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The Merge Cube: What It Is and Educator Tips and Tricks

Explore and create
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Explore and create : Workshop


Saturday, June 22, 12:30–3:30 pm
Location: 204AB

Leslie Fisher  
Learn all about the Merge Cube. Explore what it is, what apps are available for it and what apps are coming. See how educators have been implementing and hacking it into their classrooms.

Audience: Teachers, Professional developers, Library media specialists
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS
Participant accounts, software and other materials: You will need to have a smartphone iOS or Android for this workshop to have the most impact. I have had people decide just to kick back and watch and they have said they have learned. I guess it all depends if you are an active or visual learner. I try to keep it engaging enough that both will be happy with the outcome of the workshop. Please note that Merge is beginning to release apps for Windows devices, but, it's unknown how many apps will be released at the time of the conference.
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Creativity and productivity tools
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: STEM/STEAM, Science
ISTE Standards: For Administrators:
Digital Age Learning Culture
  • Provide learner-centered environments equipped with technology and learning resources to meet the individual, diverse needs of all learners.
For Coaches:
Digital Age Learning Environments
  • Use digital communication and collaboration tools to communicate locally and globally with students, parents, peers and the larger community.
Disclosure: The submitter of this session has been supported by a company whose product is being included in the session

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Purpose is to introduce attendees to the Merge Cube which is a cube that you can layer Augmented Reality Holographs on.

The cube is only $7 and landed in thousands of classrooms when WalMart sold them for $1

This happened about 18 months ago (basing off of time workshop will happen) and since then Merge has moved a considerable amount of its focus to education.

New apps are being released at a steady stream designed for the classroom and on top of that, educators are doing some awesome things with it. Merge even has been releasing curriculum guides and lesson plans.

My tweet helped spark "Merge Cube Madness" and thanks to that I have kept in close contact with Merge who keeps filling me in with the cool and new things going on with the Merge Cube.

It's a blast to share all of that with educators.

Outline

What is a Merge Cube?

Do my devices support it?

Getting Apps for your Merge Cube

Popular Merge Cube Apps

Merge Cube Apps for the Classroom

Apps in Development

Curriculum and Lesson Plans

Hacking The Merge Cube

Support

Supporting research

www.lesliefisher.com

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Leslie Fisher, lesliefisher.com

Leslie Fisher is an Internationally recognized presenter specializing in current and emerging solutions, technologies and trends in K-12 education. 2019 will mark Leslie’s 22nd year educating hundreds of thousands of educators every year. Leslie considers it an honor to have worked with educators for so long and tries not to focus on the fact it also means she is getting older.

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