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Meris Stansbury

 

 

 

In today’s news, a new robot is making the rounds in U.S. classrooms, boosting STEM and engaging students with autism.

Do you think these robotic teaching aids can make a real difference or are they just a passing fad? Be sure to leave your comments with the story, email me at mstansbury@eschoolnews.com, or find me @eSN_Meris on Twitter.

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Meris Stansbury, Associate Editor
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Top News of the Day


Classroom robot boosts STEM, engages children with autism

Classroom robot boosts STEM, engages children with autism To help celebrate National Robotics Week, one little robot-that-can is making its home in U.S. classrooms, helping train children with special needs and advancing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curricula. [ Read More ]

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Ed-Tech Press Releases

Addonics Duplicators Make mSATA SSD and micro SATA Drive Cloning an Easy Process

STEM Educators Recognized for Data-Collection Innovation in the 2013 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards

Aransas Pass (TX) Independent School District Adopts WIN Learning’s Personalized Career Readiness System

The SIF Association Releases Critical Components & Sandbox Tool for Implementation Specification 3.0

Colorado League of Charter Schools Names PublicSchoolWORKS a Preferred Service Provider

Educators Across the US Adopt Windows 8 to Help Make Students College-Ready and Career-Ready

WASC Academic Resources Conference addresses ‘disruption’; Three Rivers Systems says disruptive CAMS Enterprise is answer

Kajeet® Helping to Close the Broadband Access Gap for Fairfax County Public School Students with Kajeet SmartSpot™

2013 National Early Childhood Summer Institute to Focus on Connection Between Early Learning and Academic Success

Teachers Empower Students to Master Common Core State Standards With WriteToLearn From Pearson

World’s Leading Search Engines Recognize LRMI as Education Metadata Standard

Tools4ever automates the User Account Management Process at Several Educational Entities with its Identity and Access Management Solutions

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