Archive for November, 2013

Hi-tech study

Posted: November 19, 2013 in Grade 10, Grade 11

An example of a case study to kick off 2014:

CaseStudy_Exercise

Tech Study

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    • part of a program to teach children and adults the basics of parallel computing using a simple model that demonstrates how computers leverage their capacity when working together.

    • “The goal of Meteor is to educate kids and adults about parallel computing by providing an easy-to understand, tangible model of how computers can work together,” said Rick Wagner, SDSC’s manager for high-performance computing (HPC). “One way we achieve this is by using Meteor as a presentation tool for demonstrations, with all of its components laid out in front of the audience. More importantly, we present Meteor in a fun, informal learning environment where students can try their hands at gaming competition while learning about the benefits of parallel programming.”

    • “It’s about increasing computing access on a broad scale to support data-enabled science and engineering across education as well as research.”

    • “Currently, the majority of computer science degree curriculums contain relatively few courses in parallel programming and distributed architecture at the undergraduate level and below, but the basic concepts aren’t difficult,” said Wagner. “Meteor and its Raspberry Pis provide us with a platform to develop methods that prepare middle- and high-school students to use and program current hardware.”

    • To view more images of Meteor and learn about some projects being done using the cluster, please visit Rick Wagner’s photo gallery 1 and photo gallery 2.

    • Alexandre began tinkering with Raspberry Pis, a computer that can fit in one’s hand and plug into a TV, to adapt the device into a server that can store Khan Academy materials for use offline. Fellow UC San Diego techies and enthusiasts joined the project, which led to KA Lite and ultimately to the Foundation for Learning Equality.

        

       

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