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Coding Your New Adventure

Pennsylvania Convention Center, Terrace Ballroom Lobby, Table 29

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Technology Integrator
Green Bay Area Public Schools
Elizabeth is a technology integration specialist and engineering teacher at Colegio Los Altos School in Guadalajara, México. An Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Innovator, she holds a master’s in edtech from Tecnológico de Monterrey University. Pinzon developed Los Altos' edtech vision, transforming its learning ecosystem by integrating 1:1 device programs, developing a full spectrum of technical training for teachers, and fostering the tech culture that has become integral to teaching and learning at Los Altos. She’s also responsible for the middle school and high school STEAM program. Pinzon formed one of the first all-girls robotics teams in Mexico.
Centro Escolar Los Altos
Centro Escolar Los Altos
Centro Escolar Los Altos
Centro Escolar Los Altos
Centro Escolar Los Altos
Centro Escolar Los Altos
Spanish Language Asesor
Centro Escolar Los Altos
Claudia is graduated in Pedagogy by the Universidad Autonoma of Guadalajara, she has a master´s degree in Education by Framingham State College, Diploma in Skills, Certificate in bilingual Education and ESL by the State of Texas.Certification in Cooperative Learning as teacher and mediator by Miami Research Institute and Competency-based training. She has been presenter at ISTE since 2012 in posters session with students, where she show how foster creativity to acquire writing and reading skills.
Centro Escolar Los Altos
Centro Escolar Los Altos
English Learning Director
Colegio los Altos
Centro Escolar Los Altos

Session description

Students can create fantastic stories through coding and language arts. Discover how teachers can help students write and organize amazing stories using imagination, creativity and a hint of coding to create multiple and collaborative stories. Our students will show you how write a code in order to create storytelling.

Purpose & objective

In this session our students will teach you how to create amazing storytelling experiences using code, from the basics with Scratch to more advance code using playgrounds and makey-makey.
Writing a story should be fun and collaborative!
This session will give you the opportunity to learn and implement this activity in your classroom.
In Language Arts classes, students will create short stories with multiple choices and turn in amazing and creative narration. Topics may include an array of themes: adventures, biographies, etc.
First students will create the flowchart of their stories: how it develops.
Once the stories have a path they write it using code.
Then they test their stories several times, finding out how funny and amazing they are.
Finally they share with other students, sharing their imaginations and choosing their own options.
They are creative writers.
We invite you to let them write using code.

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During the presentation, our students will show their project and let the participant to chose and create their own story.
Then, they will show and teach how to create a story using code and will invite them to create one short story.
All participants will have access to our students projects, videos and methodology.

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Supporting research

Barrios, F. et al. (2008). Antología narrativa. México: Barrios, F. et al. (2008). Antología narrativa. México: Santillana.
Cassany, Daniel, La cocina de la escritura. Barcelona, Anagrama, 2000.
Díaz Barriga, Frida. (2002) Estrategias para el aprendizaje significativo.
 Gracida Juárez, Ysabel y A. Galindo [coord.], Comprensión y producción de textos.Un acto comunicativo, México, UNAM/CCH, 2001.
Ferreiro,Ramón.ABC Aprendizaje Cooperativo/The ABC of Cooperative Learning
Ferreiro,Ramón.Estrategias didácticas del aprendizaje cooperativo: Método ELI/Cooperative Learning Didactic
Quintero Jara, Carlos V. Taller de Lectura y Redacción II : enfoque por competencias.

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Session specifications

Computer science & computational thinking
Grade level:
Skill level:
Coaches, Library media specialists, Teachers
Attendee devices:
Devices useful
Attendee device specification:
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Subject area:
Language arts
ISTE Standards:
For Educators:
  • Create learning opportunities that challenge students to use a design process and computational thinking to innovate and solve problems.
For Students:
Computational Thinker
  • Students formulate problem definitions suited for technology-assisted methods such as data analysis, abstract models and algorithmic thinking in exploring and finding solutions.
Creative Communicator
  • Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.
The submitter of this session has been supported by a company whose product is being included in the session