Give out a handout - Be Semantically Aware (in web 2.0 folder)
Welcome!Intro: My name is Nicole and I am the Ed Tech Fac for PSD. Wolfram|Alpha is the THE TOOL that was missing from my classroom and that’s really why I am here today. I truly believe that in the hands of teachers like you, teachers that seek out new and innovative ways to engage students, W|A it has the power to advance learning and change the education forever. I will give give an overview of W|A for the first ~20 minutes with the following objectives: **Read From SlideAt the conclusion of the presentation I will open the floor up to questions and then it’s PLAY time!Let’s get started!
Reference Library= real-time dataScientific Calculator= w/ show steps, Learning Tool= promotes socratic thinking and “inquiry based learning” = Algebra crisisSocratic Learning= the question becomes more important than the answer, student driven/centered learning – critical thinking
**DEMO**LionLion, red fox, chicken02Pizza + soda + pop30mins running, female, 30 years, 135 lbs3+2Sin 3x + 2Plot sin 3x + 2 (limit results)Loan, 25000, 6.5%, 30 yearsMSFT, AAPL, GOOG – most recent trades on stocksWeather – registers own IP address (local info)Weather in SF and Mumbai (compare side by side)What is the distance from sf to MumbaiHow similar are india and china – variety of infoSynonyms for niceScrabble rhijnte – give you possible options
Gallery of videos, lessons – an amazing collection which you can add to as well!
Wolfram alpha main page – more – widgets. Can build own or from gallery. Embed into anywhere you want. Great way to focus students onto ONE focus. Very powerful.
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Once again – lots of content and ideas to use semantic aware applications in the classroom.
Be Semantically Aware Tech Tuesday presentation Nicole Lakusta
Tech Tuesday Overview What is Wolfram|Alpha? Products Content Integrating Wolfram|Alpha into the classroom Educational Features Wolfram |Alpha Demo Widget Builder Demo Additional Resources Play Time
Wolfram|Alpha in the Classroom Engaging Enriching Entertaining
Wolfram|Alpha is a Knowledge engine Natural Language Dynamic Computation Curated Data Computational Aesthetics
W|A versus Google and Wikipedia Google Searches URLs Thousands of results Wikipedia Community generated Subjective, descriptive results W|A provide discrete answers W|A results are computed by robust algorithms mapped to over 10 trillion pieces of data
Products Wolfram|Alpha Website www.wolframalpha.com Wolfram|Alpha App for Smartphones Learning at your fingertips! (Cost $1.99) Widget Builder http://developer.wolframalpha.com/widgets/ A mini-app built on a W|A query Wolfram|Alpha API Tools for partners to leverage W|A engine
Content Mathematics Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Calculus, Trigonometry, Prob and Stats Science Earth Science, Life Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy Social Sciences Socioeconomics, Finance, Geography, History, Education And more! Engineering, Computational Science, Music, Food and Nutrition, Culture and Media For a comprehensive list go to… http://www.wolframalpha.com/examples/ Hisotry Geography ISS INSAT-1D AAGCTAGCTAGC Silver, gold Tides, Seattle 3pm tomorrow History/Geography President of Mexico in 1950 Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles, California English Synonyms of nice Define filibuster
Wolfram|Alpha for Educationwww.wolframalpha.com/educators Use a query, series of queries, or widgets to drive student inquiry, explore relationships between variables, and bring a lesson to life!