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The Tech Playground
Stations located throughout the room
40 minutes to play
Choose maximum of 4 stations to visit
Spend as much time at a station as you feel you need
Announcement made every 10 minutes
Robot controlled via Bluetooth with a portable device- iPod Touch
Easy to control with a little practice
Variety of apps can perform different tasks
Lego StoryStarter Kits
Build your scene and characters from the StoryStarter kits
Create a comic strip using the StoryVisualizer app
Use as a springboard for writing
Works with an iPad
For primary age students
Fine motor skills
iPad Creation Station
Apps showcased are free
Available in district’s free app account
Already created triggers and activities
Ability to create your own triggers (this is not addressed today)
Coding with iPads
Early exposure to coding in its simplest form
Electronic building blocks
Connecting components to create a circuit or gadget
Websites and Programs:
Building simple websites
Social media examples
Not here but available
Lego WeDo Kits
Build a machine out of the WeDo kit
Connect to a computer and program the machine to perform a task
Lego Advanced Kits
Include Mindstorm EV3 kits or Simple & Power Machines
Introductions to robotics, coding, and other STEM related skills
People Learning and Asking Y
An Introduction to Makerspaces
What is it and why should we have one?
What was your favorite technology tool/station?
How can these tools enhance your curriculum?
What obstacles stand in your way?
How can we get past these obstacles?
Where can you get your hands on these tools?
Paper Chat, if time, with butcher paper stickies around the room.