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Saturday, May 12 • 11:35am - 12:05pm
Predator-Prey Simulations using Python and Jupyter Notebook LIMITED

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Both Mirman's Director of Technology and 7th grade science teacher are data nerds. While looking for a way to integrated computational data analysis with the life science curriculum, we happened upon the idea of using Jupyter Notebooks to guide the inquiry and teaching of these tools. Jupyter allows text/images to coexist with executable code, resulting in a "literate program" that reasons its way through the code. In this case, students reasoned their way toward using the Lotka-Volterra model to simulate how predator and prey populations in a given ecosystem correlate.

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Michael Taggart

Director of Technology, Mirman School
Michael Taggart is Director of Technology and Chair of Education Technology for Mirman School. Since 2011, he has worked in independent schools to improve the implementation of technology from both infrastructural and instructional perspectives. A self-taught programmer using freely-available... Read More →

Saturday May 12, 2018 11:35am - 12:05pm PDT
470 Science building (second floor - middle)