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Remote Learning, Technology Resources and Opportunities for Educators

April 1, 2020 — Alec Titterton, CBM Content Development Manager, European Sales

Remote Learning, Technology Resources and Opportunities for Educators

With many schools transitioning to remote learning for the remainder of the school year, educators face the challenge of maintaining the same quality of education as in-person lessons. Here’s a collection of the resources offered by Wolfram Research and others to help educators in an e‑learning environment.

Free-to-Use Resources

These resources are aimed at parents and educators of students of ages 10–18 years with little to no knowledge of coding or the Wolfram Language. Whether you teach art, geography, English, mathematics or science, there’s something here to get started in applying computational thinking to enable greater engagement with your students and enrich your curriculum aims.

Computational Thinking Problem on Modeling »

A 10-hour, teacher-led, problem-solving activity for students to learn how to create and validate a mathematical model of a cyclist’s race.

Computer-Based Maths »

A sample of self-study resources temporarily made freely available for students to learn problem solving with computation. Try the examples here »

Wolfram Programming Lab »

Start using the Wolfram Language in your browser using fail-safe, friendly, guided Explorations.

Examples: Text Analysis of the Gettysburg Address | Flower Polar Plots | City Tours

(Find, Use, Share Education) »

The State of Victoria’s Department of Education and Training resources and lessons for teachers. A wealth of resources for teaching mathematics using the Wolfram Language.

Examples: Measurement and Shape: Class Notebook | Sequences and Series | Algebra

Virtual Labs »

Make education more lively and engaging. Virtual Labs are open educational resources (OER) designed to encourage student curiosity by allowing students to test ideas with immediate feedback in a programmatic environment.

Examples: Ibuprofen Doses | HighSchoolChemistry: Chemical Reactions | CollegeThermal Library

Student Projects from the Wolfram High School Summer Camp »

Computational thinking essays and projects from the intensive two-week program designed to advance high-school students’ programming and problem-solving skills.

Raspberry Pi Wolfram Language Projects »

Ten mini self-guided projects, originally aimed at Raspberry Pi users but equally applicable to other platforms.

Examples: Which Harry Potter Character Do You Look Like? | Crossword Solver | Face Swap

Generate Ideas for Projects to Create »

Generate an idea with supportive links to help you to develop and deploy useful applications in minutes. See more Hackathon resources here »

Wolfram Challenges »

Tackle short coding challenges, test them and compare your solutions to others.

Examples: How Many Basketball Scores? | Find the Average Elevation on a Line of Latitude | Fizz Buzz Sequence | Delete Duplicate Characters in a String

Wolfram Demonstrations Project »

Thousands of interactive Demonstrations implemented in the Wolfram Language with source code available.

Examples: Common Core | Statistics | Mathematics | Science | Geography | Art and Design

Introduction to Calculus »

A comprehensive introduction to fundamental concepts in calculus, including video lessons and interactive notebooks

Introduction to Image Processing »

Learn cutting-edge image processing techniques along with practical applications using the Wolfram Language.

Introduction to Data Science »

Learn to chart a path from questions to actionable insights using modern analytical techniques, computation and a flexible, integrated project workflow.

Code Cards »

Budding artists can access and use the source code that created the graphics on the Wolfram playing cards.

Wolfram Problem Generator »

Unlimited AI-generated practice problems and answers for mathematics at any level.

Examples: Calculus Problems | Statistics Problems

Learning the Wolfram Language

It’s easy to get started with the Wolfram Language and access its built-in knowledge of the world.

First Five Minutes »

A guided tour of essential Wolfram Language functions and concepts in an easy-to-use cloud notebook.

An Elementary Introduction to the Wolfram Language »

Stephen Wolfram’s online book introduces the Wolfram Language and modern computational thinking—no prior knowledge of programming is required. Get free paper copies for your school or class when you share your lesson plans based on the book!

Learning the Wolfram Language Screencasts and Videos »

A bank of video tutorials and workshops on all sorts of topics.

Examples: Workshop for the Hour of Code | Teaching Computational Thinking: Virtual Workshop | Hands-On Start to Mathematica | Working with Notebooks

Fast Introduction for Math Students »

This tutorial will quickly bring all levels of math students up to speed on how to use the Wolfram Language for calculations, plots and presentations, from basic arithmetic to integral calculus.

Fast Introduction for Programmers »

This tutorial will give you what you need to read and understand almost any Wolfram Language code and to get started doing Wolfram Language programming yourself—with additional notes for those with Python or Java experience.

Wolfram Community »

If you need any help, we have a vast community of helpers that can advise you.

Products

We have a number of platforms for educators to work with:

Wolfram|Alpha Notebook Edition »

Combining the best of both Wolfram|Alpha and Mathematica into a single, unified tool perfect for teaching and learning.

Wolfram Cloud »

Instant access to the Wolfram Language in your browser.

Wolfram Cloud App »

Instant access to the Wolfram Language on your tablet or mobile device.

Mathematica »

The principal computation environment for millions of innovators, educators, students and others around the world.

System Modeler »

An easy-to-use, next-generation modeling and simulation environment for cyber-physical systems.

Wolfram|Alpha Course Assistant Apps »

Available on Android and iOS, a range of apps to give students a competitive edge in their school courses.

Share Your Experiences

Join Wolfram Community to share how you’ve been using Wolfram technology to enhance your virtual classroom, and for more activities and ideas from other educators. If you have follow-up questions or would like to discuss Wolfram technology in education, please comment on this post.

For students and those looking to continue their education at home, check out this previous post for an additional set of resources to try out.

And we’re planning more, including a Wolfram Study Group stream and more webinars, to be announced soon!

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