Dion Norman

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In the AI Age, “Being Smart” Will Mean Something Completely Different

Andrew Ng has likened artificial intelligence (AI) to electricity in that it will be as transformative for us as electricity was for our ancestors. I can only guess that electricity was mystifying, scary, and even shocking to them — just as AI will be to many of us. Credible scientists and research …

Artificial Intelligence

5 Augmented and Virtual Reality Creation Tools for Students

Pinterest<p><i>This guest post was written by Brian and Jennifer Cauthers.</i><p>Inside this post are 5 augmented and virtual reality creation tools for students! …

Education Technology

3 Thoughts on Innovation in Education Heading into the New School Year

The #InnovatorsMindset book study on Instagram just wrapped up, and it was a great learning experience for myself and hopefully, the participants …

Education

Google Launches New Feedback Tool ‘Course Kit’ to Eliminate Assignment Uploads

Do your school’s students submit their school assignments by uploading PDFs or other files within a learning management system? If so, a new tool …

Education Technology

Researchers use AI to predict Alzheimer’s disease progression

Alzheimer’s disease affects millions of people each year. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, it’s the 6th leading cause of death in the United States, killing more seniors than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. It’s also expensive — early diagnosis could save an estimated $7.9 …

Machine Learning

E-learning will not revolutionise the education sector

Convenience, cost-effectiveness, content creativity, flexibility, affordability, ease of access, wide-ranging programmes, course choices and …

Higher Education

Where Schools Need to Focus Their Ed Tech Efforts

Where Schools Need to Focus Their Ed Tech Efforts eli.zimmerman_9856 Thu, 07/12/2018 - 16:44The market for educational technology solutions is …

Education Technology

Chinese AI Beats Doctors in Diagnosing Brain Tumors

The AI system could diagnose tumors more accurately (and faster) than 15 human physicians.<p>A Chinese AI system diagnosed brain tumors and other conditions more accurately and faster than a team of top Chinese physicians, according to Xinhua. The AI, called BioMind, was developed by the Artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

10 tech tools that will make you a super teacher!

Just kidding. Because there are no tech tools that will make us super teachers. Pencils didn’t make us super teachers. Textbooks didn’t make us super …

Textbooks

When Can You Search a Student’s Phone?

Legal Review<p>Most teens have phones or mobile devices, and most bring them to schools. And while younger children lag behind, evidence indicates they …

Privacy

Twenty Years of Edtech

What has changed, what remains the same, and what general patterns can be discerned from the past twenty years in the fast-changing field of …

Education Technology

When Does EdTech Become Snake Oil?

Some folks tweeted some objections to my previous post about the five rules of edtech. In particular, there were objections to Rule #2:<p><i>Create the product that teachers want to use, not the product you want to sell (or that you think you can sell to administrators whether teachers like it or not).</i> …

Education Technology

An AI learned to drive an autonomous car in 20 minutes

A team of researchers in the UK have taught an autonomous car to stay in its <i>own damn lane</i> in just 20 minutes -- an impressive feat considering I know a few human drivers that couldn't achieve that in their lifetime.<p>Road rage aside, the team at Wayve, a company founded by researchers from Cambridge …

Cambridge University

Using AR & VR to Kick Off Innovation in Students Learning Experience

There is no doubt that emerging technologies in the classroom keep learning relevant and meaningful.Read more...

Education Technology

11 Ways Schools Can—and Should—Involve Families in SEL Programming

In their separate domains, educators and parents both understand the importance of social-emotional skills—that the ability to manage emotions, to …

Teaching

The 9 hottest topics in edtech

The most compelling topics among educators who embrace technology to transform teaching and learning are not about the tech at all, but about the …

Education Technology

Smartphone ban in schools: good or bad idea?

NSW Minister for Education Rob Stokes has ordered a review into phone use in schools. He said the review would look at the risks and rewards of …

Education

How to prepare your kids for jobs that don’t exist yet

Artificial Intelligence will rule the jobs of the future, so learning how to work with it will be key. But the skills needed might not be what you expect.<p>With total robot domination seemingly impending, preparing the next generation for the future of work can feel like a lost cause. But fear not, …

Artificial Intelligence

Follow these 10 one-to-one classroom tips for every educator

Before school starts, make the most of your summer with these tips from 2 one-to-one pros<p>The word is out. We hear every day from teachers who tell us …

Education Technology

Helping Teens Find Purpose: A Tool For Educators To Support Students' Discovery

“Project Wayfinder was born out of trying to make advisory more meaningful,” Cook-Deegan said. “And it was born out of a question about how you get …

Teaching

Google Earth Education

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the World." <i>- Nelson Mandela</i><p>Everywhere is Somewhere<p>Google’s Geo Tools aren’t just …

How Technology Has Made Our Kids Smarter Than Ever

The argument over whether technology is making people smarter or stupider has become something of an eternal debate over the years. One study revealed that the cognitive ability of people has increased continuously since 1930.<p>Some people agree that it's making people smarter and others think that …

Education Technology

How Smartphones Are Making Kids Unhappy

For the first time, a generation of children is going through adolescence with smartphones ever-present. Jean Twenge, a professor of psychology at San Diego State University, has a name for these young people born between 1995 and 2012: "iGen."<p>She says members of this generation are physically …

Mental Health

Educational Technology for Schools

For Teachers<p>For teachers that want to plan, assess, and analyze learning all from one place.<p>Basic Features<p>Access a vast library of standards-aligned …

Education Technology

Why a K-12 Operating System is the Next Step in the Evolution of Edtech

Nearly ten years ago, I started my career in education as a math teacher at a new alternative high school serving over-age, under-credited youth in …

Education Technology

iPads can be a major pain the neck, researchers claim

Have you ever noticed a neck ache after using your iPad for a long period of time? If so, you’re not alone — and it’s become such a common complaint that it’s even led to the naming of an affliction, “iPad neck.”<p>In a newly published research paper on iPad neck, researchers from the University of …

Physiotherapy

Oculus TV arrives today with a promising, though questionable, start

Over a month ago at F8, Facebook announced Oculus TV, a new way to watch TV on a VR headset. Today, it's finally live, and there are plenty of entertainment partners on board already. You can use it to access existing video VR apps like Netflix, Hulu and Showtime, but the unique selling point of …

Virtual Reality

Using Topics in Google Classroom

One of my biggest annoyances with Google Classroom has been the lack of search. Students and teachers were forced to scroll through the entire stream …