Losida works in the garden beside the East Crescen

first_imgLosida works in the garden beside theEast Crescent Complex picking oregano for residents and visitors to sellin the Arcosanti Gallery. Photo by: DoctressNeutopia September 27, 2000Adam the coordinator of ArcosantiOrganics explains the photograph as, “Disking the field outside of camp inpreparation of a dry planting of cover crops in hopeful anticipation of Octoberrains. Once the weed population is brought under control, this field will be dividedinto sections and put into a cycle of crop rotation, pasture land, and fallowfield.” Photo by: DoctressNeutopia last_img

Alaska Airlines Bill Gates team up with Codeorg to teach how computers

©2018 The Seattle Times Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. Alaska has started airing, free for passengers, a series of short videos featuring Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates teaching how computers work. The new in-flight entertainment comes out of a partnership involving Alaska, Seattle coding education nonprofit Code.org and online education nonprofit Khan Academy. Code.org announced the new series of six short videos, “How Computers Work,” a follow-up to its earlier series about how the internet operates. Code.org was founded by two tech entrepreneurs – brothers Hadi and Ali Partovi – and has pulled in big names to instruct and promote its courses since it was founded in 2012. It has gathered investments from several large tech companies, including Amazon and Microsoft, as well as from Gates and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos individually. The nonprofit develops curriculum and trains teachers how to teach computer science to students in grade school and high school. “How Computers Work” features Gates, Nat Brown – one of the creators of Microsoft’s Xbox gaming system – and other tech leaders teaching about the basic tenets of computers, such as how a central processing unit functions and how information is stored. “Whether you use a PC, a smartphone, a wearable device, a connected home appliance, or a self-driving car, the same principles explain how all these computing devices function,” Gates said in a statement announcing the series. The series is also available online and will be used in classrooms that work with Code.org. Explore further Seat-back video screens on Alaska Airlines flights will now offer a bit more than HGTV reruns or the chance to see a semi-new-release movie. Video: Gates, Zuckerberg urge kids to code (Update) This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Alaska Airlines, Bill Gates team up with Code.org to teach how computers work (2018, January 31) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-01-alaska-airlines-bill-gates-team.html read more