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#innovate23 Technology Session Descriptions


Graphic Design Meets Proof of Learning

Eleanna Liscombe, Orchard Farm School District

Learn how basic graphic design tools can transform boring presentations that students read from a screen to POPPIN' files that are entertaining and prove learning.

Experiment with easy-to-use graphic design tools to create a lesson visual that can teach students about graphic design, self-expression and presentation best practices.

Gain strategies for guiding students on how to use Google tools and technology to create projects that prove their learning and are creative and entertaining.

Making Math Thinking Visible with Mathigon and Desmos

Christy Brooks and Kati Quinn, EducationPlus 

Learn what Mathigon and Desmos has to offer with math manipulatives, lessons and activities. 

Explore and create activities and lessons in Mathigon and Desmos.  Participants will be able to use what they create today to put into practice tomorrow. 

The Magic Circle: Play and Game Design in the Classroom

Dan Holden, The School District of University City

Learn how to embed elements of game design into lessons.

Create interactive fiction and games with HTML using Twine.

Gain a new perspective of lesson and curriculum design and apply those concepts to your classroom instruction.

Robot Integration for All Subject Areas

Hannah Dyksen, Fort Zumwalt School District

Learn how to use robots to teach more than just computer science and coding.

Evaluate how robots have been used in the past, consider how to incorporate into more areas than just computer science and practice using robots in new ways.

Gain ideas on how to use robots in new ways.

Videography Made Easy

Cassie Ema, Ava Smith and Nia Smith, Confluence Academy

Learn some of our favorite resources and methods that make video creation painless, easy, fun and fast!

Using some of our favorite resources and tips/tricks, participants will script, draft, and record their own video to share in the session and in their home environment.

Apply the content and teaching knowledge they already have as well as the videography tips we will provide to craft their own instructional video.