We ran an ITI Crosslink last May in this space to an Information Today, Inc. NewsBreak on Wolfram|Alpha: ITI Crosslinks: Wolfram Alpha--Semantic Search Is Born.
There's been a lot happening with Wolfram|Alpha since then. Most recently, we noted—and are herewith passing on to you—an excellent posting at ResourceShelf on moves at Wolfram|Alpha on behalf of educators and students, including plans for a Homework Day Webcast. From the October 5, 2009, ResourceShelf posting:
Last Friday we posted an item saying to expect an announcement (soon) from Wolfram|Alpha announcing a new web site for students and teachers. We also said that plans were in the works for a webcast aimed at that audience.
Well, that was fast. Today, the news is officially out. Here are some of the details …
And the details, plus interesting commentary, pour forth from the ResourceShelf writers, including the fact that:
On Wednesday, October 21, 2009 (the start time is TBA), Wolfram|Alpha founder Steven Wolfram, will lead a multi-hour webcast for students, parents, and teachers. The event will not only feature Wolfram but also scholars, subject experts, and members of the Wolfram Alpha team.
Click HERE to link to the full ResourceShelf posting, "Wolfram|Alpha Officially Announces New Web Site for Educators and Students," then explore Wolfram|Alpha's website for educators and learn more about the October 21 Homework Day webcast.