ISTE 2012

San Diego, CA
June 24-27, 2012
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The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in improving learning and teaching by advancing the effective use of technology in PK–12 and teacher education. The theme for ISTE 2012 is “Expanding Horizons.” Teachers, tech coordinators, district administrators, and media specialists will find formal sessions, informal venues, and networking areas to help achieve their ed tech goals and expand their horizons.

Monday, June 25

Carolyn StaudtInnovative Technology in Science Inquiry BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)

Carolyn Staudt

12:45-1:45pm, SDCC 30CD

Using a simple Web-based authoring portal, teachers customize elementary, middle, and secondary classroom activities using probes and open source models.

The Innovative Technology in Science Inquiry (ITSI) project prepares diverse students for careers in
information technologies by engaging them in exciting, inquiry-based science projects that use computational models and real-time data acquisition. The ITSI project has created almost 200 standards-based activities based on prior National Science Foundation-funded projects. Learn to customize these science inquiry activities using a Web-based authoring system to fit your classroom. Project materials are free and available online.

Tuesday, June 26

Chad Dorsey & Carolyn StaudtFree STEM Resources for Mobile and Desktop Devices from the Concord Consortium Collection

Chad Dorsey & Carolyn Staudt

2:00-3:00pm, SDCC 7B

Learn to use hundreds of free activities developed by the Concord Consortium for grades 3-14 that integrate probes and models, including the award-winning Molecular Workbench.

Concord Consortium curricula focus on facilitating “digital inquiry,” allowing students to investigate phenomena and questions that would otherwise be inaccessible or extremely difficult to explore. With rich models and simulations, students can examine the fastest of chemical reactions, manipulate the world of genes and DNA, or compress millennia into seconds to unlock the gradual mysteries of evolution. With probes and sensors connected to real-time graphs, students can easily explore the world around them, transforming abstract concepts such as motion and temperature into compelling, responsive visualizations. This collection of innovative curricula provides a compelling vision for the next generation of STEM curricula.

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