Genealogy’s Star: First Ever Virtual Online International Genealogy Conference

Genealogy’s Star: First Ever Virtual Online International Genealogy Conference. “Family History Expos’ Pirates of the Pedigree is the first virtual, online, international genealogy conference and it can be watched and enjoyed from home for free. If you have been to a local genealogy conference recently, you may have had a few vendor companies attending your event. The Family History Expos event has over 70 vendors from around the world including many genealogy societies and major online genealogy companies such as MyHeritage.com. You can visit all these vendors and save your back and feet. You can chat directly with many of the vendors and connect with the rest through email.”

How to learn sign language: 9 apps and resources to teach yourself ASL (Mashable)

Mashable: How to learn sign language: 9 apps and resources to teach yourself ASL. “Learning to sign is easier than ever, thanks to the internet. The visual language, designed to aid the deaf or hard of hearing, is a set of gesticulations and hand movements that correspond to the spoken word. There are numerous ways to learn American Sign Language (ASL) outside the old classroom method. From free online lessons to video tutorials, a world of possibilities is open for those aspiring to teach themselves this hands-on language.”

Forbes: A Two-Minute Guide To Artificial Intelligence

Forbes: A Two-Minute Guide To Artificial Intelligence. “If you keep hearing about artificial intelligence but aren’t quite sure what it means or how it works, you’re not alone. There’s been much confusion among the general public about the term, not helped by dramatic news stories about how ‘AI’ will destroy jobs, or companies that overstate their abilities to ‘use AI.’ A lot of that confusion comes from the misuse of terms like AI and machine learning. “

Indiana University: Having an online social forum for class networking gives physics students a boost, study says

Indiana University: Having an online social forum for class networking gives physics students a boost, study says. “Grasping the impulse-momentum theorem during a 100-level physics lecture is one thing, but what if it doesn’t make as much sense once you start your homework assignment? Andy Gavrin, IUPUI physics department chair and associate professor, first added an online social forum to his courses to help students stay engaged in the coursework and assist one another outside of class. A new study of these forums indicates the online tool is valuable to helping students succeed in physics courses.”

MakeUseOf: The 12 Best Udemy Courses for Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

MakeUseOf: The 12 Best Udemy Courses for Blockchain and Cryptocurrency. “It doesn’t matter whether you’re a cryptocurrency newbie or a blockchain expert, there’s always something new to learn. Udemy courses are one of the best ways to grow your knowledge in any area, and crypto is no different. If you’d like to expand your horizons, check out these 12 Udemy courses for blockchain and cryptocurrency.”

San Francisco State University: New grant aims to flip stereotypes about scientists, one story at a time

San Francisco State University: New grant aims to flip stereotypes about scientists, one story at a time. “Reading through her middle schooler’s science homework one day, Kimberly Tanner noticed a glaring absence: examples of women and people of color doing science. Two years later, Tanner is part of a collaborative project to diversify the scientists featured in middle and high school science lessons, funded by a $1.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health….Over the next two years, students at San Francisco State and Foothill College will create hundreds of ‘Scientist Spotlights’ — short science assignments that highlight currently practicing scientists from a variety of backgrounds. Since the spotlights also teach important course concepts, teachers can use them in their own curricula as homework assignments or replacements for textbook readings.”

Wolfram Blog: Prepare for AP Calculus and More with Wolfram U

Wolfram Blog: Prepare for AP Calculus and More with Wolfram U. “Today I am proud to announce a free interactive course, Introduction to Calculus, hosted on Wolfram’s learning hub, Wolfram U! The course is designed to give a comprehensive introduction to fundamental concepts in calculus such as limits, derivatives and integrals. It includes 38 video lessons along with interactive notebooks that offer examples in the Wolfram Cloud—all for free. This is the second of Wolfram U’s fully interactive free online courses, powered by our cloud and notebook technology.”