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Thursday, May 16
 

10:40am CDT

Coding with Chromebooks
How to level the playing field in coding when all you have are Chromebooks. Learn how to write code in Python, code drones, in the classroom, run a competitive robotics program, and even use the Chromebook for digital making with Arduino.  Most of the resources shown are free, but there are some that have costs associated with them.  This session is for any classroom teacher wanting to explore coding, but has thought you had to have a PC or Mac to make this happen.

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Speakers
avatar for Burke Egner

Burke Egner

STEM Teacher, Southwest Middle School
I am the STEM teacher for Southwest Middle School in Albert Lea, MN. I teach 6th and 7th grade elective courses which include; Coding and Game Development, Robotics and Engineering, Fundamentals of Design, and Circuitry and Electronics.


Thursday May 16, 2019 10:40am - 11:30am CDT
Rm 326

10:40am CDT

Community Building with Scratch
The Scratch Community has many resources designed to build community and practice digital citizenship. Experience this from the point of view of a student as you join our classroom, post a project, comment and reply to comments. Learn about Scratch Educator resources including ScratchEd Meetups and ScratchPals.

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Speakers
avatar for Joe Druskin

Joe Druskin

Teacher, K-5 Engineering and Programming, The Blake School



Thursday May 16, 2019 10:40am - 11:30am CDT
Rm 302

11:40am CDT

Coding Ozobots to Measure Velocity and Acceleration
Determining speed, velocity, and acceleration can be a difficult concept for some students.  This session incorporates the coding of an Ozobot to help students understand the relationship between these 3 concepts.

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Speakers
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Arik Anderson

Austin Public Schools
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Anne Christopherson

Science Teacher, Austin Public Schools


Thursday May 16, 2019 11:40am - 12:30pm CDT
Rm 302

11:40am CDT

Creating Code Clubs with Google CS First
Come and explore how Google CS First has designed engaging computer science and coding classes that you can launch in your school tomorrow. Led with Google videos and Scratch integration, the various CS classes are differentiated, very intuitive, and best of all they are free! Participants will explore a session as a student, then have the opportunity to register and explore these free Google resources as a teacher so they can start a coding class of their own.

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Speakers
avatar for Doug Keddie

Doug Keddie

Digital Learning Coach, Shakopee Public Schools


Thursday May 16, 2019 11:40am - 12:30pm CDT
Rm 326

1:40pm CDT

LEGO Mindstorms Robotics 101
Experience the thrill of making a LEGO robot move!  During this hands-on session, designed for beginners, we will explore robotics using basic programming to make the robot drive.  Using the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 icon based software, we will also integrate sensor feedback into the programming.  Participants will work in teams on a laptop and robot provided by presenter.  No Experience Necessary!

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Speakers
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Jeannie Badger

High Tech Kids
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Cheryl Moeller

High Tech Kids


Thursday May 16, 2019 1:40pm - 2:30pm CDT
Rm 302

1:40pm CDT

Taking it to the Next Level: Transitioning from Block to Text Coding
In this session we will discuss how students of all ages can transfer their learning from block coding experiences like the Hour of Code to text coding in the language of Python. Using a web based programming environment and a Python graphics package called "Turtle", participants will create their own drawings with the use of loops, sequences, and conditionals.  

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Speakers
avatar for Annie Schroeder

Annie Schroeder

Digital Learning Specialist, Bloomington Public Schools
I am a Digital Learning Specialist for Bloomington Public Schools and a University of Minnesota Learning Technologies graduate student. Prior to holding this position I was an 8th grade math and computer science teacher. I strive to contribute to the creation of an exciting, collaborative... Read More →


Thursday May 16, 2019 1:40pm - 2:30pm CDT
Rm 326

2:40pm CDT

Getting Your Students Started with Game Creation: Choosing the Right Platform
Kids love games. Creating games can be a great lever for opening students up to the world of coding, art, and collaboration. And unlike a decade ago, game creation has never been easier to get started with. There are dozens of free and cheap game creation tools and platforms for teachers to choose from—many of which are beginner friendly and require no programming. But with so many options, choosing the right option for your students can be daunting. In this session, we’ll look at a number of the best tools available for building games, with the lens of choosing the right platform for your particular students and your teaching comfort level. You’ll leave this session with a clear understanding of what’s out there and where to get started!

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Speakers
avatar for Mike Smart

Mike Smart

Innovation Facilitator, Intermediate District 287
Like to talk about... Innovation. Education. Teaching. Maker Movement. Japanese. Programming. Games. Books. Parenting. Soccer. Coaching. ... Whatever, really, except Antiques and Gardening.


Thursday May 16, 2019 2:40pm - 3:30pm CDT
Rm 302

2:40pm CDT

Mobile CSP through CE
Mobile CSP is a college board endorsed curriculum for AP credit that is being modified for concurrent enrollment(CE). Students build socially useful apps in the project based curriculum. The poster session will have an overview of the current NSF project, chance to build an app using the curriculum as well as a recruitment message for teachers for professional development. Mobile CSP is designed to broaden participation among girls and underrepresented minority students.

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Thursday May 16, 2019 2:40pm - 3:30pm CDT
Rm 326