Teaching with Today’s Technology (T3) Summer 2016
Summer T-3 Class Registration
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00PM
Location: Cambridge Middle School 31374 Xylite Street Northeast, Cambridge, MN 55008, United States
MakerSpace - June 15th
What is a MakerSpace and how can it fit in my classroom? Certainly, learning by doing or "making" has been happening since your junior high shop class, but how can you take advantage of the maker movement and engage your students. We will explore many different types of activities and brainstorm ways for them to work with your curricular area.
Implementing the MnPCC and Open Educational resources (OER) - June 22nd
Open Educational Resources (OER) encompass many curriculum resources which you can adapt to suit your classroom needs. The Minnesota Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum (MnPCC) has developed digital curriculum for more than 20 core curricular courses with all of this content aligned directly to the MN content standards. In this Introductory session you will learn how to access and adapt the available resources for Math, Science, English/Language Arts, and Social Studies. We will also look at creating new materials, adapting existing content to a learning management system such as Moodle or Schoology and explore other resources for supplementing this digital curriculum. Check out http://goo.gl/hq7zQ5 for more information regarding available course content.
If you teach outside of the core areas, you will find many valuable resources and see how you can adopt them into your classroom strategies.
Raspberry Pi - July 13th
Getting started with the computing curriculum can be daunting. There’s a host of hardware and programming languages, and an array of technical terminology. The Raspberry Pi, a $35 computer, is a great tool to teach and learn about computers without the concerns of breaking the equipment. You will need a Pi to participate in this class. If you need to order one here are my recommended items.
Raspberry Pi 3
8 or 16GB class 10 Micro SD card
USB to Micro USB cable and USB power brick (cell phone charger for most Android phones)
It may be easier to purchase one of these kits. This base Starter KIT from MCMelectronics will be enough to get you started. However I would recommend this as a much more complete KIT option
Prepare to become Google Certified Level 1 and Level 2 - July 20th
So now that your school has gone Google, what does that mean for you. You already work with Documents, Sheets, Drawing, and Forms, and are able to create, share, collaborate, and manage your content. Learn what it means to be a Google certified teacher and what it takes to achieve Level 1 and Level 2 certification . The morning will help you prepare to take the Level 1 exam and after lunch we will prepare for Level 2.
CODE.org - AUGUST 11th
Whether at the Elementary, Middle or High School, every student has the right to learn about computer science. Launched in 2013, Code.org® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science for all students. Computer science opens more doors for students than any other discipline in today’s world. Code.org will share resources and strategies for how to infuse lessons you already teach with computer applications relating to todays workplace.