Be Semantically Aware<br />Tech Tuesday presentation<br />Nicole Lakusta<br />
Tech Tuesday Overview<br />What is Wolfram|Alpha?<br />Products<br />Content<br />Integrating Wolfram|Alpha into the class...
Wolfram|Alpha in the Classroom<br />Engaging Enriching Entertaining<br />
Wolfram|Alpha is a Knowledge engine<br />Natural Language<br />Dynamic Computation<br />Curated Data<br />Computational<br...
W|A versus Google and Wikipedia<br />Google<br />Searches URLs<br />Thousands of results<br />Wikipedia<br />Community gen...
Products<br />Wolfram|Alpha Website<br />www.wolframalpha.com<br />Wolfram|Alpha App for Smartphones<br />Learning at your...
Wolfram/Alpha homepage<br />DEMO Time!<br />
http://www.wolframalpha.com/examples/<br />Examples Page<br />
Content<br />Mathematics <br />Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Calculus, Trigonometry, Prob and Stats<br />Science<br />Ear...
Wolfram|Alpha for Educationwww.wolframalpha.com/educators<br />   Use a query, series of queries, or widgets to drive stud...
http://developer.wolframalpha.com/widgets/<br />Widget Builder<br /><ul><li> http://richlandhs.wikispaces.com/WolframAlpha...
http://psdtechpd.wikispaces.com/semantic-aware+apps<br />Other Semantic Aware Apps<br />
Wolfram|Alpha in the Classroom<br />Engaging Enriching Entertaining<br />
Wolfram|Alpha Resources<br />Wolfram|Alpha for Education <br />http://www.wolframalpha.com/educators/<br />W|A Widget Buil...
Play Time!<br />
Found online on insidePSD<br />– PSD70 Resources <br />– PD <br />– Add new feedback<br />- Be Semantically Aware session<...
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  • 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.
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    1. 1. Be Semantically Aware<br />Tech Tuesday presentation<br />Nicole Lakusta<br />
    2. 2. Tech Tuesday Overview<br />What is Wolfram|Alpha?<br />Products<br />Content<br />Integrating Wolfram|Alpha into the classroom<br />Educational Features<br />Wolfram |Alpha Demo <br />Widget Builder Demo<br />Additional Resources<br />Play Time<br />
    3. 3. Wolfram|Alpha in the Classroom<br />Engaging Enriching Entertaining<br />
    4. 4. Wolfram|Alpha is a Knowledge engine<br />Natural Language<br />Dynamic Computation<br />Curated Data<br />Computational<br />Aesthetics<br />
    5. 5. W|A versus Google and Wikipedia<br />Google<br />Searches URLs<br />Thousands of results<br />Wikipedia<br />Community generated<br />Subjective, descriptive results<br />W|A provide discrete answers<br />W|A results are computed by robust algorithms mapped to over 10 trillion pieces of data<br />
    6. 6. Products<br />Wolfram|Alpha Website<br />www.wolframalpha.com<br />Wolfram|Alpha App for Smartphones<br />Learning at your fingertips! (Cost $1.99)<br />Widget Builder<br />http://developer.wolframalpha.com/widgets/<br />A mini-app built on a W|A query<br />Wolfram|Alpha API<br />Tools for partners to leverage W|A engine<br />
    7. 7. Wolfram/Alpha homepage<br />DEMO Time!<br />
    8. 8. http://www.wolframalpha.com/examples/<br />Examples Page<br />
    9. 9. Content<br />Mathematics <br />Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Calculus, Trigonometry, Prob and Stats<br />Science<br />Earth Science, Life Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy<br />Social Sciences<br />Socioeconomics, Finance, Geography, History, Education<br />And more!<br />Engineering, Computational Science, Music, Food and Nutrition, Culture and Media<br />For a comprehensive list go to…<br />http://www.wolframalpha.com/examples/<br />Hisotry Geography<br />ISS INSAT-1D<br />AAGCTAGCTAGC<br />Silver, gold<br />Tides, Seattle 3pm tomorrow<br />History/Geography<br />President of Mexico in 1950<br />Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles, California<br />English<br />Synonyms of nice<br />Define filibuster<br />
    10. 10. Wolfram|Alpha for Educationwww.wolframalpha.com/educators<br /> Use a query, series of queries, or widgets to drive student inquiry, explore relationships between variables, and bring a lesson to life!<br />
    11. 11. http://developer.wolframalpha.com/widgets/<br />Widget Builder<br /><ul><li> http://richlandhs.wikispaces.com/WolframAlpha</li></li></ul><li> Have students unbalance an equation so that Wolfram/Alpha can't fix it. <br />http://novemberlearning.com/student-scribes-with-darren-kuropatwa-part-3-of-3/<br />In the field….<br />
    12. 12. http://psdtechpd.wikispaces.com/semantic-aware+apps<br />Other Semantic Aware Apps<br />
    13. 13. Wolfram|Alpha in the Classroom<br />Engaging Enriching Entertaining<br />
    14. 14. Wolfram|Alpha Resources<br />Wolfram|Alpha for Education <br />http://www.wolframalpha.com/educators/<br />W|A Widget Builder<br />http://developer.wolframalpha.com/widgets/<br />W|A Examples Page<br />http://www.wolframalpha.com/examples/<br />Thank you for participating!<br />Nicole Lakusta<br />Educational Technology Facilitator<br />nlakusta@psd70.ab.ca<br />
    15. 15. Play Time!<br />
    16. 16. Found online on insidePSD<br />– PSD70 Resources <br />– PD <br />– Add new feedback<br />- Be Semantically Aware session<br />Session Survey<br />

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