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Computer Science [clear filter]
Saturday, April 8
 

9:55am PDT

(NEW) Computational Thinking in a VR Environment
Speakers
avatar for Mark Loundy

Mark Loundy

Instructional Technology Specialist, Cupertino Union School District
Mark Loundy is a former journalist, photographer and social media pioneer. As an online community manager at GeoCities at the turn of the century, he helped build the foundations of what we now call social media. He brings all of those skills to education as an innovative instructional... Read More →


Saturday April 8, 2017 9:55am - 10:55am PDT
Room 204

9:55am PDT

Scratch the Curriculum
Coding can be used across the curriculum to deepen students’ understanding, while introducing them to programming. In this session, try your hand at Scratch, which lets users create games, animations, and interactive stories. Let’s explore how you can use this resource to support math, science, history, reading, and writing.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Johnson

Jennifer Johnson

Teacher, Donald Rheem ES


Saturday April 8, 2017 9:55am - 10:55am PDT
Room 206

11:00am PDT

Makey Makey Some Fun in Your Classroom!
Explore creative ways to combine STEAM and physical computing to engage your students in learning! Makey Makeys allow students to extend their computers so they are controlled by everyday objects, making it possible to create a banana piano, a tinfoil alarm, or a playdough game controller. Come join in the fun with this hands-on session!

Speakers
avatar for Bill Marsland

Bill Marsland

Teacher on Special Assignment, SFUSD
Bill Marsland (@billmarsland) coordinates the computer science programs at 60+ elementary schools in SFUSD. He also writes elementary computer science curriculum and leads teacher professional development for the district. He is passionate about connecting computer science with other... Read More →


Saturday April 8, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Room 203

12:50pm PDT

Creating, Sharing and Finding Great Teaching Resources
We all have that great lesson that never fails. Learn how to share what you know with colleagues all over the world! Find amazing curated resources including lesson plans, web sites and apps to re-ignite your teaching. Attendees will learn about Edmodo's Spotlight and Creative Commons licensing.

Speakers
avatar for Sandra McConnell

Sandra McConnell

Chief cook and bottle washer, Me
I love to find new ways to make learning engaging and meaningful for learners, myself included! I am consultant helping educators, districts and companies bring technology meaningfully into the classroom. Before becoming a public school educator, I worked in high tech for 20 years... Read More →


Saturday April 8, 2017 12:50pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 206

12:50pm PDT

Digital Citizenship For All Grades
This session will give you some ideas about games, activities, and lessons that will help your students (and staff) become better digital citizens. Topics addressed include: cyberbullying/harassment, privacy & protection, digital footprint, and media literacy.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Frost

Daniel Frost

Digital Learning Partner, SFUSD


Saturday April 8, 2017 12:50pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 202

1:55pm PDT

Having Fun with Gamified Staff PD and Classroom Learning!
PD that is fun and exciting? I'll share a gamified PD program that I created to encourage everyone in my district to not only learn more about Google, but also how to integrate it while building a supportive and collaborative community. Can be applied in the classroom too!

Speakers
avatar for Christina Whitmire

Christina Whitmire

District Ed Tech ToSA, Oakley Union Elementary School District
Teaching is my passion and I continue to learn everyday! I have almost 25 years of experience teaching almost every grade level, in both traditional and charter, online school settings. Currently, I’m the Ed Tech ToSA in the Oakley Union Elementary School District. I look forward... Read More →


Saturday April 8, 2017 1:55pm - 2:55pm PDT
Room 206

1:55pm PDT

The Science and Art of Font & Color
Color and fonts make your lessons POP. Learn what scientists and artists know about design elements and how to use them in your classroom. Includes tutorials to make your own.

Speakers
avatar for Julia Maynard

Julia Maynard

Hello. I have been teaching sixth grade for twelve years. For the first six years, I was in a self-contained class and then taught history, English, and many various iterations of a tech class. Currently, I am a founding teacher at Willie L. Brown Middle School in San Francisco and... Read More →


Saturday April 8, 2017 1:55pm - 2:55pm PDT
Room 208