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  • mholincoln 13 Jun 2013 9:01am () in Wolfram Education virtual conference

    Hi Folkes I was emailed this information. Could be an interesting opportunity for this group. I guess email the address down the bottom

    We are happy to announce our first virtual conference for

    education: Wolfram Technology for STEM Education! Come join us on September 17 to learn how to use Wolfram technologies in your classroom, discover emerging technologies in education, and even see a sneak preview of brand-new technologies.

     

    Virtual Conference for Education 2013

    Wolfram Technology for STEM Education

    September 17, 2013, 2-6pm US EDT

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  • mholincoln 23 May 2013 4:47pm () in Coding in Maths

    Thanks Ben Great to hear from you, good to see you are not completely lost to us. Jeremy says hi as well.  I was chatting to one of our year 10 ICT teachers who was showing me some of the stuff they do which really got me thinking about this. So much of what they were doing was just maths. LOGO is a great idea for Geometry as well, I'll check out Small basic. We have a bunch of CAS calculators here which I have given out to my year 9 extension class with the hope some of them can do a bit of programming. Even if just the keen ones are trying to automate some of the processes we do.

  • mholincoln 23 May 2013 9:26am () in Coding in Maths

    Hi folks

    I'm HOD Maths at lincoln High school (Christchurch).

    Have you seen this TED talk video? http://www.ted.com/talks/conrad_wolfram_teaching_kids_real_math_with_computers.html

    With kids starting to do more BYOD I'm seeing more students who love coding (and they are bringing their laptops to class) so I want to take advantage of this and get them to try and turn any of the processes we do into code. I'm only starting to do it with some year 9 students but I wonder if anyone else has experience in this. I have some coding experience in the distant past but I really see a need for more of it. Does anyone have some thoughts or experience in this area?

    Cheers

    Mitch Howard