We Just Don't Know That Much,' Report Finds

Parents see educational potential in VR, but they also worry about the potentially negative health effects, according to a new survey from Common …

Virtual Reality

AI to gobble up fewer jobs than previously thought, says OECD

Artificial intelligence is likely to destroy significantly fewer jobs than previously suggested, an OECD study says. But the report finds that …

Top 10 Ways To Teach Yourself To Code

Programming is one of the most valuable skills you can pick up in these modern times, whether for career prospects or to stretch your brain and …

Teach Yourself Computer Science Using This Site

<i>Lifehacker</i> has collected a lot of "learn to code" resources that are especially helpful to new learners. But if you've already done a little coding …

Taking Making into Classrooms in Challenging Contexts

Taking Making into Classrooms in Challenging Contexts<p>Follow<p>Taking Making into Classrooms in Challenging Contexts<p>Taking Making into Classrooms in …

Italy’s robot concierge a novelty on the way to better AI

PESCHIERA DEL GARDA, Italy — Robby Pepper can answer questions in Italian, English and German. Billed as Italy’s first robot concierge, the humanoid …

15 Apps & Websites For Teaching Math Online

15 Apps & Websites For Teaching Math Online contributed by Jennifer Smith With the increasing popularity of STEM-focused learning more and more …

Education Technology

Five of the Coolest-Looking VR and AR Headsets, Apps, and More Coming in 2018 - MIT Technology Review

Let’s face it: it’s going to be a while before most of us get headsets that can virtually transport us to new realities, mix digital images with the …

New coding and robotics opportunities coming to Saskatchewan classrooms

To ensure classrooms are meeting the needs of 21st century students, on March 23, Saskatoon University MLA Eric Olauson, on behalf of Deputy Premier …

Codeate with Minecraft Coding Projects

Ready to leave a path of petals in your wake? Do you like chickens flying from the sky? Then you may be experiencing Minecraft coding goodness. …

Education Technology

Multistate Initiative Will Help Elementary Teachers Integrate Coding and Robotics into the Classroom

Nonprofits in eight states are first to partner with developer of popular educational robots; Wonder Workshop initiative will provide teachers with …

Preparing Students for the Computational Future

Opinion | Technology in School<p>Preparing Students for the Computational Future<p>By Stephen Wolfram     Sep 11, 2016<p>Image Credit: Syrytsyna Tetiana / …

5 reasons why the sluggish robot revolution is about to speed up

For years, futurists have been warning anyone who will listen about the impending robot uprising. It's 2018 — so where are all the robots? Although we still don't have robot butlers in every house, small, single-function robots are everywhere. The real question is, where are all the <i>intelligent</i> …

Physical computing for the non-computer science educator

Community menu<p>Hi, how can I assist you today?<p>Not a Member?<p>Close<p><b>Don't miss out!</b> Points, badges and certificates are added to your profile as you …

littleBits’ latest kit is ready to teach kids coding skills

In March, tech startup littleBits announced the Code Kit, which would make it a little easier to teach kids how to code, both at home and in the classroom. Today, the Code Kit is finally on sale for a price of $300 (educators can email education@littlebits.cc for a 5 percent discount). Code Kits …

The WIRED Guide to Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is overhyped—there, we said it. It’s also incredibly important.<p>Superintelligent algorithms aren’t about to take all the jobs …

Artificial Intelligence

The 5th ‘C’ of 21st Century Skills? Try Computational Thinking (Not Coding)

For better or worse, computing is pervasive, changing how and where people work, collaborate, communicate, shop, eat, travel, learn and quite simply, …

Computer Science

Creative thinking and the new Digital Technologies curriculum

<i>Chris Petrie, University of Canterbury</i>Jobs are disappearing, we can’t say for sure what skills current school students will need in the future, and …

Makerspaces

Apple’s Swift Playgrounds coding app now supports robots, drones, and toys

LEGO, Sphero, and Parrot are onboard<p>Apple today announced that its education programming iPad app, Swift Playgrounds, will soon support robots and drones. That means young kids and students will be able to write their own Swift code to control any number of real-world toys and machines. The company …

So you are teaching coding… how and what next?

<i>Jon Roberts is a Digital Technology and Innovation teacher at Helena College, Glen Forrest Campus in Western Australia. He is interested in teaching</i> …

Top 5 Youtube Channels To Learn Programming

October 14, 2017<p>With so many high-quality resources all over the internet, it has never been easier to learn how to program. One of the best sources …