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No: 230
4
11
2017
BLOW YOUR MIND

by CATHY BROWN

Hello Everyone,
The new developments in AI will BLOW YOUR MIND. Take a look. Great for class philosophical discussion. I love the above diagram. puts life into a pretty good perspective. I have used it with some classes lately as a conversation started and it has elicited some great thinking.
The MONEY app below is great. Take a look. It makes teaching money to lower primary a breeze. Hope you love it.

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Mind Candy

I was in New York the other day and rode with a friend in a taxi. When we got out, my friend said to the driver, "Thank you for the ride. You did a superb job of driving."
The taxi driver was stunned for a second. Then he said, "Are you a wise guy or something?"
"No, my dear man, and I'm not putting you on. I admire the way you keep cool in heavy traffic.".........read more on the website.

MONEY MONEY MONEY

Money
iCAN Count Money Australia - Great little app for kids - with 6 games and 5 different levels in each. Suitable for stage 1 and 2

Stage 1 Videos
Australian Coins Lesson 1 This video is a lesson for students on recognising the characteristics and value of Australian coins.(1.37)
Australian Coins Lesson 2 This video shows the different ways of writing an amount of money. How to write money in different ways.
Australian Money - Notes (2.52mins) Recognising Australian notes
IXL - Interactives
Resources
Printout Money worksheets including realistic coin and note manipulative in Australian Dollars and many other currencies.
Book Dr Seuss

2D to 3D Cat

KROKOTAK
KROKOTAK is a fabulous art/craft site.
I loved the 2D to 3D cats. The pictures of the cat are here:
The pdf template for the cat is here. So this is the Oblong cat, what can you make out of triangles, circles, and squares?
Also, the rainy day is very clever and has an accompanying video.

There are lots of great ideas throughout the site.

SELF LEARNING A.I.

Googles Deep Mind
This is a great video on A.I. Google's Deep Mind Explained! - Self Learning A.I.
Giving rise to many ethical philosophical questions.
What can we use General Purpose A.I. for in the future?
Google Deep Mind reduces its errors as it learns, what implications does this have for our learning?
If you are terrible at something will you always be terrible?
What implications does Deep Mind have for human learning?
Should we be worried?
What is there to be worried about?
Will A.I. be man's greatest aid or worst enemy?
READ
Intel unleashes the industry’s first dedicated neural network silicon
Intel has spent three years developing the new Nervana Neural Network Processor and says that it will accelerate deep learning training models by an impressive degree.

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Hi Cathy,

Just following up as I didn't hear back from you, sorry to email you again. I noticed your page www.virtualteacher.com.au/Vt44.html links to www.timeanddate.com. Unfortunately, that site isn't very accessible for the sight impaired. Would you consider adding a link to a more accessible version like www.thetimenow.com which is WCAG 2.0 compatible?Date and Time - All Time Zones and Stuff

Also, if you ever want to see how accessible a page is, I recommend wave.webaim.org. It is really helpful.

Thanks,
Shane Buck

Hi Shane,
Thanks for the link. I don't change old newsletter links. However I will put it in the next newsletter. The interface seems a little busy, but there is quite a lot of info on the site.
ciao
Cathy

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