To help teachers better understand how to get the most out of Wolfram|Alpha’s products, we’re excited to announce a series of teacher workshops, free to all teachers in K–12 classrooms and beyond. Delivered online via Adobe Connect session, these workshops will allow teachers to get an inside look at how to build lesson plans with Wolfram|Alpha queries, create a series of widgets for their classroom, and explore how Course Assistant Apps can be used on iPad, iPhone, or iPod in class to supplement textbooks and traditional instructional methods. To register for a workshop, visit our Wolfram Education Group page. Be sure to share the link with fellow teachers in all subject areas—we’ll be tackling more than just math instruction in these workshops! And in the meantime, be sure to visit our education resources page.
In addition, to celebrate the start of another great year in classrooms everywhere, we’ve got a special treat for all K–12 teachers. All you need to do is reply in the comments section of our blog post and tell us (in less than 100 words) how the use of Wolfram|Alpha in your classroom has positively impacted your teaching or your students’ learning, and you’ll be entered to win your choice of one of our Course Assistant Apps—for your entire classroom! Be sure to include your name, school district, grade and subject(s) taught, and email address in your post. We will choose the winners on August 30, 2011. View the full terms and conditions for this contest.