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Robot Rules: New Applications for the Edtech Classroom

Boston, MA - Jun 20 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Price: $1 to $50


Even though inspiring learning through the use of robotics isn’t a new concept, there are new applications being developed across educational environments. The question is: Do you have to worry about robots taking your job or do you simply need to be aware of the new applications for using robotics in the K-12, higher ed and adult education space?

In this session, participants will:

  • Analyze the disruption that robots are causing in society, as well as the edtech community
  • Examine the expanded ways that robots are inspiring learning
  • Explore the limitations that exist for using robots in the classroom
  • Outline the products, curriculum and products that are making waves in the edtech marketplace
  • Identify opportunities that exist for entrepreneurs looking to get into the robotic edtech marketplace

Agenda

6:00pm - 6:30pm - Networking and Snacks 6:30pm - 6:35pm - Introductions6:35pm - 8:00pm - New Applications for Robots in Classroom Exploration

Explore the following questions:

  • What are new research findings are you excited about with relation to the use of robotics in the classroom?
  • What are trends that you are seeing with the use of robots in the classroom?
  • What are the challenges/opportunities that you see for implementing robotics in the classroom - in K-12, higher ed and adult ed?
  • What robotic applications/products/organizations/curriculum are you most excited about today?
  • Do you look at robotics as disruptive as it was five years ago? If so, how? If not, why not?
  • What is the biggest opportunity for entrepreneurs in relation to using robotics in edtech space?
  • Future facing - What are you most excited about when it comes to the use of robotics in the classroom? Are you worried that robots are going to rule the world? Why or why not?

Panelists

  • Dr. Chris Rogers, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering & Department of Education, Tufts University
  • Dr. Ethan Danahy, Professor at the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) at School of Engineering, Tufts University
  • Mitch Rosenberg, CEO, KinderLab Robotics
  • Ken Yanhs, Director of Marketing, Lego Educcation

Robot Rules: New Applications for the Edtech Classroom

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