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AI in Everyday Life

AI in Everyday Life

Grade audience: Primary - Secondary

AI is no longer relegated to the realm of futuristic cartoons or sci-fi blockbusters; it has quickly integrated into many aspects of our communities and homes. In their day-to-day lives, humans encounter various forms of AI all the time.

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Creating an Address Tool Using AI

Grade audience: Secondary - Adult

Anybody who’s lived in a small town is probably used to receiving directions  like, “Oh, I live in the house with the blue roof behind the Coop,” or “The Country Food store is just past the Arctic Survival Store.” 

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Deep Blue

Grade audience: Middle - Adult

This comic retells the history of the IBM computer named “DEEP BLUE” defeating chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov.

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AI Bingo

Grade audience: Primary - Middle

Learn more about artificial intelligence while having fun.

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Introduction to Machine Learning

Grade audience: Primary - Grade 3

In this lesson, students learn how a computer can be taught to categorize objects. This is something students already have experience with.

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Turing Tests

Grade audience: Grade 4 - Grade 6

When artificial intelligence (AI) advances to a certain level, it may be possible to have conversations with machines that feel like speaking to a human. This exercise tests the current state of AI to see whether we can be fooled.

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Intermediate Google Workspace Part 2

Grade audience: Adult

This learning program has been divided into two courses: Introduction to Google Workspace and Advanced Google Workspace. The second course is intended to provide learners with practical training on using the advanced features of Google Workspace. This course focuses on collaborative and integrated google tools that work together with other tools. Learning Objectives By the … Continued

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How to Assemble a Computer

Grade audience: Secondary - Adult

This is an introductory tutorial on how to assemble a PC desktop. In this video, we will learn about the different parts of a computer and how to assemble the computer.

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Leveling Up: Selling on Facebook and Instagram

Grade audience: Adult

This course provides the learner with a functional understanding of the commerce tools available on Facebook and Instagram and the best practices associated with promoting and selling handmade products on these platforms.  Course Objectives  Understand the free commerce tools available to Business Pages on Facebook and Instagram. Understand the options available to Canadian businesses for … Continued

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The Root & STEM Podcast

We’re excited to launch a new podcast, bringing you an audio version of everything you love about Root & STEM.

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Working with Drives, Folders and Files – Windows

Grade audience: Adult

This course is designed for an adult learner interested in understanding how files are stored and organized by computers. The course will cover the basics of naming and organizing files, using removable drives such as USB sticks, and an introduction to working with online storage systems such as Google Drive and OneDrive. 

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Introduction to Social Media for Small Business

Grade audience: Secondary - Adult

In this course, social media’s essentials for business are introduced to provide learners with the foundational understanding required to promote their small business on major social media platforms. Note: As this is an introductory course, it will not discuss advanced features such as paid advertising or commerce listings on any platform.

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Success in Online Learning Part 3

Grade audience: Adult

Success in Online Learning Part 3 will lead you into mastery by investigating specialized supports and resources, self-care strategies, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and other gems from the Internet.

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Success in Online Learning Part 2

Grade audience: Adult

Part Two will take you beyond the basics, with the introduction of several new and exciting Google Workspace learning programs and platforms. Finally, Part Three will lead you into mastery by investigating specialized supports and resources, self-care strategies, Massive Open Online Courses and other ‘Gems from the Internet’.

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Success in Online Learning Part 1

Grade audience: Adult

Transitioning to Online Learning can be scary and exciting all at the same time. For some of us, this will be the very first time we have used technology in this way;  for others it might be a time to spread our wings! This course will start by introducing you to the basics of online … Continued

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Introduction to Microsoft Office

Grade audience: Adult

In the Introduction to Microsoft Office course learners will explore the  computer application program Microsoft Office that can be used to create a variety of business and office files including documents, spreadsheets, slide show presentations and email. Microsoft Office is one of the most widely used word processors available for Macs and PCs. Course Objectives … Continued

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Unplugged Coding: Binary Encoding

Grade audience: Grade 1 - Grade 3

This unplugged coding activity challenges you to encode different words into binary code. In this activity you will explore the computational thinking methods of decomposition. You will break down the word or words you select into single letters and encode it into Binary code using the Binary Code Key to create a secret message!

Scratch Mix and Match Challenge #4

Scratch Mix and Match Challenge #4

Grade audience: Middle - Grade 12

Scratch Mix and Match Cards Challenge #4. Accept the challenge and learn how to make a Choose your own Adventure game or story! Making your own games in Scratch is a fun way to learn how to code!