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September 17
2–6:30pm EDT
Enhance Your Classroom with
Wolfram Technologies
Transform Your Curriculum with
Wolfram Technologies
2–2:20pm
EDT

Keynote Address with Conrad Wolfram

2:20–2:30pm
EDT

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 better the way we will learn tomorrow.

2:30–3pm
EDT

Making Your Algebra Class
Interactive

Using Real-World Data in Your Class

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Greg Hurst
Making Your Algebra Class Interactive
with Greg Hurst

With products like Wolfram|Alpha, Wolfram Demonstrations Project, and CDF, Wolfram Research brings algebra into the 21st century. This talk will showcase these great products and demonstrate their use in a classroom setting. From solving basic linear equations all the way to matrices, exponential and logarithmic functions, interactive visualizations, and guidance from step-by-step solutions, Wolfram Research's products allow students to gain insight while exploring at their own pace.

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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.

3–3:30pm
EDT

Learning on the Go—Mobile Apps for Education

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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. There is the renowned Wolfram|Alpha app, which brings trillions of datasets into the hands of the students to analyze and explore. 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.

3:30–4pm
EDT

Calculators Are for
Calculating, Mathematica
Is for Calculus

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

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Andy Dorsett
Calculators Are for Calculating, Mathematica Is for Calculus
with Andy Dorsett

Mathematica is the educational standard for software use in the first-year calculus classroom. Mathematica allows students to visualize concepts in a way that is superior to the graphing calculator, but also helps students develop skills essential for other STEM courses. In this seminar, you will see easy ways to begin integrating Mathematica into first-year calculus through various means (tutorials, lesson plans, interactive lab activities, etc.). You will also see how Mathematica's user-friendly interface (free-form linguistic input, predictive interface, and point-and-click palettes) allows students to begin using Mathematica without learning syntax. Integration of real-world data, pedagogical strategies, and free resources will be shown (and shared), as well.

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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 the subject 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, it 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 are the outcomes that we want from math education" and "what are the skills and knowledge should students 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 this new subject.

4–4:30pm
EDT

Design Interactive Demonstrations for Your Classroom

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Ed Pegg
Design Interactive Demonstrations for Your Classroom
with Ed Pegg

Learning comes to life with interactive digital material. With a Wolfram Demonstration, teachers can present their content efficiently and students get hands-on access to explore the concept in an in-depth manner. This talk will exhibit some examples of Demonstrations that can be used in the K-12 environment. We will walk through how to create a basic Manipulate, and then show some more Demonstrations with advanced features.

4:30–5pm
EDT

Bring Basic Math to Life
through Visual Learning

Easy as Pi: Illuminating the
Raspberry Pi with Mathematica

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Adriana O'Brien
Bring Basic Math to Life through Visual Learning
with Adriana O'Brien

Wolfram Research brings mathematics to life through Wolfram|Alpha and the Wolfram Demonstrations Project. This talk will give you more insight on how to use these tools to make your classroom interactive for all your students. Students can learn mathematics with exciting visualizations and guidance from step-by-step solutions through Wolfram|Alpha, while the Wolfram Demonstrations Project allows students to dynamically explore concepts and develop their mathematical intuition.

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Arnoud Buzing
Easy as Pi: Illuminating the Raspberry Pi with Mathematica
with Arnoud Buzing

This talk will show how to use the Wolfram Language on a Raspberry Pi. First, we will show how to install a Linux-ARM version of the Mathematica kernel on your device and do basic evaluations with that kernel. Next, we will demonstrate how you can use the Wolfram Language to access the GPIO (General Purpose Input/Output) interface on the Raspberry Pi. Specifically, we will show how to control eight LEDs with the Wolfram Language. Finally, we will show how to control a camera device on the Raspberry Pi with the Wolfram Language.

5–5:30pm
EDT

Teach Concepts Not Keystrokes: An Introduction to Wolfram Calculator

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Dan Newman
Teach Concepts Not Keystrokes: An Introduction to Wolfram Calculator
with Dan Newman

This talk provides an introduction to our revolutionary Wolfram Calculator. Students will not only have access to hundreds of predefined functions, but also be offered assistance with the Wolfram Calculator's predictive interface. Topics include a brief overview of functionality included in the Wolfram Calculator, the ability to generate sophisticated graphics, and the convenience the predictive interface provides.

5:30–6pm
EDT

Physics Comes Alive with
Wolfram Technologies

Teach Your Students to Program

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Kyle Keane
Physics Comes Alive with Wolfram Technologies
with Kyle Keane

Learn how to incorporate engaging digital content into your physics classroom with the power of Mathematica, Wolfram|Alpha, CDF Player, mobile apps, and emerging cloud-based technologies. This talk will cover the relevant facets of all these technologies and demonstrate through real-world examples how to integrate them into a richer physics curriculum. We will see how to create web-embeddable widgets, deploy interactive tutorials, author adaptive assessment tools, and lower the potential barrier of computational methods.

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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 after school program to bring your students the skills necessary in the modern world.

6–6:30pm
EDT

No Need for Downloads: An Introduction to the Wolfram Cloud Platform

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John Pacey
No Need for Downloads: An introduction to the Wolfram Cloud Platform
with John Pacey

The Wolfram Cloud Platform provides a convenient way to use Mathematica, create and share resources, and collaborate with students and colleagues. Learn how to improve your classroom experience with Mathematica and other Wolfram technologies without the inconvenience of installing any plugins or other software. This talk gives an introduction to Mathematica using pure web browser features and demonstrates other unique applications of Wolfram web technology.