Make your classroom interactive with Wolfram Technologies

Schedule

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January 28
4–6pm EST
Amplify Your Classroom Fortify Your Curriculum
4–4:20pm
EST

Words of Welcome with Erin Craig

4:20–4:30pm
EST

Wolfram Community: Ask, Share, Collaborate!

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Vitaliy Kaurov
Wolfram Community: Ask, Share, Collaborate!
with Vitaliy Kaurov

In the era of social networks, online course management systems, and massive open online courses, education changes quickly and dramatically. Immerse yourself in Wolfram Community—a networking portal of like-minded educators, students, researchers, and developers—to stay up-to-date with accelerating Wolfram technologies and brainstorm how they can help you to improve the way we will learn tomorrow.

4:30–5pm
EST

Computer-Based Math™: Rethinking
the Curriculum for the Age of
Computers

Introducing the Wolfram Problem Generator

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Jon McLoone
Computer-Based Math™: Rethinking the Curriculum for the Age of Computers
with Jon McLoone

Mathematica has had a profound effect on education, making it possible to teach math in new and engaging ways. But it has also had an effect on the subject of math itself. By automating the process of computation in virtually every field, Mathematica has increased the importance of math and the need to be able to apply math, but has reduced the need for some of the mechanical computation skills that have been traditionally taught. Computerbasedmath.org has been engaged in a fundamental rethink of math education—addressing questions such as what outcomes we want from math education and what skills and knowledge students should acquire to prepare them for a world where computer-based math is ubiquitous. This presentation will share some of the thinking behind the new curriculum that computerbasedmath.org is developing and show some ways in which Wolfram technologies can assist with the new subject of computer-based math.

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Greg Hurst
Introducing the Wolfram Problem Generator
with Greg Hurst

Enhance your classroom with Wolfram products! This talk will showcase the use of the newly released Wolfram Problem Generator in a classroom setting. Our online math practice problems offer hints and integrated Step-by-step solutions. Wolfram Problem Generator doesn't pull problems from a database, but instead makes them on the fly, so you can have new practice problems and worksheets each time. Each practice session provides new challenges. In this talk, you will learn how to incorporate the powerful Wolfram Problem Generator into your STEM classroom.

5–5:30pm
EST

Using Real-World Data in Your Class

Maker Classroom: Exploring the
Wolfram Language on the Raspberry Pi

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Carlo Barbieri
Using Real-World Data in Your Class
with Carlo Barbieri

Knowing one's way around massive amounts of data is one of the key challenges of our time, and school curricula should teach students to collect data and gain insight from it. Both Mathematica and Wolfram|Alpha can investigate extensive data about the world: Wolfram|Alpha with its revolutionary natural language interface and Mathematica in a more structured way. Datasets extracted from Mathematica or Wolfram|Alpha can be used as a basis for teaching STEM and non-STEM courses alike. During this talk I will go through some example activities that could be used in the classroom in subjects such as economics, geography, chemistry, and English.

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Arnoud Buzing
Maker Classroom: Exploring the Wolfram Language on the Raspberry Pi
with Arnoud Buzing

Bring the Maker Movement to your classroom! This talk will show you how to use the Wolfram Language and Mathematica on the Raspberry Pi. Using the Wolfram Language, you will learn how to control a camera device on the Raspberry Pi and how to listen to a GPS device. Additionally, examples from Wolfram Community will be highlighted.

5:30–6pm
EST

Learning on the Go—Mobile Apps for Education

Teach Your Students to Program

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Angela Sims
Learning on the Go—Mobile Apps for Education
with Angela Sims

As more and more educators are incorporating mobile devices into their classrooms, it becomes essential that teachers have access to educationally sound apps. One is the renowned Wolfram|Alpha app, which brings trillions of datasets into the hands of the students to analyze and explore. In addition, the Wolfram|Alpha team paired up with some of the best and the brightest educators to develop a series of course assistant apps that are ready for the classroom. There are courses available in math, physics, geography, astronomy, and much more! During this talk, we'll cover the wide range of educational mobile applications that Wolfram|Alpha has to provide.

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Crystal Fantry
Teach Your Students to Program
with Crystal Fantry

Want your students to learn how to program? This talk will show you how to get your students started on programming in the Mathematica language. A full and interactive curriculum will get them on the road to success as they work through the topics on their own! Use this curriculum in your class or as an afterschool program to bring your students the skills necessary in the modern world.