Nikki is a veteran educator, librarian, Instructional Technology Facilitator and ISTE Librarians Community President Elect. This exercise reminded me of an activity I like to do initially of every library class, “Hey! Pay attention To This!” Earlier than we start our library actions for the day we begin by giving students the chance to share one thing with the category as an entire. Principally students share joyful things like upcoming birthdays, sports activities group wins, and so on. but often a scholar will share one thing unhappy like a pet dying. What I like most about this activity is that it not only helps me to know the scholars higher, nevertheless it additionally helps build sense of neighborhood where we rejoice successes collectively and in addition assist our classmates who could also be going by an emotionally tough time. I also love that we start every class filled with positive vitality.
It is thrilling to see the fruits of Microsoft’s enhanced accessibility initiatives. Whereas the new features should not novel they appear straightforward to be taught. Since the “Learning Instruments” are free for OneNote users and simple to learn they may prove to be an awesome start line for folks new to assistive technology. Microsoft appears to be growing their concentrate on accessibility. Not too long ago, the corporate announced a new Chief Accessibility Officer and a reorganization of accessibility groups. Hopefully, with the brand new reorganization, “Learning Instruments” is just the beginning of Microsoft’s accessibility improvements.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Michal Drozdzal is a postdoctoral researcher on the Montreal Institute for Studying Algorithms. Michal’s analysis pursuits deal with designing machine learning approaches to tackle impactful problems current in medical imaging, including topics resembling picture segmentation, unsupervised studying, or learning from small quantity of labeled information. Previously, he spent one 12 months as postdoctoral researcher in Medtronic GI, working underneath the umbrella of Neurogut project, and one year at Polytechnique of Montreal, designing machine learning approaches for medical knowledge evaluation. Michal also collaborates with Imagia, a Montreal-based startup. He received his Ph.D. from the College of Barcelona, with a thesis on computer vision approaches to automation and discovery using wi-fi capsule endoscopy data.
CONCERNING THE SPEAKER: Bryan Catanzaro is VP of Utilized Deep Studying Research at NVIDIA, where he leads a staff solving problems in fields starting from video video games to chip design using deep learning. Previous to his current function at NVIDIA, he labored at Baidu to create subsequent generation systems for training and deploying end-to-finish deep learning based speech recognition. Before that, he was a researcher at NVIDIA, where he wrote the analysis prototype and drove the creation of CUDNN, the low-degree library now utilized by most AI researchers and deep studying frameworks to train neural networks. Bryan earned his PhD from Berkeley, the place he constructed the Copperhead language and compiler, which permits Python programmers to use nested knowledge parallel abstractions effectively. He earned his MS and BS from Brigham Younger University, the place he worked on pc arithmetic for FPGAs.
This previous faculty year a brand new exercise, LEGO MAGLEV, was launched to our Technology College students! We have designed and created a completely new and authentic Maglev Track that has two rows of very powerful ceramic magnets which are located on either facet of a observe made up of Lego Bricks. Our students are really having fun with the Lego Maglev exercise and have discovered it each enjoyable and difficult. We at the moment in the technique of finishing the fifty foot observe that we’ve got positioned in the midst of our present CO2 Monitor. We’re more than halfway finished with this and look to complete the observe before the top of the 2nd Quarter. This will allow the scholars to race their Maglev trains at full pace for a long distance.