NISOD’s International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence is the definitive gathering of community and technical college educators passionate about teaching and learning. Over the years, NISOD’s annual conference has provided faculty, administrators, and staff with the resources,...
Educators and caregivers of high school students may be interested in AI4ALL Open Learning, a free program designed to connect students "with [a] relevant and approachable AI education." Before registering for the program, readers may want to watch the brief introductory video on the Open Learning page. As this video notes, AI4ALL was founded on the belief that its participants "can shape the future of AI for the better." And, the program is created and led by community facilitators with a commitment to inclusion. The curriculum contains more than 30 hours of materials and activities, as well as facilitator guides. Plus, it is designed for students with varied interests, demonstrating that AI touches many careers, from engineering to art. For more information on the program, check out the "Open Learning Platform Tips" guide found on the FAQ page (linked at the bottom of the site). To access the learning modules (including "AI & Drawing," "AI & COVID-19," and "AI & The Environment"), readers will need to register for a free account.
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San Francisco's Exploratorium showcases the work of researchers at the Natural History Museum in London and Las Cuevas Biological Station in Belize, who are investigating the nature and diversity of life. From Jungle to Lab is part of the Exploratorium's Origin Project, created to explain how scientists explore "the beginnings of the universe, of matter, of the earth, and of life itself." This well-designed Web site contains loads of multimedia features, such as a slide show of Las Cuevas (including a 360 view of the biological station), video and audio clips of researchers explaining their work, Web casts, and much more. The contents of this site are thoughtfully organized and skillfully presented. For example, the section titled Ideas appears as a virtual field notebook, each page addressing a different aspect of evolutionary mechanism for biodiversity. In all, this is a fantastic Web site that is worth a visit for design features alone, if not the enlightening content.
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