STEM Class of 2019 - Constructing Modern Knowledge with Emerging Technology
Explore and create : BYODex
Tuesday, June 25, 10:15–11:45 am
Location: Franklin 11-12-13, Marriott
Dr. Gary Stager
Learn how Scratch 3.0, micro:bits, Hummingbird Bit robotics kit, Circuit Playground Express, microblocks and other emerging technology can supercharge project-based learning across the curriculum. Never before has so much power been accessible to children at a low price. Discover ideas for exciting interdisciplinary learning adventures.
|Audience:||Teachers, Teacher education/higher ed faculty, Technology coordinators/facilitators|
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS
|Participant accounts, software and other materials:||Turtle Art - turtleart.org
Microblocks - microblocks.org
SNAP!, Scratch, and other applicable software are Web-based
|Focus:||Digital age teaching & learning|
|Topic:||Project-, problem- and challenge-based learning|
|Subject area:||STEM/STEAM, Computer science|
|ISTE Standards:||For Students:
This session will introduce remarkable new technologies that may be used today to amplify the potential of each learner and expand the breadth, depth, and range of projects possible. Learn how Scratch 3.0, micro:bits, Hummingbird Bit robotics kit, Circuit Playground Express, microblocks, and other emerging technology can supercharge project-based learning across the curriculum. Not only is it unprecedented for as much computational power to be accessible to children and usable in a playful creative fashion, but the low cost of these materials democratize powerful learning opportunities. These technologies and related constructive material create great opportunities to bring progressive education ideals to life in any school.
Strategies for raising our expectations for learning with constructive coding and physical computing will be illustrated.
Software explored: Scratch 3.0, Microblocks, SNAP!, Turtle Art, MakeCode
Hardware explored: BBS micro:bit, Circuit Playground Express, Hummingbird Bit Robotics Kit
Examples of stunning classroom activities from around the world and awe-inspiring educator projects from the annual Constructing Modern Knowledge institute will be shared.
Getting started resources and books have been published by the presenter will be made available to participants.
Gain familiarity with brand new technology
Learn how many of these software and hardware options share functionality
Discover which tool is best for which setting and type of project
Understand how computational thinking and coding may be constructed by students in meaningful contexts
Explore the Think, Make, Improve approach to prompt-setting and project-based learning
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