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Miniproject: Excel to produce simple Neural Network (Google Sheets can be used)

Miniproject: Excel to produce simple Neural Network (Google Sheets can be used) | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it
Experiments in Teaching Neural Networks , examples of how to build a neuron in Excel and how to train a single neuron were shown and these examples were taken from exercises the students build in the class.


This year a new activity was produced that uses the ideas from the build a neuron in Excel activity but does this multiple times in the same worksheet, so we have three neurons. The exercise then connects the outputs from two of them to the inputs of a third neuron building an XOR gate (which a single simple neuron can not implement), the video below shows all of the stages.
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Mini project: Controllable (sort of) junkbots

Mini project: Controllable (sort of) junkbots | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it
Blog about the work by computing by professionals, academics and students in Northamptonshire.
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Why Complex Problem Solving Will Be The Skill Most Employers Want By 2020

Why Complex Problem Solving Will Be The Skill Most Employers Want By 2020 | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it
RT @HRZone: Why complex problem solving will be the skill most employers want by 2020 https://t.co/Srn58wLA3R #HR #skills https://t.co/RVjC…;
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These are the world’s most creative countries

These are the world’s most creative countries | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it
How is creativity connected to global economic development? A new study by the Martin Prosperity Institute, titled the Global Creativity Index 2015, presents a new model of economi
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Sir Ken Robinson: Creativity Is In Everything, Especially Teaching

Sir Ken Robinson: Creativity Is In Everything, Especially Teaching | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it

Creativity is about fresh thinking. It doesn’t have to be new to the whole of humanity— though that’s always a bonus— but certainly to the person whose work it is. Creativity also involves making critical judgments about whether what you’re working on is any good, be it a theorem, a design, or a poem. Creative work often passes through typical phases. Sometimes what you end up with is not what you had in mind when you started. It’s a dynamic process that often involves making new connections, crossing disciplines, and using metaphors and analogies. 

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Being creative is not just about having off-the-wall ideas and letting your imagination run free. It may involve all of that, but it also involves refining, testing, and focusing what you’re doing. It’s about original thinking on the part of the individual, and it’s also about judging critically whether the work in process is taking the right shape and is worthwhile, at least for the person producing it.

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Creativity

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Sir-Ken-Robinson

 


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Rebekah Paraskevas's curator insight, April 26, 2015 1:48 AM

I love the way Sir Ken Robinson phrases his topics.  Here is another of his invaluable topics.

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Creativity for Students,but also for Educators. 

Karen B Wehner's curator insight, April 29, 2015 12:39 AM

Such an important corrective to today's standards and assessment driven education models. Go, Sir Ken!

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Robot Turtles Is A Board Game Designed By A Googler To Teach Kids Core Coding Principles | TechCrunch

Robot Turtles Is A Board Game Designed By A Googler To Teach Kids Core Coding Principles | TechCrunch | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it
There are plenty of online resources aimed at teaching kids coding but here's an offline take that uses old school gamification to get kids engaged and learning programming principles while they're having some good old-fashioned family fun.

Via Kids Code Academy
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EJEL - Volume 11 Issue 1, ECGBL / Feb 2013

EJEL - Volume 11 Issue 1, ECGBL / Feb 2013 | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it
Previous issues and articles in EJEL, in the e-journal of papers and articles on e-Learning
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Hand Gestures May Help Kids Solve Problems - HealthDay

Hand Gestures May Help Kids Solve Problems - HealthDay | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it
Hand Gestures May Help Kids Solve Problems
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Increasing evidence suggests that gesturing may play an important role in the processes that people use to solve a problem or achieve a goal, according to the news release.
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Startup engineering course challenges students with real world problems - The Stanford Daily

Startup engineering course challenges students with real world problems - The Stanford Daily | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it
Startup engineering course challenges students with real world problems
The Stanford Daily
Having left Stanford to found a genetic testing company called Counsyl, Srinivasan recalled encountering the gap between the academic and professional worlds.
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what we do to the data before you see it - The Guardian (blog)

what we do to the data before you see it - The Guardian (blog) | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it
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what we do to the data before you see it
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So, how do we get through that 70%? Guardian graphic artist Mark McCormick has helped us visualise that process.
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Computing for Social Good 5: Games in Education

Computing for Social Good 5: Games in Education | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it
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Erase All Kittens - A game that inspires girls to code

Erase All Kittens is raising funds for Erase All Kittens - A game that inspires girls to code on Kickstarter!

An epic adventure game designed to inspire children - especially girls - to code, whilst teaching them professional coding languages.
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Getting started with Node-RED

Getting started with Node-RED | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it
Node-RED is a browser-based flow editor that lets users wire together hardware devices, APIs, and online services in new and interesting ways.
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What skills does the future workforce need?

What skills does the future workforce need? | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it
At Davos, three leaders discuss how digital technologies are reshaping the landscape for business and society and creating new opportunities.
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Insanely Complex Machine Makes Music With 2,000 Marbles

Insanely Complex Machine Makes Music With 2,000 Marbles | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it
This magnificent, music-making marble machine took 14 months and 40-or-so-hour work weeks to create.
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The Science of Problem Solving

The Science of Problem Solving | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it
A review of the science behind problem solving, how it functions in the brain and how we can do it better.
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5 Steps to creative problem solving

Creativity isn't a discipline for just designers. Ideas and creativity should come from everyone regardless of their role. Creativity can be taught and I've ...
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How Carnegie Mellon Increased the Proportion of Women in Computer Science From 7% to 42%

How Carnegie Mellon Increased the Proportion of Women in Computer Science From 7% to 42% | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it
A Carnegie Mellon study on gender and computer science led to changes in the department that increased the gender ratio of women in CS from 7% to 42%.
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What's Next? Learning researcher James Gee on games in school

What's Next? Learning researcher James Gee on games in school | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it
"School reformers are interested in game-based learning to have learners [solve] problems...In a world with interacting complex systems, we need problem-solvers, not fact-reciters and test-takers." ("Video games are at heart problem-solving spaces...If...
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Strategic Video Games Like StarCraft Improve Problem-Solving Skills - Reason

Strategic Video Games Like StarCraft Improve Problem-Solving Skills - Reason | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it
University Herald Strategic Video Games Like StarCraft Improve Problem-Solving Skills Reason Playing StarCraft can boost problem solving and creative thinking, according to a new study by researchers at Queen Mary University of London and...
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Study: Dolphins Can Problem Solve Like Humans - Sci-Tech Today

Study: Dolphins Can Problem Solve Like Humans - Sci-Tech Today | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it
Study: Dolphins Can Problem Solve Like Humans
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A study conducted at the Dolphin Research Center shows that dolphins can copy human problem-solving. A bottlenose dolphin was blindfolded and instructed to mimic the actions of a trainer.
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