Hello all Curriculum Council members! This is the home to find all of your IU9 edtech updates shared at each council meeting by the wonderful Greg Macer. If you ever have a question, concern or just want to show off some of the great things that your teachers are doing in the classroom, please contact me at gmacer(at)iu9.org.
December 13th 2016
In this session we are going to look at the upcoming Computer Fair and STEM Design Challenge competitions that are upcoming in 2017. We will also take a look at the new features and pricing of the absolutely awesome Nearpod program and Tynkers intragration in the classroom with Google. Don't forget to nominate your tech savvy teachers with the 2017 Keystones Technology Innovators.
Click here to nominate a teacher for the 2017 Keystone Technology Innovators. It would be great to see more than one teacher represent the IU this year! Deadline is January 31, 2017.
November 15th - 16th 2016
In this session we discussed a program offered through Inventionland Institute which provides content support to STEM labs and Makerspaces. This awesome program works through three phases: Inventing, Making and Storytelling. We also participated in a Breakout EDU activity which provides students an oppurtunity to engage in teamwork and problem solving to unlock the mysteries of "what's in the box?" Click either of the logos to learn more.