TC community is invited to explore and interact with innovative, research-based projects developed by graduating CMLTD students.
Projects cover diverse range of topics from global sustainability curriculum, emerging literacy development, professional training, formal to informal learning, Mixed Reality, instructional design, online learning and more.
Journey as Instructional Designer and Entrepreneur4/18/19
with Jane Lee, TC CMLTD Graduate. CEO and Cofounder at Popfizz: Computer Science for Middle and High School
THURSDAY, APRIL 18
3:00PM - 4:30PM
IDESIGN LAB (322 THOMPSON)
Jane Lee will share her experience working as an instructional designer and the entrepreneurial journey. The opportunities and challenges she faces from ideation to product will be shared along with the final product, Popfizz. Considerations around the design and implementation of programming education and education technology products will be discussed.
Calling all students: Get ready for EdTech Innovation Award 2019! It’s a 2-Day Hackathon and Project Showcase. We’ll help you design and build innovative learning technologies for this year’s theme: Play as a pathway for all to flourish in STEAM. See http://innovation.tc.columbia.edu for more information. All across Columbia University are encouraged to participate.
Brownbag Talk: AI Programming By Children 10/17 Wednesday 2pm
Abstract: The idea of children constructing AI programs is about fifty years old. When Seymour Papert and colleagues designed and implemented the Logo programming language the kinds of example projects by children that they suggested included robotics, natural language processing, and more. In addition to the exposure to the powerful ideas associated with constructing computer programs, the children could become more reflective about their own thinking. Recently Stephen Wolfram added a machine learning chapter to a high school Mathematica textbook and then blogged about how middle schoolers might program machine learning. Dale Lane recently created the Machine Learning for Kids website where children can train a model with texts, images, or numbers and use that model in the Scratch programming language. Stefania Druga at the Media Lab has been developing Cognimates Platform for AI education. As part of the eCraft2Learn project the speaker has enhanced the Snap! programming language with blocks for speech input and output, image recognition, machine learning, and word embeddings. A live demo will be presented.
Speaker: Ken Kahn, University of Oxford
Bio: Ken Kahn did his doctoral research at the MIT AI Lab where he was first exposed to the ideas of Seymour Papert and Marvin Minsky about how the proper use of computers could change education dramatically. After 12 years of research in programming languages and AI he returned to research on computational learning environments. He designed and developed ToonTalk - a programming environment for children where programs are created by demonstration in a game-like virtual world. As part of the European eCraft2Learn project, he has returned to his interest in children creating AI programs.
Verizon 5G EdTEch Challenge Information Session10/18 Thursday, 3pm - 3:45pm
Verizon Innovative Learning is launching a nationwide challenge to find the best 5G-enabled technologies that transform middle school education. Join us to find out about the challenge and how you can get involved. The challenge funds university and nonprofits teams upto $1million. iDesign lab will host a series of working group sessions to help your team develop your project.
Basic 3D Modeling with Sketchup 10/19 Friday 1pm-3pm
Level: Beginners - No experience necessary
Equipment: Please bring your own laptop and a mouse
Speakers: Jin Kuwata
Learn how to build simple 3D models with Sketchup, a free, online-based 3D modeling tool.
In this workshop, we'll learn some fundamental concepts of 3D virtual modeling, how to use the common object manipulation and camera tools, and how to share/import 3D models created by the global Sketchup community.
We'll explore not only how-to-sketchup, but work collaboratively toward solving the larger question of: How should iDesign (CMLTD Suite) be designed as a community space?