The Source – Week Four

Week 4 of The Source emphasized technology and immigration. This week youth focused on the Technology aspect of STEM, learning about the history of the Internet and artificial intelligence, and real-world applications of modern technology including basic computing and online safety.

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On Tuesday, youth learned about the "War of the Worlds" phenomenon, and worked in teams to plan a similar campaign using various social media such as Facebook and Twitter. Youth then created algorithms to differentiate between human behavior and artificial intelligence during the game "Robot Party".

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Wednesday, students learned about circuit building, robotics, online safety and computer programming through hands-on workshops led by experts and career professionals.

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On Thursday, youth took part in board and role-playing games, using critical thinking and problem solving skills to maximize limited technology resources in a fictional society.

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During Week 4, youth learned about the complexities and depths of technology and ways to use it safely and effectively. Week 5 will emphasize art and parental loss.

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Special thanks to the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at The University of Chicago for providing space and equipment for The Source!

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The Source was created as part of the Chicago Summer of Learning by Ci3's Game Changer Chicago Design Lab. Program partners include: Museum of Science and Industry, Digital Youth Network, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Hive Learning Network, the Neubauer Collegium of The University of Chicago, the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Mozilla, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office, and One Chicago Fund.

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