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Medfield Public Schools invites you to our 4th Annual Digital Learning Day!  It is an entire day filled with free professional development from over 60 teacher-led workshops focusing on MakerSpace/ STEAM, the integration of iPads & Google Apps for Education, student showcases, discussion panels, and special Out-of-District guest presenters.

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Friday, March 25
 

9:45am

Student Showcase: Tinkerers with a Purpose
Limited Capacity seats available

In this showcase, Binit, Andrew, Sam and Matt will showcase how they are using innovative technology outside of the traditional classroom.  Sam will present about his passion for building and flying drones; Andrew will highlight his work with 3D printers;  Binit will show the apps he has created and Matt will demonstrate a 3D printing product. Come see the amazing work these Seniors have accomplished.

here is the slide show 

Presenters
avatar for Orla Berry

Orla Berry

Science Dept Chair 6-12, Medfield Public schools
AP Bio Teacher; Science Department Chair Grades 6-12;


Friday March 25, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am
Classroom 205 Upstairs

9:45am

Bring the POWER of Making into your Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Welcome! The Maker Movement is not just about making stuff but making meaning  (@Laurafleming). Our 7Gr Spanish teachers were willing to give the maker magic a try by bringing the Spanish + Scratch + Makey Makey Project to their classrooms. Students had to code a basic game in Scratch that included audio recordings and text in Spanish and also, design a game controller with Makey Makey kit to match. The student payoff was HUGE! These types of projects can easily work cross-curriculum.  Attendees will get hands-on experience walking through this process! You too can feel the power of the MAKER! 

LINK TO : PRESENTATION





Presenters
avatar for Diane Horvath

Diane Horvath

Technology Integration Specialist, Blake Middle School
I am a Technology Integration Specialist at Blake Middle School who believes in living in BETA! I have a strong desire to continually evolve and spark opportunities for creativity, connectivity and innovation to students. My current spotlight is on blending technology + design thinking... Read More →



Friday March 25, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am
Classroom 204 Upstairs

11:00am

Student Presentation: Basic Computer engineering and youth entrepreneurship through technology
Limited Capacity seats available

In my section, I would like to teach basic computer engineering through Arduino, and how it can be taught in schools. Also, I would like to show how basic computer engineering can influence and inspire young kids to become more interested in the subject and gain useful tools. 

Presenters
avatar for Mateo Conde

Mateo Conde

Co-founder, Mcube Webdesign Llc.
I am a junior in high school that pursues his interests in computer science and entrepreneurship, through my own company. I began programming when I was 8 years old and have taught myself everything I know about programming. I have recently begun to learn how to create and program... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Classroom 115 First Floor

12:00pm

Cruising into Coding with Pro-Bots
Limited Capacity filling up

Thanks to a grant from the MCPE Dale Street School has been running a pilot program integrating 50 Pro-Bots into fourth and fifth grade classrooms. Are you looking for a robotic to use in your classroom that doesn't require an app or device to run it? Pro-bots are the answer for you! Pro-Bot is a turtle robot, cleverly disguised as a race car. This device offers students an enticing, engaging, and hands-on experience with programming and geometric concepts. Pro-Bot commands are entered via a set of arrow and number keys mounted on the back of the device. Plan a route for Pro-Bot using distance and degree measures on the keypad controls. Come to my session to learn about these robots, their basic functions, how to program them, and PLAY!

See the link for my presentation here! 

Presenters
avatar for Marissa Foley

Marissa Foley

5th Grade Teacher, Dale Street School
Hello! I am a 5th grade teacher at Dale Street School who loves to teach using new strategies and technologies.


Friday March 25, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Classroom 125 First Floor