3 Teachers that are crushing assessments with ed-tech

| February 21, 2019

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Assessments are the unloved orphan of schooling  no-one likes them. They are typically named as one of the most time-consuming activities for teachers, and debates continue on how effective current standards of assessment are in actually measuring what students know, vs. simply measuring teacher and school performance. For starters let’s briefly define the three basic forms of educational assessment.

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Artificial Intelligence in Education landscape

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Boston Dynamics’ Handle robot recreated with Raspberry Pi

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