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SmartEdu News 2023-10-12
🇺🇸 U.S. EDUCATION
Technology has permeated every aspect of our lives in today's world of rapid change, altering industries and how we approach daily chores. Education is no exception, as a new era of individualized learning experiences is being ushered in by the creative application of artificial intelligence (AI). One compelling case in point is the use of AI homework companions in K-12 education, a revolutionary approach that is redefining how students learn and educators teach.
Schools are using a robot designed for critically ill children to help get pupils back into the classroom.
More than 700 schools since 2018 have used an AV1, an interactive robot operated by an absent child that can talk, turn its head 360 deg and change facial expression.
Soon after the surprise Hamas attack on Israel this past weekend, the San Diego County Office of Education released a memo with a list of resources that educators and parents can use to help young children and adolescents think and talk about this international crisis that as of late Monday had claimed more than 1,500 casualties and caused some of the greatest violence the region has seen in years.
In today's world, data is king. Educators can gain valuable insights into their students' learning needs by collecting and analyzing data. This information can then be used to make changes to instruction that will improve student outcomes.
Latino, Black enrollment in advanced math shot up after states made this change. Should it be a model?
Just a handful of states have taken the step Texas did this year. Under a law signed by Gov. Greg Abbott in May, school districts and open-enrollment charter schools must automatically enroll in an advanced math course sixth graders who score in the top 40% of the math portion of the state standardized test known as STAAR.
🌎 INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
First Ever Hackathon in Education to Explore AI
Teachers and school leaders from across England are set to participate in an artificial intelligence (AI) hackathon as part a two-day event to experiment with technology and identify how AI could supercharge education.
The number of international students at German universities reached a record high at the start of the 2023/23 academic year, according to data released by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), driven by growth from India in particular which became the top source country.
Advanced British Standard: Sunak’s proposed replacement for A-levels and T-levels could make education less divisive
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has announced plans to scrap A-levels and the recently introduced T-levels. He unveiled proposals for young people to instead study the new Advanced British Standard (ABS) at the Conservative party conference in Manchester.
“Hungary achieved well-deserved success in the past month: Hungarian vocational education and training has become European champion and world champion, 12 Hungarian universities are now in the top five percent of the world’s universities, and two Hungarian researchers have been awarded the Nobel Prize,” said the Secretary of State for Innovation and Higher Education of the Ministry of Culture and Innovation at a press conference in Budapest on Monday.
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