"Published on 29 Dec 2014
What will the world of 2028 look like? This is a question St Paul's School has been asking as it explores what a rapidly changing world will be like when it's youngest students reach their final year of education. Research revealed many trends, but two critical uncertainties which could significantly impact schooling as we know it today. These uncertainties were used to develop four scenarios, describing possible futures for our youngest students."
"Blockly is library that adds a visual code editor to web and Android apps. The Blockly editor uses interlocking, graphical blocks to represent code concepts like variables, logical expressions, loops, and more. It allows users to apply programming principles without having to worry about syntax or the intimidation of a blinking cursor on the command line."
"Handwriting, according to some, is an anachronism. Finland has now dropped it from its national curriculum. And so many American states have also removed it as an educational requirement that it now only makes news when state officials opt to keep it."
"We are entering a new era of employee-facing technologies. More cloud deployments and enhanced digital dexterity within the workforce will generate a significant competitive advantage for the organizations using them most effectively.
"Join "The Jamisons" As They Learn How Computers Make Learning Fun!
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Getting on-line! Access free information from the Net: kids will love all the magazines, TV reviews and learning sites. They will be entertained for hours while learning! Also: games, family travel tips, etc. You'll make new friends with similar interests, work on homework together, play games, and let your imagination soar! Find a special interest from among the thousands of Internet newsgroups.
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"Nearly 60% of us would take a ride in a self-driving car, but the ethics of how an autonomous vehicle should act in certain situations is more complicated than you think. Should the car slam into a wall, killing the passengers, to save pedestrians? Or vice versa? What about if one group is elderly, and the other teenagers? These are some of the questions a project undertaken at MIT aims to answer. The study puts people behind the wheel of a self-driving car and forces them to make ethical decisions in potentially deadly scenarios.
"Google DeepMind's artificial intelligence AlphaGo made history when it won the complex game of Go against Lee Sedol, one of the greatest world players. As Elon Musk pointed out at the time, experts in the field thought AI was a decade away from reaching that milestone. The momentous event showed that AI was gaining skills typically reserved for humans far faster than we expected. And that very fact could be a problem, Ian Pearson, a futurist with an 85% accuracy track record, told Tech Insider."
"Everyone has a unique typing style – but cheaters type differently. With this in mind, a Melbourne start-up has created anti-plagiarism software which is being trialled at four major Australian universities. It's called Cadmus and it tracks students as they complete assignments. Some people's fingers linger on keys for longer, while others hover above the keyboard for shorter periods of time. Poor touch-typists might make the same error over and over again."
"Based on the prevalence of computer science education now, we shouldn’t be surprised if engineering replaces business, or becomes a foundational part of a CEO’s background 30 years from now. It’s not that CEOs with technical chops are innately better than those with a more business-focused background. An MBA will surely still be valuable, but companies will rely on CEOs that can make technology an integral part of their business strategy. The extent to which CEOs can understand both pillars will determine their success."
"This Internet based virtual textbook presents written materials for a sensible learning sequence and has supporting hands-on labs with tested examples using the Arduino and an affordable hardware projects kit. Having this structure helps you move quickly thorough what you need to know and provides you with a base of knowledge and skills that you can use to pursue more advanced projects that you find on the Internet. We start assuming nothing on your part. This will help both those who really are novices and those who know a bit but can use the review. Our goal is to present three sequential textbooks for Arduino 101, 102 and 103."
"So you've got some Raspberry Pis for your classroom: let's explore the options for getting your students started on their Raspberry Pi adventure.
Physical setup options
Remote setup options
Updating and handling users"
"The Washington Post has a big team of journalists covering the Rio Olympics. Also covering the games for the paper: Robots. The Post is using homegrown software to automatically produce hundreds of real-time news reports about the Olympics. Starting tomorrow morning, those items will appear, without human intervention, on the Post’s website, as well as in outside channels like its Twitter account."
"At St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, Dr. Corinne Weisgerber is teaching a class on social and interactive media. In addition to building a Personal Learning Network of online mentors and experts they can use to supplement their Google searches, her students are required to “curate” the information they gather for projects the same way a museum curator would curate an art exhibit."
"The amount of data everyone on the internet generates in just a single second is truly staggering, and it is continuing to grow, with estimates that annual global traffic will pass the zetabyte barrier by the end of 2016. That’s one trillion gigabytes (GB) of data, roughly 134GB for every man, woman and child on the planet!
Big data analytics is the discipline faced with the challenge of managing the sheer volume of data and turning it into something useful."
"Because of that, many companies have discovered that humans do the work of data sorting much better than algorithms, and so they are putting people to work behind the scenes to help their big data projects succeed. Some of them are hiring workers on their data teams while others are using labor marketplaces like Amazon Mechanical Turk to hire data labelers. This is likely part of the reason why the Narrative Science survey reported that 80% of the companies that have deployed AI have found that it ultimately creates additional jobs."
"Economist Robin Hanson’s new book “The Age of Em: Work, Love and Life when Robots Rule the Earth” imagines a not-too-distant future when robots are commonplace in our life. And the smartest of these will be “ems,” or brain emulations. These will be super-detailed scans of actual human brains that run as models on computers. And once we figure out how to pull that off cheaply, ems will take over most human jobs. "